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Land distribution in Ilocos region near completion

news reg 2 pix 1 july 27 2018The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Region 1 has distributed a total of 138,052 hectares of agricultural lands to 115,544 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) from 1972 to June 2018 and provided them with Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs).

DAR Regional Director Judita Tungol reported this during the department’s 2018 performance review and planning session held in Tagaytay City.

“Of the land acquisition and distribution (LAD) scope of 139, 284 hectares in Ilocos region, DAR has distributed 138,052 hectares of agricultural to ARBs in this Region. This means, there are still 1,232 hectares left for distribution to farmer-beneficiaries in the next few years,” said Tungol.

“The good news is that, after conducting a cleansing and reconciliation with the department’s Bureau of Land Tenure Improvement (BLTI), the balance of 1,232 hectares was further reduced to 964 hectares,” explains Tungol.

However, the directive of President Duterte to cover private and public agricultural lands for distribution to landless farmers, Tungol said she expects more hectarage will be added to the remaining 964 hectares.

At present, DAR-Ilocos is focusing on the provision of various support services to help ARBs increase their farm production and household income.

“Helping our farmers does not stop after land distribution. We continue to provide farmers with support services such as farm machineries, post-harvest facilities, communal irrigation facilities, farm-to-market roads and numerous trainings on entrepreneurship to uplift their economic lives,” Tungol said.

The DAR’s performance review and planning session is currently being conducted from July 24-27, to resolve and address problems in implementing agrarian reform.  

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Pangasinan ARBOs receive farm machineries from DAR

news reg 1 pix 1 july 9 2018STA. MARIA, Pangasinan – A total of P13.5 million worth of farm machineries were recently handed over by the Department of Agrarian Reform to various Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations in the province of Pangasinan.

The turnover ceremony was facilitated at the Agrarian Reform Information and Marketing Center in Barangay Pilar, Sta. Maria town on Friday, July 6.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Maria Ana B. Francisco said 16 farm machineries were formally turned over to 15 ARBOs that were carefully selected by sector representatives of DAR Pangasinan.

Franciso said recipient ARBOs were selected based on their maturity rating and ability to manage farm machineries, rental business, magnitude and the magnitude of members who will benefit from the project.

“It is, therefore, necessary that the ARBOs should understand and be aware of their responsibilities,” she pointed out.news reg 1 pix 2 july 9 2018

Francisco also encouraged the members of cooperatives in the area to be diligent in convincing farmers, especially agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) to become members of farm cooperatives.

A total of seven 4-wheel drive tractors with 35-horsepower implements, two hand tractors and two combine harvester DC-60 worth P10,360,000.00 were released during the distribution that was funded under the Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS).

Another three 4-wheel drive tractors 35-horsepower implements and two water pumps worth P3,180,000.00 were also distributed that were funded under the Climate Resiliency Farm Productivity Support Project (CRFPS).

Francisco said two hand tractors were also handed over to Basing Farmers Irrigators and Livestock Raisers Association, Inc. in Brgy. Basing, Lingayen and Sto. Domingo MPC that are based Brgy. Sto. Domingo, San Manuel.

news reg 1 pix 3 july 9 2018Members of the Bayanihan Hundred Island Agrarian Reform Cooperative in Brgy. Linmansangan, Alaminos City and Lambayan MPC in Brgy. Poblacion, Mapandan also received combined harvesters DC-60.

Ten 4-wheel drive tractors with 35-horsepower implements were also given to ten ARBOs, to include the Cabarruyan Agrarian Reform Cooperative in Brgy. Poblacion, Anda, Guelew MPC in Brgy. Guelew, San Carlos City, Taloy Guilig Women & Farmers Agrarian Reform Cooperative in Brgy. Tempra Guilig, San Fabian, San Pedro Apartado MPC in Brgy. San Apartado, Alcala, Maganda Buhay Agrarian Reform Cooperative in Brgy. Labuan, San Quintin, Kristine Heart MPC in Brgy. Labuan, Umingan, Albacopa Federation of Cooperative in Brgy. Pilar, Sta. Maria, Doliman Multipurpose Cooperative in Brgy. Doliman, Infanta, Brgy. Diaz Farmers’ Association in Brgy. Diaz, Bautista and Golden Farms Agrarian Reform Cooperative in Brgy. Mantacdang, San Quintin, all in Pangasinan.

