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 Region 2 CLOA caravan.The CLOA which covers 4,600 hectares of resettlement area at Keat and Matmad in Nagtipunan was given to some 1,150 ARBs and it was received by former mayor Rosario Camma, the chieftain of the Bugkalots.
The said beneficiaries are the actual occupants and tillers who are all from the Bugkalot tribes.
A memorandum of agreement was also forged between the DAR represented by Sec. Mariano and the ARB represented by Chieftain Camma stating the obligations of each party.
Arthur Faeldon, provincial agrarian reform officer, this is part of the agency’s mandate of land acquisition and distribution where excess lands of the landlords are being acquired for distribution to the landless.
He said in Quirino, all excess private lands were already acquired and distributed.
“The 46,000 hectares in Nagtipunan are classified as government property,” Faeldon explained. (ALM/TCB/PIA 2-QUIRINO)