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TheStandard
February 09, 2017 47

Unite vs oligarchs, farmers exhorted

AGRARIAN Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano urged farmers of the Hacienda Luisita Inc. under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program to unite against the landlord oligarchy of the Cojuangco-Aquino clan. Read More..
TheStandard
Feb 01, 2017 43

Mariano probes farmer’s shooting in Negros

AGRARIAN Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano ordered on Tuesday an investigation and fast resolution of a land dispute in Negros Occidental, the bastion of vast tracts of haciendas. Read More..
pia
Jan 17, 2017 91

DAR to run after those guilty of illegal and unlawful…

BANILAD, CEBU CITY, Jan. 12 — Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano approved and supported the proposal of Undersecretary for Legal Operations Office Luis Meinrado Pangulayan’s to file cases and prosecute those found guilty… Read More..
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Jan 12, 2017 78

“Let us uphold farmers’ rights and welfare”—Sec. Ka Paeng

BANILAD, CEBU CITY, Jan. 11—Agrarian Secretary Rafael ‘Ka Paeng’ Mariano stated this at the ongoing conference for its third level officials to craft the department’s strategic plans and directions for 2017 to 2022. 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