NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Aug. 30 (PIA6) – Thirty farmers from Kabankalan City now have their own land by virtue of the Department of Agrarian Reform’s (DAR) – Negros Occidental-2 program.
DAR – Neg. Occ. recently turned over a total of 14.2 hectares of land, through its Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), to 30 farmers of Daan Banwa, a release from DAR said.
The hectares of agricultural land that awarded were previously owned by Traders Royal Bank, now Bank of Commerce, at the said barangay.
The the Provincial Task Force on Installation, Philippine National Police of Kabankalan City, Survey Team of DAR Provincial Office, legal officers and concerned Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) attended the turnover.
Luz Rezaga, municipal agrarian reform program officer (MARPO), urged the beneficiaries to “not throw away this chance of cultivating their own land and promised that DAR will continue to support all farmer beneficiaries as emphasized by Secretary Rafael Mariano.”
Meanwhile, DAR also turned over 4.87 hectares of land earlier this month to 11 farmers of Bago, also through CARP.
The land was a portion of the 96-hectare agricultural land, which was previously owned by Estefania Pirovano. (JCM/CBA/PIA6- Negros Occidental)