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KAISAHAN lauds successful farmer installation in Ormoc

news reg 1 pix 1 sept. 222016The KAISAHAN, a non-government organization supporting agrarian reform and rural development based in Quezon City commended the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) for the successful installation of farmer beneficiaries in Barangay Sumangga and Barangay Valencia, Ormoc City on June 20 and 21, 2016.

In a letter to the DAR Secretary, the top leadership of KAISAHAN led by Anthony Marzan said, “after numerous failed attempts caused by resistance and threats from the previous landowners, the farmer beneficiaries who were uninstalled were finally able to enter their awarded lands.”

The letter also said the farmer-beneficiaries can now till their lands because the DAR Provincial Office-Leyte has put an end to their 20-year land struggle with the former landowners.news reg 1 pix 2 sept. 22 2016

The farmer beneficiaries of Barangay Sumangga and Valencia, Ormoc City received their titles in the form of Certificates of Land Ownership Awards (CLOA), but had not been able to actually enter and cultivate their awarded landholdings due to the strong resistance and threats from their former owners. Previous attempts in the past to enter the landholdings have failed. Still, the farmers have not given up on their struggle.

Prior to the installation, the DAR partnered with the KAISAHAN, Phil. National Police (PNP), Commission on Human Rights, the Ombudsman, Bureau of Fire Protection, Department Of Health, the media and other stakeholders held a series of planning conferences in order to ensure the successful installation of the farmer beneficiaries.

On June 20 and 21, 2016, the DAR together with over 200 PNP elements, and other government agencies entered the disputed landholdings and successfully installed the farmer beneficiaries peacefully.

Farmer installations are DAR’s move to ensure that farmers awarded with CLOAs will be placed and take physical possession of their awarded land. (John Colasito)


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