One hundred forty-two agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) were installed as the new landowners of the 95-hectare Sarangani Agricultural Company, Inc. (SACI), in Maribulan, Alabel, Sarangani.
Municipal Agrarian Reform Officer, Salvador D. Solaῆa Jr. said the installation was held at SACI property where the process of identification of respective boundaries immediately followed.
“To guarantee the farm’s sustainability, DAR in collaboration with other CARPER implementing agencies, will always be there to monitor the progress of farmers and provide infrastructure and teach them entrepreneurship,” said Solaῆa.
MARO Solaῆa also reminded ARBs of their obligations to the government—payment of their yearly land amortization thru the Land Bank of the Philippines.
SACI representative Engr. Jonathan Germino expressed the company’s continued support to CARP even as he urged the new land owners to take care of the banana plantation and make it more productive.
Germino added that the company is open to providing the farmer-beneficiaries some help to enhance farm productivity.