BACOLOD CITY — Agrarian Reform Secretary Bernie Cruz led the distribution of 4,720 hectares of land to 4,754 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) from numerous components of Negros Occidental at rites held in Sipalay Metropolis on Tuesday.
He appealed to the beneficiaries to not promote or pawn the land given to them in order that their kids and future generations will even have the ability to profit from it.
“I hope this would be the begin of a greater life for you,” he stated.
Cruz stated that with the assistance of the Division of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the native authorities, he hopes that the beneficiaries will have the ability to make productive the land given to them.
“Deal with the land and find it irresistible,” the DAR chief stated.
The distributed lands lined 17 municipalities and cities in Negros Occidental.
These are cities of Sagay, San Carlos, Silay, Talisay, Victorias, Bago, Himamaylan and Sipalay and municipalities of Toboso, Binalbagan, Cauayan, Hinigaran, Ilog, Isabela, La Castellana, Moises Padilla, and Pontevedra.
DAR-Western Visayas Regional Director Sheila Enciso stated 3,034 hectares of land will likely be distributed to 2,830 farmer beneficiaries within the southern a part of the province.
There are additionally 1,924 ARBs who’re recipients of 1,694 hectares of agricultural lands in northern Negros, she stated.
Cruz has pledged that beneath his management, the company would double its effort to distribute all of the remaining undistributed lands to the landless farmers, present help companies and produce social justice in agrarian reform communities.
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