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June 26, 2017 564

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 376

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 1227

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 482

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 gives CLOA to ARBs

piaCABARROGUIS, 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)