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400 farmers in Western Batangas consults with Secretary Ka Paeng Mariano

news reg 1 pix 1 dec. 23 2016 1280x842NASUGBU, BATANGAS- Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Rafael "Ka Paeng" V. Mariano recently convened the farmers in Western Batangas to address their land issues and concerns and decide over the possible solutions and strategies to address their land problems.

The consultation was attended by 400 farmers from Western Batangas and facilitated by Samahan ng Magbubukid sa Batangas (SamBat).

Mariano emphasized that the DAR will be implementing a genuine agrarian reform and national industrialization programs for the next five years.

“We are currently conducting discussions on the important principles of genuine agrarian reform, its laws and provisions to enable the department to distribute land for free or at very least cost for our farmers”, Mariano said.news reg 1 pix 2 dec. 23 2016 1280x853

The DAR will also re-activate the Barangay Agrarian Reform Committee (BARC) as an intermediary between the farmers and the DAR so that their concerns will be immediately entertained and solved at their levels.

During the consultation, different land issues and concerns were raised by the farmers residing in Hda.Puyat, Hda.Roxas, Hda.Agoncilo, Hda.Banilad, Hda.Ascue, Hda. Looc, land of  Leviste, Enrile, Garcia, Macalalad and other agricultural lands in Western Batangas.

news reg 1 pix 3 dec. 23 2016 1280x691Mariano, together with Regional Director Engr. Rodolfo Pangilinan and DARPO Batangas officials answered all of the land issues and concerns raised by the farmers and urged them to fight for their rights on the lands they are tilling  and be one in aiming for a genuine agrarian reform.

“The primary mechanism for the  peasantry is  to fight for his right and have an  organized strength, unity and unwavering determination to defend their rights for their lands,” Mariano added.


400 farmers in Batangas consults with Secretary Ka Paeng Mariano

piaNASUGBU, BATANGAS, Dec. 24 - Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Rafael "Ka Paeng" V. Mariano recently convened the farmers in Western Batangas to address their land issues and concerns and decide over the possible solutions and strategies to address  their land problems.

The  consultation was attended by 400 farmers from Western Batangas and facilitated by Samahan ng Magbubukid sa Batangas (SamBat).  

Mariano emphasized that the DAR’ wiil be implementing a genuine agrarian reform  and national industrialization programs for the next five years.

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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)

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400 farmers in Western Batangas consults with Secretary Ka…

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400 farmers in Batangas consults with Secretary Ka Paeng…

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DAR-Batangas conducts knowledge expedition in Camsur and…

The 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… Read More..
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DAR, BFAR boost women’s trade in Batangas

The 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,… Read More..

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