One hundred (100) agrarian-reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Lanao del Norte recently received electronic land titles (e-titles) and certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to support the government’s thrust to emancipate the farmers from the bondage of soil.
Marie Vil M. Codilla, Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II, said that from the total of 100 ARBs, eleven (11) ARBs received e-titles covering a total of 29.9002 hectares under Project Support to Parcelization of Land Titles (SPLIT).
The rest of the 89 ARBs received regular CLOAs covering 46.7679 hectares in barangay San Roque and 69.4880 in barangay Bubong.
Codilla challenged the ARBs not to sell their awarded lands and reiterated the importance of continuously cultivating and improving their lands for the program to be successful.
“Land distribution is only an initial step of the DAR’s intervention. The department will continue to provide support services and free legal assistance to develop your farming systems and product enterprise, and strengthen your ARB organizations,” said Codilla.
Kolambugan Municipal Mayor Allan M. Omamos emphasized the support of the local government unit for all the programs of the DAR.
“Make your lands productive, not only for your own benefit but also to secure a better future for the next generation,” he said.