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May 16, 2017 45

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 97

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 67

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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May 02, 2017 59

DAR cancels Luisita deals

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano on Wednesday nullified the sale or lease of agrarian lands awarded by the government in Hacienda Luisita.Mariano cited the 10-year ban that stopped holders of certificates of land ownership award… Read More..

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World Bank visits Ka Paeng at DAR

piaQUEZON CITY, Aug. 27 - The World Bank Philippines (WB) represented by Country Director Mara Warwick and her team, paid a courtesy call on Secretary Rafael Mariano to express their support to the rural development program of the Department

Warwick said the WB has done numerous projects for the Department for the last 20 years. She assured the Secretary of their support in terms of programs and infrastructure projects.  

Warwick suggested for DAR and WB coordinate ad share information on matters of financing on credit programs for agrarian reform beneficiaries.  

Mariano on his part gave suggestions on how the WB can continue to be of great help to agrarian reform beneficiaries.  

Mariano informed the WB officials of the thrusts and directives of DAR. He also informed them that the Department sent a letter to the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) confirming that project “Inclusive Partnerships for Agricultural Competitiveness,” is a priority project of the DAR. He said that he has requested inclusion of the said project in the next NEDA Board meeting in September. (Pinky Roque)   (DAR)

Source: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/1141472218321/world-bank-visits-ka-paeng-at-dar