DAR gives self pass­ing mark

Daily Tribune (Philippines) - - NEWS - BY FRAN­CIS T. WAKE­FIELD @tri­bunephl_FTW

Depart­ment of Agrar­ian Re­form (DAR) Sec­re­tary John Cas­tri­ciones gave his agency a pass­ing grade in per­for­mance de­spite the quar­an­tine restrictio­ns in Lu­zon dur­ing the early months of the new coro­n­avirus pan­demic.

“The DAR im­ple­men­ta­tion of a swift and ef­fi­cient agrar­ian jus­tice de­liv­ery pro­gram is on the right track with the help of the depart­ment’s zero-back­log cam­paign,” Cas­tri­ciones said.

He also paid trib­ute to the farm­ers for en­sur­ing enough food for Filipinos as the coun­try con­tin­ues to deal with the virus.

Cas­tri­ciones said the farm­ers are the real strength of the coun­try.

“I want our farm­ers to trust that agri­cul­ture is their key to suc­cess. In the first world coun­tries, their farm­ers are earn­ing big and are treated well by its cit­i­zen. We would em­u­late these coun­tries to em­power our farm­ers by pool­ing all our re­sources to im­prove their eco­nomic and qual­ity of lives,” he added.

The Sec­re­tary showed his ap­pre­ci­a­tion to them when he vis­ited some of the houses of Agrar­ian Re­form Ben­e­fi­cia­ries (ARB) to de­liver their cer­tifi­cates of land own­er­ship award in Ben­ito, So­liven, Is­abela.

Le­gal af­fairs of­fice Un­der­sec­re­tary Luis Mein­rado Pañgu­layan ear­lier re­ported the good news in fa­vor of the ARB with the sign­ing by Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte of Repub­lic Act 11494 or the Bayani­han to Heal as One Law which con­dones the in­ter­est pay­ment and re­struc­tures the prin­ci­pal obli­ga­tion of ARB.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Philippines

© PressReader. All rights reserved.