PIA Press Release
Monday, January 02, 2012
C. Visayas produces the 1st grads of DAR mediators nationwideby Fayette C. Riñen
CEBU CITY, Jan. 2 (PIA) – Central Visayas produced the first graduates of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) trainings nationwide conducted by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).
The 37 graduates composed of lawyers, legal officers and municipal agrarian reform officers are now certified ADR mediators after they were given certificates of completion and accreditation as ADR mediators signed by DAR Sec. Virgilio de los Reyes.
The DAR held the series of trainings in compliance with RA 9285 or the country’s law providing for ADR.
Apart from handling DAR cases, the ADR mediators can also resolve other disputes particularly on land issues.
Only 37 out of the 59 participants in region 7 were able to complete the trainings done in four phases. The last phase involved included an internship wherein participants were made to handle actual mediation cases in the various towns and cities in Central Visayas.
DAR will continue to hold ADR trainings in other regions throughout the country to be able to provide speedy resolution to DAR-related case and land disputes through professional, skilled and objective ADR mediators, this is said. (PIA-Cebu with PR from DAR)