DAR distributes land titles to Rizal farmers

 ZZ WEB NEWS 20160523 NATL R04 REXY PH1Around 12 hectares of agricultural lands were distributed and awarded to seven farmer-beneficiaries of Alfonso Doronilla property in Sitio Udiongan, Barangay Macabud, Rodriguez, Rizal.

Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Undersecretary for Field Operations Office Jose Grageda said the certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) were handed out to the farmers after the former landowner cooperated for the transfer of the land.

Grageda said that as the new landowner, the farmers should have the responsibility to make their lands productive and an obligation to pay their regular amortization and real estate taxes to reciprocate the government’s gesture and efforts.

Grageda added that the DAR is not merely focused on distributing lands to the farmers but also on the delivery of support services to increase their productivity and uplift their living conditions.

“There is no letting up in pursuing our mandate of distributing farmlands and providing support services to the farmer-beneficiaries to improve their quality of life,” he said.
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Grageda encouraged the farmers to be a member of the cooperative to avail the support services provided by the DAR.

“As member of the cooperative, farmers can avail credit assistance, crop insurance, farm facilities, and marketing support for a sustainable crop production, agri-enterprise, and livelihood projects that can help them to increase their income,” Grageda said.

Farmer beneficiary Casiana P. Bernales, 67 years old expressed her gratefullness to the DAR after receiving her CLOA.

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PHOTO 01: Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Undersecretary for Field Operations Office Jose Grageda (left) awarded the certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) to Casiana P. Bernales, 67 years old (right) with MARPO Marlyn Granil (middle) in Barangay Macabud, Rodriguez, Rizal.

PHOTO 02: Seven farmer-beneficiaries of Alfonso Doronilla received their Certificates of land ownership award (CLOA) from Undersecretary Jose Grageda and other DAR Employees in Sitio Udiongan, Barangay Macabud, Rodriguez, Rizal.