TARLAC CITY March 8 —Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Undersecretary Marcos Risonar together with other DAR officials and employees in Tarlac led the kick-off of a three week-ARB (agrarian reform beneficiaries) validation in Hacienda Luisita.
THE Department of Agrarian Reform vowed Wednesday to end the disputes within the ranks of the farmers at the Hacienda Luisita Inc. in Tarlac, and install at least 42 certificates of land ownership to award holders from Barangay Lourdes in a 28-hectare farm lot in Barangay Austria not later than April 23.
Farmers will be prioritized in the national budget throughout the Duterte administration, Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano assured on Thursday.
“[Around] P120 billion has been allotted to the agriculture sector for [the next] five years to push for rural development,” the DAR quoted Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin Diokno as saying, during the Presidential Agrarian Reform Council (PARC) forum held for agrarian reform beneficiaries in Davao City last Wednesday.
DAVAO CITY, Philippines—The Department of Agrarian Reform welcomed the resolution by the Eight Division of the Court of Appeals last Jan. 6, denying the Lapanday Food Corporation of its application for a temporary restraining order in the recent conflict with a banana growers cooperative in Tagum City.
AGRARIAN Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano and the DAR undersecretaries recently signed the 2017 performance contract of the department’s regional and provincial offices.
Mariano said the contracts contained each office’s strategic plans, directions and targets from 2017 up to 2022.
QUEZON CITY, Jan. 20 – Following the House Committee on Agrarian Reform hearing on the proposed completion of the land acquisition and distribution (LAD) component of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has urged Congress to enact a genuine agrarian reform law.