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Tenants no more: 77 farmers in DavSur village thank Pres. Duterte for new land titles

news reg 1 pix 1 dec. 2 2017BARANGAY PANAGLIB, Kiblawan, Davao del Sur – Jubilation was evident in the faces of 77 farmers after winning ownership of the farmlands they till for more than 10 years in this remote village of Panaglib in the town of Kiblawan in Davao del Sur.

On Friday, December 1, top officials of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) led by Undersecretary Karlo S. Bello, Director Leomides R. Villareal of the Public Assistance and Media Relations Service, Director Joseph H. Orilla of DAR-11 and Elmerito N. Gerigdig, PARPO II of Davao del Sur distributed the certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) to the 77 farmers that covered around 48 hectares of lands.

The distributed farmlands were part of the Dominador Magabilen Estate in the area.

“We are so blessed. Thank you DAR and to President Duterte,” said Cecilia R. Cabaniero, 58, a widow with three children.

Cabaniero said they started the struggle to win the farmlands they till for more than 10 years.

“Now, these farmlands are ours,” another agrarian reform beneficiary (ARB), Feliciano L. Obeda declared.

He also lauded the DAR under the leadership of OIC Secretary Rosalina L. Bistoyong for fast-tracking the land distribution.

Obeda said they are also strengthening their multi-purpose cooperative where most of the support programs and services of DAR will be coursed through.

“We are glad to hear that President Duterte wants individual land titles for the farmers. That is better compared to common or group titles,” he added.

Undersecretary Bello, in his message during the ceremony, reiterated the President’s thrust of issuing individual titles to the ARBs.

He also lauded the DAR in Davao region and Davao del Sur for the achievements they gained in implementing the agrarian reform program of the government during the year.

For his part, Villareal encouraged the 77 farmers to develop the lands now they can call their own.news reg 1 pix 2 dec. 2 2017

“These are your farmlands now. Develop and make these lands productive to augment our income to support our families especially our children,” Villareal emphasized.

The distribution of CLOA on Friday was also witnessed by the local officials and Kiblawan and the members of the barangay council of Panaglib.

Photos 1, 3, 4 and 7: A total of 77 agrarian reform beneficiaries from Barangay Panaglib, Kiblawan, Davao del Sur expressed thanks to the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for the certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) handed to them in a ceremony on Friday, December 1 by the Department of Agrarian Reform through Undersecretary Karlo S. Bello, Director Leomides R. Villareal, Director Joseph H. Orilla and PARPO II Elmerito N. Gerigdig.

news reg 1 pix 3 dec. 2 2017Photo 2: Cecilia R. Cabaniero expressed gratitude to the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the Department of Agrarian Reform for the fast-tracking of the land distribution process that allows farmers to own the farmlands they till. Cabaniero was among the 77 farmers who received their certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) in a ceremony held on Friday, December 1 in Barangay Panaglib, Kiblawan, Davao del Sur.

Photo 5: Eldie C. Paglinawan expressed gratitude to the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the Department of Agrarian Reform for the fast-tracking of the land distribution process that allows farmers to own the farmlands they till. Paglinawan was among the 77 farmers who received their certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) in a ceremony held on Friday, December 1 in Barangay Panaglib, Kiblawan, Davao del Sur.

Photo 6: Feliciano L. Obeda expressed gratitude to the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the Department of Agrarian Reform for the fast-tracking of the land distribution process that allows farmers to own the farmlands they till. Obeda was among the 77 farmers who received their certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) in a ceremony held on Friday, December 1 in Barangay Panaglib, Kiblawan, Davao del Sur.

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Bistoyong highlights DAR’s anti-poverty programs and projects

news reg 11 pix 1 oct. 23 2017Quezon City – The second leg of the government’s human development and poverty reduction forum dubbed as “Kilos SAMBAYANAN" (Kilos para sa Sampung Batayang Pangangailangan) was simultaneously held in six strategic locations in the country on Friday, October 20, specifically in Vigan City, Naga City, Butuan City, Davao City, Cebu City and at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management Auditorium in Quezon City.

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), together with other line agencies of the government, converged to strengthen the implementation of “Kilos Sambayanan” with the objective of addressing the 10 basic needs of the poor, specifically on food, land reform, water, shelter, health, education, work, social protection, healthy environment, peace and participation.

The program is initiated by the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) and the Presidential Communications and Operations Office (PCOO).

In her presentation on Friday, Agrarian reform Secretary Rosalina Bistoyong highlighted DAR’s anti-poverty programs and projects that benefited thousands of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) in the country.

“Agrarian reform is not just distributing lands to landless farmers. Agrarian reform through its three major components– Land Tenure Improvement (LTI), Program Beneficiaries Development (PBD) and Agrarian Justice Delivery (AJD) help the rural poor, specifically, the farmers in increasing their income and improving their living conditions,” Bistoyong emphasized.

The land, she pointed out, is the life of every farmer in the country where foods are grown, houses are founded and communities are established.

Under DAR’s support services office, farmers’ organizations and agrarian reform communities are provided with modern farm machines like threshers and heavy tractors and infrastructure projects such as bridges, farm-to-market roads, post-harvest facilities and communal irrigation systems, Bistoyong stressed.

