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October 10, 2016 57

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 64

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 66

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 46

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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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)