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Bohol farmers receive CLOAs

news reg 1 pix 1 march 11 2017TAGBILARAN CITY, March 10 – Sunset is hailed with smiles from agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) as they receive their Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) in the afternoon of ARB Summit in Tagbilaran City.

A total of 44 farmer-beneficiaries cheered as they receive their CLOA, covering an area of 41.2495 hectares in Jagna, Alicia, and Gatigbian.news reg 1 pix 2 march 11  2017

Agrarian reform chief Rafael “Ka Paeng” V. Mariano, together with Agrarian Reform Regional Director Alejandro S. Otacan and Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer (PARPO) Grace B. Fua, handed CLOAs to farmer-beneficiaries.

PARPO Fua says that Bohol has 97% accomplishment rate in terms of land acquisition and distribution (LAD), which means that only three percent of the 41,387 ha of agricultural land still needs to be distributed.

news reg 1 pix 3 march 11 2017Out of the 122 agrarian reform beneficiary organizations (ARBOs) assisted by the DAR in the province of Bohol, there are eight ARBOs or cooperatives who are already millionaires.

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Mariano: Free land distribution in PDu30's PDP 2017-2022

news reg 55555TAGBILARAN CITY, March 10 – Free land distribution, at the core of genuine and comprehensive agrarian reform is one of the six sector outcome and legislative agenda backed by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's 2017-2022 Philippine Development Plan (PDP).

This was announced today by the DAR Secretary Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano before the 122 agrarian reform beneficiary organizations (ARBOs) during the agrarian reform beneficiaries' (ARBs) Summit in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.

PDP 2017-2022 is the first concrete step towards the realization of AmBisyon Natin 2040 of President Duterte that aims the country to be a prosperous middle class society where no one is poor, people live long and healthy lives, and are smart and innovative.

President Duterte promised to study the proposal of the Presidential Agrarian Reform Council (PARC) Executive Committee to certify Genuine Agrarian Reform Bill (GARB) or House Bill 555 as urgent during the PARC Council Meeting last Feb 28.

Free land distribution covers all public and private agricultural lands exceeding five hectares; lands that have been declared and/or reserved for non-agricultural uses but remain unutilized and undeveloped; and lands that have been reclassified or converted for commercial, industrial or residential uses but have remained undeveloped and previously used for agricultural purposes.

Other sector outcomes and legislative agenda mainly pushed by DAR are: security of tenure, condonation of interest in the non-payment of amortization, utilization of coconut levy fund, free irrigation services, and agrarian justice.

Security of tenure aims to ensure that awarded lands are in the hands and control of farmer-beneficiaries.

The DAR pushes that coco levy funds will be solely used by and for the benefit of coconut farmers as it is a money extracted from the fruits of their labor.

Abolition of irrigation and service fees as small farmers cannot afford to pay fees imposed by the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) on its national irrigation system.

Agrarian Justice on Wheels program concentrates on bringing justice through the Department of Agrarian Reform Adjudication Board (DARAB) at the grassroots level for speedy resolution of disputes related to tenurial arrangements and help case decongestion. This is similar to Justice on Wheels by the Supreme Court.

These sector outcomes and legislative agenda are anchored to the DAR's policy thrusts and directions relating to the protection of farmers and ensuring their security of tenure; promotion of farmer's rights and welfare; contribution to rural development; and help in ensuring food security.

Towards the end of the ARB Summit, the agrarian chief said that “the DAR will use its quasi-judicial and quasi-legislative powers to defend and assert the rights of farmers.”

“May natatanging pwesto ang DAR sa pag-depensa sa karapatan ng magsasaka, pero ang pinagsamang lakas ng mag-uuma, manggagawang bukid, at magsasaka ang siyang tunay na lakas para madepensahan ang karapatan ng magbubukid. Ang pangunahing maaasahan ng mga magsasaka sa pag-depensa ng kanyang lupa ay walang sinuman kundi ang kanyang sarili at pinagsama-samang lakas ng magsasaka at maasahan niyo dito ang tulong ng DAR,” Mariano added.