“DAR also helps in accessing credit lines and conducts various farmers’ training on modern farming and basic business principles to help them become well-rounded farmer-businessmen,” she added.

“We are bringing Kilos SAMBAYANAN closer to the poor and marginalized sectors because our goal is to create a strong mass movement, politically and economically empowered to ensure that their needs are being addressed by their government, through active participation in governance and nationalist development,” NAPC secretary Liza Maza said.news reg 11 pix 2 oct. 23 2017

Aside from the DAR, other government agencies working on the program include the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Commission on Higher Education (CHEd).

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Dialogue with mindanao farmers

news reg 2 pix 1 oct. 5 2017Department of Agrarian Reform Undersecretary for Field Operation Office Karlo S. Bello (2nd from the left) led a dialogue with representatives from the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas - Southern Mindanao Region to thresh out issues and concerns of the farmers in the area. Bello was joined by DAR Region 11 Director Joseph H. Orilla (5th from the left), Bureau of Land Tenure Improvement Assistant Dir. Engr. Joey G. Sumatra (left), OIC- Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Jocelyn C. Seno (4th from the left), Davao del Norte Chief of Legal Division Atty. Joselito Pingoy  (3rd from the left) and Region 11 Assistant Regional  Director for Operations Venchito Mandap (5th from the right), Public Assistance and Media Relations Service Dir. Leomides R. Villareal (right), Clientele Relations Division OIC-Chief Elizabeth R. Faustino (2nd from the right),  CRD OIC- SuARPO Loretta P. Car (3rd from the right), and Davao RIO/RQRO Rosario Maala (4th from the right).The dialogue was held on Tuesday, October 3 at the DAR Provincial Office in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.news reg 2 pix 2 oct. 5 2017

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DAR holds dialogue with farmers in Davao del Norte

news reg 1 pix 1 oct. 5 2017Tagum City, 04 October 2017. The Department of Agrarian Reform on Tuesday, October 3 conducted a dialogue with more or less 1,000 members of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas – Southern Mindanao Region at the DAR Provincial Office here.

The dialogue was led by DAR Undersecretary for Field Operations Office Karlo S. Bello together with Public Assistance and Media Relations Service Director Leomides R. Villareal, DAR Region 11 Director Joseph H. Orilla, Bureau of Land Tenure Improvement (BLTI) Assistant Director Engr. Joey G. Sumatra, Davao del Norte Chief of Legal Division Atty.  Joselito Pingoy, DAR-11 Assistant Regional Director for Vincheto Mandap and other DAR Officials in the region.

Bello said the dialogue was carried out response to the previous request made by KMP-SMR to follow-up the previous commitments of DAR for the cases involving the Tagum Development Corporation controlled landholdings Worldwide Agricultural Development Corporation, Worldwide Employees Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Multi-Purpose Cooperative, and the WADECOR Employees Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Inc. in Barangay Carmen, Panabo City; Lapanday Foods Corporation owned by Hijo Plantation Inc., Madaum ARBs, Inc., Gagmay Mag-uuma Madaum ARBs, Inc., Hijo ARBs Cooperative in Madaum, Tagum City; Banana Beach Farm or Tuazon Farm in Madaum and San Isidro, Tagum City and MEPI/ MARSMAN in Kasilak, Panabo City; all in the province of Davao del Norte.news reg 1 pix 2 oct. 5 2017

Included among the issues raised during the dialogue were the immediate resolution of the pending petition for issuance of an Order of Installation; the petition for intervention and investigation; the issuance of an alias writ of execution and resolution; cancellation of the contract; request for subsidy; and the petition for nullification or cancellation and reallocation, Bello added.

In agrarian reform terms, installation means the farmers should physically take over the lands which were awarded to them under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.

Bello assured the leaders and members of KMP-SMR to follow-up their cases filed at Legal Affairs Office of the DAR and other concerned offices and to track down the documents.

news reg 1 pix 3 oct. 5 2017Present during the dialogue include Virgilio Cabintoy, a representative form WEARBAI; Huel Hoyle from Linda Employees Agrarian Reform Association, Inc.; Jeffrey Cadelino from Checkered Farms Multi-Purpose Cooperative; Vilma Bolambao from PAHECO Employees Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries; Dionisio Batoon from NEARBAI; Diosdado de Jesus from UFEARBAI; Jeremias Coralde from HEARBAI; Germanita Ulbenario from HARBCO; Rene Lomongo from GMARBAI; Jaime Clara from AMSARBO; and Jerry Alborme from KMP-SMR.

Prior to the dialogue, leaders, and members of KMP-SMR gather in front of DAR Provincial Office in Davao del Norte since September 27.

Among their demands was the recently concluded dialogue with top officials of DAR from the national and regional levels here. 

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BARANGAY PANAGLIB, Kiblawan, Davao del Sur – Jubilation was evident in the faces of 77 farmers after winning ownership of the farmlands they till for more than 10 years in this remote village of Panaglib in the town of Kiblawan in Davao del Sur.On Friday,… Read More..
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Dialogue with mindanao farmers

Department of Agrarian Reform Undersecretary for Field Operation Office Karlo S. Bello (2nd from the left) led a dialogue with representatives from the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas - Southern Mindanao Region to thresh out issues and concerns of the… Read More..
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DAR holds dialogue with farmers in Davao del Norte

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