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DAR chief visits Biliran farmers, ensures land for rice farming

sunstarlogoTHE Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano was in town recently and turned over a post harvest facility to Cabucgayan farmers in Biliran province. The P7-million worth of warehouse is situated in the middle of rice-producing farm of Barangay Balaquid, wide enough to accommodate 3,500 cavans of harvested rice. It was built in partnership with the local government unit of Cabucgayan.

Balaquid Farmers Association Chairperson Iladia Calabia said endless thanks to Mariano during the turn-over ceremony.

She said the warehouse has long been their dream to own, as they need a shelter to keep their harvest safely. She also requested for electric dryer and rice mill.

Despite the distance, Mariano flew to the place as he said the farmers will always be closer to his heart, their welfare of his primordial concern.

Asked if he can assure that no more farmers will go up the hills in protest against government, Mariano gave no assurance but said their questions will be answered.

“I cannot assure that no more farmers will go underground to show up any regret against government, but I can be sure, that their queries will now be listened to and answered promptly,” Mariano said.

Mariano informed media about the awarding of certificates of land ownership to farmers who have long waited to possess lands to till. He assumed further that land conversion for infrastructure will have to undergo a lengthy process.

“We will go slow in granting conversion of lands for infrastructure projects, lest we ran out of lands for planting Palay and other food products,” he said.(PIA)

Source: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/tacloban/local-news/2016/11/16/dar-chief-visits-biliran-farmers-ensures-land-rice-farming-5094

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