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DAR turns over CP-WASH project in Cebu

news reg 3 pix 1 march 3 2017The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned over a P159,000 worth of community-managed potable water supply, sanitation and hygiene (CP-WASH) project to Esperanza Farmers Association (ESFA) in  Esperanza, Aloquinsan, Cebu to increase farmers income in the area.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II, Elvira B. Bation said the project is composed of the provision of one biogas (5 cu. m.), one rain collector (5 cu. m.), one iron removal filter, and two biosand filter.

Bation said the DAR-Cebu project gained financial support and counterpart fund from the local government unit (LGU) and Esperanza Farmers Association.

news reg 3 pix 2 march 3 2017news reg 3 pix 3 march 3 2017“Methane is one of the most valuable components of biogas as it can replace the conventional use of fuels like kerosene and firewood and can substitute almost the required consumption of firewood in the rural household,” Bation said.

She said that with the project now providing unlimited supply of fuel through the biogas, and with the construction of potable water system, it is expected that the association can gain additional profit from the catering and hog raising business they are venturing.

“The output from the digester (digested waste) is actually a high quality organic liquid fertilizer.  ESFA sells it at P20 per gallon to non-members, while members are given a discounted price of P15/gallon.  Farmers also need not buy expensive and hazardous chemical fertilizers with this organic liquid fertilizer.” Bation added.

She encouraged them to work hard and make their land productive and assured them that more support services will be provided by the DAR to their association in the coming years.

During the turnover ceremony, Certificates of Training were given to four farmers who have successfully attended and completed the hands-on training of para-engineers on CP-WASH Project. They are now called Para-Engineers.

These new group of para-engineers are tasked to assist other farmers in their area for them to have their own source of potable water supply and biogas project.news reg 3 pix 4 march 3 2011117

Also present during the turn-over and acceptance ceremony held at the ESFA Training Center, Esperanza, Aloguinsan, Cebu, were the Vice Mayor and Councilors of the Municipality of Aloguinsan, Cebu, MARPO Nestor Castro, Barangay Captain of Esperanza, Aloguinsan, Hon. Guadalupe Lapina, other barangay officials, and the Officers and Members of the Esperanza Farmers Association headed by their President, Ms. Susana G. Laña. (Yuna Elluza D. Kintanar)

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DAR turns over P1.49-M infrastructure projects in Cebu

piaQUEZON CITY, Feb. 22 - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned over P 1.49-million worth of infrastructure projects to boost the economic lives of agrarian reform beneficiaries in San Remigio, Cebu.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Elvira B. Bation said P810,000 worth of road opening project and a foot bridge costing P680,000  were constructed in Barangay Gaway-gaway to provide faster access to transport farmers’ farm products to various markets.

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Bohol farmers receive CLOAs

TAGBILARAN CITY, March 10 – Sunset is hailed with smiles from agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) as they receive their Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) in the afternoon of ARB Summit in Tagbilaran City.A total of 44 farmer-beneficiaries cheered… Read More..
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Mariano: Free land distribution in PDu30's PDP 2017-2022

TAGBILARAN CITY, March 10 – Free land distribution, at the core of genuine and comprehensive agrarian reform is one of the six sector outcome and legislative agenda backed by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's 2017-2022… Read More..
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DAR turns over CP-WASH project in Cebu

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned over a P159,000 worth of community-managed potable water supply, sanitation and hygiene (CP-WASH) project to Esperanza Farmers Association (ESFA) in Esperanza, Aloquinsan, Cebu to increase farmers income… Read More..
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DAR turns over P1.49-M infrastructure projects in Cebu

QUEZON CITY, Feb. 22 - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned over P 1.49-million worth of infrastructure projects to boost the economic lives of agrarian reform beneficiaries in San Remigio, Cebu.Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II… Read More..

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