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September 28, 2016

DAR to help hasten land distribution of YKR lands

QUEZON CITY, Sept. 28 - Agrarian Secretary Rafael Mariano has ordered the DAR field operations and legal officials to coordinate with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to fast-track the process of transfering to the DAR the Yulo King… Read More..
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Sep 22, 2016 25

DAR Secretary bats for new land reform law in Senate budget…

QUEZON CITY, Sept. 20 -- Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano has enjoined senators to pass a new law that will expand the coverage of the government’s agrarian reform program and introduce a free or low-cost land distribution scheme. During… Read More..
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Sep 22, 2016 19

DAR asks Senate for expanded land reform, lower costs for…

Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano on Monday called on lawmakers to pass a new measure which would expand the coverage of the government's agrarian reform program, and lower amortization costs for beneficiaries."(W)e take this opportunity for the Senate… Read More..
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Sep 15, 2016 111

Govt eyes 2-year break in farmland conversions

AN EXECUTIVE order is being prepared to declare a two-year moratorium on the conversion of agricultural lands, Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano has said. 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