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TheStandard
April 10, 2017 33

Mariano again hits Aquino over sacada in sugar estate

AGRARIAN Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano hit out on Tuesday former President Benigno Aquino III for keeping silent on the recruitment of seasonal contractual sugar farmers, locally called sacada, from Mindanao at the Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac. Read More..
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Apr 03, 2017 37

DAR orders reinstallation of beneficiaries, coverage of…

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— Department of Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano ordered the reinstallation of several agrarian reform beneficiaries from Mindanao.This after leaders of three farmers’ groups in the region trooped to DAR’s national office in… Read More..
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Mar 20, 2017 60

DAR chief backs return to peace talks with NPA

MANILA — Leftist Cabinet member Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano reiterated his support for the peace talks between the Philippine government and the communist-led National Democratic Front (NDFP), as the erstwhile stalled talks was put… Read More..
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Feb 28, 2017 141

DAR chief: 727-hectare Hacienda Luisita property covered by…

MANILA, Philippines –Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Marianoon Friday, February 24, issued an order that will place a 727-hectare property of Hacienda Luisita, Incorporated (HLI) in Tarlac under the coverage of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program… 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-