Castriciones identifies DAR’s direction over the next 5 years
Agrarian Secretary John Castriciones presented the Department of Agrarian’s (DAR) thrusts and directions to the third level officials of the DAR during the agency’s summative assessment for calendar year 2017 and planning conference for 2018 to 2022.
“These thrusts and directions that my team crafted are aligned with President Rodrigo Duterte’s national goal of eradicating corruption, addressing social justice and improving the economic lives of our poor farmers,” Castriciones said.
The Secretary’s thrusts and directions include: the streamlining of legal procedures; increasing of issuance of certificates of landownership award (CLOAs); implementing of programs that will help farmers retain their CLOAs and stay in their farms; convergence of line departments to give support to the farmers; recognizing the family as the focal point for agrarian reform; and accomplish placements and promotion of DAR employees affected by the Rationalization Plan.
“These [thrusts and directives] would also serve as guide for formulating strategic plans for agrarian reform implementation for the next five years,” said Castriciones.
At the planning and assessment, Castriciones called on his central and Regional Directors to strategize on how to improve the implementation of agrarian reform program in the country.