DAR XI goes on-line
Davao City (28 October) -- "The best way of informing public of what the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in region XI is doing up to these days is to be in tune with the latest trend through the worldwide latest technology, and that is the internet."
This was the message of DAR XI Regional Director Datu Yusoph B. Mama during the launching of the region's official website at Mergrande Resort on October 24, 2009.
The launching was spearheaded by no less than the DAR Assistant Secretary Attorney Jim Coleto, the team leader of the DAR national web team.
ASec Coleto emphasized to the DAR XI web team composed of 29 members that the agency's website serves as the official mouthpiece of DAR Secretary or its Regional Director. This is one of the most effective means of managing the public, he said
It is here where the public may know the department's goals and objectives, policies, rules and regulations, programs and its accomplishments, success stories and support services extended to its beneficiaries and stakeholders and agribusiness opportunities in the countryside and many more, Coleto added.
Director Mama on the other hand, encouraged the local and foreign investors to visit the DAR XI's official website (http://www.dar.gov.ph/darro11) and see for themselves the potential investments opportunities they can possibly pour into the community by surfing at the development plans presented by the different agrarian reform communities in the entire region.
To obtain the credibility of the website, Director Mama encouraged the members of the web team to maintain balance reporting and integrity of the data to be uploaded on the site.
Prior to the launching of the DAR XI website the selected web team members underwent a five-day training and workshop on website development under the able guidance of highly competent trainors fro the DAR central office like Director James Arsenio O. Ponce, Marco Antonio Mabulay and Leo Wishly Sapunto who are experts in web designing. - more -
Other officials who witnessed the launching were Assistant Regional Director for Operations Pete Gumbao, Provincial Agrarian Reform Officers Abundio T. Baliong of Davao Sur, Saturnino D. Sibballucca of Davao Oriental, and Leo Nuņeza of Davao Norte. (DAR XI/PIA XI) [top]