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September 22, 2016 24

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..
TheStandard
Sep 15, 2016 110

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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Sep 15, 2016 107

DAR to stop processing applications for land-use conversion

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is halting the process and approval of applications on land-use conversion ahead of a proposal to have a two-year moratorium on conversion, a report on GMA News' "Balitanghali" said Wednesday. Read More..

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Italian ambassador pays courtesy call to DAR Secretary

piaQUEZON CITY, Aug. 28 - Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano received a courtesy call from His Excellency Ambassador Massimo Roscigno, the Italian Ambassador to the Philippines.

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

Roscigno said the IARCDSP seeks to eradicate poverty and hunger of farming families   through rural infrastructure, agri-enterprise development, capacity building and project management. He said P2.52 billion is allotted for these projects covering 26 municipalities, 35 agrarian reform communities (ARCs) and 117 barangays in Region 11 and the ARMM.  

For his part, Mariano extended his appreciation and gratitude to the Ambassador for their generous support and assistance to the peace process, for helping in the development of ARC’s and for supporting the agrarian reform program. (Pinky Roque)

Source: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/1141472218478/italian-ambassador-pays-courtesy-call-to-dar-secretary-