The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) denounced the attempt of the Kilusan ng Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) and its allies to disrupt the work of the department.
The farmer’s organization padlocked both gates of DAR. It also locked the gates in emergency accesses at the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), preventing many DAR employees from reporting to work.
“The KMP can lock us out of our office, but I assure you, we will continue to do our job”, DAR Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Anthony Parungao said.
Parungao added that the Department's main delivery units are its field offices who continue to work diligently to implement the agrarian reform program.
Some 500 rallyists from the KMP staged a rally early yesterday in front of the DAR office to express their displeasure over agrarian reform and mark the end of CARPER. They then proceeded to Mendiola where they hold a rally and vigil.