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May 30, 2017 67

DAR amends rules on adjudication of agrarian law…

TO ensure a just, inexpensive and expeditious determination of agrarian cases, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has amended its rules on adjudication of cases involving agrarian law implementation (ALI). Read More..
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May 30, 2017 41

Luisita farmers to stay as lot owners

AGRARIAN Secretary Rafael Mariano said on Friday that farmer-beneficiaries of Hacienda Luisita Inc. will stay as owners of lots under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program. Read More..
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May 29, 2017 41

Luisita CLOAs stay with the beneficiaries, assures DAR

Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Rafael Mariano maintained that farmer-beneficiaries who sold or rented out their lots in Hacienda Luisita get to keep their rights over the farmlands awarded to them. Read More..
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DAR to install farmers in disputed Davao plantation May 18

MANILA — For the third time this year, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) will attempt to install farmer-beneficiaries evicted from a disputed portion of a banana plantation in Tagum, Davao del Norte — this time, with a go-signal from the President and… 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/