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DAR chief leads massive campaign on "Kampanya kontra-Ariendo"

news reg 1 pix 1 oct. 13 2017Bacolod City - Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Rosalina L. Bistoyong on Thursday, October 12 led the massive campaign dubbed as “Kampanya Kontra-Ariendo” in La Castellana, Bacolod City.

The campaign is aimed to lessen the rampant engagement of some of the agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in illegal sale, transfer, and lease of their awarded lands or the local practice of “arriendohanay”.

Bistoyong reported that based on the data gathered by Negros Occidental South, the province was able to cover and distribute a total of 10,537 landholdings comprising 169,219.599 hectares to 73,406 ARBs.

“Unfortunately, out of 73,406 ARBs, only 28% or 20,751 of 73,406 ARBs were properly documented and profiled by the DAR”, she said.

Bistoyong also emphasized that to address the rampant “arriendohanay”, DAR Negros Occidental 2 has intensified its campaign to remind the farmer-beneficiaries of the condition under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) which prohibits any sale, transfer, lease or any other form of conveyance by the beneficiaries of awarded lands within 10 years.

This DAR-initiated campaign came into force after the data showed that as of October 4, 2017, a total of 639 landholdings comprising of 16,598.1286 hectares were illegally leased, sold, conveyed and transferred by 8,145 ARBs.

The DAR Negros Occidental 2 is intensifying the documentation and profiling of agrarian reform beneficiaries and the implementation of the three major final outputs (MFO) comprising of land tenure services, agrarian legal services and technical advisory for support services.

“There is no reason for the ARBs to lease out their land since the DAR already provides support services to make their land productive and provide them with a decent source of sustainable livelihood’” Bistoyong said.

Bistoyong also noted that: “The study revealed that among the major reasons the ARB’s engage in “arriendohanay” system includes lack financial production capital, farm tools, and equipment, sufficient knowledge, strategies and skills relative to farm management, business and milling transactions, among others”.

“The practice of 'aryendo' is illegal and a willful and deliberate obstruction in the delivery of the agrarian reform program,” Bistoyong said. “We urge those who were forced to lease or sell their lots to hold their ground. Violation of such law would be tantamount to necessary penalties including charges and disqualification from the program,” she pointed out.

Bistoyong was joined during the activity by Regional 6 Director Stephen M.  Leonidas, Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer (PARPO) II Lucrecia S. Taberna and PARPO 1 Enrique  C. Paderes.news reg 1 pix 2 oct. 13 2017

The activity was also participated by various agencies which are members of the Provincial CARP Implementing Team (PCIT), led by La Castellana Mayor Rhumyla G. Nicor-Mangilimutan, representatives from LGU Binalbagan Salvacion Arzaga, Nydia Granada and Emerson Arawiran, Provincial Agriculturist Office Rodolfo Abano, Landbank Saturnino Desoasido, 303 RD Brigade Phil. Army Capt. Ariel Castro, Department of Trade and Industry Lovely Dulaca, representatives from NIA Michael Demafellis and John Dy Nalagon and PSWDO Ma. Naty Bayona.

Photo 1: Agrarian Reform Secretary Rosalina L. Bistoyong (standing) led the massive campaign dubbed as “Kampanya Kontra-Arriendo” in La Castellana, Bacolod City on Thursday, October 12. The activity aimed to lessen illegal sale, transfer, and lease of awarded lands or the practice of “arriendohanay”.

Photo 2: Farmers from various Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) attended the“Kampanya Kontra-Ariendo” in La Castellana, Bacolod City on Thursday, October 12. The activity reminded the farmers of the condition under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) which prohibits any sale, transfer, lease or any other form of conveyances by the beneficiaries of awarded lands within 10 years. 

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DAR director Villareal welcomes information officers

news reg 2 pix 1 sept. 20 2017DAR Public Relations & Multi-media Director Leomides Villareal talks about the importance of bringing the services of the agency to its stakeholders through a comprehensive information campaign during the seminar-workshop on social media management for information officers in Negros Oriental.news reg 2 pix 2 sept. 20 2017

Under the Duterte administration, agrarian reform and land distribution are included in the 10-point socio-economic agenda as highlighted in the Phil. Development Plan for 2017-2022.

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DAR information officers training

news reg 1 pix 1 sept. 20 2017NEGROS ORIENTAL, Sept. 19 - Around 50 Regional and Provincial Information Officers of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) gather in El Dorado Resort in the municipality of Dauin for the Training on Social Media Management and Orientation on the Freedom of Information. Organized in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), this activity is the last of two parts for the current quarter.

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Negros Island Region dissolution won’t affect the farmers – DAR

news reg 1 pix 1 aug 17 2017Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Rafael V. Mariano assured the farmers from Negros Island Region (NIR) that the department would still continue to deliver its utmost agrarian reform services despite the forthcoming abolishment of their region.

President Rodrigo Duterte last week signed Executive Order No. 38 (EO) abolishing NIR. As provided by the EO, the provinces of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental shall revert to Region VI and Region VII, respectively.

The EO stated that the establishment of regional offices of departments and agencies in the NIR requires substantial appropriation to be fully operational, thus, will be competing with government priority programs and projects for funding.

“We will comply with the EO’s directives, however, we will also consult with all the involved stakeholders for us to study what’s best to be done,” Mariano said.

Mariano stressed that the affected DAR employees would either be absorbed or be sent back to their previous units.

“This region has high land acquisition and distribution (LAD) balance, if we need to reinforce more personnel to work from the region up to barangay level, we will take that into consideration,” Mariano said.

Negros Island has the biggest balance of landholdings nationwide under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) with 89,794 hectares regionwide, comprising of 71,837 beneficiaries. For this year, NIR has a target of 12,392 hectares to distribute.

DAR-NIR has currently 23 permanent and 30 job order employees.

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