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DAR-Eastern Visayas resolves 1,690 agrarian cases

news reg 4 pix 1 july 26 2018A heavy burden is lifted off the shoulders of problematic agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Eastern Visayas as the Department of Agrarian Reform Adjudication Board (DARAB) reportedly resolved 1,690 agrarian cases in the last six months.

DAR Regional Director Shiela Enciso reported, during the department’s 2018 mid-year performance review and planning session held in Tagaytay City, that of the targeted 1,354 agrarian cases, 1,690 cases were adjudicated upon by the DARAB.

The DARAB is a quasi-judicial body that determines and adjudicates all agrarian reform matters involving implementation of agrarian reform, except those falling under the exclusive original jurisdiction of the Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Dept. of Agriculture (DA).

“Resolving cases, mediation and legal representation are among the legal services we give our ARBs for free. We are stepping up our legal strategies and streamlining our legal procedures to help more farmers,” Enciso said.

The DAR’s performance review and planning session is currently being conducted from July 24-27, to resolve and address problems in implementing agrarian reform.

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DAR turns over P18.4-M farm-to market road for farmers

news reg 1 pix 1 july 24 2018STA. MARGARITA, Samar -  The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned-over P18.4-million worth of road project that would serve as an alternate route for farmers in an upland area.

DAR Assistant Regional Director Ismael Aya-ay, who led the turnover and inauguration rites, said the 3.1-kilometer road would provide the more than 1,600 residents of the community, wherein 180 are agrarian reform beneficiaries, faster access to other villages and various markets.

“Instead of passing by the national highway, farmers can already pass through the mountain in going to other communities. The area is also accessible now to all types of vehicles,” Aya-ay said.

Meanwhile, Sta. Margarita Mayor Gemma Zosa expressed her gratitude to the DAR for the road project as it opened more opportunities to market the farmers’ products, thus a higher income.

She encouraged the farmers to produce more of the “kalinayan rice” or the “red rice” which according to her, a well-known department store in Metro Manila is willing to tie-up with their municipality in the marketing of this product.news reg 1 pix 2 july 24 2018

The cost of the project, implemented under the second phase of the Agrarian Reform Communities Project (ARCP-II), was shared by the national government thru a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the local government of Sta. Margarita.

Under the agreement between the ARCP-II and the local government, the recipients should allocate funds for the maintenance of the project within 10 years. Otherwise, the recipients will be shouldering the loan portion of the national government turning grant into a liability.

news reg 1 pix  3 july 24 2018Samar Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer-I Segundino Pagliawan  said the project was supposedly a road opening and spot concreting only. However, thru the efforts of the local government unit (LGU) under the administration of Mayor Zosa, the farm-to-market road project passing thru the mountain area is almost completely concreted.

The road project is implemented under the Program Beneficiaries Development component of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).

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DAR renovates 2 farm-to-market roads in Leyte

news reg 1 pix 1 july 23 2018MATALOM, Leyte--Farmers and residents in two remote villages here see greater economic opportunities as the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) renovated two dilapidated farm-to market roads that leads to market and trading centers.

Assistant Regional Director for Program Beneficiaries Development Ismael Aya-ay led the turnover of the 3.7-kilometer Esperanza-San Vicente road and the 2.69-kilometer Elevado-President Garcia road.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Paulina Canales said that after the renovation, the two remote villages of San Vicente and President Garcia are now passable by all types of vehicles.

“About five thousand residents and around 900 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) are now benefitting from these rehabilitated roads,” said Canales.

The roads, worth ₱18.6-million, was improved and concreted through the Agrarian Reform Communities Project (ARCP-II).news reg 1 pix 2 july 23 2018

Chairman Avelino Acasio of Barangay Esperanza was thankful their road was improved from what used to be a trail where only single motorcycles could pass in going to adjacent Barangay San Vicente. Now, he disclosed that all types of vehicles can already penetrate the area making hauling of farm products for trading fast and easier.

Chairwoman Elda Gato of Barangay President Garcia on the other hand said that with the improvement of the Elevado-President Garcia road, they are now envied by other villages.

