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October 27, 2016 2

DAR turns over ARISP III irrigation project

QUEZON CITY, Oct. 25 - The Dagohoy Communal Irrigation Project (CIP) under Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project (ARISP) III, with a total cost of Php9,940,924.00 and covers a service area of about forty-nine (49) hectares, was turned over today,… Read More..
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DAR turns over P9.9-M irrigation facility in Davao Norte

MANILA - Some 4,000 residents in the community of Dagohoy in Talaingod, Davao del Norte will benefit from P9,940,924 worth of irrigation projects recently turned over by the Depratment of Agrarian Reform (DAR). Read More..
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Oct 10, 2016 72

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 72

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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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.