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June 26, 2017 560

DAR officials, employees reach 'agreement' on 4-year row

MANILA -- Agrarian reform officials and employees have reached an agreement that would end their four-year row over the plight of 10,000 department employees nationwide who were displaced under the government’s rationalization scheme. Read More..
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Jun 12, 2017 373

Food firm’s complaint vs DAR officials junked

The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed a graft complaint filed by the Lapanday Foods Corporation (LFC) against Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Rafael Mariano and Undersecretary Luis Pañgulayan. Read More..
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May 30, 2017 1224

DAR amends rules on adjudication of agrarian law…

TO ensure a just, inexpensive and expeditious determination of agrarian cases, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has amended its rules on adjudication of cases involving agrarian law implementation (ALI). Read More..
May 30, 2017 479

Luisita farmers to stay as lot owners

AGRARIAN Secretary Rafael Mariano said on Friday that farmer-beneficiaries of Hacienda Luisita Inc. will stay as owners of lots under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program. Read More..

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DAR turns over P9.9-M irrigation facility in Davao Norte

interaksyonlogoMANILA - Some 4,000 residents in the community of Dagohoy in Talaingod, Davao del Norte will benefit from P9,940,924  worth of irrigation projects recently turned over by the Depratment of Agrarian Reform (DAR). The Dagohoy Communal Irrigation Project  (CIP), covering a service area of about 49 hectares, is implemented under the Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project (ARISP) III through a partnership with the National Irrigation Administration and the Municipality of Talaingod.

The infrastructure project will be managed by the Dagohoy Talaingod Irrigators Association (DATAISA).

DAR Secretary Rafael Mariano said irrigation project will boost the communities’ agricultural products and that food security and food sufficiency should be addressed by the project.

“The facility will irrigate the farmlots to help increase the farmers’ harvest. This is part of the department’s goal to improve the lives of the farmer-beneficiaries, ”  Mariano said.

Mariano underscored the need for ensuring the CIP is well taken care of. “A well-maintained facility ensures a consistent optimum performance that will benefit the communities’ crops, ”  he added.  

The beneficiaries of the project  will be provided soon with trainings and seminars that would help educate them on how to increase their production.