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Ilocos farmers trained on business development

news reg 1 pix 1 dec. 28 2016The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently conducted trainings on Agri-Extension Services (AES) and Business Development Services (BDS) to more than 100 farmers coming from cities and municipalities in Ilocos Norte. 

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Vic M. Ines said the trainings on AES were conducted to improve farmers’ rice production through introduction of modern farm technologies.

“We established demonstration farms in Piddig, Burgos and Currimao where we held the trainings and workshops to the farmers. This way, we were able to monitor their developments in the 10-month course,” explained Ines.

Ines said the farmers participating in the BDS training were instructed on policy formulation, marketing and business management.

“There were 29 farmers who completed the course on AES, while 70 farmers successfully graduated from the BDS training,” said Ines.

The AES and BDS trainings were conducted by the Program Beneficiaries Development Division (PBDD) and implemented under the Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS). (Jorge P. Guerrero)

Photo:  PARPO Vic M. Ines congratulates DAR-Ilocos Norte’s Program Beneficiaries Development Division (PBDD) for the outstanding implementation of said training.





30 ARBOs leaders go hi-tech in Pangasinan

news reg 1 pix 1 oct. 25 2016The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Pangasinan recently conducted a Computer Literacy Training for the thirty (30) Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organization (ARBO) leaders to go with the trend of submitting  reports online.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer II Maria Ana B. Francisco said the DAR engaged the services of the Urdaneta City University (UCU) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to train the ARBO leaders on the proper filing of the BIR reports and its  requirements and how to submit such through online.

Francisco said a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the UCU will allow the participants to use their computer laboratory rooms including the use of its computers and assisted by one student-teacher for every participant.

She said the issue on online submission of reports to BIR and CDA  were raised by the ARBOs  because of their little knowledge on computer handling and  internet operations.

“As a result, ARBO leaders were forced to hire the services of knowledgeable people to do the online submission at a cost. If they will not do this, their submission will be delayed and additional fees will be charged for late submission,” Francisco said.

The participants were trained Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Online Submission.

During the closing ceremonies, Emelda Zamora of Bantog Samahang Nayon MPC in Asingan  said “salamat sa DAR at sa UCU sa binigay na training sa amin kasi napakalaking tulong para sa aming kooperatiba na hindi na kami magbabayad ng mga may alam sa online submission ng mga reports.”


Oathtaking of 28 farmers in Central Azucarera de Tarlac

news reg 3 pix 1 oct. 24 2016The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Pangasinan recently led the oathtaking of the 28 potential farmer-beneficiaries to one parcel of land  in Central Azucarera de Tarlac (CAT) property in barangay Bani-Bical Norte, Bayambang, Pangasinan.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Maria Ana B. Francisco said Judge Dominico E. Sanchez of the Bayambang Muncipal Trial Court, Bayambang, Pangasinan administered the oathtaking.

Francisco said the potential farmer-beneficiaries are the actual tillers/occupants of the CAT property and are only waiting for the formal decision of the Supreme Court for DAR coverage.

Francisco disclosed that the CAT property was converted into commercial, industrial and residential in 1975. 

The conversion order was  reversed and the land was returned for CARP coverage in 2006 by the then DAR Secretary Nasser Pangandaman.

Francisco noted that the order was appealed by the landowner to the Court of Appeals and the decision was in favor of the farmers. The landowner further brought the case  to the Supreme Court.

“Pending to the decision of the Supreme Court, the  farmer-beneficiaries were advised to continue to till the lands,” Francisco said

One of the beneficiaries said, “salamat sa DAR sa malaking tulong na  ito para sa  aming ikinabubuhay.”

DAR holds Audit Management Training in Ilocos Norte

news reg 1 pix 1 oct. 21 2016More than 50 officers of various cooperatives completed the 3-day Audit Management Course sponsored recently by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)  in Ilocos Norte to develop the basic competencies of the members of the audit committees of the cooperatives.

Officer In Charge Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Engr. Vic M.  Ines said the training was conducted in two batches  to accommodate all the representatives of 17 cooperatives in the province.

news reg 1 pix 2 oct. 21 2016“This will help them ensure adequate and effective management and control system,” Ines said.

He said the lectures included the important elements of internal audit, review of the books of accounts and other financial records and the preparation of internal audit plan.

Senior Agrarian Reform Program Officer Remely O. Julian said the lectures were given by accounting graduates who are members of the pool of trainers of the Program Beneficiaries Development Division of DAR-Ilocos Norte.

news reg 1 pix 3 oct. 21 2016“Aside from lectures, the participants were also given individual works,” she disclosed.

Julian added that the receptiveness of the participants was assessed through observation, group discussions, examinations and case studies with simulated exercises. (JORGE P. GUERRERO)


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Ilocos farmers trained on business development

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently conducted trainings on Agri-Extension Services (AES) and Business Development Services (BDS) to more than 100 farmers coming from cities and municipalities in Ilocos Norte. Provincial Agrarian Reform Program… Read More..
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30 ARBOs leaders go hi-tech in Pangasinan

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Oathtaking of 28 farmers in Central Azucarera de Tarlac

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Pangasinan recently led the oathtaking of the 28 potential farmer-beneficiaries to one parcel of land in Central Azucarera de Tarlac (CAT) property in barangay Bani-Bical Norte, Bayambang, Pangasinan.Provincial… Read More..
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DAR holds Audit Management Training in Ilocos Norte

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