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October 20, 2021

Distribute lands with CLOA titles to farmers: Sen. Risa Hontiveros seeks the commitment of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in the immediate distribution of certificates of land ownership award (CLOA) to farmer-beneficiaries during Wednesday’s virtual hearing of Finance Subcommittee B, October 20, 2021, on the proposed P12.838 billion budget of the department. Hontiveros said DAR has no business holding on to the said lands since they have already been issued CLOAs. “I hope DAR would include in its target for next year the ‘installation’ of farmer-beneficiaries on these lands and I expect DAR to submit an update on this to the committee before the plenary deliberation of the budget,” Hontiveros said. DAR Usec. Louie Pagulayan assured Hontiveros that the department will comply with the request and submit the report to the committee. (Screen grab/Senate PRIB)