CARMEN, Bohol (August 23, 2018)—Senior citizen farmers were all smiles after receiving their long-awaited certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) from Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary John Castriciones.
Castriciones led the distribution of CLOAs to 419 agrarian reform beneficiaries covering 475 hectares of agricultural lands located in Tagbilaran, Carmen, Jagna, Talibon and Ubay in the province of Bohol.
He said the department will not stop after land distribution. “We will put into action a convergence strategy to provide support services to our farmers.”
According to Castriciones, among those lined up for implementation are housing projects for farmers, TESDA scholarships for children of ARBs, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, provision of crop insurance from the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp., credit assistance from the Land Bank of the Philippines and from other financial institutions.
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