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TheStandard
April 10, 2017 33

Mariano again hits Aquino over sacada in sugar estate

AGRARIAN Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano hit out on Tuesday former President Benigno Aquino III for keeping silent on the recruitment of seasonal contractual sugar farmers, locally called sacada, from Mindanao at the Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac. Read More..
davaotoday
Apr 03, 2017 37

DAR orders reinstallation of beneficiaries, coverage of…

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— Department of Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano ordered the reinstallation of several agrarian reform beneficiaries from Mindanao.This after leaders of three farmers’ groups in the region trooped to DAR’s national office in… Read More..
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Mar 20, 2017 60

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 141

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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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