Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Conrado Estrella III is set to distribute 3,524 certificates of landownership award (CLOAs) to agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) of Kidapawan, North Cotabato on December 10, 2022.
An aggregate area of 6,103 hectares of land will be distributed to 3,273 farmer-beneficiaries in the area.
“I will personally deliver these land titles to give them hope, to let them feel that the government is here ready to give them help and support,” Estrella said.
Estrella will also turn over a hauling vehicle worth P195,000 to farmer members of the Kisandal Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association. The vehicle, provided under the Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP), will be used to deliver farmers’ produce to institutional markets.
Estrella will also turn over indemnity checks worth P815,666.00 to 53 ARBs of Carmen municipality and 108 ARBs from Alamada. The ARBs are being insured for losses they have incurred when their crops were ruined from rat infestation and flooding. The compensation is being provided by the DAR and the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC).
Estrella will also turn over to the local government of Alamada, 10 government-owned public lots located in Kitacubong, Mirasol, and Guiling. With an area of 13.7 hectares, the lots will be used by the local government unit (LGU) of Alamada to build or improve the municipal plaza, government center, cemetery, health center, public market, barangay plaza, and barangay hall.
Estrella said that the public lots are under the DAR’s administered landed estates acquired under Commonwealth Act No. 539, Republic Act Nos. 1160, 1266, and 1400, and Settlement Projects and lands acquired under Executive Order No. 448.
Estrella said that under DAR Administrative Order no. 4, series of 2006, these lots shall be turned over to the government agencies concerned upon official request through the execution of a Deed of Transfer by the DAR Secretary and the head or any duly authorized representative of the LGU.
“These public lots will be developed by the LGU of Alamada. With creative planning, these infrastructures will surely promote economic development in Alamada,” Estrella said.