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DAR distributes land titles to 262 Negros Oriental farmers

news reg 2 pix 1 april 24 2018The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Negros Oriental distributed certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) to 262 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Mabinay, Negros Oriental.

The new landowners cheered and were thankful as they received their CLOAs “as proof of ownership” during a distribution ceremony on Thursday, April 5 held in Mabinay Spring.

The distributed landholdings involved 35 private agricultural lands with a total area of 388.78 hectares covered under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).

The lands are located in 15 barangays namely: Abis, Bugnay, Banban, Pantao, Campanun-an, Himocdongon, Manlingay, Pantao, Mayapusi, Luyang, Hagtu, Old Namangka, Lumbangan,Tara and Inapoy in Mabinay town.

Farmer-beneficiaries Benedicto Redulla and Romulo Delubio of Barangay Lumbangan who used to till the land formerly owned by Romulo Tirambulo said they are thankful to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the DAR.

“I now have something to leave my children with when I die,” farmer Redulla said.

Another farmer-beneficiary, Norberto Cabalin, of Barangay Manlingay, said that he is grateful for DAR’s program and for giving his family the opportunity to farm the 1.5-hectare land as his own now.

“This [land] will greatly help us in elevating our standard of living, especially for our children,” he added.

DAR Undersecretary for Field Operations Karlo S. Bello led the land title distribution together with DAR-7 Regional Director Alejandro Otacan, Assistant Regional Directors Engr. Eliasem Castillo and Atty. Josephus Baterna, Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Atty. Louie Naranjo and Mabinay Mayor Ernie "Jango" Uy.

Bello said the department is working hard to give CLOAs to farmers who have tilled the land for years.

“Since there are areas where landowners still resist the CARP, they sometimes tend to be fierce. We have coordinated with the Philippine National Police to continue to give farmers and DAR personnel assistance in dealing with resistant landowners,” Bello added.news reg 2 pix 2 april 24 2018

In his message, Regional Director Otacan inspired the farmers by telling them that they have now the chance to prosper like every other Filipino and reminded them to give life to the land which gives life to everyone.

Assistant Regional Director Baterna, on the other hand, told the farmers that the title is now a proof of their ownership and emphasized that knowing their rights and obligations will give life to those land titles.

Assistant Regional Director Castillo also noticed that not one person there was frowning and meant that everyone is happy to receive a title.

PARPO Naranjo discussed the rights and obligations of a farmer-beneficiary and ensured them the support services delivery of DAR together with the partnership with other line agencies and the local government unit to make their lands more productive.

Mayor Uy also expressed hopes that with the solution that DAR has introduced, it will help the municipality of Mabinay in increasing their local revenues and on their collection of land taxes.

Other officials present during land distribution ceremony were PARPO I Sherwin Tubog, Mabinay PNP Chief of Police, Police Senior Inspector Felicisimo Aranas Jr., 2Lt Noredin Manguda of the Philippine Army, OIC Chief Agrarian Reform Program Officer (CARPO) for Land Tenure Improvement Division (LTID) Algerico Navarro, Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officers Elizabeth Meneses and Eliseo Salvo, Municipal Councilor Elan Cadayday, Municipal Assessor Bernadeth Guanzon, Municipal Treasurer Elvira Torres, and barangay captains from Campanun-an, Mayapusi,Tara, Himocdongon, and Abis. (Rosanna Gay Visitacion, Regional Information Officer)

Photo 1: Undersecretary Karlo S. Bello congratulates a farmer-beneficiary while handing over her CLOA. Looking on is DAR Regional Director Alejandro Otacan.

Photo 2: DAR officials pose with the 265 farmer-beneficiaries

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DAR trains farmers to become entrepreneurs

news reg 1 pix 1 april 24 2018CEBU CITY—The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Cebu recently launched a Farm Business School (FBS) program in Carmen, Toledo City and Colonia, Tuburan to help farmers build knowledge and skills on agricultural business to make their farms more profitable.

This project came about after the DAR, with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Agriculture (DA), DA-Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI), and the local government units (LGUs) signed a memorandum of agreement to help farmer-beneficiaries from the said areas.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Elvira B. Bation said the soon-to-be “farm-entrepreneurs” will undergo 25 sessions of farm business school for four months where they will learn the business side of agriculture using their own local environment as the FBS program takes the school to the farmers.

“The learning process will be interactive as the farmers will learn from each other. The facilitators will be there to teach and develop their capacity in running a profitable farm business by honing the farmers into becoming better farm managers and entrepreneurs that can respond to business and market requirements,” added Bation.

The beneficiaries of the FBS are members of the Carmen Farmers Association (CAFA), of Toledo City, and the Panaghugpong sa Molupyo sa Colonia (PAMOCO) of Tuburan.news reg 1 pix 2 april 24 2018

The farm business school is established by the DAR, DA-ATI and the LGUs of Toledo and Tuburan. (Yuna Kintanar, DAR-Cebu information officer)

Photo 1: Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer Elvira B. Bation and Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officer Gersyval Vestal sign the memorandum of agreement with the barangay officials of Carmen, Toledo City headed by Punong Barangay Miguel Bastillas Ipis held at the CAFA Training Center.

Photo 2: (L-R) Colonia Barangay Captain Rodelo Mercado Diamante, Provincial Agrarian Reform Coordinating Committee Representative & PAMOCO Member Gildegardo Dela Rama, MPDO of Tuburan Ma. Jasmine P. Sombelon, PARPO Elvira B. Bation, and CARPO of Regional Support Services Division Ferdinand Yu during the signing of the memorandum of agreement held at the covered court of Colonia, Tuburan, Cebu.

