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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, August 14, 2019
DAR-6 starts validation
of agricultural lands

The Department of Agrarian Reform in Region 6 is validating the government-owned agricultural lands to be distributed to qualified agrarian reform beneficiaries in Western Visayas.

Stephen Leonidas, director of DAR 6, said yesterday that the implementing rules and regulations of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Executive Order No. 75, that ordered the distribution of all government-owned lands devoted to or suitable for agriculture to qualified beneficiaries , has been signed recently by the heads of the DAR and the Department of Justice.

“We’re now in the process of identification of identified landholdings. After validation, the DAR will request the government agency to turn it over so we can proceed with the coverage. If there’s resistance, the DAR will issue a notice to proceed with acquisition,” he said.

Capitol forms task force vs. ASF

The provincial government of Negros Occidental has created a task force to beef up measures against the African swine fever.

Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson signed Executive Order 19-23 creating a provincial task force on ASF on July 26.

The EO states that the country’s swine industry is currently facing the threat of being affected by the ASF outbreaks in the neighboring Asian countries, and that all preventive measures should be undertaken to safeguard the territorial jurisdiction against the disease, as well as the need to protect the multi-billion peso swine industry of the province against the devastating effect of the outbreak.


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