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DAR’s MINSAAD project launches marketing forum for ARBOs

news reg 1 pix 1 march 14 2018DAVAO CITY – The Mindanao Sustainable Agrarian and Agriculture Development (MINSAAD) project of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently launched its first marketing forum for Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Associations (ARBOs), dubbed as “USAPANG KALAKALAN NG DAR-MINSAAD” with the theme “Preparing ARBOs for Marketing Opportunities” at Apo View Hotel in Davao City.

The one-day event was staged primarily to provide orientation on market opportunities to selected ARBOs from MINSAAD projects in Regions 10, 11 and 12, and who are engaged in the processing and trading of rice, corn, rubber, peanut, and abaca.

MINSAAD Project Manager Eduardo E. Suaybaguio delivered the rationale for the holding of the activity and emphasized that ‘MINSAAD is only rekindling its promise to uplift people’s lives”.news reg 1 pix 2 march 14 2018

He added that the marketing forum aims to provide a holistic approach to trading the produce of the ARBOs.

The activity was also graced by DAR XI Regional Director Joseph Orilla together with OIC City Agriculturist of Davao City Leo Brian Leuterio and representatives from DAR and other implementing agencies, as well as from investors and other stakeholders.

Leuterio delivered the message of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio for the occasion.

news reg 1 pix 3 march 14 2018The MINSAAD project has a time frame of 5 years to implement its programs that will be spearheaded by DAR in cooperation with the Department of Public Works and Highways, National Irrigation Administration and local government units as co-implementing agencies, and the Department of Agriculture, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP), National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and MinDA (Mindanao Development Authority) as cooperating agencies .

MINSAAD is now in its 4th year of implementation and currently covers 217 barangays in 27 municipalities spread within Regions 10, 11 and 12 in Mindanao. (RS Maala, RIO DAR XI)

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6 Davao farmers win land ownership after 7 years of legal battle

news reg 1 pix 1 march 12 2018DAVAO CITY – After seven long years of legal battle, six Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) are now certified owners of the lands they till as the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) awarded to them their respective certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) in a ceremony facilitated last March 6.

The six ARBs were tenants of the Alberto M. Soriano (AMS) Property located in Wines, Baguio District Davao City.

The property, with an area of 3.4406 hectares, was covered by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) through Compulsory Acquisition scheme.

“This land is already subdivided among the 6 ARBs, hence they can already request for individual tax declaration, pay land taxes and land amortization,” said Leopoldo Garciano, the Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officer (MARPO) in the area.

Garciano was joined by Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Terso D. Gregorio, Sr. during the distribution program.

In his message, Gregorio reminded the ARBs of the directive of DAR Secretary John R. Castriciones to protect the CLOAs.

Even with the prohibitory period of 10 years, PARPO Gregorio expressed hopes that the lands should not be sold or conveyed except through hereditary succession.news reg 1 pix 2 march 12 2018

He pointed out that the present DAR chief wants to look into the illegal conversion of agricultural lands as he recently directed the MARPOs to monitor the converted lands whether they are land reform areas.

“Though the department is not anti-development all efforts should be exerted towards protection of the CLOAS through the provision of support services to the ARBs” he said.

Regional Chief Agrarian Reform Program Officer (CARPO) Jupiter S. Arandela, Jr. relayed the message of DAR Region 11 Director Joseph Orilla to make the lands as a means to improve their quality of life.

He also asked the farmers to pay the land amortization with the Land Bank of the Philippines and land taxes to the local government.

CARPO for Program Beneficiaries Development (PBD) Ruel D. Larosa also urged the farmers to join associations or cooperatives in nearby areas to benefit the various programs of DAR.

news reg 1 pix 3 march 12 2018The ARBs expressed gratitude to DAR XI officials headed by Director Orilla and to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for the realization of their dreams of becoming landowners.

The CLOA distribution and installation of ARBs was also witnessed by other top regional and provincial officials of DAR and representatives from the city government of Davao.

DAR Davao City has already distributed 20,548 hectares to qualified 17,370 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries since the implementation of CARP. (Fraulein G. Montañez, PIO, DAR-Davao City)

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DAR distributes 442 CLOAs in Compostela Valley

news reg 1 pix 1 feb 24 2018MONKAYO, Compostela Valley – A total of 442 certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) covering at least 481.7776 hectares of agricultural lands in the province of Compostela Valley were distributed by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in a ceremony held on Friday, February 23 at the Municipal Gymnasium here.

Under the administration of Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the leadership of Secretary John R. Castriciones, a total of 556 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) received their respective CLOAs during the ceremony.

The distribution was led by Usec. Karlo S. Bello of field operations, Usec. Bernie Cruz, Director Leomides R. Villareal of the Public Assistance and Media Relations Service (PAMRS), DAR-11 Regional Director Joseph H. Orilla and Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer I Melchor B. Jamora.news reg1 pix 2 feb 24 2018

Farmer leaders from various towns in Compostela Valley thanked DAR and the administration of President Duterte for the land titles.

