Feature: 2010, banner year for DAR XI
Davao City (21 July) -- Department of Agrarian Reform employees in Region 11 are beaming with pride nowadays, what with the successive awards and recognition received by its employees and stakeholders recently.
First to grab the headlines is the Region's first-ever Grand Prize award in National Mural Painting Contest held in Quezon City.
DAR-XI's Team composed of five (5) students coming from Davao City, Davao Oriental, Davao del Sur, Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley stole the limelight from the perennial winner which is Northern Luzon. DAR-XI ran away with the Php150,000.00 cash prize in this contest.
Next is the election of MARO's Estanislao ?Jun' Dura and Elizabeth ?Beth' Caparo as President and Treasurer respectively of the National Association of Municipal Agrarian Reform Officers. MARO's are considered the DAR's production centers and first line of defense in CARP implementation.
Not long after, Laak Multi-Purpose Cooperative or LAMPCO, A DAR-assisted cooperative whose members are mostly agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) was adjudged the "Most Progressive Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries) Organization" in the island bringing home a trophy and P40,000 in cash.
Again, in the recently concluded Agraryo Trade Fair at SM Mega Mall, Mandaluyong City, spearheaded by the DAR Central Office, the famed pomelo fruit of Menzi Farmers Cooperative at Mati City in Davao Oriental was unanimously adjudged the best in the entire archipelago based on a set of criteria such as taste, etc.. For this, the cooperative received a trophy.
As the saying goes, "When it rains, it pours." That is why we expect more awards and recognition to come, Datu Yusoph B. Mama, DAR-XI Regional Director proudly says. "If you really give your best effort in everything you do, God will be kind to you and you'll be richly rewarded." He added. Thus, he encourages everybody to give their best in order to achieve if not surpass the 104% performance of the region last year in terms of land distribution, delivery of support services, agrarian justice and managing the publics.
Truly, if the region maintains its good showing, then we can be part of the realization of this great vision:
"A nation where there is equitable land ownership, with empowered agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) who are effectively managing their economic and social development for a better quality of life." (DAR-XI) [top]