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TheStandard
February 09, 2017 41

Unite vs oligarchs, farmers exhorted

AGRARIAN Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano urged farmers of the Hacienda Luisita Inc. under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program to unite against the landlord oligarchy of the Cojuangco-Aquino clan. Read More..
TheStandard
Feb 01, 2017 39

Mariano probes farmer’s shooting in Negros

AGRARIAN Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano ordered on Tuesday an investigation and fast resolution of a land dispute in Negros Occidental, the bastion of vast tracts of haciendas. Read More..
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Jan 17, 2017 81

DAR to run after those guilty of illegal and unlawful…

BANILAD, CEBU CITY, Jan. 12 — Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano approved and supported the proposal of Undersecretary for Legal Operations Office Luis Meinrado Pangulayan’s to file cases and prosecute those found guilty… Read More..
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Jan 12, 2017 73

“Let us uphold farmers’ rights and welfare”—Sec. Ka Paeng

BANILAD, CEBU CITY, Jan. 11—Agrarian Secretary Rafael ‘Ka Paeng’ Mariano stated this at the ongoing conference for its third level officials to craft the department’s strategic plans and directions for 2017 to 2022. Read More..

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Italy allots P2.52B to DAR’s rural devt program

manilatimes 1THE Italian government has earmarked P2.52 billion for rural infrastructure and agri-enterprise development, ca-pacity-building and project management in farming communities in the Philippines, as part of its continuing support for the eradication of poverty and hunger in the country.

Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano announced the plan on Friday following a courtesy call from Italian Ambassador to the Philippines Massimo Roscigno.

During the meeting, Roscigno presented to Mariano the projects and programs currently being executed by the Department under the Italian Assistance on Agrarian Reform Community Development Support Program (IARCDSP).

Roscigno said the IARCDSP project will cover 26 municipalities, 35 agrarian reform communities (ARCs) and 117 barangays in Region 11 and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

For his part, Mariano extended his appreciation and gratitude to the Italain ambassador “for their generous support and assistance to the peace process, for helping in the development of ARCs and for supporting the agrarian reform program.”

Recently, representatives from the World Bank Philippines, led by Country Director Mara Warwick, paid a courtesy call to Marianp, expressing their support for the rural development program of DAR.

Warwick assured the World Bank’s continued support for DAR’s programs and infrastructure projects.

The financial institution has been one of the major partners of the agency for the last 20 years.

Warwick suggested that DAR and the World Bank coordinate and share information on matters of financing credit programs for agrarian reform beneficiaries.

Source: http://www.manilatimes.net/italy-allots-p2-52b-to-dars-rural-devt-program/282321/