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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. 


Business planning seminar for coffee farmers

news reg 1 pix 1 june 28 2016ILOCOS SUR—The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) here recently conducted a business planning seminar for coffee farmers belonging to the Sigay Coffee Growers Association to help them outline economic activities and measure the success of their coffee production business.  

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Christianne C. Suguitan said “the seminar would also help our farmers to produce quality products from coffee that is safe and of acceptable standard. This would be a big help in maintaining the trust that presently exists between local coffee growers, markets, and the consumer.”

Resource Speaker Esterlin Navarro said the farmer-participants were lectured on competition analysis, design and development, operations and management and financial information.

“By the end of the seminar, the participants were able to establish their business objectives and map out sales and marketing strategies,” Navarro said. 

The two-day seminar was implemented in coordination with the Department of Trade and Industry and participated by 25 officers and members of the Sigay Coffee Growers Association. (Rizalyn T. Ambida)

Photo: Resource Speaker is Ms. Esterlin Navarro lecturing before the 25 farmer-participants.


Suguitan speaks for DAR

news reg 2 pix 1 june 22 2016NARVACAN, ILOCOS SUR—The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) was recently invited by the Philippine National Police (PNP) to speak about the Department during the conduct of their Bayanihan Team Activity Training/Workshop here.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Christianne C. Suguitan appeared on behalf of the DAR as a resource speaker before 41 PNP personnel which composes the 81st Infantry (SPARTAN) Battalion and the 7th Infantry (KAUGNAY) Division of the PNP.

“I imparted to them the DAR’s accomplishments and the various programs and projects that we are implementing for farmer-beneficiaries,” Suguitan said.

“The DAR does not only engage with its partner agencies for land distribution and support services to the community and the farmers, it also extends its services to other agencies needing assistance or expertise in the field of agrarian reform to achieve their mission in their own agencies like the Department of Education (DepEd) and the PNP,” added Suguitan.news reg 2 pix 2 june 22 2016

The Bayanihan Team Activity Training/Workshop was held at the PNP Region I Office in Sulvec, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur on March 22, 2016.

Suguitan has delivered the same orientation before the Army Personnel on March 17, 2015 in Bio, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur and with the “Abot-Alam” program of the DepEd, Candon City Division on December 9, 2014.  (Rizalyn T. Ambida)

Photo 1: PARPO Suguitan with the trainees of the 81st Infantry (SPARTAN) Battalion and the 7th Infantry (KAUGNAY) Division.

Photo 2: PARPO Christianne Suguitan delivering her orientation about the DAR.





DAR  turns over Php 38.5M farm to market road in Quirino, Ilocos Sur

news reg pix 1 june 20 2016The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned over  Php 38.5 million worth of farm-to-market road project to the local government unit (LGU) of Quirino, Ilocos Sur benefitting the farmers covered under the Sumayaat Agrarian Reform Community  (ARC) in the area.

DAR Secretary Virgilio De los Reyes said the project was constructed in two phases: phase 1 is the Improvement of JNR Baybayatin-JNR Nasuco road with a length of 4.623 kilometers and phase 2, the construction of vented spillway and road approaches of 355 meters.news reg pix 2 june 20 2016

De los Reyes said the project benefited 130 farmer-beneficiaries in the area.

“Inyo pong pangalagaan, pahalagahan at mahalin ang proyektong ito  sapagkat ito po ay pinaghirapan ng gobyerno para maibigay sa inyo,” De los Reyes said.

news reg pix 3 june 20 2016Quirino Mayor Clifford Patil-ao  expressed his appreciation for Secretary De los Reyes since it is the first time for a DAR Secretary to visit  a  remote area like theirs.

The turn-over document was signed by DAR-Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Project (DAR-ARISP), Japan International Cooperation (JICA) represented by PARPO Christianne C. Suguitan, the Department of Public Works & Highways (DPWH)  represented by Engr. Pio Perilla, the LGU Quirino represented by Mayor Clifford Patil-ao; and Barangay Suagayan represented by Brgy Captain Moreno Gapang. (by Ms Rizalyn Ambida)


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DAR conducts policy formulation seminar for cooperatives

LAOAG, 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… Read More..
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Business planning seminar for coffee farmers

ILOCOS SUR—The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) here recently conducted a business planning seminar for coffee farmers belonging to the Sigay Coffee Growers Association to help them outline economic activities and measure the success of their coffee… Read More..
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Suguitan speaks for DAR

NARVACAN, ILOCOS SUR—The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) was recently invited by the Philippine National Police (PNP) to speak about the Department during the conduct of their Bayanihan Team Activity Training/Workshop here.Provincial Agrarian Reform… Read More..
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DAR  turns over Php 38.5M farm to market road in Quirino,…

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned over Php 38.5 million worth of farm-to-market road project to the local government unit (LGU) of Quirino, Ilocos Sur benefitting the farmers covered under the Sumayaat Agrarian Reform Community (ARC) in… Read More..