DAR installs ARBs in Sagay, Moises Padilla
Negros Occidental (5 October) -- The Department of Agrarian Reform in Negros Occidental recently installed 24 and 22 agrarian reform beneficiaries in Sagay City and Moises Padilla respectively.
In Sagay City, 24 ARBS were awarded their lands covering CARP acquired landholding of 28.1069 hectares while 22 ARBs in Moises Padilla were installed covering 43.8851 hectares.
Located in Hacienda Hulbo in Brgy. Taba-ao Sagay City, the ARBs were already installed in the 8-hectare land where they continue to do farming activities prior to the recent installation. Vacant portion of the landholdings under CARP were awarded to them recently to sustain and expand their farming activities.
Installation in Moises Padilla is located in Hda. Agueda, Brgy. Odiong Moises Padilla
DAR through the Office of the Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer and its Legal Assistance Division conducted several assessment measures to ensure that installation activities will be conducted without legal impediments in the implementation of CARP. Proper communication and coordination with LGUs concerned were done and assistance from PNP (PNP/RMG/PMG) and Phil. Army were sought to maintain peace and order in the area during and post installation period in line with Joint DAR-DILG-DND Circular No. 5, Series of 2002.
These landholdings were all embraced by Certificate of Landownership Award (CLOA) T-11744 for lot no 1531 in Sagay and T-10630 for lot no. 1010-A in Moises Padilla, formerly owned by Gloria de la Paz and Rosita Montaņez. Pending cases for inclusion and exclusion were being filed as subject for administrative proceedings.
Under the new law, Republic Act. 9700, CARP Extension with Reforms (CARPER) 40% of the total funds allocations is provided for the support services. Moreover, DAR is still waiting for the Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) for the full implementation of the CARPER within the period of five years. (DAR/PIA/EAD) [top]