CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–The Department of Agriculture (DA)-10 convened the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and Technical Education and Skills Devleopment Authority (TESDA), March 19 in response to Presidential Directive No. 2021-012 or the awarding of remaining land titles and provisions of assistance to Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs).
Said government agencies will assess the beneficiaries given with certificate of land ownership award (CLOA) to determine what interventions or assistance will be provided to them.
DA-10 Regional Technical Director for Operations Carlota S. Madriaga said DA has been directed to provide agricultural assistance to identified ARBs in northern Mindanao.
She added that those who were awarded with land titles, specifically those in conflict affected areas will be the department’s official reference in the provision of agri-related interventions to the bonafide ARBs.
However, the beneficiaries need to be registered in the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA) for availment of any agri-fishery projects and other assistance.
She said the effort is in support to Executive Order 70 or whole-of-nation approach in addressing the root causes of insurgencies. (DA10/PIA10)