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DAR completes profile of ARBs in Kalinga

Tabuk City, Kalinga (15 May) -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) here completed the profiling of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) to establish identification of clients under the government's centerpiece of governance.

OIC Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer Edano Canao said 4,955 ARBs in the province were actually profiled during the first quarter month this year, aimed to access them to the program services of DAR.

"They (ARBs) will continue to receive support services from the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), " he said.

He said they will be issued identification cards to easily identify them when delivering support services to their group. "The services include programs and projects channeled through other agencies," Canao said.

Construction of farm-to-market roads (FMR) and bridges are channeled through the Department of Public Works and Highways, irrigation facilities to the National Irrigation Administration and agricultural inputs through the Department of Agriculture.

Canao said one Tulay ng Pangulo project in Patacalig, Taloctoc, Tanudan is awaiting construction while three others in Lacnog, Dilag and Balong were validated recently by a technical team from the DPWH and DAR central offices.

"The result of the validation is favorable and we are optimistic the projects will push through," Canao said.

Meanwhile, Canao said the completion of documents for the irrigation and FMR project in Pasil proposed under the Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Program (ARISP III) is being finalized.

"This ARISP project benefit farmers of Balinciagao, Ableg, Dalupa and Cagaluan," Canao said. Similar projects in Tinglayan and Rizal are also funded under ARISP III.

On the other hand, DAR here has finished surveying 14 hectares of landholdings in Pinukpuk out of the 45 hectares total target area subjected for survey. "52 ARBs are beneficiaries of land distribution after the survey shall have been completed and approved by DENR," Canao said. (PIA) [top]

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