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ARBs, ARBOs join DAR-Davao in commemoration of CARP anniversary

news reg 1 pix 1 june 22 2018DAVAO CITY – Around 500 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) coming from various agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARB0s) were gathered by the Department of Agrarian Reform, Davao City (DAR-Davao City) for a one-day celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) on Friday, June 22 at the Mergrande Resort in this city.

Dubbed as “Pakiglambigit” or to socialize and interact with each other, the activity was aimed to strengthen the bonding and relationship between the ARBs and ARBOs from various areas in Davao City.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer (PARPO) Terso Gregorio said the occasion also served as a venue where DAR officials and employees converged and joined with the ARBs and ARBOs in various programs and activities.

Gregorio expressed gratitude for the positive response of ARBs and ARBOs who enthusiastically participated in the event.news reg  1 pix 2 june 22 2018

The gathering was also graced by DAR Undersecretary David Erro of Policy, Planning and Research Office, Assistant Secretary Elmer Distor of Field Operations Office, and Director Leomides R. Villareal of the Public Assistance and Media Relations Service (PAMRS).

In his message, Usec. Erro said that DAR is now gearing for the rebirth of the agrarian reform program in the country as visualized by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

Erro pointed out that the President wants to cover not only agricultural lands but also those government lands that are suited for agricultural production.

He also told the ARBs and ARBOs that DAR, under the leadership of Secretary John R. Castriciones will strengthen its partnership with financial institutions, such as the Land Bank of the Philippines to provide more financing support to the ARBs.

news reg 1 pix 3 june 22 2018The agency will also commence its housing program for the ARBs, he added, reporting that Panabo City will be the pilot site of the housing program in Davao region.

Dir. Villareal, in his message, urged the ARBs and ARBOs to make use of the activity to boost their relationships and partnerships especially in the undertaking of programs and services in communities.

Being the beneficiaries of DAR’s program is an opportunity to grow in terms of agricultural productivity and improve living conditions, Villareal said.

It is the intention of President Duterte to dignify the farmers in the country by providing them land and support services, he added.news reg 1 pix 4 june 22 2018

A total of 29 ARBs also received their respective certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) during the occasion.

PARPO Gregorio said the distributed CLOAs covered a total land area of 31.4 hectares in the areas of Toril (10.6 hectares), Calinan (5 hectares), and Paquibato District (15.8 hectares).

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DAR Conducts Case Briefing Conference in Davao City

news reg 2 pix 1 june 11 2018DAVAO CITY – Officials from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Central Office headed by Secretary John R. Castriciones, recently conducted a case briefing conference with DAR XI officials and technical personnel in Davao City.

The case briefing delved on several contentious agrarian cases in Davao Region, which are constantly the subject of several dialogues and protests from certain farmer-groups affiliated with civil society organizations (CSOs).news reg 2 pix 2 june 11 2018

Secretary Castriciones was ably assisted during the case briefing by DAR Undersecretary David Erro, Asst. Secretary Elmer Distor of Field Operations Office, Director Roland Cua, Director Robert Yu, OIC-Director Resty Osias and staff from the Bureau of Agrarian Legal Assistance in DAR Central Office.

news reg 2 pix 3 june 11 2018Also present during the discussion were DAR XI Regional Director Joseph Orilla, Asst. Director Venchito Mandap, Davao City PARPO Terson Gregorio, Davao del Norte PARPO Jocelyn Seno, COMVAL PARPO Melchor Jamora, Davao del Sur PARPO Elmerito Gerigdig, and Davao Oriental PARPO Joebar Pondoc.

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Secretary John meets Mayor Sara

news reg 1 pix 1 june 11 2018Newly-confirmed DAR Secretary John Castriciones paid a courtesy visit to the Davao City Mayor and Presidential Daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio, during his recent official trip to Davao City. Sec. Castriciones was accompanied during the visit by DAR XI Reg. Dir. Joseph Orilla, and DAR Central Officials headed by Director Roland Cua, Director Robert Yu and OIC Director Resty Osias.

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DAR-11 turns over P5-M coco-cacao processing projects to Davao del Sur ARBOs

news reg 2 pix 1 may 24 2018DAVAO CITY – The Department of Agrarian Reform in Davao Region (DAR-XI) on Tuesday, May 22 handed over coco-cacao production processing and marketing projects to seven agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations (ARBOs) in the province of Davao del Sur.

The distribution of the projects was materialized under DAR’s Mindanao Sustainable Agrarian and Agricultural Development (MINSAAD) project through its Agriculture, Agri-business, and Agro-Forestry Development (AAAD) component.news reg 2 pix 2 may 24 2018

All of the seven ARBOs who received the projects came from the municipality of Magsaysay, specifically from the villages of San Miguel, Balnate, Tagaytay, Malawanit, Bacungan, and Glamang.

The projects, with a cost of P5.3 million, is expected to benefit around 686 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs).

It will also develop a total land area of 669 hectares within the barangays where the recipient ARBOs are situated.

news reg 2 pix 3 may 24 2018The turnover ceremony was spearheaded by DAR Undersecretary Sylvia Mallari together with MINSAAD Project Manager Eduardo Suaybaguio and OIC-PARPO II Elmerito Gerigdig.

Local government officials of Magsaysay town was also present during the event led by Vice Mayor Donnabelle Joy Mejia, Councilor Silverio Tirate, and Municipal Agriculturist Helen Carampatana.

Officials and members of recipient ARBOs expressed gratitude to DAR for the release of their projects. 

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DAVAO CITY – Around 500 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) coming from various agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARB0s) were gathered by the Department of Agrarian Reform, Davao City (DAR-Davao City) for a one-day celebration of the 30th… Read More..
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DAR Conducts Case Briefing Conference in Davao City

DAVAO CITY – Officials from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Central Office headed by Secretary John R. Castriciones, recently conducted a case briefing conference with DAR XI officials and technical personnel in Davao City.The case briefing delved on… Read More..
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Secretary John meets Mayor Sara

Newly-confirmed DAR Secretary John Castriciones paid a courtesy visit to the Davao City Mayor and Presidential Daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio, during his recent official trip to Davao City. Sec. Castriciones was accompanied during the visit by DAR XI Reg. Dir.… Read More..
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DAR-11 turns over P5-M coco-cacao processing projects to…

DAVAO CITY – The Department of Agrarian Reform in Davao Region (DAR-XI) on Tuesday, May 22 handed over coco-cacao production processing and marketing projects to seven agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations (ARBOs) in the province of Davao del Sur.The… Read More..

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