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Department of Agrarian Reform

PBBM to distribute titles, support services to Central Visayas farmers

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is set to distribute a total of 2,866.5 hectares of agricultural lands to 2,426 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs), turnover farm-to-market roads worth P100 million, and a total of P17.5 million farm machineries and equipment in Central Visayas Region on Monday, May 20, at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Complex in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental.

The President together with, Department Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Conrado M. Estrella III and other key officials from the DAR will lead the distribution of land titles and various support services to the ARBs.

A total of 2,426 ARBs will receive Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) issued under the Support to Parcelization of Lands for Individual Titling Projects (Project SPLIT). The agricultural lands are in the provinces of Bohol, Cebu, and Negros Oriental.

Seven farm-to-market roads (FMRs) worth P100 million were constructed and funded under the Agrarian Reform Fund. All are located in Negros Oriental in the municipalities of Amlan, Dauin, Ayungon, Tanjay, Bais City, Tayasan and Bindoy.

The President will also turn over farm machineries and equipment worth P17.5 million to nine agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations (ARBOs) in the region implemented under the Climate-resilient Farm Productivity and Support Program (CRFPSP). The machines for turnover are tractors, tricycles, floating tillers, grass cutters, food dehydrators, and corn mills.