City of San Fernando, Pampanga. Agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Central Luzon take a deeper look at the social and environmental impacts of Project SPLIT in localized settings organized by the Regional Project Management Office in collaboration with its seven (7) provincial counterparts just recently.
Project SPLIT (Support to Parcelization of Lands for Individual Titling), funded through loans from World Bank, seeks to award individual electronic land titles to ARBs whose landholdings are still owned collectively. Enhanced productivity and profitability is the ultimate goal of the Project.
During the localized environmental and social assessments or ESA, CARP beneficiaries directly answered questionnaires, among others, prepared and supervised by the Regional and Provincial SPLIT Management teams. Other government agencies like NCIP, DENR, LGUs and NGOs were also on hand to lend support to the undertakings.
“Results of analysis will serve as guideposts for future interventions and crafting of policies and plans”, DAR Central Luzon Director and Regional Project Manager James Arsenio Ponce, CESO III, underscored.
Region III has set in motion corresponding plans and strategies to fast track the implementation of the Project. Until December 2023, the region will work doubly hard to distribute more than 2,000 hectares under the Project. (Albert Sapnu, RIO)