Of the total land areas distributed on Friday, 59.4803 hectares were given to 66 farmers in Nabunturan town; 307.5361 hectares to 282 farmers in Monkayo; 54.6025 hectares to 75 farmers in Compostela; 15.3498 hectares to 10 farmers in Laak; 41.6867 hectares to 44 farmers in Montevista; and, 3.1222 hectares to 79 farmers in Maco.

Usec. Bello lauded the efforts of the DAR in Compostela Valley for the processing the release of CLOAs and recognized their perseverance in performing their tasks despite the pressures and difficulties.

He also asked the ARBs to do their obligations to the government, protect the lands that they now own and develop the same to uplift their lives.

news reg1 pix 3 feb 24 2018Bello added that DAR will also provide support services to the farmers through their organizations and cooperatives.

For his part, Usec. Cruz told the beneficiaries to take advantage of their farmlands as he recognizes the long struggle of the farmers before winning ownership of the lands.

Farmer leader Luciano Mascarinas expressed gratitude to DAR and the administration of President Duterte for the release of the land titles.

Usec. Emily Padilla, in a message she sent through PAMRS Director Villareal expressed solidarity with the farmers of Compostela Valley and asked them to make good use of the lands and assured of DAR’s continuing support to ARBs and their communities.news reg 1 pix 4 feb 24 2018

Aside from the distribution of CLOAs, the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the program “Linking Smallholder Farmers to Markets or LinkSFarM was also facilitated during the event.

LinkSFarm is an Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries and Sustainability Program (ARBDSP) that is being implemented in partnership between DAR and the Catholic Relief Services (CRS).

For this year, around 600 ARBs from two barangays in Monkayo town will benefit from the program.

LinkSFarm is also implemented with the support of the local government units (LGUs) in Compostela Valley, the Davao National Agricultural School (DNAS) and Davao Federation of Farmers Integrated Service Cooperative (DAFFISCO). 

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2018 opening salvo: DAR distributes land titles to 24 farmers in Davao City

news reg 1 pix 1 jan. 13 2018DAVAO CITY – At least 24 farmers from a remote area in Barangay Mulig, Toril, Davao City received their respective certificates of land ownership awards (CLOAs) in a turn-over ceremony held here on Friday, January 12.

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) considered the recent ceremony as special because it was the first CLOA distribution for 2018 and facilitated at the very hometown of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

Alongside the distribution of CLOAs was the formal installation of the farmer-beneficiaries inside the subject property.

A total of 26 CLOAs were distributed last Friday that covered around 16 hectares of land that previously belonged to the family of Milagros Reta.

“DAR’s responsibility does not end with CLOA distribution. We will continue to provide you with support services in order to boost your capabilities to further develop these lands,” said Director Leomides R. Villareal of Public Assistance and Media Relations Service (PAMRS) during the ceremony.

Villareal, together with Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer (PARPO) Terso Gregorio led the distribution of CLOA on Friday.

He also lauded the family who previously owned the land for offering the property for distribution to the farmer-beneficiaries.news reg 1 pix 2 jan. 13 2018

Villareal also recognized the efforts of DAR officials and employees in Davao region headed by Regional Director Joseph Orilla that led to the installation of the farmer-beneficiaries inside their respective landholdings.

For his part, PARPO Gregorio also urged the farmer-beneficiaries to develop their lands.

He also warned them not to sell, lease or mortgage their lands and encouraged the beneficiaries to regularly pay their amortization at the Land Bank.

Gregorio urged the farmer-beneficiaries to strengthen their organization for the swift release and implementation of support programs and services.

Erlinda Carcueva, a 63-year old farmer was teary-eyed when she expressed gratitude to DAR and other stakeholders for the realization of their dreams.

“I’m so happy, my dream of owning the land finally came true. We can now plant whatever we want with this land,” she said in a local dialect.

news reg 1 pix 3 jan. 13 2018“My children and grandchildren will never go hungry. I have something to leave them with when I’m gone,” another farmer leader, Josefina Ortiz said.

Last week, Secretary John R. Castriciones reminded DAR officials and employees of President Duterte’s mandate to work for the emancipation of poor farmers in the country.

“It is not enough to give our farmers lands to till, it is part of our mandate to persevere in uplifting their lives. To achieve this, we have to work as a team,” the DAR chief said. 

Photo 1: One of the 24 farmer-beneficiaries received his certificate of land ownership award (CLOA) during the distribution ceremony held on Friday, January 12in Barangay Mulig, Toril, Davao City. The distribution was led by PAMRS Director Leomides R. Villareal and PARPO Terso Gregorio.news reg 1 pix 4 jan. 13 2018

Photo 2 & 3: PAMRS Director Leomides R. Villareal and PARPO Terso Gregorio led the installation of 24 farmer-beneficiaries on Friday, January 12 in Barangay Mulig, Toril, Davao City.

Photo 4: The 24 farmer-beneficiaries proudly presented their newly-received certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) during the distribution ceremony held on Friday, January 12 in Barangay Mulig, Toril, Davao City. The distribution was led by PAMRS Director Leomides R. Villareal and PARPO Terso Gregorio.

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