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DAR to distribute 3,400 has.

The Department of Agrarian Reform-Negros Occidental 1 will distribute around 3,400 hectares in north Negros this year, which is 25 percent higher than last year's.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Teresita Mabunay said yesterday that Certificate of Land Ownership Awards covering 3,416 has. covered in 2017 will be distributed to agrarian reform beneficiaries this 2018.

She said that the actual target last year was 6,000 has. but various issues, like landholder's resistance, are still faced in covering agricultural areas in north Negros.

“There is still land resistance among the landholdings subject for coverage, especially when we conduct surveys,” she said.

The recent record is bigger compared to 2016 which was around 2,700 has., and Mabunay said that this is because of the strong support and efforts of the agency to release more land titles to ARBs.

They are now set to create schedules for distributing CLOAs, Mabunay added.

She also assured that they continue to cover lands this year. *MLG


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