The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) turned over P5.7-million worth of infrastructure in Negros Occidental to improve the living conditions of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in the community.
Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Lucresia Taberna said ARBs in Barangay General Malvar in Pontevedra town can now utilize the P2.2-million farm-to-market road that stretches from the main highway to Purok 1. A P1-million warehouse was also turned over to the community. Aside from agricultural facilities, DAR also constructed a two-classroom building with comfort rooms that costs P1.5 million – that will benefit 189 students, most of them children of ARBs. (Ellalyn B. de Vera)