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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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March 25, 2017 21

Duterte instructs DAR to confer with Davao farmers on AVAs

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte (March 25, 2017)—President Rodrigo Duterte instructed the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) through the Presidential Agrarian Reform Council Executive Committee (PARC Excom) to meet with agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs)… Read More..
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Mar 03, 2017 52

Murdered peasants in 2017 now 12

The number of peasants killed in 2017 rose to 12 when two more farmers were murdered in Compostela town of Compostela Valley province yesterday, Mar. 2.According to reports received by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), 55-year-old Leonela Tapdasan… Read More..
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Feb 19, 2017 87

Mariano: Resolve land disputes in Davao

Following the murder of a peasant-activist last Feb. 16 in Compostela Valley, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has ordered its regional office in Davao to resolve the land disputes in all highly-contested landholdings in the area to deter further… Read More..
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Feb 07, 2017 71

Maximum term for contracts eyed by ARBs engaged in AVA's

Undersecretary for FPAO and PARC Secretary Atty. David Erro said that all recommendations will be submitted to the policy review committee for consideration. He added, “kailangan po nating isabay ang effort ng mga magsasaka para idulog ang mga kontrata sa… Read More..

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