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Eastern Visayas agrarian reform beneficiaries bounce back

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TACLOBAN CITY, June 23 — Agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) from the severely “Yolanda”-affected agrarian reform communities (ARCs) had bounced back.



Seven months after super typhoon “Yolanda” devastated many areas in Region 8, some of the ARBs have gradually recovered from loses and are now back to business.

This is what the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) highlighted when it opened Monday a mini-trade fair at the lobby of the regional office showcasing ARC products in commemoration of the 26th year of implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).

Farmers’ harvests such as vegetables, sweet corn and peanuts from Tacloban ARC and from other ARCs throughout the region were sold in the trade fair.

Their products, according to DAR regional director Sheila Enciso, exhibited how the ARBs had bounced back from devastation, considering that many areas here were affected by “Yolanda.”

Assistant regional director for program beneficiaries development Ismael Aya-ay disclosed that the mini-trade fair reached a total gross sales of more than P25,000.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, two farm-to-market roads implemented under the second phase of the Agrarian Reform Communities Projects (ARCP-2) will be turned over in Daram, Samar, while 148 CLOAs will be handed to its recipient farmers in Catbalogan City on the same day.

Early this month, a 3.8-kilometer concreted farm-to-market road was turned over in Kananga, Leyte, while on June 25, another ARCP-2 project will be turned over in Inopacan, Leyte.

Enciso said that the celebration culminates on June 27 in Northern Samar but the agency continues to deliver its mandate in improving the quality of life of the farmers particularly the ARBs.

Republic Act No. 6657 or the CARL was signed into law on June 10, 1988 by then President Corazon Aquino which took effect on June 15 of the same year. CARP implementation was extended twice in 1998 and 2009 through the issuance of Republic Acts numbered 8532 and 9700, respectively.(PNA)

Source: http://balita.ph/2014/06/24/eastern-visayas-agrarian-reform-beneficiaries-bounce-back/

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