Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officer (MARPO) Leonora
Asaldo emphasizes to the agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs)
the obligation to pay real property tax as landowners now.
(photo by MARPO Leonora Asaldo)
farmers receive land titles from DAR
JOSE ALSMITH L. SORIA
July 13, 2020
BABATNGON, Leyte –
A total of 14 landless farmers from this town received their
Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) from the Department of
Agrarian Reform (DAR) during the past two weeks amid the coronavirus
disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Municipal Agrarian Reform
Program Officer (MARPO) Leonora Asaldo disclosed that her office
distributed 22 CLOAs under the government’s Comprehensive Agrarian
Reform Program (CARP) to 14 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs)
last week and this week.
According to her, the 22
CLOAs covered an aggregate area of 28.9 hectares of agricultural
lands situated in the Barangays of Lukay, Gov. Jaro and Bagong
Asaldo further disclosed
that there are still 73 CLOAs for distribution. “But because of the
current situation, we have to schedule the distribution every week
to control the crowd,” she added.
“We have to make sure that
social distancing is strictly observed to prevent the spread of the
dreaded COVID-19,” Asaldo stressed.
Asaldo emphasized to the CLOA-recipients the obligations attached to
being a beneficiary including the payment of the real property tax
as landowners now.