agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) show their Emancipation
Patents (Eps) and Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs)
after the distribution. With them in photo are Zumarraga
Mayor Myrna Tan (standing, 4th from left) and Municipal
Agrarian Reform Program Officer (MARPO) Evelinda Barbasa
(standing, 3rd from left). (photo Engr. Jessie Iso)
CLOAs to Samar islanders
JOSE ALSMITH L. SORIA
March 21, 2020
ZUMARRAGA, Samar –
Eighteen landless farmers from this island-municipality in the
province of Samar turned landowners as they received Emancipation
Patents (EP) and Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) from
the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) on March 12.
Zumarraga Mayor, Myrna
Tan, handed the 24 land titles to the 18 agrarian reform
beneficiaries (ARBs) in a simple ceremony at the town’s Sangguniang
Bayan Session Hall. She was assisted by Municipal Agrarian Reform
Program Officer (MARPO) Evelinda Barbasa.
Barbasa disclosed that the
EPs and CLOAs, distributed to the ARBs under the government’s
Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), covered a combined
area of 22.8012 hectares of corn lands and coco lands situated in
the Barangays of Tubigan, Canwarak, Maputi, and Pangdan.
She added that the EP-CLOA
distribution was part of a weeklong celebration in commemoration of
the town’s 157th founding anniversary.