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Mariano creates task force for CARP beneficiaries’ installation

news reg 2 pix 1 nov. 9 2016, Barugo, Leyte – AGRARIAN Reform Secretary Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano announced here over the weekend the creation of a national task force that would be responsible in installing agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in landholdings that had been awarded to them under the land reform program.

“This is in line with the DAR’s priority thrusts and policy direction, foremost of which is the protection and security of tenure of farmer-beneficiaries,” Mariano said.

Named the “National Task for ARBs Installation,” Mariano stressed the need to address seriously the saddening experiences of farmer-beneficiaries, their inability to till and enjoy the fruits of their farmlands due to the continued harassment and intimidation exerted against them by the former landowners.

Initial report as of September 30 this year shows that there are a total of 28,586 farmer-beneficiaries, who are already awarded with certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs), but are still not in possession of their shared farm lots.news reg 2 pix 2 nov. 9 2016

Western Visayas (Region 6) has the highest number of uninstalled farmer-beneficiaries at 13,776, with Negros Occidental 1 being accounted for 9,588. Eastern Visayas comes next with 8,495, all from the province of Leyte.

This, he said, is contrary to the spirit and intent of the Republic Act 6657 or the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law of 1988, as amended by RA No. 9700: “… provide farmers and farmworkers the opportunity to enhance their dignity and improve the quality of their lives through greater productivity of agricultural lands.”

The creation of the task force showed Mariano’s grim determination to see that no farmer-beneficiary would be evicted from the land he/she is tilling, while he is the secretary of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).

Region VIII News

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320 Eastern Samar farmers receive land titles from DAR

SAN JULIAN, Eastern Samar – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) under the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the leadership of Secretary John R. Castriciones on Monday, April 16 facilitated the release of certificates of land ownership… Read More..
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Ormoc agrarian beneficiaries savor first harvest after 21…

ORMOC CITY – Tired but happy was how the agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Barangay Sumanga, Ormoc City looked as they savor their first harvest of sugarcane after 21 years of waiting to work on the farm they legally own.“Masaya kami dahil may income na… Read More..
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DAR turns over P69.8-M road projects in Gamay, Northern…

NORTHERN SAMAR – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned-over P69.8-million worth of three (3) farm-to-market roads in Gamay, Northern Samar. The road projects are aimed to provide easier and faster access for farmers to transport their… Read More..
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Leyte farmers get P8.49-M road project

ALANGALANG, Leyte—Farmer and residents here no longer experience bumpy rides and wading through floods after the department of agrarian reform (DAR) recently turned over the newly concreted farm-to-market road worth P8.49 million.Nine months after the… Read More..

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