Two water pumps were given to Artacho Farmers’Association In Brgy. Artacho, Bautista.news reg 1 pix 4 july 9 2018

Ranilo Padilla, the Chief Operating Officer of Albacopa Federation of Cooperatives was thankful for DAR’s effort in providing these farm implements that will increase farm productivity and will benefit farmer-members of the ARBOs.

The common service facilities (CSF) distribution was also witnessed by top provincial officials of Pangasinan led by 6th district Board Member Atty. Noel C. Bince. 

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CARP implementing agencies audited on its accomplishments

news reg 1 pix 1 may 24 2018BOLINAO, Pangasinan - The Presidential Agrarian Reform Council (PARC) Secretariat is currently conducting a four-day National Exit Conference focusing on the auditing of Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Implementing Agencies (CIAs) of their performance on the programs and projects under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) undertaken for calendar years 2009 to 2015.

“The goal of the CARP audit is to ensure the proper utilization of the agrarian reform fund as it relates to the physical performance of the CIAs,” said Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Undersecretary Luis Meinrado Pañgulayan who also serves as PARC Council Secretary.

“This audit would also help us evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of CARP implementation in the countryside,” Pañgulayan added.

The CARP audit is an activity of the Audit Management and Investigation Committee (AMIC), a body formed by PARC to ensure the transparency and accountability of the agrarian reform program.

“This is being conducted as a response to the call for an assessment of CARP implementation roused by both the Houses of Congress and other stakeholders of the program,” Pañgulayan noted.

Participating in the CARP audit are DAR officials, AMIC and AMIC technical working groups, field audit teams and the CIAs to include the Land Bank of the Phil. (LBP), Departments of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), National Irrigation Administration (NIA), and the Land Registration Administration (LRA).news reg 1 pix 2 may 24 2018

PARC Secretariat Director James Arsenio Ponce said that prior to the National Exit Conference, field audit teams (FAT) were formed in nine selected regions in the country. Each FAT, composed of representatives from CIAs and designations by the PARC Private Sector Representatives and from landowner and farmers’ sector conducted field audits based on the audit plan and methodologies approved by the AMIC. The FATs completed the audit in two months.

Ponce said each CIAs were audited on the following categories: DAR (land survey and agri-business venture agreements), DENR (inspection, verification and approval of land survey, public land survey, patent processing and issuance); LRA (registration of titles); LBP (land valuation/landowners’ compensation, land amortization collection, Pre-ocular inspection & joint DAR-LBP field inspection); DENR (community-based forest management); NIA (irrigation projects); DTI (trainings).

“This four-day activity in the National Exit Conference is their opportunity to present their findings to the auditees and for the auditees to react or address these findings,” said Ponce.

news reg 1 pix 3 may 24 2018According to Ponce, the reports and audit findings could result in policy issuances from the PARC executive committee and the PARC, the highest policy and coordinating body of CARP.

“The audit findings, if it is too good or too bad, could trigger necessary changes in the operations of the CIAs relative to the program implementation. Or, it can lead to further investigation by the AMIC technical working group especially on findings with allegations of irregularities,” Ponce said.

The 2017 CARP Audit National Exit Conference is being held in Bolinao, Pangasinan from May 22-25, 2018. 

Photo 1: PARC Council Secretary Luis Meinrado Pañgulayan thanking the AMIC and the field audit teams for their valuable service.

Photo 2: PARC Secretariat Director James Arsenio Ponce (middle) welcoming the CIA representatives.

Photo 3: Resource speaker Mr. Ricardo San Andres explaining the CARP-audit process to the participants.

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