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BARMM, DAR ink pact to bolster land reform drive

BARMM, DAR ink pact to bolster land reform drive

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the Bangsamoro government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to bolster the agrarian reform program in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). According to the DAR on Wednesday, the MOU signing…

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DAR-Caraga opens condonation response desks for ARBs

DAR-Caraga opens condonation response desks for ARBs

BUTUAN CITY – The Department of Agrarian Reform in the Caraga Region (DAR-13) simultaneously launched Condonation Response Desks (CORDs) across the region on Monday for the efficient implementation of the Republic Act (RA) 11953, or the New Agrarian Emancipation Act. “These CORDs…

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DAR rolls out mobile debt condonation desk in Ilocos Norte

DAR rolls out mobile debt condonation desk in Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY – A mobile condonation response desk is being rolled out in Ilocos Norte to reach out to around 149 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) and help in facilitating the condonation of their debts incurred decades ago. On Tuesday, a team from the Department of Agrarian Reform-Ilocos…

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Agrarian reform community turns to coop to become sustainable

Agrarian reform community turns to coop to become sustainable

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – A group of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Capiz organized a cooperative to become sustainable rather than rely on the produce from their farm. The Lonoy Agrarian Reform Cooperative (ARC), based in the municipality of Sapian, started in 2006, with each of the…

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Pangasinan town farmers learn biz skills via DAR program

Pangasinan town farmers learn biz skills via DAR program

CALASIAO, Pangasinan – A new batch of farmers comprising 25 agrarian reform beneficiaries from this town are learning entrepreneurship skills through the Farm Business School Project of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR). In an interview on Tuesday, Lopez Farm School owner Romeo Lopez…

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DAR to create condonation quick response centers nationwide

DAR to create condonation quick response centers nationwide

MANILA – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is set to establish condonation quick response centers in all its offices nationwide to attend to concerns of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs). In a public briefing on Monday, DAR Secretary Conrado Estrella III said he will sign a…

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Moratorium on agrarian debt payment extended

Moratorium on agrarian debt payment extended

President Marcos on Tuesday signed an executive order extending the moratorium on the payment of amortization by agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) due to the “continuing disruptive effects” of the pandemic. Under Executive Order No. 40, the President extended by two years or until…

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PARC Secretariat assesses effectiveness of partner agencies

PARC Secretariat assesses effectiveness of partner agencies

The Presidential Agrarian Reform Council Secretariat reported over the weekend that it assessed the 2022 performance of partner agencies of the Department of Agrarian Reform in implementing the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program vis-à-vis its approved targets and fund utilization. PARC…

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Pamamahagi ng DAR ng mga titulo ng lupa sa mga magsasaka, bumilis

Pamamahagi ng DAR ng mga titulo ng lupa sa mga magsasaka, bumilis

Iniulat ng Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) sa Kamara de Representantes na mahigit 49,000 titulo na sumasakop sa mahigit 43,000 ektarya ang kanilang naipamahagi sa mga benepisaryong magsasaka sa loob lang ng unang anim na buwan ng 2023. Inihayag ito ni DAR Secretary Conrado Estrella III sa…

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DAR forms panel, group for new agrarian law IRRs

DAR forms panel, group for new agrarian law IRRs

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has created a committee and a technical working group (TWG) to formulate the implementing rules and regulations (IRRs) for Republic Act 11953 or the New Agrarian Emancipation Act, writing off P57.557-billion in outstanding debt of 610,054…

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DAR sets drafting of IRR for New Agrarian Emancipation Act

DAR sets drafting of IRR for New Agrarian Emancipation Act

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) announced on Tuesday that it had ordered a committee to begin crafting the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for the Republic Act No. 11953 or the New Agrarian Emancipation Act, which condones the P57.557 billion debt of…

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50 Negros Occidental household farms to get potable water supply

50 Negros Occidental household farms to get potable water supply

The Department of Agrarian Reform on Tuesday said about 50 farming households of Barangay San Pablo in Manapla, Negros Occidental would benefit from the Community-managed Potable Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (CPWASH) project of the agency. This was after the officials and representatives…

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DAR chief promotes rabbit meat production, consumption to farmers

DAR chief promotes rabbit meat production, consumption to farmers

MANILA — The consumption of rabbit meat is being promoted among agrarian reform beneficiaries as it could be a cheaper source of protein for Filipinos, Secretary Conrado Estrella on Tuesday. “Kapag nag-alaga tayo ng rabbit, ang liit na lugar lang ang kailangan at maliit lang ang…

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Cadiz chief OKs coffee production tie-up with DAR

Cadiz chief OKs coffee production tie-up with DAR

MAYOR Salvador Escalante Jr. met with Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer I Atty. Edwin Mendame Jr. of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Negros Occidental 1 for a coffee enterprise partnership recently. In a meeting with the city’s agriculture council on July 10, DAR discussed…

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