Welcome to DAR Region XI

Summit on rural development

news reg 3 pix 1 nov. 3 2016DAVAO CITY (Nov. 3, 2016)—Assistant Secretary Jonas George Soriano of the office of the Cabinet Secretary explained the Duterte administration’s development and security plans to around 300 participants from government agencies, nongovernment organizations, and social development experts who are here today on a two-day conference to craft recommendations on rural development for inclusion in the 2017-2022 Philippine Development Plan (PDP).

Soriano explained to the participants that the objective of the conference is to get their suggestions on how the government can advance the progress and development of the rural sector.

Also present was Director Merceditas Sombillo of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) who presented the framework of the Duterte administration’s Philippine Development Plan (PDP). She explained that the suggestions coming from the rural sector should be anchored on the Philippine national vision called Ambisyon Natin 2040.

Sombillo said Ambisyon Natin 2040 which was launched in March, proposes that by 2040, the Philippines shall be a prosperous, predominantly middle-class society where no one is poor.news reg 3 pix 2 nov. 3 2016

“The Ambisyon Natin envisions that our people will enjoy long and healthy lives, are smart and innovative, and will live in a high-trust society,” said Sombillo.

The conference is a thematic summit on food security, land tenure improvement and environmental protection whose proponents are the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Agriculture (DA) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The conference is being held today and tomorrow at the Waterfront Insular Hotel, Davao City. (pinky roque)

Photo 1:  Assistant Secretary Jonas George Soriano of the office of the Cabinet Secretary.

Photo 2: Director Merceditas Sombillo of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA).

Region XI News

news reg 1 pix 1 july 19 2017
July 18, 2017 61

Marsman, farmers at a standoff

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte (July 18, 2017)—The second round of talks conducted by the Presidential Agrarian Reform Council Executive Committee (PARC Excom) between the agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) and banana business giant Marsman Estate Plantation… Read More..
Jun 14, 2017 90

DAR installs 160 farmers in ComVal banana land, evicts…

MANILA — Not all “occupation” movements are made equal.The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) ended up having to lead moves to evict “squatters” in government-awarded farmlands in Compostela Valley to make way for actual identified agrarian reform… Read More..
May 31, 2017 111

MARBAI farmers back DAR officials in graft case filed by…

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 May) – Farmers belonging to Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association Inc. in Barangay Madaum, Tagum City have thrown their support behind two embattled officials of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR). Read More..
May 31, 2017 120

MARBAI to DAR: survey the land, get rid of Lapanday guards

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The recently reinstated farmers from the Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Inc., are calling on the Department of Agrarian Reform to proceed with the survey of the 145 hectare-Sanid Farm in Barangay San Isidro, Madaum in Tagum… Read More..

Region 11 Calendar of Activities