NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Sept. 22 (PIA6) - - The Department of Agrarian Reform – North held a dialogue with farmers and civil society organizations to discuss issues and concerns related to the implementation of Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.
DAR listened to CSOs and about 40 farmers in order to assist them to address these concerns, a release from DAR-North said.
Among the concerns raised were overlooking of stop cultivation issuance, re-issuance of Notice of Coverage (NOC), conducting of segregation survey, and retention issues.
Teresita R. Mabunay, officer-in-charge, DAR-North granted the farmers’ request for a dialogue at the DAR-Negros Occidental 1 Provincial Office and cleared their fears and apprehensions on the hitches of the land reform.
Mabunay assured the farmers that she will further examine the Notice of Coverage (NOC) of the landholdings concerned and a possible re-issuance of NOC once found erroneous.
Mabunay also explained the necessary steps and procedures of the department and promised to take appropriate and necessary actions and bridging social justice to their hands.
DAR remains to be of service to the farmers sticking to its vision of building a nation where there is equitable land ownership and empowered agrarian reform beneficiaries who are effectively managing their economic and social development for a better quality of life.
During the dialogue, it was agreed that there will also be collaboration between the parties as the CSO will assist in the research of lot data computation and the office will conduct a research on lot data computation on certain landholdings.