Farmers in Iloilo receive their land titles from DAR
As much as 2,314 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) were finally awarded with their certificates of land ownership awards (CLOAs).
President Rodrigo Duterte, together with Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary John Castriciones, distributed the CLOAs covering a total area of 2,694 hectares of agricultural lands.
DAR Secretary John Castriciones said the biggest number of CLOAs was distributed to 900 beneficiaries from the northern part of Negros Occidental with 1,775 certificates.
Duterte also distributed 938 CLOAs to 556 beneficiaries from the southern part of Negros Occidental; 440 CLOAs to 367 beneficiaries from Capiz; 301 CLOAs to 221 beneficiaries from Iloilo province; 186 CLOAs to 158 beneficiaries from Guimaras; 76 CLOAs for 63 ARBs; and 56 CLOAs to 49 beneficiaries.
“I will continue to implement land reform,” Duterte said.
“If validated as agricultural land ‘yan, ipamahagi ko yang mga lupa sa Boracay to qualified and deserving farmers,” he added.
During the ceremony, agrarian reform communities in Iloilo and Capiz also received four heavy-duty farm tractors and one rice harvester.
“We want to uplift their economic lives by increasing their agricultural production and household income. That’s why these farm inputs are being provided,” Castriciones said.