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DAR support services continue

piaNEGROS OCCIDENTAL, July 15 (PIA6) - - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) gave out loans, certificates of land ownership award (CLOA) and citations to program beneficiaries as part of their support services during the 26th anniversary celebration of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program here.

More than P35 million worth of loans as part of the Agrarian Production Credit Program (APCP) were turned over to 10 agrarian reform beneficiary organizations (ARBOs) while seven ARBOs are awaiting release of another P30-million worth of loan.

Meanwhile, 13 ARBOs fully paid their APCP loans for Crop Year 2013-2014 worth P29,607,387.

APCP is a joint DA-DAR-LBP five year credit and capacity development program designed to respond to the credit needs of ARB organizations.

During the celebration, DAR also distributed CLOAs to 319 farmer beneficiaries sharing a total 302 hectares of land acquired by DAR either through Voluntary Offer to Sell, Compulsory Acquisition or Operational Lease Transfer from 25 landholdings.

DAR also recognized 10 of its scholars who graduated Magna Cum Laude and Cum Laude’s this year through its Programang Agraryong Iskolar (PAI).

Magna Cum Laude graduates were Joan Granda, Gerald Bello and Daisy Dalguntas while Cum Laude graduates were Jeannie Dimasuay, Gemma Valenzuela, June Rey Manaog, Glennamhae Tambora, Jyrene Marie Alipio, Chrismie Ching and Jason Jungco.

These scholars took up bachelor courses at the different campuses of the Central Philippine State University and graduated in April this year.

Since 2005 to date, the PAI was able to produce a total of 133 graduates.*(JSC/EAD-PIA6 Negros Occidental)

Source: http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=1031405407717

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