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May 29, 2017 4

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 100

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 orders distribution of TADECO land in Hacienda Luisita

gmanewsonlineAgrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano on Thursday ordered the distribution of a 358.22-hectare property owned by Tarlac Development Corp. (TADECO) within the Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac City.

Mariano signed a DARCO Resolution MS 1608-234 ordering the distribution of eight parcels of land in Barangay Cutcut and Balete.

The Agrarian Reform chief told reporters in a press conference that the 358-hectare TADECO property was covered by a notice of coverage issued by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in December 2013, which the company opposed on grounds that the parcels of land were not agricultural.

"In effect, the protest and supplemental protest filed by TADECO for lack of merit are denied and the said property is covered under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP)," Mariano said.

The Cabinet official also claimed the published notice of coverage involving the parcels of land owned by TADECO was valid.

He directed the DAR Provincial Office of Tarlac to immediately proceed and complete the land distribution in light of the provisions of Section 30 of Republic Act 9700.

The 2009 RA 9700 amended the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law of 1988 or Republic Act No. 6657.

According to Section 30, any case or proceeding involving the implementation of the provisions of RA 6657, as amended, which may remain pending on June 30, 2014 will be allowed to proceed and be executed even after such date.

"The DAR Regional Office III is directed to do all acts and things necessary, including but not limited to securing assistance from appropriate law enforcement officials, to ensure that land-owner protestant TADECO or any persons acting in its behalf comply with this order," Mariano noted.

The order also denies all ancillary motions filed by TADECO for lack of merit, the DAR chief said.

Mariano, however, clarified that the order is not yet final and executory as copies of the said resolution must be given to TADECO.

"Pag wala nang appeal at motion for reconsideration, that would mean final and executory na; we have to count 15 days from the receipt of the resolution," DAR Undersecretary for Field Operations Marcos Risonar noted.

"Because of the resolution of the Secretary we will now proceed to the listing of all farmer beneficiaries in the area. This will run for about 43 days and at the same time we already started with preliminary survey activities which will be for about 48 days," Risonar added.VDS/BM, GMA News

Source: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/578889/money/companies/dar-orders-distribution-of-tadeco-land-in-hacienda-luisita