116 NegOcc ARBs get land titles

first_imgBACOLOD City – A total of 116 farmers infour local government units in northern Negros Occidental received theircertificates of land ownership awards (CLOAs) in separate rites facilitated bythe Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) this February. Twenty nine beneficiaries occupiedaround 34 hectares of landholding in Barangay 12, Victorias City – in theproperty previously owned by Ben-Jam Agro Development Corp., among others onFeb.24. The first, formerly managed by ReedaBantug, has an area of 2.5 hectares located in Hacienda Clarita, BarangayNanca, while the property formerly owned by Jeslor Agro-Industrial Corp., whichspans 15.5 hectares, is situated in Barangay San Jose. On the same day, 43 ARBs received titlesand were installed on lots covering 18 hectares in separate locations in E.B.Magalona town. Municipal Agrarian Reform ProgramOfficer Imelda Mombay led the distribution of CLOAs to the farmers for thelandholdings that were previously owned by the Philippine National Bank. Municipal Agrarian Reform Program OfficerMa. Jade Sollesta said the farmer-beneficiaries on the awarded lots will beinstalled in the coming days. The landholdings used to belong to ALMGroup of Farms Inc., and the writ of installation was ordered by the office ofthe Provincial Agrarian Reform Adjudicator. In the neighboring Manapla town, 36agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) received land titles and were subsequentlyinstalled on some 59-hectare property at Hacienda Sto. Niño in BarangayTortosa, Manapla on Feb. 19. Eight ARBs were also awarded titles tomore than four hectares in Barangay Iglau-an, Murcia town on Feb. 5. Officer-in-charge, chief agrarian reformprogram officer Angel Belga led the installation rites with the assistance ofthe personnel of Manapla Police Station headed by Capt. Jaynick Bermudez. All the areas are under the jurisdictionof DAR-Negros Occidental I.(With a reportfrom PNA/PN)last_img

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