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Monday, February 6, 2023

DAR distributes 119 CLOAs to SurSur ARBs 

By Nida Grace P. Barcena

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur -- A total of 119 Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) composed of 222.10777 hectares of land were received by the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) of Surigao del Sur from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) on Thursday, February 2, 2023, held at the North Eastern Mindanao State University (NEMSU) Gymnasium in Tandag City.

A total of 49.7002 hectares of land for the First District of Surigao del Sur was awarded to 39 ARBs from the  municipalities of Cagwait, Marihatag, San Miguel, Tago, Lianga, and Tandag City. While the Second District, 86 ARBs from the municipalities of Barobo, Hinatuan, Tagbina, and the City of Bislig received the 172,4075 hectares of land.

DAR Secretary Conrado Estrella, III was ably represented by Undersecretary Field Operations Office Atty. Kazel Celeste led the distribution of the CLOAs to the recipients, assisted by First District Congressman Romeo Momo Sr., and Governor Alexander T. Pimentel. The local chief executives and representatives of the eight  municipalities and two cities were also in attendance during the event.

The implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) of the department, Surigao del Sur, has a total Working Scope of 61,102.82 hectares or 84.01% of the total CARP Scope has been distributed to 28,217 ARBs leaving a balance of 9,764.86 hectares.

Accordingly, an 8,298.24 hectares of land is parked in the Optool land acquisition and distribution (LAD) database, thus  there is a LAD balance of 1,466.62 hectares as of to date.

Department of Agrarian Reform Provincial Office (DARPO) of Surigao del Sur, headed by PARPO Leoncio Bautista revealed that Surigao del Sur has a total of 44 Agrarian Reform Communities (ARCs0, and 73 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs). (PIA-Surigao del Sur)