Meanwhile, Barangay Elevado Chairman Roselito Palen shared that they find it easy now to travel whether in going to the mountains or in going to the town proper.

news reg 1 pix 3 july 23 2018In acceptance, Mayor Eric Pajulio thanked DAR for all the assistance it has extended to his town. He likewise encouraged the recipient barangays to allocate funds from their Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) for the maintenance of the roads. (Jose Alsmith L. Soria, Information Officer)

Photo 1:  DAR Assistant Regional Director Ismael Aya-ay and Mayor Eric Pajulio (4th and 3rd from left) cut the ceremonial ribbon during the turnover and inauguration rites of two rehabilitated roads in Matalom, Leyte’s remote villages.

Photo 2:  The rehabilitated Esperanza-San Vicente farm-to-market road.

Photo 3:  The rehabilitated Elevado-President Garcia farm-to-market road.

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DAR Eastern Visayas celebrates 30 years of CARP, opens agraryo-trade fair

news reg 2 pix 1 june 14 2018.jpegThe Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Eastern Visayas recently opened a mini-agraryo-trade fair in its regional office compound in Tacloban City to commemorate 30 years of implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) in the county.

The four-day trade fair highlights the celebration showcasing the growth of the agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) from ordinary tillers to enterprising ARB organizations (ARBOs).

All five DAR provincial offices in Eastern Visayas were provided a booth for ARBOs products ranging from agricultural to handicrafts and processed foods.news reg 2 pix 2 june 14 2018.jpeg

Regional Director Sheila Enciso said the DAR has provided more than 219,000 ARBs throughout the region with certificates of land-ownership award (CLOAs), while more than 413 agrarian reform beneficiaries organization (ARBOs) were organized into associations or cooperatives during the 30 years of CARP implementation.

Assistant Regional Director for Program Beneficiaries Development (PBD) Ismael Aya-ay,on the other hand, said that DAR has provided ARBs through the years with various support services such as infrastructure, common service facilities, trainings and facilitation of credit assistance.

news reg 2 pix 3 june 14 2018.jpegHe further disclosed that four processed food products produced by ARBOs in Leyte, Samar and Eastern Samar can now be sold on a larger scale after recently obtaining license to operate from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

These products include “Banana Chips” by Omaganhan Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative in Tabango, Leyte; “Imbotido” by LIBERCON Multi-Purpose Cooperative in Hilongos, Leyte; “Pancit Canton” (squash and malunggay flavors) produced by San Roque Farmers Association in Daram, Samar; and “Cassava Chips” (sweet blend and garlic flavors) by ESEP ARC Cooperative in Salcedo, Eastern Samar.

On June 10, 1988, then President Corazon Aquino signed Republic Act No. 6657, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (CARL) to look after the welfare of the landless farmers and farmworkers to receive the highest consideration to promote social justice and to move the nation towards sound rural development and industrialization.news reg 2 pix 4 june 14 2018.jpeg

To commemorate the 30 years of implementation, the DAR kicked-off the four-day celebration thru motorcade around the city to express gratitude from the support and contribution of various government agencies and non-government organizations the DAR received during the past three decades.

This year’s celebration theme is “CARP@30:DARe2change Pagbabalik tanaw sa 3 dekada ng repormang agraryo patungo sa ikalawang yugto ng pagbabago”. (By Jose Alsmith Soria) 

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Region VIII News

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DAR-Eastern Visayas resolves 1,690 agrarian cases

A heavy burden is lifted off the shoulders of problematic agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Eastern Visayas as the Department of Agrarian Reform Adjudication Board (DARAB) reportedly resolved 1,690 agrarian cases in the last six months.DAR Regional… Read More..
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DAR turns over P18.4-M farm-to market road for farmers

STA. MARGARITA, Samar - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned-over P18.4-million worth of road project that would serve as an alternate route for farmers in an upland area.DAR Assistant Regional Director Ismael Aya-ay, who led the turnover… Read More..
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DAR renovates 2 farm-to-market roads in Leyte

MATALOM, Leyte--Farmers and residents in two remote villages here see greater economic opportunities as the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) renovated two dilapidated farm-to market roads that leads to market and trading centers.Assistant Regional Director… Read More..
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DAR Eastern Visayas celebrates 30 years of CARP, opens…

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Eastern Visayas recently opened a mini-agraryo-trade fair in its regional office compound in Tacloban City to commemorate 30 years of implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) in the… Read More..

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