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Tenants no more: 77 farmers in DavSur village thank Pres. Duterte for new land titles

news reg 1 pix 1 dec. 2 2017BARANGAY PANAGLIB, Kiblawan, Davao del Sur – Jubilation was evident in the faces of 77 farmers after winning ownership of the farmlands they till for more than 10 years in this remote village of Panaglib in the town of Kiblawan in Davao del Sur.

On Friday, December 1, top officials of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) led by Undersecretary Karlo S. Bello, Director Leomides R. Villareal of the Public Assistance and Media Relations Service, Director Joseph H. Orilla of DAR-11 and Elmerito N. Gerigdig, PARPO II of Davao del Sur distributed the certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) to the 77 farmers that covered around 48 hectares of lands.

The distributed farmlands were part of the Dominador Magabilen Estate in the area.

“We are so blessed. Thank you DAR and to President Duterte,” said Cecilia R. Cabaniero, 58, a widow with three children.

Cabaniero said they started the struggle to win the farmlands they till for more than 10 years.

“Now, these farmlands are ours,” another agrarian reform beneficiary (ARB), Feliciano L. Obeda declared.

He also lauded the DAR under the leadership of OIC Secretary Rosalina L. Bistoyong for fast-tracking the land distribution.

Obeda said they are also strengthening their multi-purpose cooperative where most of the support programs and services of DAR will be coursed through.

“We are glad to hear that President Duterte wants individual land titles for the farmers. That is better compared to common or group titles,” he added.

Undersecretary Bello, in his message during the ceremony, reiterated the President’s thrust of issuing individual titles to the ARBs.

He also lauded the DAR in Davao region and Davao del Sur for the achievements they gained in implementing the agrarian reform program of the government during the year.

For his part, Villareal encouraged the 77 farmers to develop the lands now they can call their own.news reg 1 pix 2 dec. 2 2017

“These are your farmlands now. Develop and make these lands productive to augment our income to support our families especially our children,” Villareal emphasized.

The distribution of CLOA on Friday was also witnessed by the local officials and Kiblawan and the members of the barangay council of Panaglib.

Photos 1, 3, 4 and 7: A total of 77 agrarian reform beneficiaries from Barangay Panaglib, Kiblawan, Davao del Sur expressed thanks to the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for the certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) handed to them in a ceremony on Friday, December 1 by the Department of Agrarian Reform through Undersecretary Karlo S. Bello, Director Leomides R. Villareal, Director Joseph H. Orilla and PARPO II Elmerito N. Gerigdig.

news reg 1 pix 3 dec. 2 2017Photo 2: Cecilia R. Cabaniero expressed gratitude to the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the Department of Agrarian Reform for the fast-tracking of the land distribution process that allows farmers to own the farmlands they till. Cabaniero was among the 77 farmers who received their certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) in a ceremony held on Friday, December 1 in Barangay Panaglib, Kiblawan, Davao del Sur.

Photo 5: Eldie C. Paglinawan expressed gratitude to the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the Department of Agrarian Reform for the fast-tracking of the land distribution process that allows farmers to own the farmlands they till. Paglinawan was among the 77 farmers who received their certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) in a ceremony held on Friday, December 1 in Barangay Panaglib, Kiblawan, Davao del Sur.

Photo 6: Feliciano L. Obeda expressed gratitude to the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the Department of Agrarian Reform for the fast-tracking of the land distribution process that allows farmers to own the farmlands they till. Obeda was among the 77 farmers who received their certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) in a ceremony held on Friday, December 1 in Barangay Panaglib, Kiblawan, Davao del Sur.

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