DAR certifies 45 farmers as ARBs
45 farmers from Negros Occidental are now in line to be land owners as they took oath as Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARB).
Through DAR’s Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program, certified ARBs can now enjoy the privileges of legally owning the land they till. These farmers had to pass several screening processes and field validations to qualify as beneficiaries.
The Oathtaking Ceremony was led by Hon. Leticia Ban-Trigue, Presiding Judge of the 6th Judicial Region at Binalbagan, Negros Occidental. Judge Trigue expressed to the farmers the importance of the Oathtaking Ceremony in relation to their roles as ARBs. She reminded the farmers about their duties and responsibilities as new landowners, such as paying their land amortizations and land taxes. Further, she emphasized that engaging in illegal activities like not paying their dues, illegal transfer of land ownership, illegal conversion, sale and lease of lands can be grounds for their disqualification.
The farmers were assisted by Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officers Ma. Deza A. Sayo, Concepcion E. Cabaluna and their staff Daisy P. Dalguntas, Mary Chris V. Palanog and Genalyn A. Nanquil. Working together, they made this oathtaking activity a successful event in supporting the plight of each farmer in the name government service.