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DAR distributes 602 farm titles in CV

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, March 24 (PIA) -- Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Sec. Conrado Estrella III handed out 483 electronic and 119 Certificates of Land Ownership Awards (CLOA) to 501 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBS) in Bohol. 

Of the total, 483 are e-titles and 119 are CLOAs.

The 602 e-titles and CLOAs are from Bohol, while the DAR issued the same titles to Cebu and Negros Oriental in a regionwide simultaneous distribution held Feb. 21. 

Estrella turned over the individual land titles of the 544.0490 hectares of farms located in Bohol’s 18 Agrarian Reform towns.

Implemented under the DAR’s Support for Parcelization of Lands for Individual Titles (SPLIT), Estrella personally handed over the land titles to the beneficiaries from Alicia, Bien Unido, Candijay, Carmen, Catigbian, Clarin, Dagohoy, Danao, Dimiao, Getafe, Guindulman, Pilar, San Isidro, San Miguel, Sierra Bullones, Talibon, Trinidad and Ubay towns. 

“Wala ko magdahum nga moabut pa kini (I never really believed this would come),” said Rowena Eronico, who along with farmers from the Talibon Trinidad Farmers Association (TTFA), has been waiting to get their CARP shares in the last 30 years.

“Amomahon nato kini, dili nato ibaligya, hinuon, palambuon kini may tinubdan sa atong panginabuhian (Let us care for this, do not sell this, rather develop the property as this will be our source of livelihood),” Eronico added, acknowledging the help of local DAR offices and Mayor Roberto Cajes who sent Councilor Dungog to escort Trinidad’s 22 title beneficiaries getting a total of 24 titles.

Trinidad has 23.35 hectares of prime farm lands with new individualized titles and communal CLOAS, from the government.

Guindulman town proved to benefit largely from the event as a total of 96.79 hectares are now with titles.

A total of 544.047 hectares in Bohol are now with either CLOAS or individual titles through the SPLIT Program.

Estrella told Boholanos that apart from the titles, DAR is opening up the floodgates of agricultural support to make sure the farmer beneficiaries can get the most of their farm areas.

That same day, DAR handed out two 50 HP 4-wheel drive tractors with a complement of rotivators, disc plows, and heavy duty trailers.
DAR, along with other government agencies, have also funded farm-to-market roads, bridges under the Tulay ng Pangulo, key infrastructure, scholarships for children of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries, and TESDA scholarships. (RAHC/PIA7 Bohol)

With individual land titles now in their possession, farmer beneficiaries of the government’s land reform program are now entitled to a whole lot of support from DAR and other government agencies to help improve their lives. (PIA Bohol)

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