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128 Bohol farmers now proud owners of lands they till

news reg 1 pix 1 jan. 18 2018TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol – The long wait is over as hope moved towards the lives of 128 Boholano farmers who received their individual certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) in a turn-over ceremony held at Dao Diamond Hotel in this city on Thursday, January 18.

“Wala ko nagdahom nga matinuod ni. Kaniadto mga pasalig lang nga mahatagan mig titulo. Ning bag-o lang nakadungod ko nga gipapaspasan ni Presidente Duterte ang proseso aron marelease ang mga CLOA. Abi kog parehas ra sa mga saad niadto. Tinuod gyud diay (I did not expect this will come true. There were promises before that land titles will be released to us. Recently, I heard that President Duterte ordered to fast-track the processing of CLOAs. I thought it was just another promise. It came out to be true)” said Crispiniano Fuerzas, 54, married with two children from Barangay Maitum, Catigbian, Bohol.

Fuerzas was among the 128 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) who received his CLOA last Thursday here. Filled with gladness, he expressed gratitude to the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte and the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) for the land title he now possesses.

Another farmer-beneficiary, Anecito Granaderos, 57, married with six children from Barangay Mahayag, San Miguel town said he has been farming the more than one hectare of land for more than 20 years.

It is only during the administration of President Duterte and the present leadership of DAR that he is assured of land ownership, he added.news reg 1 pix 2 jan. 18 2018

The CLOA distribution was led by Undersecretary Karlo S. Bello of DAR Field Operations Office who represented Secretary Castriciones together with Director Leomides R. Villareal of the Public Assistance and Media Relations Service (PAMRS), Director Alejandro S. Otacan of DAR Region 7 and PARPO II Grace B. Fua of DAR Bohol Province.

Other DAR officials in Region 7 and Bohol province present during the ceremony include Asst. Reg. Dir. Eliasem P. Castillo and PARAD DAR Bohol chief Atty. Nellie S. Canillas.

Bohol Governor Edgar M. Chatto also graced the ceremony and called on the ARBs to develop fully their landholdings.

The governor also recognized the contributions of DAR to the overall efforts of the provincial government of Bohol to bring down the poverty incidence in the area.

Landlessness and land problems, Chatto said, are among the root causes of poverty and conflicts in Bohol.

The CLOAs distributed covered around 103.5351 hectares of land in various municipalities in Bohol Province.

The towns include Carmen with 8.2725 hectares covered; Catigbian with 17.4924 hectares; Getafe with 5.4217 and 19.5585 hectares; Danao with 12.3711 hectares; Pilar with 13.6240 and 2.1319 hectares; San Miguel with 0.4473 and 8.2445 hectares; Sierra Bullones with 5.6982 hectares; and Guindulman with 10.2730 hectares.

news reg 1 pix 3 jan. 18 2018Bello lauded the efforts of the officials and employees of DAR in Bohol for the fast processing and the release of CLOAs and emphasized the impact of their exertions to the lives of the 128 ARBs.

He also reiterated the rallying point of President Duterte’s mandate to DAR, and that is to accelerate the processing and release of individual land titles to the poor farmers.

Earlier this month, Secretary John R. Castriciones cited the 92-percent accomplishment of DAR last year, describing such feat as an outstanding one.

The new DAR chief vowed to pursue the department’s cause to uplift the lives of poor farmers in the country.

Villareal, for his part, reminded the ARBs that aside from CLOA distribution, DAR is also mandated to provide the beneficiaries with support programs and services that will help them develop their farms and improve their lives, while PARPO Fua thanked the landowners who allowed their lands to be covered under the agrarian reform program of the government.

“Let us give thanks to President Duterte for the continuation of the land reform program. This is the reason why you receive your land titles today,” Director Otacon said.news reg 1 pix 4 jan. 18 2018

He added that there were attempts in the past to stop of implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) but the present administration decided to proceed with the land reform and distribution programs.

“We will continue with the program. We have the support of the President,” Otacan pointed out.

Photos 1 and 4: 128 agrarian reform beneficiaries in the province of Bohol received their land titles during the distribution ceremony held in Tagbilaran City on Thursday, January 18. The event was graced by DAR Undersecretary Karlo S. Bello, Governor Edgar M. Chatto, Director Leomides R. Villareal, Director Alejandro S. Otacan and PARPO Grace B. Fua.

Photo 2: Usec. Karlo S. Bello of field operations office represented DAR Secretary John R. Castriciones during the distribution of land titles to 128 farmers in Tagbilaran City, Bohol on Thursday, January 18.

Photo 3: Bohol Governor Edgar M. Chatto graced the distribution of land titles to 128 agrarian reform beneficiaries held on Thursday, January 18 in Tagbilaran City.

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19 farmers in Cebu thank Pres. Duterte for new land titles

news reg 2 pix 1 dec. 8 2017CEBU CITY – After years of dreaming to own the farms they till, 19 farmers from the towns of Ronda, Alcantara, Badian, and Barili, Cebu now realized their aspirations after receiving 21 certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).

The farmers expressed appreciation to the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the leadership of OIC Secretary Rosalina L. Bistoyong for the fulfillment of their dreams.  

The covered landholdings involved a total land area of 21.2299 hectares, covering some areas of barangays Tupas, Ronda, Candabong, Solagmaya and Calanglang of Badian town and barangay Cagay and Patupat in Barili, Cebu province. 

OIC-Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Elvira B. Bation, who led the distribution of CLOAs encouraged the farmer-beneficiaries to be active in their respective organizations to avail the support programs and services of DAR.

“Make your lands productive and become part of the continuing effort of the government on food security,” Bation said.

Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officer (MARPO) Nestor Castro, on the other hand, reminded the farmers of their rights and obligations to their newly-acquired lands.

DAR has also provided the beneficiaries with support services that include training programs, construction, and rehabilitation of infrastructure facilities and access to basic social services to boost their capabilities.

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