By:DAR SARANGANI Provincial Information Office
One hundred forty two Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) of the Sarangani Agricultural Company, Inc. (SACI), in Barangay Maribulan Alabel Sarangani, were inducted as the new landowners of the ninety five hectares of SACI’s agricultural land covered under Compulsory Acquisition (CA) of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) on April 18, 2013.
The turnover of the SACI agricultural property to the beneficiaries was held at the location of the property. After the installation proper, actual trooping of lines or the process of identification of respective boundaries immediately followed.
All of the stakeholders of the project were present during the event. Municipal Agrarian Reform Officer, Salvador D. Solaῆa Jr., inducted the ARBs as the new land owners as authorized by OIC Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer II, Roldan A. Ali. This was witnessed by SACI represented by Engr. Jonathan Germino and company, Mr. Ray Galas representing the Provincial Agrarian Reform Office, the Provincial Agrarian Reform Adjudicator, staff of DAR, and the beneficiaries. Also present during the ceremony was Atty. Bong Gacal, who gave his support to the ARBs leading up to their induction.
To guarantee the sustainability and development of the area, the Department of Agrarian Reform Sarangani, in collaboration with all other CARPER implementing agencies promised to monitor the progress, give continuous assistance and guidance to the ARBs. Moreover, Solaῆa put forwards the obligation of the ARBs on the other end, which is to regularly pay their yearly land amortization through the Land Bank of the Philippines.
Furthermore, SACI representative Engr. Jonathan Germino gave the ARBs an assurance that they will provide assistance for them and encouraged the ARBs to take full responsibility of their land and ensure the productivity of their Banana plantation.
142 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries inducted at SACI’s 95- hectare agriland
Engr. Gemino, Operations Manager of SACI with the beneficiaries.