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DAR budget halved from P20B to P10B

Budget secretary Florencio "Butch" Abad on Wednesday submits  to the House of Representatives P2.606 trillion proposed national budget for 2015. MARC JAYSON CAYABYAB

The budget of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has been halved from P20 billion in 2014 to just over P10 billion in 2015, but the agency isn’t worried, its secretary said on Thursday.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace CARP order unenforced

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A farmer leader in Quezon province’s Bondoc Peninsula area assailed the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) for its failure to start the distribution of the 1,700-hectare Hacienda Matias in San Francisco town two months after Malacañang gave the order to do so under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DAR: Land distribution may continue

DAR Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes. PHOTO from www.dar.gov.ph

Some 8,410 landholdings comprising 78,303 hectares of land have yet to be covered by the agrarian reform program three days before the law expires, Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes said on Saturday.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

DAR: 78,000 hectares not yet covered by land reform

A farm worker carries harvested sugarcane at Hacienda Luisita.  E.I. REYMOND OREJAS/ INQUIRER

With only three days left before the lapse of the already extended land reform law, Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes said Saturday 8,410 landholdings involving a total of 78,303 hectares of land have yet to be distributed.

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Women farmers lay claim to 80,000 ha for CARP

FARMERS call this machine “halimaw” or beast, blaming mechanization for loss of income. ANSELMO ROQUE/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

The Pambansang Koalisyon ng Kababaihan sa Kanayunan (PKKK) has filed petitions for the issuance of notices of coverage (NOCs) for agrarian reform of more than 80,000 hectares of land nationwide in a bid to have these distributed to landless women farmers.

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »