Agrarian Reform is more than just land distribution, it is also social justice. According to Director Faisar A Mambuay’s message in the opening of the CARP 25th Years Celebration at DARPO-Surigao del Norte in June 14, 2013: “In 1988, we have won a battle over landless when the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program was signed and became the centerpiece social justice program of the late President Corazon C. Aquino. The land distribution program boosted our farmer’s confidence as they now become real owner of the land. Legal Assistance was provided to farmers, and served justice to whom it deserved. Support services were also provided to ensure a better quality of life for our farmers. This landmark program has truly transformed lives and communities.”
In terms of the accomplishments corresponding to the program the documentaries that are related are as follows:
The Community-Managed Potable Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene – (CP-WASH) at Barangay Honrado, San Francisco, Surigao del Norte through Honrado Farmers Credit Cooperative.
Actual audio-visual documentation of RIO Joie with Nice-TV core team at Barangay Honrado, San Francisco, Surigao del Norte.
The Second project was the CAFIFACO- Cabugo First Farmers Consumers Cooperative for their Nipa Sap Vinegar, a Village Level Processing Center Enhancement Project. Awarded as “Best in Packaging Product” during the National Trade Fair held in Manila in the year 2010. The pride of “One-Town-Product” (OTOP) in the whole locality.
RIO Joie with the Chairperson of CAFIFACO while giving instruction of the activity and showcase of the pride nipa sap vinegar.
Nice –TV Core Team with RIO Joie L. Ceballos as documentation of the product as well as the source of the raw materials and other by products aside from the nipa sap vinegar.
The last shoot was done in Claver Coconut Farmers Cooperative (CLACOFARMCO) where the Coco – Coir as the pride product. This because it in high demand for the mining companies are fast growing in their locality. DAR interventions were the support services through the Program Beneficiaries Development (PBD) which was undertaken by the DARPO-BDCD.
The photo shoot at the CLACOFARMCO working place and the actual application of coco-coir as protection for soil erosions which was undertaken by the Department of Public works and Highways (DPWH) at a creek in Barangay Cabugao, Claver, Surigao del Norte. Despite of nature’s interventions and pressures, the Nice-TV Core team together with the RIO Joie concluded the one day activity a success.