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DAR turns-over livelihood projects in SoCot

 ZZ WEB 20160426 NATL R12 MEDEL PH1The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned-over P300,000 worth of projects to three farmers’ organizations in the municipality of Polomolok, South Cotabato as part of a livelihood project under the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan – Agrarian Reform Areas (PAMANA-ARA) Program.
 
OIC-Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer (PARPO) II H. Roldan Ali said the recipients include Silway 8 Community-based Association, Sulit Farmers’ Association (SUFA) and Sulit Tricycle Operators’ and Drivers’ Association (SULTODA).
 
“Bigasan ng Bayan as one of their projects is very promising to generate more income in their organizations,” Ali said.
Ali added that the DAR and PAMANA-ARA would constantly monitor their operation to ensure the successful implementation and sustainability of the projects.  
 
Chief Agrarian Reform Program Officer (CARPO) Nestor Villanueva said the department will mentor the organizations because they are the conduit of the government in extending help to the people.
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“Hopefully, the benefits will improve the lives not only of the recipients but also of the next generation,” Villanueva said.
 
Ms. Eva Roldan, president of Silway 8 Community-based Association, said the amount would be a very big help for them to start their organizations’ project.
 
The PAMANA-ARA is implemented jointly by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP) and DAR with the cooperation of other national and local government agencies, aimed to respond and strengthen peace-building, reconstruction and development in conflict-affected areas in the country. (Herbert Aliligay, Contributor/ Kathlene Sespene, editor)
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Photo #1: DAR South Cotabato Officials headed by PARPO II H. Roldan A. Ali (3rd from right) turn overs PAMANA-ARA checks to the officers and members of Sulit Farmers Association (SUFA), Bgy. Sulit, Polomolok, South Cotabato. With him are CARPO-PBD Engr.Nestor I. Villanueva, PAMANA-ARA Point person (2nd from right) and Esther de Guzman (extreme right) PAMANA-ARA coordinator.

Photo #2: Engr. Nestor I. Villanueva, CARPO-PBD (center w/ white shirt) is having a short Focused Group Discussion (FGD) with the officers and members of the Silway 8 Community-Based Association in Brgy. Silway 8, Polomolok, South Cotabato.

Photo #2: Ms. Eva Roldan, President of Silway 8 Community-based Association, received PAMANA-ARA checks from PARPO II H. Roldan A. Ali during the turnover ceremony held on March 14, 2016.

3 organizations get livelihood projects from DAR

piaKORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato,  Apr. 25 (PIA) --  Three  community-based organizations in  Polomolok town  received  livelihood projects  from  the Department of Agrarian Reform.

These  projects, according to a press statement from DAR-South Cotabato  were implemented  under the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan – Agrarian Reform Areas (PAMANA-ARA) Program.

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DAR turns over Php 1.4- million worth of infra projects in North Cotabato

 ZZ WEB 20160422 NATL R12 REXY PH1The Department of Agrarian Reform recently turned over infrastructure projects amounting to P1.4-M under the bottom-up budgeting program in Aleosan, North Cotabato.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Engr. Marion Y.  Abella said the projects with a combined amount of P1,467,472.59 include the construction of a daycare center and the construction of a mini-warehouse with solar dryer benefiting barangays Dualing and New Leon of the said town, respectively.

“The project was implemented to reduce poverty and enhance the delivery of basic services at the barangay level, especially in agrarian reform areas in North Cotabato,” Abella said.

Abella added the said projects were proposed by the New Leon Multi-Purpose Cooperative and the Dualing Solar Power Association to the Local Poverty Reduction Action Team (LPRAT) of the municipality of Aleosan.

Meanwhile, Aleosan Mayor Vicente Suropia expressed his gratefulness, especially to DAR, that projects are still coming in even in the midst of a long drought that greatly affects the farmers in the municipality.

“We are very happy that these facilities are already available when the rainy season comes. Even we are stricken by El Niño Phenomenon, I can still see the happy faces of the recipients/farmers as they received these projects,” Suropia said.
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Suropia also lauded the active participation of the civil society organizations for prioritizing and monitoring the implementation of the projects in their respective barangays.

He assured DAR on the sustainability of the projects because the LGU has the Monitoring and Evaluation Team who will look into the quality and maintenance of all projects in the municipality.

New Leon Multi-Purpose Cooperative Chairman Gil Pastolero said the project will not only benefit the people of the barangay but also their neighboring barangays.

“The mini-warehouse with solar dryer will be a big help to the Cooperative in its income generating activity because the services are also open to other barangays. As the Chairman, I will ensure the sustainability of the project that you have entrusted to us,” Pastolero said.

Ranulfo Estavilla, BUB Point Person said the LGU of Aleosan has also shared 10% of the total project cost as counterpart.

DAR implements the BUB projects in five municipalities in North Cotabato which include Aleosan, Arakan, Antipas, Kabacan, and Pres. Roxas. (Rodel Orejudos)

Picture 1. (L-R) MARPO Edna Barcelona, BUB Point Person Engr. Ranulfo Estavilla, Aleosan Mayor Vicente Suropia, and Amor Seguritan, President of the Dualing Solar Power Association. Picture 2: Gil Pastolero (center), Chairman of NLMPC accepts the key that symbolizes the mini-warehouse with solar dryer project under BUB Project. (L-R) MARPO Edna Barcelona, BUB Point Person Engr. Ranulfo Estavilla, Aleosan Mayor Vicente Suropia, NLMPC Chairman Gil Pastolero, and some members of NLMPV.

DAR hands over Php1.4-M BUB projects in North Cotabato

piaKIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato,  Apr. 19 (PIA) -- Some Php1.4 million worth of infrastructure projects  were   completed recently in Aleosan town, this  province, an official of the Department of Agrarian Reform announced.

Director III Marion Abella  of DAR North Cotabato  said these projects were  carried  out under the national government’s  Bottom-up Budgeting program.

With a combined total cost of Php1,467,472.59k these  development projects  include  construction of a daycare center  in Barangay Dualing and a mini-warehouse with solar dryer for Barangay New Leon.

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DAR turns-over livelihood projects in SoCot

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DAR hands over Php1.4-M BUB projects in North Cotabato

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