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DAR-Batangas conducts knowledge expedition in Camsur and Albay

news reg 1 pix 1 sept. 16 2016The provincial office of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Batangas recently conducted a knowledge exchange and learning expedition in some of the agrarian reform communities (ARCs) in Camarines Sur II and Albay to improve the Provincial Agrarian Reform Coordinating Committee’s (PARCCOM) knowledge, skills and capabilities in performing their functions in monitoring and coordinating the implementation of Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) in Batangas.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer James Arsenio Ponce said the objective of the learning expedition “is to exchange knowledge, share ideas and experiences with PARCCOMs and ARCs in Camarines Sur and Albay because they have commonalities with Batangas in terms of crops, farming systems, existing projects, and issues and concerns of farmers on land tenure services.”

The PARCCOMs of Batangas and Camarines Sur II exchanged information on PARCCOM operations. Mr Efren Arroyo of PARCCOM Cam Sur II shared that they are hands-on in helping the DARPO with their activities in land acquisition. They also monitor land conversion and raised concerns on land reclassification.news reg 1 pix 2 sept. 16 2016

The PARCCOM-Batangas visited Cararayan Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Empowered Community Organization (CARBEMCO) in Naga City and the Guinaban Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GMPC) in Guinaban, Albay.

“It was an enriching trip. We raised questions and experiences were shared to us,” Ponce said.

At the learning expedition, Ponce said the PARCCOM-Batangas observed how the CARBEMCO farmers tend to their greenhouse to produce organic vegetables. In Guinaban, they learned how the GMPC farmers practice the 60:40 rule in producing sugarcane.

news reg 1 pix 3 sept. 16 2016“We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to CARBEMCO and Guinaban MPC for welcoming us and for sharing their insights on sugarcane block farm project and organic vegetable farming. The knowledge that we have collected from their stories and experiences will be a good guide for us in implementing our projects in Batangas,” Ponce said. (JC Maralit)

Photo 1: Agrarian Reform Program Officer (ARPO) Felipe Vargas sharing his knowledge on organic vegetable farming of CARBEMCO to PARCCOM-Batangas members.

Photo 2: PARCCOM-Batangas with CARBEMCO General Manager Oscar Buena and ARPO Felipe Vargas.

Photo 3: PARCCOM-Batangas with Guinaban MPC members and officials.

DAR, BFAR boost women’s trade in Batangas

news reg 1 pix 1 sept. 15 2016The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) recently turned over a vacuum packaging machine to the women of Bilibinwang Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MPC) in Bilibinwang agrarian reform community in Agoncillio, Batangas.

The packaging machine which will be used in dried fish processing of tilanggit – another term for dried tilapia, is part of the livelihood project of BFAR in the coastal areas dubbed as Tulong Kabuhayan para sa Kababaihang Mangingisda (TKKM).

TKKM Leader Celsa Maquiling said BFAR supports the DAR’s program in poverty alleviation especially in areas with agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs). “BFAR’s activity is regularly being conducted to increase the income of the farmer-beneficiaries by providing machineries to help them produce more products.”news reg 1 pix 2 sept. 15 2016

Maquiling also said that their effort to help DAR-assisted organizations are guided by the vision that a modernized fisheries sector should be technologically-advanced and globally competitive. Its transformation is guided by sound management practices of resource sustainability, the principle of sound social justice and strong private sector participation.

news reg 1 pix 3 sept. 15 2016As part of the DAR’s thrust and programs in strengthening inter-agency complementation, BFAR is one of the partner agency that plays a major role in promoting the economic well-being of the ARBs.

DAR Development Facilitator Cris Cabiscuelas of Bilibinwang MPC said the vacuum packaging machine is a great help to the cooperative in processing more tilanggit.

“We would like to thank the DAR and BFAR for their effort to improve the cooperative, especially the women’s livelihood. This machine will surely boost their income,” Cabiscuelas said. (JC Maralit)

DAR inks contracts for coop-strengthening program

news reg 1 pix 1 august 22 2016BATANGAS- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently signed an agreement with three different professional service providers to train selected agrarian reform beneficiary organizations (ARBOs) on eBookkeeping and computerized accounting system (CAS).

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer  II James Arsenio O. Ponce said the trainings can capacitate the  ARBOs in managing their cooperative’s financial statuses through the establishment of  a secure and more reliable database for their financial reports.

He said the undertakings was part of the partnership development program under  the support services of the DAR for the CARP beneficiaries.

Ponce said the three services providers are the Green Apple Technologies and Systems, Inc., Premier CPA Auditors Company and Rubylyn O. Reyes, CPA Management and Consultancy Services.

He said that Green Apple Technologies and Systems, Inc. will provide training for the ARBOs on the installation of computerized accounting systems for internal control of record keeping, maintenance of subsidiary ledgers, books of accounts and financial reports for sugarcane block farm.news reg 1 pix 2 august 22 2016

Ponce added that Rubylyn O. Reyes, CPA Management and Consultancy Services will be assigned for the installation of internal control systems  and will conduct actual audit of common service facility management and business operations while the Premier CPA Auditors Company will be tasked to provide review of accounting systems and auditing of book of accounts/financial statements.

news reg 1 pix 3 august 22 2016He said the ARBOs that will be trained for the installation of CAS are the KAMAHARI ABMPC, Magahis MPC, Taludtod MPC, Lucban MPC, Seaside “B” MPC, Pinagsibaan Farmers Development MPC, Mountainside MPC, Mayuro MPC, Carretonan MPC and Dayapan MPC; for the installation of internal record system are the Taludtod MPC, Lucban MPC, Carretonan MPC, Prenza MPC, DAMBA MPC, KAMAHARI ABMPC, Riverside MPC, PIFADECO, Dayapan MPC and Magahis MPC; and Barigon MPC, Bilibinwang MPC, Calaca Municipal Farmers MPC, Papayahan MPC, Big A MPC, Seaside “B” MPC, Riverside MPC, New Mavalor MPC, PIFADECO and AL-Megatro Waters Users Assn. Inc will undergo the coaching and reviewing of accounting systems.


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