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DAR chief backs return to peace talks with NPA

MANILA — Leftist Cabinet member Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano reiterated his support for the peace talks between the Philippine government and the communist-led National Democratic Front (NDFP), as the erstwhile stalled talks was put… Read More..
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Feb 28, 2017 108

DAR chief: 727-hectare Hacienda Luisita property covered by…

MANILA, Philippines –Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Marianoon Friday, February 24, issued an order that will place a 727-hectare property of Hacienda Luisita, Incorporated (HLI) in Tarlac under the coverage of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program… Read More..
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Feb 28, 2017 74

More land for CARP found in Luisita

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has expanded the coverage of agrarian reform in an estate owned by former President Aquino’s family in Tarlac province, marking 384 hectares of idle land in the area for distribution to farmers. Read More..
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DAR chief wants land conflicts resolved following slaying…

Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano has ordered all regional offices of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to settle high-profile land cases in their areas, following the killing of another farmer-activist last week. The latest incident in Cotabato… 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