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DAR Secretary meets ARBOs, personnel in Bicol

secr5 01DAR Secretary Virgilio De Los Reyes spent quality time with the agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) of agrarian reform communities (ARCs) May-Ogob and Pinit in Ocampo, Camarines Sur during his visit to DAR Bicol, September 2-4, 2014.

He devoted his time threshing out concerns and issues affecting the farmers in said areas. For one, the May-Ogob Agrarian Reform Cooperative’s (MOARC) concern regarding the need for better irrigation systems in the area, which currently has only one existing irrigation system, not enough to sustain the needs of the farmers. The Secretary advised the MOARC officers and members to come up with resolution so that it can be addressed by the concerned government agency.

secr5 02The Secretary also interacted with the all-female members of the Farmers Field School in May-Ogob agrarian reform community (ARC), a recipient of the P40,000 seed money from DAR, used to train 35 members on Organic Vegetable Production under the supervision of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in partnership with the local government unit of Ocampo. The FFS project is supported by Third District Rep. Leni G. Robredo as a food production unit of the newly implemented Partnership Against Hunger & Poverty (PAHP) of the government.

A one-on-one discussion with the officers of the Pinit Irrigators Association (PIA) in Pinit, Ocampo was likewise facilitated by the Secretary to establish personal connection while individual concerns were being heard out. The PIA is composed of 124 ARBs and 28 non-ARBs servicing 110 hectares of riceland in the area.


Sec. De Los Reyes also visited two of the three ARCs in Ocampo, Camarines Sur which formed part of the last leg of his three-day visit in the region. He covered four provinces -- Masbate, Sorsogon, Albay, and Camarines Sur, where he met DAR officials and employees in each area to thresh out various matters related to the tasks to be accomplished by the Department.

secr5 03He urged everyone to stay focused on work and avail of the courses offered by the Department in upgrading their skills. Everyone, he said, must be armed with appropriate know-how to synchronize with the changing times.

“The interest of the ARBs is equal to the interest of the DAR personnel. The same attention and concern must be given to the personnel who work hard to serve the ARBs,” he said. (Ma. Trinise General)

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