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October 10, 2016 68

DAR’s Mariano seeks to slash PARC Execom membership from 26…

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is seeking to reduce the number of Presidential Agrarian Reform Council-Executive Committee (PARC-Execom) members to fast-track the resolution of agrarian- reform cases. Read More..
Oct 03, 2016 70

DAR junks ‘lotto system’

AGRARIAN Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano on Friday stood pat on his ground to nullify the use of lottery draw to allocate plots to farmer-beneficiaries of Hacienda Luisita Inc. owned by the family of
former President Benigno Aquino III in Tarlac province.
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Sep 29, 2016 76

Mariano vows to distribute Palawan’s Yulo King Ranch to…

AGRARIAN Reform Secretary Rafael V. Mariano vowed to distribute the controversial Yulo King Ranch (YKR) to landless farmers in Coron and Busuanga in Palawan. Read More..
Sep 28, 2016 60

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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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)