DAR distributes 442 land titles in Compostela Valley
A total of 442 certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) covering at least 481.7776 hectares of agricultural lands in the province of Compostela Valley were recently distributed by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).
Of the total land areas distributed, 59.4803 hectares were given to 66 farmers in Nabunturan town; 307.5361 hectares to 282 farmers in Monkayo; 54.6025 hectares to 75 farmers in Compostela; 15.3498 hectares to 10 farmers in Laak; 41.6867 hectares to 44 farmers in Montevista; and, 3.1222 hectares to 79 farmers in Maco.
DAR undersecretary Karlo S. Bello lauded the efforts of the DAR in Compostela Valley for processing the release of CLOAs and recognized their perseverance in performing their tasks despite the pressures and difficulties.
He also asked the ARBs to do their obligations to the government and protect the lands that they now own and develop the same to uplift their lives.
Bello added that DAR will also provide support services to the farmers through their organizations and cooperatives.
Aside from the distribution of CLOAs, the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the program “Linking Smallholder Farmers to Markets or LinkSFarM was also facilitated during the event.
LinkSFarm is an Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries and Sustainability Program (ARBDSP) that is being implemented in partnership between DAR and the Catholic Relief Services (CRS).