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"Ka Paeng" in Iloilo

news reg 2 pix 1 sept. 21 2016Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael 'Ka Paeng' Mariano today briefs the officials from the central and regional offices of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) on the new thrusts and policy directions of the DAR emphasizing on the role of the department to ensure and protect the security of tenure of its farmer beneficiaries and at the same time promote their rights and welfare to contribute to rural economy.

This developed during the 2016-2017 Strategic Planning conducted by the DAR in Iloilo attended by all officials of the department. 


DAR-CSO link arms to conduct paralegal training in Negros Occ

news reg 1 pix 1 sept. 20 2016The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Negros Occidental recently conducted a three-day paralegal training and workshop with various Civil Society Organizations to harmonize the understanding and interpretation of DAR and CSOs with regard to the administrative orders, issuances, guidelines and policies relative to the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).

Federation of Free Farmers (FFF)-Negros Occidental Chapter President Mike Baylon said the paralegal training and workshop, held at Nature’s Village Resort, Talisay City, Negros Occidental, was a result of the agreement during the series of consultative dialogues conducted last month with different CSO leaders in southern portion of Negros Occidental.

“We very much appreciate the DAR for implementing this training because of the enlightenment it provided us and it served as a proper venue to resolve different issues and concerns which usually caused misinterpretation between both parties,” Baylon said.

He also added that for almost 10 years serving as chairman of FFF, among all government agencies only the DAR-Negros Occidental initiated the said training which only reflected the honest and sincere intention of the department to create a harmonious environment with all CSOs.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer (PARPO) II Lucrecia S. Taberna said the recently held training, held at Nature’s Village Resort, Talisay City, Negros Occidental, was the first batch and attended by District 6 participants, which are composed of Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officers and CSO officers, from the cities ofKabankalan and Sipalay and the municipalities of Candoni, Cauayan, Hinoba-an, and Ilog.

“The second batch and third batch will be participated by District 5 and District 4 CSOs and MARPOs, respectively,” Taberna added.

Taberna said the training and workshop apparently shows that a stronger relationship between the DAR and CSOs are shaping. “This bond would definitely benefit our farmer-beneficiaries because the DAR and CSO would render their services to them harmoniously,” she added.

Among the participants from CSOs who attended and who will be attending the training are Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP); Damayan ng Manggagawa, Magsasaka  at Mangingisda sa Bansa (DAMMMBA), Inc.; Kaisahan tungo sa Kaunlarang Kanayunan at Repormang Pansakahan, Inc.; Movement for Agrarian and Rural Development Democratic Association Labor of Organization (MARA-DALO); Paghida-et sa Kauswagan Development Group, Inc. (PDG); National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW); Task Force Mapalad (TFM); Alternative Center for Empowerment of Rural Poor (ACERP); Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) and Federation of Free Farmers (FFF). (Drexel Glen Pajarilla)


Negrense farmers oriented on the genuine agrarian reform bill

news reg 2 pix  1 sept. 10 2016BACOLOD CITY (Sept. 10, 2016)—More than 300 farmers listened to agrarian reform Secretary Rafael Mariano and DAR lawyer Joebert Pahilga impart to them the salient points of the genuine agrarian reform bill (GARB).

Mariano said the department badly needs a new agrarian reform law that is pro-farmers. “My foremost objective of protecting and defending the rights of farmers are contained in this bill.”

“I am convinced that if GARB will be enacted or a “retooled” agrarian reform program will be made, the DAR has a sound and viable program for sustained rural development,” Mariano added.news reg 2 pix 2 sept. 10 2016

The GARB is filed in the House of Representative under House Bill 555.

Photo 1 & 2: Secretary Rafael Mariano and Atty. Joebert Pahilga explaining to farmers the merits of the genuine agrarian reform bill.

Mariano orders DAR to install 6,000 farmers by Dec. 16

news REG  1 pix 1 sept. 10 2016BACOLOD CITY (Sept. 10, 2016)—Secretary Rafael Mariano told the farmers that he has ordered the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to install 6,000 farmer-beneficiaries who were issued with writ of installation to be installed on or before December 16, 2016.

He said those who would not be installed by December would be installed within the first quarter of 2017.

He stated these during the dialogue with farmers organized by the DAR at the Bacolod Pavillion Hotel where more than 800 hundred farmers attended.

Mariano said that the department is targeting 6,000 farmer-beneficiaries issued with writ of installation to be installed as soon as possible.

“They have been waiting for too long. Most of the writs of installation issued to the famers dates back to more than 10 years,” Mariano said.

The Writ of Installation is a document issued to farmer-beneficiaries ordering the DAR’s adjudication board to place the farmers awarded with Certificates of land ownership awards (CLOAs) to take physical possession of their awarded land.

“Ang amin pong layunin ngayon [ay] walang ARB (agrarian reform beneficiary) na hindi ma-iinstall sa lupang awarded at distributed sa kanya,” Mariano stressed. (30)

Photo: Secretary Mariano being interviewed by the press present at the dialogue with farmers.

Region VI News

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September 21, 2016 13

"Ka Paeng" in Iloilo

Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael 'Ka Paeng' Mariano today briefs the officials from the central and regional offices of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) on the new thrusts and policy directions of the DAR emphasizing on the role of the department to… Read More..
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DAR-CSO link arms to conduct paralegal training in Negros…

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Negros Occidental recently conducted a three-day paralegal training and workshop with various Civil Society Organizations to harmonize the understanding and interpretation of DAR and CSOs with regard to the… Read More..
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Negrense farmers oriented on the genuine agrarian reform…

BACOLOD CITY (Sept. 10, 2016)—More than 300 farmers listened to agrarian reform Secretary Rafael Mariano and DAR lawyer Joebert Pahilga impart to them the salient points of the genuine agrarian reform bill (GARB). Mariano said the department badly needs a new… Read More..
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Mariano orders DAR to install 6,000 farmers by Dec. 16

BACOLOD CITY (Sept. 10, 2016)—Secretary Rafael Mariano told the farmers that he has ordered the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to install 6,000 farmer-beneficiaries who were issued with writ of installation to be installed on or before December 16, 2016.… Read More..

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