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September 29, 2016 5

Mariano vows to distribute Palawan’s Yulo King Ranch to…

AGRARIAN Reform Secretary Rafael V. Mariano vowed to distribute the controversial Yulo King Ranch (YKR) to landless farmers in Coron and Busuanga in Palawan. Read More..
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Sep 28, 2016 11

DAR to help hasten land distribution of YKR lands

QUEZON CITY, Sept. 28 - Agrarian Secretary Rafael Mariano has ordered the DAR field operations and legal officials to coordinate with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to fast-track the process of transfering to the DAR the Yulo King… Read More..
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Sep 22, 2016 33

DAR Secretary bats for new land reform law in Senate budget…

QUEZON CITY, Sept. 20 -- Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano has enjoined senators to pass a new law that will expand the coverage of the government’s agrarian reform program and introduce a free or low-cost land distribution scheme. During… Read More..
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Sep 22, 2016 27

DAR asks Senate for expanded land reform, lower costs for…

Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano on Monday called on lawmakers to pass a new measure which would expand the coverage of the government's agrarian reform program, and lower amortization costs for beneficiaries."(W)e take this opportunity for the Senate… Read More..

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DAR begins consultations on genuine agrarian reform program

piaSTA. ROSA CITY, Laguna (PIA) – The Department of Agrarian Reform rolled out a series of consultation conference with DAR officials and employees in a bid to introduce the thrust of Secretary Rafael Mariano who has been advocating for a genuine agrarian reform program.

The consultation was piloted in Calabarzon region last Tuesday, August 16 with more than 100 personnel from the five Calabarzon provinces in attendance.  

Director Erlinda Manluctao, chief of DAR’s Public Assistance and Media Relations Service, said the conference in Laguna paved the way for a series of consultations around the country with farmers’ groups, peoples’ and non-government organizations including the DAR community.  

“Sec. Mariano will be at the center of these consultations because he wants people on the ground to know his genuine agrarian reform agenda,” she said. 

Manluctao said DAR launched a regular media briefing billed Kapihan with Ka Paeng at its central office last week which marked the beginning of a nationwide consultation with media groups.  

She said DAR wants to open avenues to push a genuine agrarian reform thrust under Mariano, a peasant leader who is no stranger to farmers' cause. 

The consultations with DAR officials and employees began in Calabarzon region with Laguna as DAR's first stop.  

Mariano is expected to go around all regions nationwide to open discussions with groups on the ground - an indication of his open-door policy and better days ahead for farmers.  

Symbolically, the long-time leader of the Kilusang Magbubikid ng Pilipinas opened the DAR central office gates to farmers last July 5, days after President Duterte began his term. (MCA-PIA Laguna)

Source: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/631471490248/dar-begins-consultations-on-genuine-agrarian-reform-program