The Department of Agrarian Reform in Negros Occidental-South installed 18 agrarian reform beneficiaries in Barangay Dulao in Bago City, yesterday.
Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officer Aurea Lingamen, who led the installation rites, said the newly-installed ARBs will share 18.6 hectares of the landholding formerly owned by Magdaleno Jardeleza, located in Purok Talutog, Brgy. Dulao.
Lingamen said the landholding was acquired through Compulsory Acquisition under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.
She urged the beneficiaries to promptly pay their taxes and land amortizations to the local government and the Land Bank of the Philippines.
“They should not engage in illegal sale, transfer, lease or any other form of conveyance of the right to use, or any usufructuary right over the land acquired under the law," she said.
The DAR assured the farmer-beneficiaries of its help in organizing them to avail of support services from the government.
The installation ceremony was held at the hacienda site in Purok Talutog, Brgy. Dulao, and was attended by DAR personnel, ARBs, and barangay officials of Dulao, headed by its chairman, Eliseo Carmona.*MNM
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