THE Department of Agrarian Reform Adjudication Board (DARAB) 7 reported it resolved 1,718 cases, exceeding its target of 1,367 cases for 2015.
Lawyer Rosalio T. Kintanar, regional agrarian reform adjudicator of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Central Visayas, said these cases were attributed from 660 cases in DAR Bohol, 348 cases in DAR Cebu, 330 cases in DAR Negros Oriental, 21 cases in DAR Siquijor and 359 cases in DAR 7 Office.
The DARAB has a total caseload of 1,367 for mediation, and resolved a total of 1,757 cases, which exceeded a total of 390 cases.
The cases handled by DAR adjudicators, included farmer’s ejectment from the land, pre-emption and redemption cases, fixing and collection of lease rentals, farmer’s reinstatement to or recovery of possession of the land, and cancellation of the emancipation patents under Presidential Decree 27 and certificate of land ownership awards under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), among others.
The DARAB office is a quasi-judicial court tasked to try, hear and decide cases, disputes or controversies, such as just compensation for the CARP covered landholdings.
The DARAB office commits to surpass the target with a more dedicated and higher degree of public service, accountability, and transparency consistent with the DAR core values.