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October 10, 2016 62

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 65

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 71

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 50

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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DAR releases guidelines on landed estates under agrarian reform

bicoltodayCITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region – Bicol farmer-beneficiaries of the government agrarian reform program are reminded that the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has come up with guidelines over the distribution, awarding, and titling of lands.

DAR said it has recently issued guidelines governing the completion of distribution and titling of landed estates under Republic Act (R.A) No. 3844, as amended, and turned-over by the Landbank of the Philippines through Administrative Order No.08, Series of 2016.

Many large tracts of land in the Bicol Provinces are still under process of agrarian reform, and many farmers-beneficiaries are still in the waiting end for the awarding of farm-lots.

Secretary Rafael V. Mariano said DAR is mandated under RA No. 9700 to complete the distribution of all remaining undistributed lands covered under the agrarian reform program, which include landed estates acquired by the government and financed by the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP).

Mariano said the transfer of title of the landed estates acquired and financed by LBP, that were turned-over to DAR, shall not be imposed or charged tax of any kind.

He added the Registry of Deeds concerned shall undertake its ministerial duty for the registration, issuance, and cancellation of titles relative to the transfer of the subject lands without requiring the submission of tax declaration and tax clearance.

Mariano said the qualified awardee/allocatee/actual tiller/claimant/ applicant may be awarded an area not exceeding three (3) hectares of farm-lot of the agricultural land, which may cover a contiguous tract of land or several parcels of land and one home-lot not exceeding 1,000 square meters.

He said that an excess area beyond the award ceiling in farm-lot and home-lot shall be awarded to other qualified applicants.

Mariano cited that an awardee/allocatee of a farm-lot who has been previously issued an Order of Award (OA) or Certificate of Land Transfer (CLT) before June 15, 1988, or a registered allocatee approved by the Secretary before June 15, 1988, as reflected in the masterlist on file at DAR Provincial Office (DARPO) and Bureau of Land Tenure Improvement (BLTI) and remains in possession of the land, shall be entitled to the allowable award limit of not more than six (6) hectares.

“An awardee/allocatee or his/her heir with OA or CLT shall be issued Certificate of Land Ownership Award (CLOA), provided, that awardee/allocatee or his/her heir is still in actual possession and/or cultivation of the land; there is/are no adverse claimant/s on the subject lot; there is/are no conflict of claim/s filed in the Court or any appropriate body or Tribunal; or there is no OA or CLT issued in favor of others,” Mariano added. []