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Bicol allocates P9.8-M to empower CARP stakeholders

news reg 1 pix 1 march 16 2017The local government of Bicol recently allocated P9.8-million of funds to empower the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) stakeholders, which include agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs), ARB organizations (ARBOs), rural women and landowners.

The allocation of funds is part of the memorandum of agreement (MoA) for the Strategic Alliance Building and Strengthening Partnership Development between the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the province of Bicol. The signing of the MoA was held in provincial gymnasium of Sorsogon.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II   Leonito M. Gaveria said the program involved the signing of the MoA, presentation and symbolic unveiling of the 11 partnership development projects (PDPs) in the municipalities and five regular programs for ARBs, rural women, and landowners wherein leaders of ARB organizations, and head officials place their signatures on the posters as manifestation of their sincere commitment.news reg 1 pix 2 march 16 2017

The projects included in the MoA  are (1) Agrarian Production Credit Program – Capacity Development; (2) Village Level Farms/Crops-focused Enterprise Development; (3) Social Entrepreneurship; (4) Farm Business School; (5) Community-Manage Potable Water and Sanitation Hygiene; (6) Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty; (7) Program Beneficiaries’ Development Lawyering; (8) Cooperative Strengthening; (9) Climate Change Proofing; (10) Climate Resilience Farm Productivity Project in climate proofed areas; and (11) Sustainable livelihood support for disaster affected areas.

news reg 1 pix 3 march 16 2017“We thank the strong support and commitment shown by the governor, mayors, CIAs, and ARBOs who attended this special event.  The partnership signifies their willingness to mobilize resources to boost the lives of our farmer-beneficiaries,” Gaveria said.

Sorsogon Mayor Sally A. Lee said the local government units are always the front liners of every project. If the policy was not downloaded to the LGUs, it will not be implemented. “What we are doing today is good. There is alliance, not in isolation,” she said.

On the other hand, Governor Robert A. Lee-Rodrigueza said that through partnership and the commitment of every one involve in the project, the success of the farmers is already on its way. (Alura A. Jaso/DAR RV)

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DAR validates agri lands for distribution to farmers in Camsur

news reg 2 pix 1 march 13 2017NAGA CITY—The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Undersecretary for Field Operations Marcos D. Risonar, Jr. recently visited the Bicol region to validate the current status of land acquisition and distribution (LAD) targets of Camarines Sur 1 and 2 where a big bulk of lands are set to be distributed this year.

The DAR conducted a dialogue with Camarines Sur 1 and 2 LAD personnel last February 27, 2017 at Hotel Villa Caceres where Risonar instructed them to review and validate the status of each claim folder to aid in the cleansing process of landholdings. 

Risonar said a task force, headed by the Bureau of Land Tenure Improvement (BLTI), was formed to look into the transformability of problematic landholdings of each DAR field offices. 

As an Undersecretary for just less than a year, Risonar recognizes the employees’ contributions in delivering agrarian reform to landless farmers. “I am inspired by what you’ve done,” he acknowledged. He urged the employees to ‘work out of the box’ and to adapt with the system changes and dynamic processes of implementing agrarian reform program in adherence with the core values of the department.  

“In doing your work, always remember to be transparent, fair and equal in all respects. As public servants we should be united and honest in performing our duties,” Risonar said.news reg 2 pix 2 march 13 2017

Risonar also initiated a dialogue with the Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officers (Marpos) and technical staff who raised several problems in LAD process which, according to them, caused unintended delays in the implementation of the program. In response, BLTI Asst. Director Joey Sumatra stated that several issuances and memoranda would be released to expedite the resolution of the LAD problems.  Likewise, the Marpos were encouraged to accomplish respective targets, and to know by heart every landholding they work on; and to prioritize new lands.

DAR Regional Director Rudy Pangilinan on the other hand, emphasized in his message that a full cooperation of personnel is needed in addressing issues in the completion of documentation of workable landholdings. He said plans for the next year should be ready as early as this semester for “appropriate actions would be of great aid to farmer beneficiaries.”    

news reg 2 pix 3 march 13 2017Risonar also had an interaction with Camarines Sur Registrar of Deeds (ROD) Victoriano D. Caubang who affirmed support in fast-tracking the RP titles and CLOA/EP registration through a new computer system that the ROD has set up. 

“Through this new system, we can hasten the detailed encoding of all data entries in the land titles particularly the lot’s technical descriptions which should be accurate or precise,” said Caubang. 

Caubang said all requests of the DAR for RP titles and registration of CLOAs or EPs will now be processed in their level without the need for the requests to be transmitted or uploaded to the Land Registration Authority. The encoding and verification would be done at the ROD using the computer system. 

“Uploading of transactions will be done later after the CLOA or EP has been registered and approved. This will shorten the process, thus will result to a faster registration and approval of land titles in my level,” he added. (MTVGeneral & Leah Ann B. Reyta)

Photo 1: DAR Undersecretary for Field Operations Marcos D. Risonar, Jr.

Photo 2: DAR Regional Director Rudy Pangilinan

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DAR chief awards 1,441 hectares of lands to Bicolano farmers, turns over P48 million infra projects

news reg 2 pix 1 dec. 28 2016The Department of Agrarian Reform distributed 1,441 hectares of agricultural land to some 858 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Bicol during the recent visit of Secretary Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano in Camarines provinces, December 8-9, 2016.

