Sec. "Ka Paeng" in Davao del Norte

news national 2 pix 1 oct. 24 2016Secretary Rafael 'Ka Paeng' Mariano visit the banana farm operations inside the plantation of AMS Kapalong Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative (AMSKARBEMCO), in his random visit to Kapalong, Davao del Norte, on October 21, 2016. He was accompanied by DAR XI officials led by Regional Director John national 2 pix 2 oct. 24 2016

Mr. Jerry Pacatang, Head Supervisor of the Packing Plant and Mr. Felipe Fernandez, the Manager of AMSKARBEMCO, briefed Sec Mariano on the proper quality control process in the packaging of the cavendish bananas, for export to other countries.

DAR turns over ARISP III irrigation project

news national 1 pix 1 oct. 24 2016The Dagohoy Communal Irrigation Project  (CIP) under Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project (ARISP) III, with a total cost of Php9,940,924.00 and covers a service area of about forty-nine (49) hectares, was turned over today, October 21, 2016 by the Department of Agrarian Reform to Dagohoy Talaingod Irrigators Association (DATAISA). 

The turn-over ceremony of the CIP situated in Dagohoy, Talaingod, Davao del Norte, was graced by DAR Secretary Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano, together with other officials from DAR, National Irrigation Administration and the Municipality of national 1 pix 2 oct. 24 2016

The project was implemented by NIA and is expected to benefit at least forty-four Agrarian Reform Beneficiary households.

Secretary Mariano is his inspirational message said that “food security and food sufficiency should be addressed by the project in the community, which has a population of more than 4,000 residents.” He added that the project will, in a way, promote farmers’ welfare which is part of the 5-point agenda of the Duterte Administration.

news national 1 pix 3 oct. 24 2016Sec Mariano emphasized that if properly used and sustained, the CIP project in Barangay Dagohoy will empower the farmers, including women and youth since it would result to remarkable increase in productivity and income. 

DAR resolves 800-hectare boundary dispute in Cagayan

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently conducted a dialogue with its partner agencies, concerned landowners and agrarian reform beneficiaries to resolve a dispute a total of 800-hectare parcel of land in Piat, Cagayan.

DAR Undersecretary for Field Operations Office Marcos D. Risonar Jr. said the dispute involves political issues between the municipalities of Piat and Solana, Cagayan and issues on ownership as different certificates of title cover the land.

He said representatives from Land Bank of the Philippines, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Register of Deeds, Department of Interior Local Government, Provincial Government of Cagayan, Municipal Government of Solana, Municipal Government of Piat, the landowners, and the farmer-beneficiaries attended the dialogue.

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Ormoc farmers start harvesting after 16-year struggle

news national 1 pix 1 oct. 14 2016ORMOC CITY – Farmer Rosenda Apay could not hide her happiness as she and other farmer-beneficiaries started harvesting rice last week after having been deprived entry for 16 years to their awarded land under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).

Apay, 56, leader of the Bugho Farmers Association (BFA), was one of the 21 members who were successfully installed by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in June 2016 to the 25-hectare lot within the Fran Farm in Barangay Matica-a in this city after several failed attempts.

“Masaya kami dahil nakabalik na kami pagtrabaho sa aming lupa at ngayon nga ay nag-aani na,”said Apay.

She said, they would be harvesting rice in the 25-hectare lot until the last week of October. Their initial harvest produced 60 cavans of rice.

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