Tuesday, March 05, 2024

Debt relief for 5,000 farmers in Bukidnon under new agrarian law

MALAYBALAY CITY (Dec. 01, 2023/PIA) – Over 5,000 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) will benefit from Republic Act (RA) 11953, known as the New Agrarian Emancipation Act (NAEA), following the recent launch of the Condonation Response Desk (CORD) by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Bukidnon

Regional Director Zoraida Macadindang of DAR-Northern Mindanao said President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. signed the NAEA into law on July 9 this year, which condones all loans, including interest, penalties, and surcharges incurred by ARBs from land awarded to them.
She said the CORD serves as a command center to expedite the processing of necessary documents for ARBs in the province’s 20 towns and two cities in compliance with the new law.
“The CORD aims to liberate ARBs from debt bondage, giving them leeway to boost productivity. Agrarian reform lawyers will be stationed at the quick response centers to aid in processing the applications of ARBs for debt condonation and amortization under RA 11953, or the NAEA,” Macadindang said.
The law’s benefits for ARBs include exemption from payment of estate tax and mandatory inclusion in the Registry System of Basic Sectors in Agriculture to give them easy access to support services of the Department of Agriculture.
Lawyer Mitchell Talatala, representing Malaybalay City Mayor Jay Warren Pabillaran, said the city government wholeheartedly backs the DAR programs.
“The New Agrarian Emancipation Act has waived debts and fees, including real property tax condonations, for our agrarian reform beneficiaries. It made a significant impact on their lives,” Talatala said.
Meanwhile, DAR-Bukidnon Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer Jammal Pangandaman asserted that the new agrarian reform law empowers farmers to affirm and protect their rights.
“Agrarian reform is not just a set of policies. It is a social justice movement. It revolves around empowering farmers, the marginalized, and landless individuals,” he said. (By Bernadith G. Epan edited by RLRB, /PIA-10/Bukidnon)

“Binibining Bukidnon” gisugyot nga ipuli sa “Laga ta Bukidnon”

Gisugyot sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan sa Malaybalay nga pulihan ang “Laga ta Bukidnon” ngadto sa “Binibing Bukidnon”

Base sa pahibalo sa lokal nga panggamhanan, ang maong lakang gisugyot niadtong Enero 24, 2023 sa SP session Hall sa Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.

Tinguha sa maong lakang nga mapa-usbaw ang imahe ug ang kalidad sa isa ka konserbatibong dalaga sa Bukidnon.

Ingon man, makamugna ug representanti ngadto sa national ug international nga mga pageant nga haom ug motakdo sa ilang standards ug guidelines. (Diego M. Hidalgo)

CEEDMO Revenue Collection System is now ready for deployment

CEEDMO is now ready to embrace digital transformation and goes paperless by adopting a modern, cloud-based technology management platform made especially for revenue-generating systems

The collection system was made possible through the technical assistance of the City Administrator’s Office- MIS headed by Mr. Salick Darangina and his IT programmers namely: Mr. Jason Manghano and Ms. Geraldine Nemenso.

From cash-tickets income, manual entry of cash collection and issuance of Official Receipts now will have its own special online system in which data storage, retrieval, and extraction will become easier and faster than manual data entry.

The digital system will be used by the Collection Division under the leadership of Ms. Magnolia Callao. For accountability, Ms. Mary Eve Asares was designated by CEEDMO- Designate Lapeciros as primary in charge and liable for the e-documentation and security of data.

This program is in line with the office to upgrade the collection system through computerization and will be linked to the Records Section and other offices for faster transactions.

Lapeciros expressed his gratitude to the MIS team for finally deploying the collection system after a series of consultations and revisions of features to be relevant to the present demands. (CEEDMO-NADA)

No. 9 most wanted sa R-10, ug uban pa nakorner

Nakorner sa hiniusang pwersa sa kapolisan ang top 9 most wanted person sa Region 10 sa gipahigayon nga search warrant operation sa Purok 1, Central Poblacion, Kalilangan, Bukidnon niadtong Enero 23, 2023

Sa report ni Police Maj. Merlin M. Macawili, oic sa Kalilangan MPS, ang nakorner naila nga si Van Malanhay Vicerra, Top 9 most wanted person sa Region 10, 51, adunay kapuyo ug si Yolany Bongabong Fiola, 45, adunay kapuyo.

Nakuha sa ilang posesyon ang 12 gramo sa gidudahang shabu nga adunay estimated standard drug price nga Php 81,600.00.

Kasong paglapas sa Section 11 ug 12, Article II of RA 9165 ang gi andam batok nila.

Sa laing bahin, nadakpan usab sa kapolisan ang top 9 ug top 10 most wanted person sa Bukidnon kaniadtong Enero 23, 2023 sa managlahing lugar.

Sa report nga nahipos sa Bukidnon Police Provincial Office, ang duha giila nga si Romulo Quirino Y Ragandang, 42, minyo, dicer ug residente sa Purok-3, Batangan, Valencia City, Bukidnon ug si Jojo Martil y Man-Umpong, 33, minyo ug residente sa Purok 1, Kipaypayon, Quezon, Bukidnon.