Ka Paeng personally handed the certificates of landownership award (CLOA) to the ARBs from the six provinces of the region, held in two occasions.

First part of distribution was done at the Amphitheater Agro Sports & Cultural Center in Daet, Camarines Norte wherein ARBs from the municipalities of Basud, Capalonga, Daet, Jose Panganiban, Labo, Mercedes, Paracale, San Lorenzo Ruiz, San Vicente, and Sta. Elena came in full force to receive their CLOA individually from Ka Paeng himself, assisted by regional director Luis B. Bueno, Jr. and Camarines Norte provincial chief Roseller Olayres. The occasion was also graced by Basud Mayor Adrian Davocol and Governor Jonah Pimentel represented by Mr. Alvin Tallado.

Ka Paeng awarded the remaining land titles at the Milaor Municipal Covered Court in Milaor, Camarines Sur, during the 2nd leg of his first day visit in the region. The agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) from the provinces of Albay, Camarines Sur 1 and 2, Catanduanes, Masbate and Sorsogon came all the way to the site to attend the simple awarding rites, and meet the Secretary in person. RD Bueno together with his assistant regional directors and respective provincial executive committees headed by its provincial agrarian reform program officers were also in attendance for the significant event.

Sec. Mariano in his speech advised the new ARBs to cherish the land granted to them, take care of it, make it productive, and keep it in their possession for a long time since losing their farmlands would defeat the purpose of the government’s agrarian reform program. He also assured that he will continue to protect the rights of the farmers under his administration, and urged to strengthen the Barangay Agrarian Reform Committees (BARC).news reg 2 pix 2 dec. 28 2016

“Pagyamanin natin ang lupang iginawad sa atin, huwag nating hayaang mawala ito sa atin. Malaki ang maitutulong nito sa pagpapunlad ng ating kabuhayan; makabitaw sa tanikala ng pagkakabaon sa utang, makaipon, at sa huli’y makatulong din sa kapwa natin magsasaka na mapagaan ang kanilang buhay,” he encouraged, in Filipino language.

Prior to the land title distribution, Ka Paeng also led the walk-through and turn-over of the more than P48 million worth Agrarian Reform Communities Project Phase II (ARCP II) in Camarines Norte.

Said completed ARCP II projects include the concreting of six (6) farm-to-market roads in barangays Iberica, Lugui, Mabilo, and Macogon in Labo town; barangay Tuaca-San Pascual, and barangay Caayunan in Basud town; and; likewise, the construction of one (1) warehouse with office in barangay Laniton in Basud town.

news reg 3 pix 3 dec. 28 2016The above-mentioned projects are just part of the 58 total subprojects allocated to Camarines Norte with fund release of almost half a billion pesos through a loan assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) with support from the national government through its National  Assistance for Local Government Units or NGALGU. (Maria Trinise Vasquez-General)

Photo 1:  Sec. Mariano awards a CLOA to a farmer-beneficiary.

Photo 2: The Secretary tries the geo-net making, a livelihood program of the BACOPICO, an ARBO in Camarines Norte.

Photo 3:  Secretary Mariano led the walk through in the completed .90 km farm-to-market road in barangay Tuaca-San Pascual in Basud, Camarines Norte. With him is Basud Mayor Adrian Davocol, and walking behind are Mr. Alvin Tallado, Governor Jonah Pimentel’s representative; DAR Regional Director Luis B. Bueno, Jr., ARD Samuel S. Solomero, OIC-PARPO I Camilo del Monte and some barangay officials.






DAR distributes 120 hectares of agricultural lands in Sorsogon

newlogoPIAQUEZON CITY, Nov. 20 -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently distributed 120 hectares of agricultural lands in Donsol town in the province of Sorsogon.   Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II (PARPO) Leonito M. Gaveria said 35 farmer-beneficiaries of the agrarian reform program received the certificate of landownership award (CLOAs) and are now expecting a great improvement in their economic lives.  

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Bicol allocates P9.8-M to empower CARP stakeholders

The local government of Bicol recently allocated P9.8-million of funds to empower the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) stakeholders, which include agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs), ARB organizations (ARBOs), rural women and landowners.The… Read More..
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DAR validates agri lands for distribution to farmers in…

NAGA CITY—The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Undersecretary for Field Operations Marcos D. Risonar, Jr. recently visited the Bicol region to validate the current status of land acquisition and distribution (LAD) targets of Camarines Sur 1 and 2 where a… Read More..
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DAR chief awards 1,441 hectares of lands to Bicolano…

The Department of Agrarian Reform distributed 1,441 hectares of agricultural land to some 858 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Bicol during the recent visit of Secretary Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano in Camarines provinces, December 8-9, 2016. Ka Paeng… Read More..
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DAR distributes 120 hectares of agricultural lands in…

QUEZON CITY, Nov. 20 -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently distributed 120 hectares of agricultural lands in Donsol town in the province of Sorsogon. Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II (PARPO) Leonito M. Gaveria said 35… Read More..

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