The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) of the Province of Negros Occidental has elected and inducted its new set of officers for Provincial Agrarian Reform Coordinating Committee (PARCCOM) on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Nature’s Village Resort, Talisay City, this province.
The newly-elected eight private sector representatives from forty-seven (47) nominees were Angelito Estama for farmers’ organizations; Pascual Victoriano for agricultural cooperatives; Luisito Gatungay for farmers/farmworkers with principal crop; Panfilo Trinidad for farmers/farmworkers for other crops; Wilfredo Alob for landowners for principal crop; Ma. Lourdes Villanueva for landowners for other crops; Antonio Tojong for non-government organizations and Bienvinido Acse for cultural community organizations.
Section 44 of Republic Act No. 6657 created the PARCCOM to coordinate and monitor the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) in the provincial level. It further mandates the PARCCOM to provide information on the provisions of the CARP guidelines issued by the Presidential Agrarian Reform Council (PARC) and on the progress of the CARP in the province.
Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer I (PARPO I) and PARCCOM Head Secretariat Dr. Enrique Paderes inducted the newly elected officials.
However, Eduardo Padronia, will still sit as chairperson of PARCCOM while waiting for the new one who will be appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte upon recommendation of the PARC execom.
Relative to this, three nominees were already identified and endorsed by DAR Negros Occidental to the DAR Negros Island Region.*