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DAR gives recognition to 30 ARB organizations

visayan dailyThirty Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations in Negros Occidental were recognized for their good performance as Agrarian Production Credit Program borrowers in the 2nd National Agri-Fisheries Credit Program Assessment and Planning Workshop for Visayas-Mindanao held at the Mallberry Business Suite in Cagayan de Oro City March 9-10.

The ARB organizations received plaques of recognition, awarded by Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala.

APCP is a joint DA-Department of Agrarian Reform-the Land Bank of the Philippines five year credit and capacity development program designed to respond to the credit needs of ARBs on various economic projects such as agricultural crop production, agri-enterprise and livelihood projects, a press release from DAR said.

It will also address the credit needs of existing ARBs who are not yet accessing loans from formal credit market, it said.

Nineteen of the recognized ARBOs were from the southern part of the province, and were accompanied by DAR Neg. Occ. II Agrarian Reform Program Officer Lenett Rojo.
The awardees were Hacienda Pangulayan ARBF Association of Bago City; Dama Farmworkers ARB Association of La Castellana; Candumarao Cluster Association of Hinigaran; Estela Agrarian Reform Cooperative of La Carlota City; Hacienderos Agrarian Reform Cooperative of Bago City; Hacienda Agueda ARB Association of La Castellana; Hacienda Cahilamunan ARB Association of La Castellana;
Hacienda Esperanza ARB Association of La Carlota City; Hacienda Malaga-Cuenca ARC of La Castellana; Hacienda Siga-siga ARB MPC of La Castellana; Hacienda Trinidad MPC of La Castellana; Minoro-Isabel ARB Association of La Castellana; Occidental Negros ARB Planters’ Association of Kabankalan City;
Victor Lopez Agrarian Reform Cooperative of Pontevedra; Viscaya Agrarian Reform Cooperative of Pontevedra; San Enrique Multi-Purpose Cooperative of San Enrique; Kasuco Workers Agricultural Cooperative of Kabankalan City; Bajay-Patol Agrarian Reform Cooperative of Cauayan; and Mataba Women’s Association of Kabankalan City.

Eleven organizations were from northern Negros, the Dalayapan ARB Association; Don Esteban ARB Association; Hacienda Anita Farmworkers Association; PFFC Workers and ARB MPC; Hacienda Bernadita; ARB MPC; Bulilis MPC; Cambaol FMPC; Libertad MPC; CALIDAFA; CARP UBMPC, and; San Jose ARB MPC, the press release said.*KBC

Source: http://www.visayandailystar.com/2016/March/15/businessnews1.htm

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