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.
“I am counting on their signed commitment that they would fulfill them to better serve our farmers and improve their economic lives,” said Mariano.
The performance contract was the final output of the “Harmonization and Unification for a Common Strategic Direction,” planning conference.
The conference was conducted to respond to changes in the DAR’s direction in the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) and the introduction of the genuine agrarian reform (GAR) program.
“Through this planning conference, we now have a common perspective and understanding on how the department shall move forward. Our efforts are unified and geared toward benefiting agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs), non-ARBs and farm workers,” said Mariano.
The other signatorees of the contract were undersecretaries Marcos Risonar, Sylvia Mallari, Rosalina Bistoyong, David Erro and Luis Meinrado Pangulayan.
The planning conference was held at the Montebello Villa Hotel in Cebu City last Jan. 9 to 12.