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DAR forms team for Pres. Duterte’s Bangon Marawi program

news reg 1 pix 1 dec. 4 2017CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Region 10 recently initiated the creation of a Convergence Project Management Team (CPMT) for Task Force Bangon Marawi to address the immediate concern of reconstruction, rebuilding and improving the lives of the survivors and victims of the Marawi siege.

DAR-10 Regional Director Faisar Mambuay said the CPMT is composed of government line agencies, non-government organizations, the United Nation-World Food Project (UN-WFP) and United Nation-Food and Agriculture Organization (UN-FAO).

Mambuay added that the CPMT will be spearheaded by DAR and the Department Agriculture (DA).

“The CPMT will assist President Rodrigo Duterte’s Task Force Bangon Marawi in rebuilding the lives of the Marawi people. We at the DAR will do our best to help our farmer-beneficiaries regain their lives through our support services,” he pointed out.

Mambuay also emphasized that the CPMT have already identified five barangays under the Agrarian Reform Community (ARC) of Malimono-Dulay that will be provided with immediate help and assistance.

These barangays include Cabasaran, Dulay Proper, Dulay West, Guimba and Malimono.

“These are our pilot areas. Other villages in Marawi will be given help as we start the process of networking and linkage for support services and relief assistance with our partners,” Mambuay said.

These five barangays, he added, were recently visited for assessment by the members of CPMT coming from the DAR, to include CPMT Chair Mambuay, DAR Undersecretary for Foreign-Assisted Projects Sylvia Mallari, DAR Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officers Ali Scissor Andig and Mu'ammar Mesug Pangandaman Unda.news reg 1 pix 2 dec. 4 2017                                                              
Immediately after the site visit, the CPMT gathered in Iligan City and discussed their assessments and observations in the areas visited and the possible interventions that can be provided to address the needs and concerns of the five barangays. (Joy Chua, DAR-10)

Photo 1: Regional Director Faisar Mambuay with DAR Undersecretary for Foreign Assisted Projects Sylvia Mallari, Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officers Ali Scissor Andig and Mu'ammar Mesug Pangandaman Unda pose with the thumbs-up sign during the site visit to the five barangays.

Photo 2: Mambuay with Undersecretary Mallari welcoming pose with streamers welcoming the Convergence Project Management Team.

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PARC Secretariat spearheads consultation with ARBs on AVA contracts

news reg 2 pix 1 sept. 14 2017CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (Sept. 14, 2017)—The Presidential Agrarian Reform Council (PARC) Secretariat spearheaded a two-day consultation, feedbacking and workshop with agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) involved in agri-business venture agreements (AVA) to inform and guide them in making sound decisions concerning their AVA with their investors.

PARC Secretariat Director James Arsenio Ponce said farmers often get embroiled in onerous AVAs because they were not properly guided on the laws and processes in negotiating their AVAs. 

“Often, farmers are abused and oppressed because they do not understand most of provisions contained in their AVAs. Their lack of understanding of the AVA [laws and regulations] always put them in an unfavorable and disadvantageous position,” explains Ponce.

“This consultation would empower ARBs and their cooperatives with the processes and guide them on what options to take in negotiating for their contracts with their investors. The workshop would also guide them in formulating action plans in addressing their AVA problems,” added Ponce.

During the workshop, participants composed of ARB cooperative officials discussed the updates, status, issues and concerns of their respective AVA contracts with AVA point persons, PARC Secretariat, DAR support services office and DAR Municipal Agrarian Reform Officers.

“Upon hearing their problems with their AVAs, we brainstormed on the challenges and came up with proposed recommendations and suggested solutions to each of their problems,” said Ponce.

According to Ponce, the consultation/feedbacking and workshop is being conducted after President Rodrigo Duterte, who is also the PARC Chairman, directed that all AVA contracts involving tenants and landholders must pass through DAR for evaluation and to determine if the AVAs are in violation of the 1987 Constitution as well as of agrarian reform laws, rules and regulations.

Acting on that directive, the PARC Secretariat, earlier this year conducted an ARB’s forum on the implementation of AVAs. Agrarian cooperatives were requested to submit their existing AVA contracts for review and evaluation by the DAR. news reg 2 pix 2 sept. 14 2017 

“This consultation/feedbacking and workshop is the second activity of that directive. We presented to them the result of the evaluation of their AVAs submitted in the ARB’s forum. And now after lengthily discussing problems and suggesting possible solutions, they are now armed with enough knowledge to make sound decisions in their AVAs,” said Ponce.

The consultation cum workshop was held at the Pearlmont Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City on Sept. 13-14, 2017. (pinky roque)

Photo 1: PARC Secretariat Director James Arsenio Ponce 

Photo 2: Ponce explaining the procedure of the workshop to farmer officials of agrarian cooperatives.

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Relief assistance

news reg 1 pix 1 june 12 2017Iligan City, Lanao del Norte (June 12, 2017)- Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Undersecretary Sylvia F. Mallari (center), together with DAR Region X Director Faisar Mambuay (left) and other DAR employees, led the distribution of relief goods to the families affected by the ongoing conflict in Marawi City. These relief efforts, facilitated by Department of Agrarian Reform Employees Association (DAREA), aimed to help the victims cope with the dire situation in their area. 

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DAR forms team for Pres. Duterte’s Bangon Marawi program

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Region 10 recently initiated the creation of a Convergence Project Management Team (CPMT) for Task Force Bangon Marawi to address the immediate concern of reconstruction, rebuilding and… Read More..
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PARC Secretariat spearheads consultation with ARBs on AVA…

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (Sept. 14, 2017)—The Presidential Agrarian Reform Council (PARC) Secretariat spearheaded a two-day consultation, feedbacking and workshop with agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) involved in agri-business venture agreements (AVA) to… Read More..
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Relief assistance

Iligan City, Lanao del Norte (June 12, 2017)- Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Undersecretary Sylvia F. Mallari (center), together with DAR Region X Director Faisar Mambuay (left) and other DAR employees, led the distribution of relief goods to the… Read More..
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DAR turns over modern farm equipment to Misamis Occidental…

OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, May 17 - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in the Province of Misamis Occidental recently turned-over Php 23 million worth of various modern farm equipment expected to benefit some twelve thousand agrarian reform… Read More..

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