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Processing hub to boost income of farmers in Camarines Norte

news reg 1 pix 1 oct. 3 2017The Department of Agrarian Reform recently handed over a newly-completed smoked fish processing center to the farmer-members of the Asosasyon ng Sama- Samang Kababaihan Tungo sa Kaunlaran in Mercedes town, Camarines Norte.

DAR Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Roseller R. Olayres said the smoked fish processing center aims to increase the household income of farmers by providing them with a facility to process and add value to their fish product, like “tinapa” (smoked fish).

“This tinapa food processing facility is perfect for the farmers because Mercedes is a coastal municipality and fishing, apart from farming, is another source of income for them,” said Olayres.

Before the processing center was turned over, officers and members of ASSKA went through various training and seminars about business and product development.

The training and seminars were facilitated by DAR in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Science and Technology, and the Bureau Fish and Aquatic Resources.

“With the processing facility and the farmers’ learning on food processing and entrepreneurship, our farmers can now compete in a wider commercial market,” Olayres pointed out.

The construction of the processing center is a joint project and effort of the local government of Mercedes through Mayor Alexander L. Pajarillo and DAR-Camarines Norte under the Village Level Processing Center Enhancement Project.news reg 1 pix 2 oct. 3 2017

“VLPCEP is a partnership program that empowers farmers by providing them appropriate knowledge and skills as well as provide them assistance for the necessary facilities and infrastructures,” Olayres said. (By Roma Amalia Dava)

Photo 1: Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Roseller R. Olayres cuts the ceremonial ribbon at the opening of the Smoked Fish Processing Center. With him are: PARPO Del Monte, Mayor Pajarillo’s representative, and Barangay Chairman of Hinipaan PB Pardo together with ASSKA members.

Photo 2: ASSKA farmer-members demonstrated the packaging of processed smoked fish using the vacuum sealer.

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40 Masbate farmers now landowners

news reg 1 pix 1 sept. 29 2017The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently distributed Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) to 40 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Barangay Cagay, Masbate City.

DAR Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officer Edwin C. Yanzon said the landholding involved has an area of 75.7782 hectares. It was formerly owned by Antonio Dela Rosa, Sr. and was acquired by the DAR through the Voluntary Offer to Sell (VOS) scheme.

"We carried out this activity not only to formally handover these land titles but also to remind you that as empowered farmers you have the responsibility to make your lands productive so you can have a stable livelihood, pay your amortizations and taxes, and help in the economic growth of your community," Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Felix E. Fruto said to the ARBs.

After the distribution of titles, the DAR installed some of the ARBs who are not yet in possession of their awarded lands.

Agrarian Affairs Specialist Joseph B. Malapaz, Barangay Cagay Chairman Nilo N. Bueta and Barangay Agrarian Reform Council Chaiperson Nila N. Bueta joined the DAR Provincial and City office team during the installation of farmers.news reg 1 pix 2 sept. 29 2017

"Our goal here is to ensure that all the ARBs are formally installed with full knowledge of the metes and bounds of their respective lots. We want them to start in the right and confident direction so that they may be able to harmoniously cultivate their lands," Fruto said. 

news reg 1 pix 3 sept. 29 2017The distribution of CLOAs was held in Barangay Cagay, Masbate City on August 16, 2017. (Ross A. Lustestica)

Photo 1: 40 proud and determined ARBs of Barangay Cagay, Masbate City joyfully raise their registered CLOAs. Joining them are Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Felix E. Fruto (seated 4th from left), (seated from right to left) OIC-MARPO Edwin C. Yanzon, Barangay Cagay Chairman Nilo N. Bueta, LTSD Chief Delia R. Amante, BARC Chaiperson Nila N. Bueta, Masbate City PIO Marlon Ditan, LBP-AOC V, Agrarian Affairs Specialist Joseph B. Malapaz, and Engr. Voltaire Abayon of the City Assessor's Office.

Photo 2: Leading the ARBs in the right direction. The DAR Masbate Provincial and City Office team headed by PARPO Felix E. Fruto (in red checkered polo) and OIC-MARPO Edwin C. Yanzon (2nd from right) take time to celebrate before the installation of ARBs to their respective awarded lands in Barangay Cagay, Masbate City. Giving his full support is Agrarian Affairs Specialist II Joseph B. Malapaz (rightmost in green shirt).

Photo 3: DAR and LBP-AOC share a piece of advice. PARPO Felix E. Fruto (left) and LBP-AOC V, Agrarian Affairs Specialist Joseph B. Malapaz (right) share some practical advice to ARB Lina N. Rances (center) after the installation activity of some ARBs who are not yet in possession of their CARP awarded land in Barangay Cagay, Masbate City.

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National land use cases conference and consultation

news reg 1 pix 1 july 28 2017“The conversion of agricultural lands into industrial, commercial or residential lands shall take into account, tillers' rights and national food security. The welfare of the landless farmers and farmworkers will receive the highest consideration to promote social justice and to move the nation toward sound rural development and industrialization, and the establishment of owner cultivatorship of economic-size farms as the basis of Philippine agriculture.”  --- DAR Secretary Rafael V. Mariano emphasized as he reminds the DAR officials on the guidelines on land conversion under Section 2 of Republic Act No. 9700. 

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Region V News

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Processing hub to boost income of farmers in Camarines Norte

The Department of Agrarian Reform recently handed over a newly-completed smoked fish processing center to the farmer-members of the Asosasyon ng Sama- Samang Kababaihan Tungo sa Kaunlaran in Mercedes town, Camarines Norte.DAR Provincial Agrarian Reform… Read More..
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Sep 29, 2017 36

40 Masbate farmers now landowners

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently distributed Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) to 40 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Barangay Cagay, Masbate City.DAR Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officer Edwin C. Yanzon said the… Read More..
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National land use cases conference and consultation

“The conversion of agricultural lands into industrial, commercial or residential lands shall take into account, tillers' rights and national food security. The welfare of the landless farmers and farmworkers will receive the highest consideration to promote… Read More..
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Aside from 2-year moratorium on land use conversion: DAR…

Alarmed by the continued conversion of agricultural land into other uses, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is calling for a review of the local government’s power to reclassify lands aside from seeking a two-year moratorium on land-use conversions. Read More..

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