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May 29, 2017 1

DAR to install farmers in disputed Davao plantation May 18

MANILA — For the third time this year, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) will attempt to install farmer-beneficiaries evicted from a disputed portion of a banana plantation in Tagum, Davao del Norte — this time, with a go-signal from the President and… Read More..
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May 16, 2017 52

DAR mulls end to land conversion

LLANERA, Nueva Ecija: The government is planning to put an end to widespread land conversion that for years has defeated the goal to attain food self-sufficiency. Read More..
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May 04, 2017 99

Mariano: DAR won’t charge farmers for selling lands

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) will not sue farmers who sold or leased agrarian land they were granted in 2013 at Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac province, Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano said on Tuesday.The Comprehensive… Read More..
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May 02, 2017 73

DAR voids illegal lease, sale of Hacienda Luisita CARP lands

MANILA, Philippines — Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano on Wednesday voided the sale and leasing out of Hacienda Luisita farm lots awarded by the government to agrarian reform beneficiaries. Read More..

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Ka Paeng in solidarity with the employees of NFA

piaQUEZON CITY, Aug. 4  — Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano graced the 89th National Board Conference of the National Food Authority Employees Association (NFAEA) to be in unity with them in their efforts to stabilize prices and supply of rice and corn while increasing the income of farmers.

The NFAEA is currently fighting to stop the scheme of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and some powerful groups in the House of Representatives to privatize the NFA and to stop the removal of state support for farmers and consumers.

In his solidarity message, Secretary Mariano said that he is one with the NFAEA’s call for unity towards a meaningful change for the country, especially for the farmers’ and peasants’ welfare.


“As DAR Secretary, like you, I will also fight for farmers’ rights. I am now working on the passing of the bill on genuine agrarian reform. This bill will bring about meaningful and rightful change for our farmers,” Mariano said.

Mariano is currently in Davao to meet with farmers there and hear their issues and concerns. He will then proceed to North Cotabato to turn over a rubber processing plant to an agrarian reform beneficiary organization there. (DAR)

Source: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/1141470206533/ka-paeng-in-solidarity-with-the-employees-of-nfa