Si Quirino, gidakop sa kasong Statutory Rape didto sa Purok-3, Batangan, Valencia City, Bukidnon.

Samtang si Martil gisikop sa kasong Frustrated Murder didto sa Purok 1, Kipayayon, Quezon, Bukidnon.

Si Quirino anaa na ubos sa kustodiya sa Valencia CPS ug si Martil sa Quezon MPS alang sa hustong disposasyon. (Diego M. Hidalgo)

DA-10 stages workshop to bolster coffee industry in Mindanao

MALAYBALAY CITY, BUKIDNON — In an effort to strengthen support for the coffee farmers and industry in Mindanao, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office (DA RFO-10) headed by OIC-Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado, in partnership with Nestlé Philippines, Inc., held a workshop on January 16-20, 2023 to finalize the Mindanao Coffee Project (MCP), this city

Through the MCP, the agency aims to establish a globally competitive, sustainable, and product-diversified coffee industry in Mindanao to benefit local farmers, traders, manufacturers, and exporters.

In her welcome message, DA-10 OIC-Regional Technical Director for Research and Regulations Cora A. Dumayaca thanked the agency’s partners from the public and private sectors for the support they continuously extend to coffee farmers in Mindanao.

High-Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) and National Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture (NUPAP) Director Gerald Glenn F. Panganiban, Ph.D enjoined the participants to actively participate in said event, as the workshop’s inputs contribute to the impactful work the agency does for coffee farmers in the country.

Meanwhile, Nestlé Philippines, Inc. Senior Vice President and Corporate Affairs Head Jose Uy III reaffirmed their company’s commitment to empowering coffee farmers in Mindanao, particularly those from the provinces of Bukidnon and Sultan Kudarat – two of the country’s leading coffee producers.

The five-day workshop highlighted proposed projects by the University of Southern Mindanao and Nestlé Philippines, Inc., which tackled the productivity of Robusta coffee to organic and inorganic fertilizers, fertilizer support for coffee farmers, and the establishment and improvement of integrated coffee centers in Sultan Kudarat and Bukidnon, respectively.

During the said event, representatives from DA regional offices 9 to 13 also presented their plans and upcoming projects for FY 2023 and 2024. They underscored the Philippine Coffee Industry Roadmap 2021-2025 and the Coconut Farmers and Industry Development Plan.

As a showcase of its ‘regenerative’ agricultural farming practices, Nestlé Philippines, led by its SVP Uy, also facilitated a tour of the Bukidnon Integrated Coffee Center (BICC) and its model coffee farms in Maramag town.

Also supporting the activity were DA-10 RTD for Operations Carlota S. Madriaga, Field Operations Division chief Luz I. Guzman, Ph.D., Agribusiness, and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) Supervising Agriculturist Ferdinand F. Caraballe, and HVCDP focal person Kersten S. Pagalan. (GDAndres/DA-10)

Mag-uuma sikop sa drug buy-bust sa Kalilangan

Isa ka mag-uuma ang gisikop sa hiniusang pwersa sa kapolisan sa gipahigayon nga drug buy-bust operation sa Sitio Cogo, Macaopao, Kalilangan, Bukidnon niadtong Enero 16, 2023.

Gibutyag sa report ni Police Maj. Merlin M. Macawili, OIC sa Kalilangan Municipal Police Station, nga ang suspek mao si Minsuari Ampatua y Ampatua aka “Minsu”, 30, minyo, ug residente sa Purok-6, Mimbuaya, Lanao del Sur.

Nakuha gikan sa iyang posesyon ang gibana-bana nga 12 gramo sa gidudahang shabu nga adunay standard drug price nga Php 81,600.00.

Kasong paglapas sa RA 9165 ang gi andam batok sa arestado. (Omar Rashid Z. Abdullah)

DAR releases 1,847 CLOAs, ₱30.5M CLAAP aid in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (Mar. 7) – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has distributed a total of 1,847 Certificate of Land Ownership Awards (CLOAs) to 1,705 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries from the province’s 20 towns and two cities.

DAR Sec. John R. Castriciones, led the distribution ceremony held at Kaamulan folk Arts Theatre, Kaamulan Park, Malaybalay City on March 6.

The total area in Bukidnon that has been distributed under the program is 1,331.7782 hectares.

Pangantucan town has 337 CLOAs, the largest that has 339 beneficiaries covering 60.4954 hectares.

But in terms of area, the largest land distributed is in Talakag town with a total of 202.0865 hectares with 251 CLOAs and 245 beneficiaries.

Meanwhile, DAR also turned over ₱30.5 million worth of Convergence on Livelihood Assistance for ARBs Project (CLAAP) in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

In the press conference after the program, Castriciones said, in Region 10 a total of 2,168 hectares is the target for distribution.

He clarified that the 1,393 hectares or 68 percent of the total area for distribution are under Convergence Areas for Peace and Development (CAPDev) in the region.

Castriciones said CLOA cannot be sold or mortgage within 10 years of the release to beneficiary.

The agency emphasized that the distribution of CLOAs to the landless farmers provides security of tenure resulting to the increase of income, improved quality of life of ARBs and thereby, significantly contributed to the reduction of poverty in Bukidnon.