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Bistoyong highlights DAR’s anti-poverty programs and projects

news reg 1 pix 1 oct. 23 2017Quezon City – The second leg of the government’s human development and poverty reduction forum dubbed as “Kilos SAMBAYANAN" (Kilos para sa Sampung Batayang Pangangailangan) was simultaneously held in six strategic locations in the country on Friday, October 20, specifically in Vigan City, Naga City, Butuan City, Davao City, Cebu City and at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management Auditorium in Quezon City.

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), together with other line agencies of the government, converged to strengthen the implementation of “Kilos Sambayanan” with the objective of addressing the 10 basic needs of the poor, specifically on food, land reform, water, shelter, health, education, work, social protection, healthy environment, peace and participation.

The program is initiated by the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) and the Presidential Communications and Operations Office (PCOO).

In her presentation on Friday, Agrarian reform Secretary Rosalina Bistoyong highlighted DAR’s anti-poverty programs and projects that benefited thousands of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) in the country.

“Agrarian reform is not just distributing lands to landless farmers. Agrarian reform through its three major components– Land Tenure Improvement (LTI), Program Beneficiaries Development (PBD) and Agrarian Justice Delivery (AJD) help the rural poor, specifically, the farmers in increasing their income and improving their living conditions,” Bistoyong emphasized.

The land, she pointed out, is the life of every farmer in the country where foods are grown, houses are founded and communities are established.

Under DAR’s support services office, farmers’ organizations and agrarian reform communities are provided with modern farm machines like threshers and heavy tractors and infrastructure projects such as bridges, farm-to-market roads, post-harvest facilities and communal irrigation systems, Bistoyong stressed.

“DAR also helps in accessing credit lines and conducts various farmers’ training on modern farming and basic business principles to help them become well-rounded farmer-businessmen,” she added.

“We are bringing Kilos SAMBAYANAN closer to the poor and marginalized sectors because our goal is to create a strong mass movement, politically and economically empowered to ensure that their needs are being addressed by their government, through active participation in governance and nationalist development,” NAPC secretary Liza Maza said.news reg 1 pix 2 oct. 23 2017

Aside from the DAR, other government agencies working on the program include the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Commission on Higher Education (CHEd).

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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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Bistoyong highlights DAR’s anti-poverty programs and…

Quezon City – The second leg of the government’s human development and poverty reduction forum dubbed as “Kilos SAMBAYANAN" (Kilos para sa Sampung Batayang Pangangailangan) was simultaneously held in six strategic locations in the country on Friday, October… Read More..
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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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