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May 29, 2017 3

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 54

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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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