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DAR distributes P92-M facilities to NegOcc Arbos

sunstarTHE Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) through its Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity Economic Support Services (Arccess) program will distribute Wednesday, June 1, P91.37 million worth of common service facilities (CSFs) to 16 agrarian reform beneficiary organizations (Arbos) in Negros Occidental. The turn-over ceremony highlights the province’s celebration of the 28th anniversary of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (Carp) implementation in a program at the Bacolod Pavillon Hotel.

Milagros Flores, provincial agrarian reform program officer I of DAR Negros Occidental-North, told Sun.Star Bacolod the CSFs mainly include 16 units of brand new 10-wheeler dump trucks amounting to P5.71 million each.

Of which, eight units worth P45.68 million will be given to eight Arbos from the northern part of the province while seven units amounting to P39.97 million will be released to beneficiaries in the south.

“These Arbos will each receive one unit of dump truck,” Flores said.

One organization in the north has yet to pass the garage inspection before they can receive the same facility, she added.

Stephen Leonidas, regional director of DAR in Negros Island Region, said the Arccess program mainly aims to increase farm productivity, improve the net income of the recipient-farmers and their respective organizations, and sustain their livelihood through provision of support services.

Moreover, DAR officials reiterated that the project is a strategic intervention to retain the awarded lands of ARBs by helping them in easing their farming activities and lessen expenses, and providing engagement in agri-based and related enterprises.

Under the program’s trust agreement, Flores said that facilities are revocable, or can be taken back by DAR if beneficiaries violate certain conditions.

These violations include underutilization, or failure to maximize the use of facilities to increase farm profitability; pawning or selling of equipment; and failure to set aside funds through a separate account to ensure capital expenditures like acquisition of additional facility.

“(DAR conducts) regular monitoring and assessment to ensure that common service facilities are utilized accordingly by the recipient-Arbos,” Flores said.

Source: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/bacolod/business/2016/06/01/dar-distributes-p92-m-facilities-negocc-arbos-476956

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