THE PROCESS of land acquisition and distribution under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program has been reduced to four months, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said.
Acting Agrarian Undersecretary Elmer N. Distor said in a statement that the process used to take six months, but has been accelerated in compliance with the government’s directive to finish land distribution on or before June 2022.
“Now that we have simplified the process of acquiring and distributing land, we are confident that we can make our agrarian reform beneficiaries’ dream — own a farm lot — come true,” Mr. Distor said.
Agrarian Reform Undersecretary Carim L. Panumpang warned farmer-beneficiaries to not sell their farm lots and threatened them with blacklisting for any future programs. Repossession proceedings will be initiated against lot buyers, he added.
Undersecretary Virginia N. Orogo said DAR personnel will be visiting agrarian reform beneficiaries to gather information on their current economic standing and the status of the awarded farm lots. — Revin Mikhael D. Ochave