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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)


DAR conducts policy formulation seminar for cooperatives

news reg 2 pix 1 august 25 2016LAOAG, Ilocos Norte—The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently held a seminar on policy formulation for different Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries’ Organizations (ARBOs) to help them craft policies for their agri-business trading. 

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Vic Ines said the seminar seeks to help the farmer-participants come up with doable and implementable policies for their rice trading business and common service facilities (CSF) operations.

“This will help put order and direction into the activities and affairs of the ARBOs,” said Ines.news reg 2 pix 2 august 25 2016

The department tapped political science professor Karl Lenin Benigno of the Northwestern University who taught the farmer-participants on the processes of formulating policies and the proper application of these organizational directives.

Benigno also lectured the participants on the nature, kinds and sources of policies.

The seminar was participated in by farmer-officers of 25 ARBOs of Ilocos Norte and held at the training hall of the division office of Department of Education in Laoag City. (Jorge P. Guererro)

news reg 2 pix 3 august 25 2016Photo 1: Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Vic Ines explaining to the participants the objective of the seminar.

Photo 2: Prof. Karl Lenin Benigno lecturing on the processes of formulating policies and the proper implementation of organizational directives.

Photo 3: The officers of the 25 ARBOs listening to PARPO Ines. 


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30 ARBOs leaders go hi-tech in Pangasinan

The 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… Read More..
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