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DAR turns over land titles to farmer beneficiaries in CamSur

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The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) distributed land titles to 379 Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program beneficiaries in Camarines Sur during a ceremony at the Provincial Capitol Convention Center.

DAR said a total of “665.22 hectares of lands comprising of 379 Certificates of Land Ownership Awards (CLOAs) were awarded to 231 beneficiaries.”

DAR Secretary John Rualo Castriciones, along with Undersecretaries Emily Padilla, and Virginia Orogo, handed over the titles to 124 farmers in Barangay Gogon, Lahuy island in Caramoan town Monday.

Also in attendance during the activity were CamSur Governor Migz Villafuerte and CamSur Rep. LRay Villafuerte.

The farmer-beneficiaries, according to DAR, were tillers of 331.5 hectares of farmlands through the Serbisyong DAR-to-Door program.

On Tuesday, 255 CLOAs covering 333.7 hectares were distributed to 107 farmers during the ceremony here.

DAR said the titles cover landholdings in Calabanga, Ocampo, Pili, Goa, Presentacion, Sagnay, San Jose, Tigaon, Tinambac, Iriga City, Buhi, Bato, Nabua, Balatan, Libmanan, Pamplona, and Bula towns.

Castriciones said he chose to deliver the titles to the beneficiaries to show that despite the pandemic and the distance, DAR was ready to support them.

“We owe it to our farmer-beneficiaries to deliver what is due them so that they can do their part-–keep food available on our table–especially at this time of the pandemic,” he said.