Welcome to DAR Region V



DAR rolls out ‘mountain road’ project for Catanduanes farmers

business mirrorTHE government began mobilizing on Wednesday a P16-million farm-to-market road (FMR) project that will connect three “mountain barangays” in the town of San Andres, Catanduanes province.
 
The “mountain road,” to be constructed from Barangay San Isidro, will pass through the high terrains in Sitio Mayngaway and connect to Barangay Calmagon on the other side.
 
Regional Director Luis Bueno Jr. of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Bicol and San Andres Mayor Peter Cua led the groundbreaking rite that marked the start of the construction of the 2.8-kilometer road project recently.
 
The project will be completed within five months.
 
“This road will be a big help for residents and farmers, most of whom are agrarian-reform beneficiaries of CARP [Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program]. After construction of the road they will no longer cross small river tributaries to get from San Isidro to Mayngaway and Calamagon,” Bueno said.
 
San Andres lies in one of the rugged mountains of Catanduanes. It is surrounded by Mayngaway River, which breaks into small tributaries that spread throughout San Andres town.
 
“Here in Barangay San Isidro, farmers and residents have to cross six or more of these small tributaries to get to the next barangay or town,” Bueno said.
 
Bueno said during summer, water in these tributaries is ankle-deep up to mid-calf. But during the rainy season, the river swells and water level reaches knee-deep up to an adult person’s waist.
 
“The road that the DAR is constructing is situated along the mountain, but above these tributaries. This road will save time, money and even save their lives because waters in these tributaries are dangerous during the typhoon season, especially to schoolchildren,” Bueno said.
 
Cua promised his constituents that when the road is completed his office will sponsor a free vehicle ride to and from the area every day to help ease their transportation fare, especially the students.
 
Bueno said the completion of this mountain road will pave the way for the provision of other basic services like health, technology, transportation and educational assistance to the rural barangays of San Andres. 

Region V News

news reg 1 pix 1 may 18 2018
May 18, 2018 39

16 Masbate farmers receive land titles

MANDAON, Masbate – A total of 16 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) received their certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) in a recent distribution ceremony spearheaded by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) held at the Municipal Agrarian Reform… Read More..
news reg 1 pix 1 april 27 2018
Apr 27, 2018 71

DAR provides water and biogas facilities in Camarines Sur…

BOMBON, Camarines Sur – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) together with Camarines Sur Provincial Office II and the local government unit of Bombon joined hands in bringing community-managed potable water supply, sanitation and hygiene project (CPWASH)… Read More..
news reg 1 pix 1 march 20 2018
Mar 20, 2018 160

DAR, Pilmico forge partnership on agro-entrepreneurship…

NAGA CITY - Livelihood packages, as well as series of technical training, will be provided to selected agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations (ARBOs) and its farmer-members which will enable them to increase their household incomes through… Read More..
news reg 1 pix 1 feb 26 2018
Feb 26, 2018 247

DAR V holds joint consultation meeting for the legal and…

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Bicol Region lauded the Operations and Legal sectors for initiating the recently-concluded Joint Consultation-Meeting between two groups to discuss issues and concerns regarding the implementation of agrarian reform… Read More..

Region 5 Calendar of Activities