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June 26, 2017 242

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 147

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 408

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..
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May 30, 2017 221

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 chief eyes 6M hectares for farmers

inquirerAgrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano is looking at some some six million hectares of public and private agricultural lands, some of which have been exempted from agrarian reform, for distribution to farmers. Mariano said he had proposed to the government and communist rebel peace panels to include in their agenda the free distribution to farmers of all agricultural lands, including those that had been reclassified for residential or commercial uses.

“The exemptions and exclusions provided by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) should be removed,” Mariano said.

“Those lands previously exempted or excluded from CARP coverage must also be reviewed. If the lands remain agricultural in use, they should be placed under the coverage of the agrarian reform program,” he continued.

Source: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/889551/dar-chief-eyes-6m-hectares-for-farmers