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149 farmers receive land titles in Pampanga

news reg 1 pix 1 nov. 30 2017LUBAO, Pampanga – Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) OIC Secretary Rosalina L. Bistoyong and former President and now Pampanga Second District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo led the distribution of certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) to 149 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) on Wednesday, November 29 in Lubao, Pampanga.

The distribution involved a total land area of 163.1058 hectares.

Alongside the distribution of CLOA was the launching of the Portable Agrarian Reform Collection System (PARCS) of the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP).

The release of the P800,000.00 financial assistance under the Agrarian Production and Credit Program (APCP) to the Women’s Unity Multi-Purpose Cooperative (WUMPC) was also facilitated during the ceremony.

Bistoyong challenged the ARBs to make their lands productive and contribute to the continuing efforts of the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on food security.

The DAR chief assured that more farmers will receive their land titles and avail of the support programs and services of DAR.

She also lauded the officers and members of WUMPC and encouraged them to utilize fully the financial assistance to sustain the socio-economic activities of their organization.

For her part, Rep. Arroyo encouraged the ARBs to avail of the various programs and services of the government, especially of the DAR to develop further their farmlands.

She also congratulated the LBP for designing a convenient system of collecting payments from the farmers through the PARCS program.

Senior Vice President and Group Head of the Agrarian Services Group of LBP Alex A. Lorayes who also graced the distribution on Wednesday said PARCS program will bring the banking system closer to the ARBs.

DAR Undersecretary for Field Operations Karlo S. Bello also emphasized the thrust of President Duterte to distribute individual titles to the ARBs.

Bello also lauded the DAR office in Region III for their achievements.news reg 1 pix 2 nov. 30 2017

The distribution was also attended by Director Leomides R. Villareal of the Public Assistance and Media Relations Service of DAR Central Office; Atty. Judita M. Tungol OIC Regional Director of DAR Region III; Eden B. Ponio, PARPO II of DAR Pampanga; and Rolando Santos, manager of the Lending Center of LBP in the area. 

Photo 1: DAR OIC Secretary Rosalina L. Bistoyong together with former President and now Pampanga Second District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Undersecretary Karlos S. Bello led the distribution of certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) to 149 agrarian reform beneficiaries on Wednesday, November 29 in Lubao, Pampanga.

Photo 2: Former President and now Pampanga Second District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo lauded the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) for its continuing efforts to award the landless farmers in the country of land titles and in providing them with support programs and services. Rep. Arroyo was joined by DAR OIC Secretary Rosalina L. Bistoyong, Undersecretary Karlos S. Bello, Land Bank Senior Vice President Alex A. Lorayes, Director Leomides R. Villareal of the PMRS-DARCO and DAR Region III Director Atty. Judita M. Tungol during the distribution of certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) to 149 agrarian reform beneficiaries on Wednesday, November 29 in Lubao, Pampanga.

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Over 400 farmers awarded their own lands

manila bulletin blue logoAgrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano distributed certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) to 477 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs). The CLOAs cover 654 hectares of agricultural lands located in the municipalities of Dasol, Bolinao, Mabini, Burgos, Bani, Infanta, and Umingan.

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Hda. Luisita beneficiaries stay as owners of farmlots awarded to them under CARP

news reg 1 pix 1 may 26 2017AGRARIAN Reform Secretary Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano has declared that ownership and control of farmlots awarded to farmer-beneficiaries inside the Hacienda Luisita stay with them as all form of contracts they had entered into, be they rent out, lease out and/or sales, among others, are considered void ab initio or void from the very beginning.

Mariano issued this clarification in the wake of reports that any farmer-beneficiaries found to have sold, leased or rented out the farmlots awarded to them under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) would be disqualified and stripped of their rights as beneficiaries.

“In the first place, no violation was ever committed since the act being imputed to was void ab initio or void from the very beginning, as if no offense had ever been committed,” the Secretary explained.

Mariano cited Section 70, paragraph 2 of the Republic Act 6657 or the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (CARL),  which states that: “Any sale or disposition of agricultural lands after the effectivity of this Act found contrary to the provisions hereof shall be null and void.”

This, he said, is reinforced by the prohibitory acts under Section 73 (f) of the same law: “The sale, transfer or conveyance by a beneficiary of the right to use or any other usufructuary right over the land he acquired by virtue of being a beneficiary, in order to circumvent the provisions of this Act.”

The DAR chief said the visit to Hacienda Luisita was only meant to stress the fact that the ownership and control over the farmlots awarded to each farmer-beneficiary stay with them as the various form of transferring and/or conveyance the rights over the said farmlots were illegal and, therefore, have no force and effect.

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220 farmers in Tarlac awarded 349 hectares of land

manila bulletin blue logoAt least 220 farmers have been awarded 349 hectares of land by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Tarlac last Tuesday.

Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano said 228 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) received 303 certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) situated in the municipalities of Anao, Camiling, Moncada, San Jose, San Manuel, Tarlac and Victoria.

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149 farmers receive land titles in Pampanga

LUBAO, Pampanga – Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) OIC Secretary Rosalina L. Bistoyong and former President and now Pampanga Second District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo led the distribution of certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) to 149… Read More..
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Over 400 farmers awarded their own lands

Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano distributed certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) to 477 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs). The CLOAs cover 654 hectares of agricultural lands located in the municipalities of Dasol, Bolinao, Mabini, Burgos,… Read More..
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Hda. Luisita beneficiaries stay as owners of farmlots…

AGRARIAN Reform Secretary Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano has declared that ownership and control of farmlots awarded to farmer-beneficiaries inside the Hacienda Luisita stay with them as all form of contracts they had entered into, be they rent out, lease out… Read More..
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220 farmers in Tarlac awarded 349 hectares of land

At least 220 farmers have been awarded 349 hectares of land by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Tarlac last Tuesday.Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano said 228 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) received 303 certificates of land ownership… Read More..