DAR-Iloilo is most efficient provincial office

THE Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)-Province of Iloilo overshot its targets in three Major Final Outputs (MFOs) – Land Tenure Security Program (LTSP), Agrarian Justice Delivery Program (AJDP), and Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Development and Sustainability Program (ARBDSP).

According to Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer (PARPO) II Lucrecia S. Taberna, DARPO Iloilo exceeded their goals for the 1st Semester of 2019 as indicated by the 1st Semester Regional Assessment.

To date, DAR-Iloilo has distributed 70,579 hectares of land to 52,002 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs).

It also already resolved the following: 10,177 Adjudication Cases; 411 Judicial/Court Cases; 8,667 Quasi/Judicial Cases; and 18,496 Agrarian Law Implementation (ALI) Cases.

In terms of support program, 60 organizations are being assisted with 5,302 ARBs and 4,195 non-ARBs.

At present, DAR-Iloilo is working towards the following in consonance with the directive of President Duterte:

1) a LAD-Free Iloilo 2022 which means that by 2022 all lands  that are covered by CARP will already be distributed to ARBs;

2) distribution of government-owned lands as mandated by Executive Order No. 75, Series of 2019; and

3) parcelization of Collective CLOAs or Certificates of Land Ownership Awards.

Likewise, the agency is also focused on the provision of various support services that ranges from farm implements, rural infrastructure development, livelihood projects, skills enhancement training and seminars and even credit facilities, to help ARBs increase their farm production and household income.