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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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DAR distributes 120 has of agr’l lands in Sorsogon

news reg 1 pix 1 nov. 18 2016The 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.

“The DAR’s mission is not only to distribute lands to landless farmers; but also to provide support services because our purpose is not only to make you owners of the land you till but also to transform you into entrepreneurs,” Gaveria said.

Gaveria advised the farmer-beneficiaries to join in agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations (ARBOs) so that they would benefit more in terms of getting a package from DAR’s support services.

He cited the Village-Level Processing Center Enhancement Project in Bulan, another town in Sorsogon, and other projects under the program beneficiaries’ development as example of how the DAR transforms the ARBs into entrepreneurs.news reg 1 pix 2 nov. 18 2016

Donsol Mayor Josephine Alcantara-Cruz said that the farmer-beneficiaries are very fortunate to have the said opportunities.  “Make your land productive, it is your ticket as your way out from poverty,” she added.

Landbank of the Philippines (LBP) Representative Rollie Dela Peña said the distributed properties were formerly owned by private individuals and that the new CLOA holders should pay their amortizations to the LBP.

“I am so thankful to DAR because I got this land. Me and my fellow beneficiaries will pay our dues and we promise that we will do our best to develop these landholdings,”  said Fe Tan, one of the Land recipients. (alura jaso)


30 Albay farmers graduate from farm business school

news reg 1 pix 1 sept. 26 2016GUINOBATAN, Albay—Thirty farmers from the town of Sungtan here graduated from the Farm Business School (FBS) established by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to develop their farm enterprise and make their business operations profitable.

DAR Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Atty. Leo Miguel A. Ramos said the graduates are farmer-members of the Guinobatan Highland Agrarian Reform Community Association (GHARCA).

“The FBS is an on-site entrepreneurial training and education that aims to capacitate our farmers on farm technology and agribusiness. This is a realization and fulfilment of the memorandum of agreement executed between the DAR-Albay and the municipality of Guinobatan on April 19, 2016,” explained Ramos. 

FBS Coordinator Josefa Riva said the farmers were taught how to become entrepreneurs and how to treat farms as enterprises to improve farm production.

“During the 25 sessions, they were trained on market survey, accounting, farm budget planning, benchmarking, and market forum and matching,” added Riva.

Farmer Delia Rebueno, the batch’s first honor, said the training has opened opportunities for her as she is now considered an entrepreneur.

Present at the graduation rites was Guinobatan Mayor Ann Ongsioco who said farmers can expect assistance without hesitation as long as the LGU is capable of providing such assistance.news reg 1 pix 2 sept. 26 2016

“I am very grateful to the farmers of GHARCA for their cooperation and responsiveness to the projects given to them,” Ongsioco stated. 

She also acknowledged Dong Arevalo, a member of the Sangguniang Bayan Committee on Agriculture for his support and assistance; and the Municipal Agriculture Officer Stephen Oli, for sharing his expertise and experiences in agriculture. 

The produce of the farmers were likewise showcased and sold to the audience after the graduation.

The graduation rite was held on July 28, 2016. (Joan D. Neo)

Photo 1: PARPO Atty. Leo Miguel Ramos delivers his message to the graduates.

Photo 2: FBS coordinator Josefa Diva Riva (left) together with the outstanding ARB-graduates.


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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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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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DAR distributes 120 has of agr’l lands in Sorsogon

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… Read More..
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30 Albay farmers graduate from farm business school

GUINOBATAN, Albay—Thirty farmers from the town of Sungtan here graduated from the Farm Business School (FBS) established by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to develop their farm enterprise and make their business operations profitable. DAR Provincial… Read More..

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