The Department of Agrarian Reform has distributed land titles involving 62.85 hectares of agricultural land to 42 agrarian reform beneficiaries in Cagayan to help them improve their lives.
Agrarian Secretary John Castriones said the certificates of land ownership award have been distributed to the farmer-beneficiaries in three barangays in the town of Solano.
The covered lands from barangays Padul and Pattaya, with a total of 46.95 hectares have been distributed under a mango tree, while those in Barangay Furagui with 15.90 hectares have been awarded in the municipal office.
Melvida Camayang, municipal agrarian reform program officer, they were able to distribute the land titles in a very simple ceremony “because what really matters to them is how the agrarian reform beneficiaries would use them to change their lives for the better.”
“We handed them the land titles under the tree because it is our way of emulating the good leadership of DAR Secretary Brother John Castriciones in administering the agency’s DAR-to-Door program,” he said.
Under the program, Brother the DAR chief would personally deliver the CLOAs right in front of the farmers’ doorsteps or farms to bring the government’s services in their communities.
According to Camayang, the beneficiaries became more inspired by the program “because they can feel the farmers’ brighter hope for the future after seeing the government’s effort to bring their land titles in their communities.”