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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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Luisita CLOAs stay with the beneficiaries, assures DAR

manila bulletin blue logoDepartment of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Rafael Mariano maintained that farmer-beneficiaries who sold or rented out their lots in Hacienda Luisita get to keep their rights over the farmlands awarded to them. Mariano issued the clarification yesterday after concerns were raised over reports that farmers who were given lands under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) would be disqualified and stripped of their rights as beneficiaries if they were found to have sold or leased the lands awarded to them.

He said their ownership over the lands stay as the contracts they had entered into, be it lease or sale, were already considered void.

It can be recalled that the DAR Chief nullified all forms of deals involving holders of certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) last April after finding out in a recent study that about 4,000 of the 5,212 Hacienda Luisita beneficiaries have already sold, leased or subjected their lands into agreements.