The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) distributed to 59 farmer-beneficiaries certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs), covering a total of 228.41 hectares of farm lands last Tuesday and Wednesday in Donsol and Pilar towns in Sorsogon.
Sorsogon Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Leonito Gaveria said the farmer-beneficiaries deserve to share among themselves the 20 landholdings that were placed under the coverage of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) for exercising patience and diligence in taking care of the lands.
“As beneficiaries of CARP, you are entitled to the programs and support projects of the government. Many farmers aspire to be beneficiaries of this government program, but sadly not all of them are as lucky as you are,” Gaveria said.
Gaveria also recognized the efforts of Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officers (MARPOs), Evan Ll. Retuerma of Pilar; in Donsol and Edmundo H. Fulleros and Alvin M. Luces of Donsol for successfully finishing the tough and long process of land acquisition and distribution to help the farmers realize their dreams.
“This (CLOA) is a very strong evidence that I am the owner of the land that I have been tilling for years. I promise that I’ll make it more productive,” said farmer-beneficiary Edgar Medollar.
MARPOs Retuerma, Fulleros and Luces reminded the farmer-beneficiaries to make their farmlots more productive and to take care of them because they are the fruits of their labor for years.
“And don’t forget to pay the annual land amortization,” Retuerma added.
Moreover, the Municipal Assessor of LGU-Pilar, Engr. Julieta Palma urged the farmer-beneficiaries to honor their obligations by paying their realt estate taxes regularly.
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