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DAR installs 160 farmers in Compostela Valley

news reg pix 1 june 10 2016After several months of delay and setbacks,  the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) finally installed 160 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs), belonging to Compostela Plantation Inc. – Banana Producers Cooperative (CPI-BPC), in the 7.2984 hectares of banana farm land, in Brgy. Mangayon, Compostela Valley.

Regional Director John M. Maruhom said the installation was not a smooth process, some 22 farm workers of a certain Joana Lago-Montero claimed that they bought the land from Jorge Villarin, the former landowner, who had earlier barricaded the farm with banana stalks.

Maruhom said the workers carried with them their planting tools like bolo, questioned the installation process as they claimed to be the rightful beneficiaries and tillers since 1994.news reg pix 2 june 10 2016

Compostela Valley Province Vice Governor Manuel Zamora and Compostela Mayor Lema Bolo with DAR Sheriff Adelaido Caminade and some police personnel from the Provincial Police Office, mediated in the standoff to successfully implement the writ of installation issued by PARPO II Eduardo E. Suaybaguio on September15, 2015.

The DAR also attributed the peaceful implementation of the Writ of Execution to the support and cooperation of some members from the 66th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army.

“Gikan karon, kining yutaa, inyoha nani” (From now on, this land is yours), Sherriff  Caminade said to the beneficiaries, during the installation activity. (Mike Tan, PIA Davao/Issa Ripalda, DAR)


Region XI News

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May 22, 2017 1

DAR-backed farmers take land, but Lapanday and contracted…

Farmers belonging to the Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association, Inc. (MARBAI), led by officials of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), succeeded on their third attempt yesterday to enter and take ove a 145-hectare banana plantation in Tagum… Read More..
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May 22, 2017 22

Lapanday mocks Duterte’s call for change

The criminal and administrative complaints filed by Lapanday Foods Corp. (LFC) before the Ombudsman illustrate how landlord-oligarchs use courts to thwart the implementation of genuine agrarian reform, according to agrarian reform chief Rafael “Ka Paeng”… Read More..
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May 19, 2017 1

DAR installs farmers on disputed Davao del Norte land

MANILA, Philippines — (UPDATE – 1:49 p.m.) The Department of Agrarian Reform on Thursday installed agrarian reform beneficiaries on a 145-hectare banana plantation in Tagum City, Davao del Norte where the land dispute has turned violent in the past. Read More..
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May 19, 2017 1

DAR begins awarding of land to Lapanday farmers

MANILA — Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Rafael Mariano is bound for Tagum, Davao del Norte to personally award lands to farmers who are members of the Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association Inc. (MARBAI). Read More..

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