The Department of Agrarian Reform today allayed fears that the program to distribute land to landless peasants will end with the CARPER law, which expires on June 2014.
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) today denied that the present leadership of the agency was involved in any Malampaya fund misuse. DAR Undersecretary Anthony N. Paruñgao, in a statement, said that the DAR has not received any portion of the Malampaya funds since the present administration started.
The Department of Agrarian Reform today started distributing certified true copies of their land to the farmworker-beneficiaries of Hacienda Luisita. Almost 600 farmworker-beneficiaries in Barangay Pando were awarded their Certificate of Land Ownership Award, the land title given to agrarian reform beneficiaries in a short ceremony in the barangay’s covered court.
An April 24, 2013 press release from the Department of Agrarian Reform: The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) maintained today, one year after the historic Supreme Court decision, that the distribution of land to farmworkers in Hacienda Luisita remains on track.
In light of the criticism of some sectors that, at current pace, the acquisition and distribution of agricultural lands under the Agrarian Reform Program will not be completed by June 30 2014, please see the following, as previously reported by the Department of Agrarian Reform:
An August 20, 2012, press release from the Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Soils and Water Management: The Bureau of Soils and Water Management is aggressively pushing for the wider coordination and cooperation of Small Water Irrigation System Association (SWISA) to support the vision of AGRI-PINOY FSSP through Secretary Proceso J. Alcala to achieve food sufficiency and sustainable agriculture in the country.
A June 5, 2012 press release from the Department of Agrarian Reform: Agrarian reform under the Aquino Administration is proceeding apace despite the huge challenges facing the program. Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes stressed during President Benigno S. Aquino III’s first two years, DAR managed to acquire and distribute 219,069 hectares of land throughout the country.
A November 28, 2011 press release from the Department of Agrarian Reform: Farmworker-beneficiaries in Hacienda Luisita could farm collectively and still get their respective individual title, said Secretary of Agrarian Reform Gil de los Reyes.
A November 28, 2011 press release from the Department of Agrarian Reform: The Supreme Court has decided last Wednesday in their favor, the long-standing dispute over the 4,915.75-hectare Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac when it ordered that the said estate owned by the family of President Benigno S. Aquino III be distributed to them.
A May 29, 2011 press release by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources: The DENR secured the support of more than 5 million students in public elementary and secondary schools nation wide, along with officials and community leaders in 42,000 barangays, to kick off the National Greening Program.