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Farm business schools for Cebu farmers

news reg 1 pix 1 sept. 30 2017Agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) will soon have the opportunity to improve their business acumen as the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) establishes farm business schools in Toledo City and in Asturias.

The DAR represented by Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Elvira B. Bation forged an agreement with the mayors of Toledo City and Asturias, and officials of Agricultural Training Institute of the Department of Agriculture (DA-ATI) for the establishment of the two farm business schools.

Bation said the farm business school aims to teach ARBs on developing their farm enterprises and making their operations profitable. “We want them to be responsive to market demands,” Bation said.news reg 1 pix 2 sept. 30 2017

The farmers will be taught on bookkeeping, cash flows, market surveys, labor, product selling, product costing and proper packaging of their products.

The student-farmers are the members of the Talavera United Farmers’ Association (TUFA), of Talavera, Toledo City, and the farmer-members of Bag-ong Kusog sa Mag-uuma (BAKUMA) and Bago-Lunas United Communal Irrigators Association, (BLUCIA), of Barangay Bago and Lunas, Asturias, Cebu.

“The farmers will undergo an interactive learning process where the farmers learn from each other. The facilitators will be there to guide them,” Bation said.

Under the program, 30 to 35 farmer-participants will undergo series of group-based, 25-day training sessions. 

“These sessions would develop their capacity in running a profitable farm business by honing them to become better farm managers and entrepreneurs,” explained Bation.

news reg 1 pix 3 sept. 30 2017The Farm Business School (FBS) is implemented by the DAR in selected agrarian reform communities in collaboration with the Agricultural Training Institute of the Department of Agriculture (DA-ATI), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO-UN), and the local government units concerned. (Yuna Kintanar)

Photo 1: Hon. Jose Antonio T. Pintor, Municipal Mayor, Asturias, Cebu with PARPO Elvira B. Bation, sign the memorandum of agreement during the FBS launching held at the Conference Room, Municipal Hall, Asturias, Cebu.

Photo 2: PARPO Elvira Bation giving her message at the FBS Launching in Talavera, Toledo City.

Photo 3: PARPO Bation and Mayor Pintor (seated center) pose with officials of DAR, DA and coopeartives.  Standing from left are DF Lorna Brigoli, CARPO Ferdinand Yu, Municipal Agriculturist Jade P. Mesias, and Engr. Armand Gerra Coyoca Armand. Seated with Mayor Pintor and PARPO Bation, MARPO Jennette Oporto, the barangay officials in Lunas and Bago, Asturias, Cebu, and the Cahirpersons of the farmers association recipients of the project.

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DAR distributes land in Argao, Cebu

news reg 1 pix 1 sept. 28 2017The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently distributed a total of 4.2955 hectares of untitled private agricultural lands to 30 farmers of Argao, Cebu.

The distributed lands located in barangay Cansuje, Mandilikit, Tulang, Lapay, Balisong, Anajao, Lengigon, and Mompeller, all in the municipality of Argao were issued with certificates of land ownership Award (CLOA). 

Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officer (MARPO) Liza Toroy said the land titles are just the first step towards more support from the governments because aside from providing lands to the agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) the DAR provides support services projects to the farmers and the communities.

“Support services include training programs, construction and rehabilitations of Infrastructure Facilities,  access to basic social services, and many more to ensure holistic support for the farmers,” Toroy said.

MARPO Toroy, Chief Agrarian Reform Program Officer Lilian Guanzon, Argao Mayor Dr. Stanley Caminero, and other public officials facilitated the formal awarding of  the CLOAs to the ARBs held at Barangay Butong Training Center, Argao, Cebu.

Mayor Caminero encouraged the farmers to work harder as he is very much willing to extend more support to hasten  socio-economic development in the town of Argao which is now classified as first class municipality.

On the other hand, the representatives from the DAR Cebu Legal Division gave inputs on farmers rights and obligations.  

They were further encouraged to actively participate in their farmers organization as the support services from the government are channelled through their organization. 

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Agrarian Reform Justice on Wheels works in Bohol

news reg 3 pix 1 aug 17 2017The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently implemented the Agrarian Reform Justice on Wheels (ARJOW) to advance the adjudication of agrarian disputes, resolution of agrarian law implementation (ALI) cases and agrarian legal assistance to farmers in Bohol. 

