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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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Davao farmers confer with DAR officials

news reg 1 pix 1 jan. 11 2018DAVAO CITY (Jan. 11, 2018)—Top officials of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) led by Undersecretaries Luis Miendrado Pangulayan and Karlo Bello led a dialogue with various farmer groups in Davao City today, Thursday, January 11 to discuss issues and concerns on the implementation of agrarian reform program in the region. Other DAR officials present during the meeting include Dir. Leomides R. Villareal of the Public Assistance and Media Relations Service (PAMRS), Atty. Roland Cua special assistant of the Office of the Undersecretary for Legal Affairs, Asst. Dir. Joey Sumatra from Bureau of Land Tenure and Improvement (BLTI) and Regional Director Joseph Orilla. | via admin-pamrs

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DAR-11 to assess damages caused by typhoon Vinta to ARBs

news reg 1 pix 1 dec. 26 2017DAVAO CITY – The Department of Agrarian Reform in Davao Region (DAR-11) wants to determine the extent of the damages caused by the onslaught of typhoon Vinta to the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) in the area.

Typhoon Vinta made its landfall in Cateel, Davao Oriental at around 1:45 a.m. on December 22, Saturday that caused flooding and landslides in the region, particularly in the provinces of Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental and in the cities of Davao, Tagum, and Panabo.

The typhoon also forced some residents in Davao region to evacuate to safe areas due to floods and landslides.

DAR-11 Regional Director Joseph H. Orilla said he has already given directives to the provincial officers of Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, Davao Occidental and Davao City to assess the situation of the ARBs, particularly on the effects of typhoon Vinta.

The assessment will also focus on the damages to projects previously released to ARBs as part of the support services of the agrarian reform program.

Orilla emphasized the importance of the assessment as it will serve as the basis of actions that will be carried out by DAR to support the affected ARBs.

The assessment was also supported by Director Leomides R. Villareal of the Public Assistance and Media Relations Service (PAMRS) of DAR Central Office.

Villareal said ARBs, especially in the countryside were among those affected by typhoon Vinta and that DAR must provide them with the necessary support.news reg 1 pix 2 dec. 26 2017

Orilla and Villareal, together with other officials of DAR in Davao Region already met to finalize the scheme of the assessment.

Davao Region is among the areas in the country where DAR facilitated the release of certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) and the implementation of support programs and services to farmer-beneficiaries this year.

The fast-tracking of the release of land titles and support programs is among the thrust of the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to emancipate the farmers from poverty.

The same thrust was also reiterated by newly-appointed DAR Acting Secretary John R. Castriciones when he assumed office earlier this month.

news reg 1 pix 3 dec. 26 2017Castriciones recently visited Davao Region where he met with top DAR officials from various parts of Mindanao. 

Photo 1: DAR-11 Regional Director Joseph H. Orilla (right) and Director Leomides R. Villareal (left) of PAMRS-DARCO recently met in Davao City and discussed mechanisms to assess the extent of damages brought about by typhoon Vinta to ARBs in the area.

Photos 2 and 3: Davao Region, particularly the provinces of Compostela Valley and Davao del Norte were among the areas affected by the onslaught of typhoon Vinta that made a landfall in Cateel, Davao Oriental last December 22.

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