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Information and quick-response officers convention

news reg 1 pix 1 nov. 28 2017BOLINAO, Pangasinan (Nov. 28, 2017)—The department’s communications bureau is currently conducting a convention for its Information and Quick-response Officers to assess the projects and programs executed for 2017 and to craft their communications plan for 2018.

Public Assistance and Media Relations (PAMRS) Director Leomides R. Villareal said this is being done to synchronize the programs and projects of the PAMRS’ information and clientele relations divisions where the information and quick-response officers respectively belong.

“But more importantly, this assessment would help us improve our performance and think of strategies to better serve our farmers and stakeholders,” Villareal said.

Villareal said DAR fully supports the directive of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to help the farmers improve their economic lives through land distribution and provision of support services. 

Photo: Public Assistance and Media Relations Director Leomides Villareal orienting the participants of the bureaus’ direction for the year 2018.

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DAR conducts dialogue to revitalize garlic, onion industry in Ilocos Region

news reg 1 pix 1 nov. 13 2017SAN JUAN, La Union – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently presided over a dialogue aimed to revitalize garlic and onion industry in agrarian reform areas in Ilocos Region and to address the production and marketing problems of onion and garlic farmers in the area.

The dialogue was facilitated on Thursday, November 9 in San Juan town in La Union.

Regional Director Virgilio L. Acuna said the dialogue was organized to address the reported deep decline in the domestic production of onions and garlic in the area.

Data provided DAR in the region indicated that the decrease of onion and garlic production in Ilocos Region resulted in the importation of onion and garlic from the other countries.

Acuna said latest numbers showed that 94% of the supply of garlic and 60% of onion in the Philippine market are already imported from the foreign markets.

He also enumerated various problems faced by the onion and garlic industry in the area which includes plant diseases and the lack of quality seedlings which severely reduces the quality and volume of production, the entry of cheap imports and smuggled garlic and onions.

The massive inflow of imported and smuggled onions and garlic to the local markets also dropped the prices of locally produced onions and garlic that eventually incurred losses to the local farmers.

Acuna also took note of the lack of new production technology available to local garlic and onions producers as among the factors of the decline of the production of said farm products.

He added that the dialogue also aimed to directly identify from the farmers their present status and predicaments in the light of the current industry situation.

“From there, we would determine the possible types of assistance that can be provided to the farmers by the government, local government of units and private sectors such as technical assistance, inputs, production and post-harvest facilities, support infrastructures, credit, farm types of machinery and assured market support among others,” Acuna pointed out.

DAR’s Head Executive Assistant Shiela Enciso delivered a message in behalf of OIC Secretary Rosalina Bistoyong that emphasized her support to the onion and garlic industry in the country.

The other factors on the decline of the production of onion in the region were also presented by PARPO II Maria Ana B. Francisco during the dialogue.news reg 1 pix 2 nov. 13 2017

These factors, Francisco said include the prolonged rainy seasons during the recent years and the severe attack by a fungus.

Acuna was joined during the dialogue by Congressman DV B. Savellano, DAR Region XI Director Joseph H. Orilla, Vice Governor Aureo Nisce who represented Governor Pacoy Ortega, Benito S. Andaya of the Bureau of Plant Industry, Ruby Ann L. Matutino from the Office of Senator Cynthia A. Villar, PARPO II Christianne Suguitan, PARPO II Vic M. Ines and PARPO II Atty. Raul C. Laluan.

The activity was participated by farmers from the provinces of Ilocos Norte,  Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan. 

Photo 1: Regional Director Virgilio L. Acuna together with Congressman DV B. Savellano, DAR HEA Shiela Enciso, DAR Region XI Director Joseph H. Orilla, Vice Governor Aureo Nisce, Benito S. Andaya of the Bureau of Plant Industry, Ruby Ann L. Matutino from the Office of Senator Cynthia A. Villar graced the dialogue on revitalizing garlic and onion industries in agrarian reform areas in Ilocos Region that was held on Thursday, November 9 in San Juan, La Union.

Photo 2: PARPO II Maria Ana B. Francisco of Pangasinan speaks before the agrarian reform beneficiaries emphasizing the province' support to revitalize the onion and garlic industry in agrarian reform areas. The stakeholders' consultation- dialogue was conducted at the Puerto de San Juan in San Juan town, La Union on Thursday, November 9.

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Bistoyong highlights DAR’s anti-poverty programs and projects

news reg 111 pix 1 oct. 23 2017Quezon City – The second leg of the government’s human development and poverty reduction forum dubbed as “Kilos SAMBAYANAN" (Kilos para sa Sampung Batayang Pangangailangan) was simultaneously held in six strategic locations in the country on Friday, October 20, specifically in Vigan City, Naga City, Butuan City, Davao City, Cebu City and at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management Auditorium in Quezon City.

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), together with other line agencies of the government, converged to strengthen the implementation of “Kilos Sambayanan” with the objective of addressing the 10 basic needs of the poor, specifically on food, land reform, water, shelter, health, education, work, social protection, healthy environment, peace and participation.

The program is initiated by the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) and the Presidential Communications and Operations Office (PCOO).

In her presentation on Friday, Agrarian reform Secretary Rosalina Bistoyong highlighted DAR’s anti-poverty programs and projects that benefited thousands of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) in the country.

“Agrarian reform is not just distributing lands to landless farmers. Agrarian reform through its three major components– Land Tenure Improvement (LTI), Program Beneficiaries Development (PBD) and Agrarian Justice Delivery (AJD) help the rural poor, specifically, the farmers in increasing their income and improving their living conditions,” Bistoyong emphasized.

The land, she pointed out, is the life of every farmer in the country where foods are grown, houses are founded and communities are established.

Under DAR’s support services office, farmers’ organizations and agrarian reform communities are provided with modern farm machines like threshers and heavy tractors and infrastructure projects such as bridges, farm-to-market roads, post-harvest facilities and communal irrigation systems, Bistoyong stressed.

“DAR also helps in accessing credit lines and conducts various farmers’ training on modern farming and basic business principles to help them become well-rounded farmer-businessmen,” she added.news reg 111 pix 2 oct. 23 2017

“We are bringing Kilos SAMBAYANAN closer to the poor and marginalized sectors because our goal is to create a strong mass movement, politically and economically empowered to ensure that their needs are being addressed by their government, through active participation in governance and nationalist development,” NAPC secretary Liza Maza said.

Aside from the DAR, other government agencies working on the program include the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Commission on Higher Education (CHEd).

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