DAR Rizal surpasses 1st quarter land distribution target

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal, June 28 (PIA) — The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)-Rizal has distributed a total of 77.6195 hectares of land to local beneficiaries surpassing their target of 45 hectares for the first quarter of 2013.

DAR-Rizal Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer (PARO) II Ruben Nepomuceno reported that the provincial office has been assigned to distribute a total of 259 hectares for the year funded through their 2013 pipeline. According to Nepomuceno, DAR-Rizal initially targeted 45 hectares for the first quarter but surpassed it by more than 57 percent.

DAR aims to distribute the remaining land during the second quarter of 2013 in order to prevent “bottle-necking” of processing land titles.

The agency works in close coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Land Management Service (DENR-LMS) and Landbank of the Philippines (LBP) for the survey and funding of lands for distribution, as well as the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the registration of titles.

Currently, DAR, DENR-LMS and LBP are also processing 219 hectares of land from the previous year for distribution which was delayed due to resistance from lands owners and database issues.

PARO Nepomuceno added that agrarian lands are only considered distributed upon receipt of the Certificate of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) by the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARB). (CPG/GG/PIA4A-Rizal)


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