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January 17, 2017 5

DAR to run after those guilty of illegal and unlawful…

BANILAD, CEBU CITY, Jan. 12 — Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano approved and supported the proposal of Undersecretary for Legal Operations Office Luis Meinrado Pangulayan’s to file cases and prosecute those found guilty… Read More..
Jan 12, 2017 21

“Let us uphold farmers’ rights and welfare”—Sec. Ka Paeng

BANILAD, CEBU CITY, Jan. 11—Agrarian Secretary Rafael ‘Ka Paeng’ Mariano stated this at the ongoing conference for its third level officials to craft the department’s strategic plans and directions for 2017 to 2022. Read More..
Jan 04, 2017 35

DAR gives CLOA to ARBs

CABARROGUIS, Quirino, Dec. 30 (PIA) - - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Sec. Rafael “Ka Paeng” V. Mariano recently distributed Certificates of Land Ownership (CLOA) to Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) here during his visit in the province for the… Read More..
Dec 21, 2016 47

DAR stops Lapanday guards from evicting banana farmers in…

MANILA — Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano has issued a cease and desist order prohibiting Lapanday Foods Corp. (LFC) and its security guards from evicting farmers who have reclaimed a 145-hectare banana plantation in Barangay Madaum, Tagum City, that… Read More..

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DAR junks ‘lotto system’

TheStandardAGRARIAN 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.
 Mariano said he and the other agrarian reform officials will troop to Hacienda Luisita “in a move to
invalidate the tambiolo scheme disqualifying 111 Hacienda Luisista farm worker-beneficiaries from the government’s agrarian reform

“We begin genuine agrarian reform at the belly of the beast —in Hacienda Luisita, where farmer-tenants have struggled to take the land due to them for more than a quarter of a century, ever since agrarian reform was introduced in the country,” he said.

The left-leaning Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas, of which Mariano was the former chairman, slammed the Department of Agrarian Reform’s “tambiolo land reform” in the Cojuangco-Aquino owned sugar
estate, saying the scheme was a fraud.

KMP chairperson Joseph Canlas earlier said Aquino controlled then Agrarian Reform secretary Virgilio de los Reyes to use “deception, coercion and intimidation” of land distribution.