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DAR to distribute 310 hectares of government-owned lands to Pampanga farmers

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently conducted a dialogue with the farmers of San Agustin town in Magalang, Pampanga to discuss the smooth and expeditious distribution of idle government owned-lands (GOLs) and identify the possible agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in the said province.

The land set for distribution is the unused 310 hectare-property of Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU) in Magalang.

The distribution of GOLs is in consonance with the directive of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., through DAR Secretary Conrado Estrella III, to provide farmers with agricultural lands to boost their economic lives.

DAR Central Luzon Regional Director Arsenio James Ponce said that the DAR would begin surveying the properties of PSAU so that they could immediately issue individual land titles to qualified ARBs.

“We ask the ARBs’ full cooperation and want their opinions on how we can survey the land faster. We will assess the result of this meeting and apply the best measures to implement this process quickly,” he said.

Ponce divulged that this idle land would be put to benevolent use because it would provide a livelihood to many farmers, which could help mitigate poverty in the countryside and contribute to the country’s food security.

The lands that are set for distribution to the ARBs will be implemented through Executive Order No. 75. Series of 2019, mandating all government offices to distribute public lands devoted to or suitable for agriculture for distribution to qualified beneficiaries.

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