HERNANI A. BRAGANZA, Secretary, DAR (February 12, 2001- January 19, 2003)
In support to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s poverty alleviation thrusts, the administration of Secretary Hernani Braganza started to embark on the Bayan-Anihan CARP framework. This framework provides for the transformation of the Philippine Countryside into vibrant and dynamic communities through the Program’s focused intervention under the agrarian reform communities (ARC) Strategy.
With this, Program Beneficiaries Development (PBD) component of the DAR increased tremendously thru foreign assisted projects in the agrarian reform communities. Through the leadership of Secretary Braganza, the development efforts and support services provided in the agrarian reform communities displayed a bustling and empowered community.
As regards to Agrarian Justice Delivery (AJD), DAR through Secretary Braganza, carried out two programs namely agrarian legal assistance (ALA) under the Bureau of Agrarian Legal Assistance and the adjudication of agrarian cases thru the DAR Adjudication Board (DARAB).