231 farmers receive land titles in Camarines Sur
By Cet Dematera
SOME 231 farmer-beneficiaries in Camarines Sur received recently their certificates of land ownership awards (CLOAs) with the combined total land area of 665.2274 hectares under the government’s Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).
Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Sec. John Castriciones led the land distribution to agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) of Camarines Sur on May 18 and 19, 2021.
On May 18, Castriciones, with Undersecretaries Emily Padilla and Virginia Orogo, handed over in Barangay Gogon, Lahuy island, in Caramoan town land titles to 124 farmers who are tillers of 331.4913 hectares of agricultural lands through the agency’s Serbisyong DAR-to-Door program.
According to Romulo Britanico, DAR assistant regional director for Operations, “the secretary chose to personally deliver the land titles to the ARBs to show that despite the pandemic and remote areas for distribution, DAR is ready to give them help and support.”
Castriciones also distributed 255 CLOAs covering a total area of 333.7361 hectares to 107 farmers at the Provincial Capitol Convention Center in Pili, Camarines Sur on May 19.
The CLOAs distributed cover landholdings in Calabanga, Ocampo, Pili, Goa, Presentacion, Sagnay, San Jose, Tigaon, Tinambac, Iriga City, Buhi, Bato, Nabua, Balatan, Libmanan, Pamplona, and Bula, all in Camarines Sur.