The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently distributed 252 Certificates of Land Ownership Awards (CLOAs) covering 388.6 hectares of agricultural land in Negros Occidental.
The farmers received their CLOAs and took their oath as agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) before Municipal Trial Court Judge Phoebe Gargantiel-Balbin at the Barangay Hall of Barangay Dancalan in Ilog town.
Out of the 252 ARBs, 64 came from Cauayan A, 64 from Cauayan B, 48 from Candoni and 78 from the Municipality of Ilog.
Municipal Agrarian Reform Office Marilou Tubesa congratulated the new landowners and encouraged them to take good care of their lands and make them more productive.
In her speech, Tubesa informed the farmer-beneficiaries of the 3 A’s in agrarian reform—Acceptance, Accessibility and Accountability—to remind them of their responsibilities as new owners of their awarded lands.