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99 Northern Samar farmers receive CLOAs

news reg 3 pix 1 jan. 6 2017MONDRAGON, Northern Samar– Ninety-nine farmers from remote villages in this town braved the heavy rains to receive their certificates of landownership award (CLOAs) from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).

DAR Assistant Regional Director Ma. Fe Malinao assisted by Mayor Mario Madera handed to the beneficiaries the 118 CLOAs covering a combined area of 123.8 hectares of farmlands situated in Barangays Talolora and La Trinidad in this town.

The distribution was held at the covered court of the municipal hall amid heavy rains.

Malinao, Madera and DAR Northern Samar Legal Chief Atty. Edsel Ballicud repeatedly stressed to the agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) not to sell or mortgage their awarded lands under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) as stated in the CLOA.

Moreover, Ballicud explained to the ARBs their roles, obligations and responsibilities as recipients of the land transfer program.news reg 3 pix 2 jan. 6 2017

Malinao added that DAR also provides support services to ARBs to improve farm production that would eventually lead to increased income. (Jose Alsmith L. Soria)

Photo 1: DAR Assistant Regional Director Ma. Fe Malinao (center) assisted by Mayor Mario Madera (left) hands certificate of landownership award (CLOA) to an agrarian reform beneficiary in Mondragon, Northern Samar.

Photo 2: Some of the beneficiaries pose for a souvenir photo with Mondragon Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officer Romeo Castil after the distribution of CLOAs at the municipal hall’s covered court.


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