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DAR validates status of farmer-beneficiaries in CamSur 1

news reg 1 pix 1 august 28 2018Sipocot, Camarines Sur - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has started validating the status of about 60 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) who just received their certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) in Camarines Sur..

The validation was conducted  by a team from the Office of the Undersecretary for Field Operations Office (FOO) at the Municipal Hall of Sipocot, Camarines Sur. 

Ms. Cristina Dizon, team leader from the Office of the Undersecretary for Field Operations Office (FOO), confirmed that the present administration under the management of Secretary John Castriciones recognizes the need to check on the status of the farmer-beneficiaries on whether they are still the actual possessors and cultivators of the lands awarded to them. 

Dizon said the agency is checking on the status of the beneficiaries after hearing reports from the field offices that some of the farmer beneficiaries have misused and illegally transacted the lands they received from the DAR.

"This is just some of the initiatives that the new administration is doing, the validation is in pursuance to the order of Secretary Castriciones to file cases for reversion if ARBs are found guilty of negligence or misuse of the lands awarded to them.” Mr. Philip Alvarez, one of the members of the validation team said.

The Secretary made his pronouncement, to order the reversion of CLOAs to the DAR by reasons of unlawful sale, transfer, mortgage, purchase or conveyance of CLOAs acquired by farmer beneficiaries through CARP, during the Mid-year Performance Review and Planning Session at the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) in Tagaytay City last month. 

Beneficiaries under Presidential Decree No. 27 who have culpably sold, disposed of, or abandoned their land are disqualified to become beneficiaries under CARP. Under RA 6657, or the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (CARL), CLOA beneficiary is prohibited to sell, transfer or convey the right to use or any usufructuary right over the land he acquired by virtue of being a beneficiary.news reg 1 pix 2 august 28 2018

The validation team are also checking on the members of the agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs) whether they are actually CLOA holders.

Castriciones said in the same pronouncement  that, "The beneficiaries of DAR's provision of support services are the CLOA holders coursed through the ARBOs. If they are not the ones we are helping, we have no reason to exist," he added.

The team is set to conduct validation in other regions as well.

“We are really working on providing help to responsible and deserving farmer beneficiaries, and we will not allow the devious buyers to take advantage of the ignorance of the farmers and lure them to transact the lands awarded to them," Dizon went on. (May B. Peña)

Photo 1: Cristina Dizon, consultant in the Office of the Undersecretary for Field Operations Office (FOO) conducts validation of the ARBs in the municipality of Sipocot, Camarines Sur.

Photo 2: The validation team showing enthusiasm in their work.

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DAR launches 165 agrarian reform communities in Bicol region

news reg 2 pix 1 july 31 2018TAGAYTAY CITY--Farmer-beneficiaries are now experiencing the influx of support services from the government after the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) established 165 agrarian reform communities (ARCs) in the Bicol region.

Regional Director Arnel Dizon reported this during the department’s 2018 performance review and planning session held in Tagaytay City.

“The creation of ARCs started in 1993. The project’s objective focuses on providing support services to areas where CARP-covered lands were awarded to agrarian reform beneficiaries,” said Dizon.

“By establisning ARCs, greater impact can be achieved with regard to development if the resources of the government are concentrated on an area where majority of the residents are ARBs,” added Dizon.

At present, the DAR continuously pours support service to these ARCs such as access to credit, farm machineries, post-harvest facilities and various farmers’ training on modern farming and entrepreneurship.

“As the government pours in support services for the farmers, they will also grow in skills and the community will progress,” Dizon said.

The DAR’s performance review and planning session was held to resolve and address problems in implementing agrarian reform. 

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DAR distributes 127 hectares of farmlands in CamSur II

news reg 2 pix 1 july 6 2018NAGA CITY – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently distributed a total of 127 hectares of agricultural land to 90 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) of Camarines Sur II province.

According to the DAR Camarines Sur II provincial office, 42 hectare-land are distributed to 29 ARBs in Caramoan town; 30 hectares to 29 ARBs in Ocampo town and 55 hectares to 32 ARBs in the municipality of Tinambac.

DAR Bicol Regional Director Arnel S. Dizon during the distribution rites of certificates of land ownership awards (CLOAs) advised the farmers to think of innovative ways to make their lands productive to produce more at the same time protecting it all the time.

"If you take care of the land, and the land will take care of you and your families," said Dizon.

Dizon added that farmers have also a duty to look after the landscape of food production for future generations. “Our food production contributes so much for the country’s food security,” he said.news reg 2 pix 2 july 6 2018

The CLOA distribution was accompanied by orientation on support services and development programs being offered and implemented by DAR for agrarian reform areas.

Engr. Manuel Nebreja of DAR's Program Beneficiaries Development Division (PBDD) explained to the farmers how the programs and projects can be availed of or by them as Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) beneficiaries.

news reg 2 pix 3 july 6 2018DAR’s Legal Services Division also conducted a 'Legal Clinic' providing hands-on legal advice to agrarian reform beneficiaries in said municipalities and discussed CARP law matters generally.

The activities were also attended by Assistant Regional Director for Operations Samuel Solomero, Agrarian Reform Chief Maria Gracia R. Sales, other DAR personnel and  CARP-stakeholders. (GCBuensalida)

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