P47.9M alloted for support services to ARB’s in 2024


Land owner’s resistance is ‘negligible’, improved land distribution and increased support services to agrarian
reform beneficiaries (ARBs) marked the Department of Agrarian Reform-Cordillera’s 99 percent accomplishment
report. To date, a total of 528 Certificate of Land Ownership Awards (CLOA) have been distributed, covering more
than 104 thousand hectares of land. For 2024, some 75 CLOA for distribution to 646 to ARB’s ,covering 586 hectares
DAR-CAR Regional Director Samuel Solomero said, this year, his agency with a total allocation of P327 million
(2024) has targeted 222 hectares to be distributed out of the total 800 hectares remaining.

RD Solomero led other DAR officials in the special edition of Kapihan sa Bangong Pilipinas held recently at New Town Plaza here. Solomero also attributed its high performance on the convergence of government agencies and collaborative efforts of local government officials in promoting sustainable agriculture community development. To sustain it, the DAR official vowed more services and programs–including farm machineries, equipment, and
training will be provided to ARB’s, Moreover, ARB’s will have more access to credit and financial services.

Technical, enterprise, farm and physical infra support will also be provided to ARB’s which to date numbering to a total of 74,142 across the region. Based on the obtained datas, in financial aspect- this year, total of P47.987 million has been earmarked for Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Development and Sustainability Program. The figure represents P31.605 million for Climate Resilient Farm Productivity Support (CRFPS); P10.31million for Enterprise Development and Economic Support (EDES) ; and Social Infrastracture Buildings (SIB) P3.471 million.
Some P1.4 million worth of amortization has been condoned by the agency from the ARB’s.

Under Executive (E.O) 75, the agency and its Benguet Provincial Office have distributed 293 e-titles and 131
Certificate of Land Ownership Awards (CLOA) to 131 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs), covering a total of 83.28 hectares. Another 380 e-titles covering 234 hectares were given to 293 ARBs in the municipalities of Atok,
Itogon,Kapangan, Kibungan, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay. Also in the forum, agency officials disclosed that it posted
a zero backlog on land cases adjudication.

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