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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 110

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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Feb 28, 2017 76

More land for CARP found in Luisita

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has expanded the coverage of agrarian reform in an estate owned by former President Aquino’s family in Tarlac province, marking 384 hectares of idle land in the area for distribution to farmers. Read More..
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Feb 23, 2017 61

DAR chief wants land conflicts resolved following slaying…

Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano has ordered all regional offices of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to settle high-profile land cases in their areas, following the killing of another farmer-activist last week. The latest incident in Cotabato… Read More..

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Govt to set 2-year moratorium on land-use conversion

manila bulletin blue logoThe government is preparing an executive order that will set a two-year moratorium on the conversion of agricultural lands in the country. The proposed moratorium on land-use conversion was formally adopted by the Presidential Agrarian Reform Council (PARC) during a meeting convened by President Rodrigo R. Duterte in Malacañang last Monday.

“PARC has agreed, adopted the imposition of a two-year moratorium of conversion of agricultural lands. We have started to draft an executive order  that will subject to the study and approval of President Duterte,” Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano said in Filipino during a Palace press conference.

“There is a state policy to preserve agricultural lands to ensure food security,” he said.

Mariano said the draft EO seeks to declare a “moratorium on the processing and approval of all applications for land use conversion of agricultural lands to non-agricultural uses.”

Source: http://www.mb.com.ph/govt-to-set-2-year-moratorium-on-land-use-conversion/