DAR distributes land to ARBs in Zambo Sur PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 June 2014 11:34

PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur — The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has distributed 266 hectares of land to Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) for the first five months of this year in this province.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer (PARO) Arthur Soria said Wednesday it represents 10 percent of the agency’s target to distribute 2,556 hectares of land to ARBs in this province this year.

Soria said the distribution of lands to the identified ARBs will continue throughout the year to meet DAR’s targeted land distribution of 2,556 hectares this year.

Soria said DAR has a total of 29,723 ARBs comprising 17,960 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries’ Organizations (ARBOs) in 280 Agrarian Reform Communities (ARCs) throughout the province.

Meanwhile, Soria said they are conducting this month a subdivision survey in Mahayag, Zamboanga del Sur covering a land area of 166 hectares.

He said the land will be distributed to 145 ARBs once the survey will be completed and with the approval from DAR regional office.

DAR is celebrating this month the 26th anniversary of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) and the 5th anniversary of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform program Extension with Reforms (CARPER).

Soria said they have lined up activities for the anniversary celebration that started June 15 and ends July 1.

He said they will conduct feeding program, distribute bags with school supplies and raincoats to the school children at the ARC in Barangay Sumpot, Dimataling town.

He said they will also conduct forums and dialogues to the ARCs in this province’s first and second districts as well as to assess the projects they implemented. — HDC