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II (PARPO II) Grace B. Fua said the   Department of Agrarian Reform Adjudication Board (DARAB) through Provincial Agrarian Reform Adjudicator (PARAD) Atty. Nellie S. Canillas conducted a hearing on a 17-year-old ejectment case in Barangay San Isidro, Mabini, Bohol  instead at the Office of the PARAD in Tagbilaran City.news reg 3 pix 3 aug 17 2017

Fua said  the case has come to its end when a compromise agreement and leasehold contract were forged between landowner Apolonio Tuyogon as represented by his son Transitu Tuyogon and Peter Barloso, now a new leaseholder of  the 1,500 square meters agricultural land  planted with coconut and 8,345 sq. m. riceland located in San Roque, Mabini.

Fua disclosed that one among the ten directives under the administration of Secretary Rafael Mariano during his State of Agrarian Address (SOAR) is the implementation of the Agrarian Reform Justice on Wheels (ARJOW) which will bring legal services closer to the people.

news reg 3 pix 2 aug 17 2017The other staff who accompanied PARAD Canillas include Alma Lilibeth Bantugan, Acting Chief of the Agrarian Legal Services (ALS), Legal Assistant II Donald Doron, Stenographer Liza Sosoter and DAR Municipal Staff MARPO Anacleta Ancog and Development Facilitator Malou Quinlog. (Ma. Lydia D. Bantugan, LA II/PIO DAR Bohol)

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DARAB Bohol Conducts Assessment and Catch-Up Planning

news reg 2 pix 1 aug 17 2017The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently conducted a three-day 1st Semester Assessment of Accomplishment and Catch-Up Strategic Planning in Bohol. 

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Grace B. Fua said  the Assessment of Accomplishment and Catch-Up Strategic Planning was an opportunity to raise issues and concerns with solutions from proper authorities.

Fua welcomed the participants while Provincial Agrarian Reform Adjudicator (PARAD) Atty. Nellie S. Canillas of DARAB Bohol gave the rationale of the said activity. 

PARAD Canillas said the joint activity which  was participated by the DAR Division Chiefs, Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officers, Legal and DARAB Bohol staff  aims to assess the performance of the DARAB and the Agrarian Legal Service (ALS) Division during the first semester of 2017 and to ensure the attainment of the target for the year.news reg 2 pix 2 aug 17 2017

Apart from the assessment the following issues were also discussed to facilitate DARAB’s accomplishment which includes the ten directives of  Secretary Rafael V. Mariano as pronounced in the State of the Agrarian Address (SOAR) and discussed by  Regional Agrarian Reform Adjudicator (RARAD) of Region VI and VII Atty. Rosalio T. Kintanar.

Board Member DARAB Central Office Atty. Jim Coleto on the other hand discussed the Rules on Agrarian Law Implementation (ALI) Cases and Latest Jurisprudence, Rules on Cancellation of CLOAs and Eps and latest jurisprudence on DARAB Rules and Procedures.  

news reg 2 pix 3 aug 17 2017Rules on Execution of Judgment was discussed by Atty. Corazon Espinas and Ma. Venida V. Alejandro both from DARAB Central Office; Legal Case Monitoring System (LCMS) by Ms. Sheila T. David, LCMS National Point Person and the Discussion on the New Directives on Land Tenure Security by DAR Assistant Director Engr. Joey G. Sumatra of the Bureau of Land Tenure Improvement.

PARPO Fua and PARAD Canillas graced the distributions of certificates to the participants and the giving of Certificates of Appreciation to the resource persons. (Ma. Lydia D. Bantugan).

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Region VII News

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Farm business schools for Cebu farmers

Agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) will soon have the opportunity to improve their business acumen as the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) establishes farm business schools in Toledo City and in Asturias.The DAR represented by Provincial Agrarian Reform… Read More..
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DAR distributes land in Argao, Cebu

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently distributed a total of 4.2955 hectares of untitled private agricultural lands to 30 farmers of Argao, Cebu.The distributed lands located in barangay Cansuje, Mandilikit, Tulang, Lapay, Balisong, Anajao,… Read More..
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Agrarian Reform Justice on Wheels works in Bohol

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently implemented the Agrarian Reform Justice on Wheels (ARJOW) to advance the adjudication of agrarian disputes, resolution of agrarian law implementation (ALI) cases and agrarian legal assistance to farmers in… Read More..
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DARAB Bohol Conducts Assessment and Catch-Up Planning

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently conducted a three-day 1st Semester Assessment of Accomplishment and Catch-Up Strategic Planning in Bohol. Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Grace B. Fua said the Assessment of Accomplishment and… Read More..

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