Welcome to DAR Region IX

DAR pours P91-M worth of infra projects in Zamboanga Sibugay

news reg 1 pix 1 august 30 2016The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned over P91-million worth of infrastructure projects in the municipality of Payao in Zamboanga Sibugay to improve the economic conditions of farmer-beneficiaries. 

DAR Assistant Regional Director Agnes Maata said the concreting of 4-kilometer Balungisan-Upper Sumilong farm-to-market road, costing P28,773,587, and the rehabilitation, with spot concreting, of 13.5-kilometer Balungisan-Guiwan road, P17,843,239.42 would provide the farmer beneficiaries more access to various markets and trading centers.

“The rehabilitation of Bulawan Communal Irrigation System, amounting to P44,400,544.54, benefitting  an estimated 580 hectares of rice land is expected to boost the farmers’ yields,” Maata said.

The infrastructure projects are implemented through Agrarian Reform Communities Project phase 2 (ARCP2) under Asian Development Bank (ADB).

“These projects are significant in achieving progress in rural communities. These facilities are not only implemented to make life easier for our farmers but also to sustain the development of their communities,” Maata said.

Aside from the roads and irrigation system, four units of hand tractors, with a total cost of P724,000 were asidelso turned-over to Bulawan-Kulasian-Guiwan Irrigators’ Association, La Fortuna-Capale-San Isidro Irrigators’ Association, Kulasian Integrated Farmers’ Association, and Guiwan Payao Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II (PARPO II) Judith Patriarca-Mantos said the farm equipments were funded under the Agrarian Reform Communities Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS).

“Two agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations (ARBOs) in Payao also received P300,00 worth of water sanitation facilities under the Community-Managed Potable Water Sanitation and Hygeine (CPWASH) project. These ARBOs, which would enjoy the safe and clean drinking water, are the Guiwan Payao Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association (GPARBA) and Upper Sumilong Small Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (USSFARMCO),” Patriarca-Mantos said.

The turn over ceremony were witnessed by Mayor Joepher Mendoza, PARPO I Elizardo Villaseca, Provincial Agriculturist Zosimo Arevalo, Barangay Captain Rico Maata  and other  public officials. (John Lloyd Cababat/PIO/DAR-ZSibugay)

Region IX News

news reg 1 pix 1 november 2 2018
November 02, 2018 100

New Zambo landowners urged to join cooperatives

Zamboanga City- Agrarian Reform Secretary John R. Castriciones advised new landowners to be members of cooperatives or Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBO) to receive more government assistance.This he said in front of 1,006 farmers from the… Read More..
news reg 1 pix 1 october 29 2018
Oct 29, 2018 91

Deceased farmer’s daughter receives land title

Zamboanga City- Farmer Editha Yvias’ father, Romeo Reginan, had waited five years to own a land until he died at the age of 76 in 2001. Yvias (left), now 60, is assured of a quality of life to share with her children and grandchildren after becoming a new… Read More..
news reg 2 pix 1 july 26 2018
Jul 26, 2018 262

9,140 ARBs benefit from DAR capacity building programs

Some 9,140 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Zamboanga Peninsula started putting to good use the capacity building programs the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has extended to them.This was reported by DAR Regional Director Julita Ragandang during… Read More..
news reg 1 pix 1 june 5 2018.jpeg
Jun 05, 2018 255

Agrarian cooperatives receive farm tools from DAR

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned over P5,000,000 worth of farm equipment to two agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs) in the municipality of Tampilisan to increase their farm production.The… Read More..

Region 9 Calendar of Activities