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  • Writer's pictureChristian Malnawa

From dreams to deeds: DAR honors 79 yKalingas with 107 land titles

Tabuk City, Kalinga – Some 79 agrarian reform beneficiaries are now secured in the ownership of lands they are tilling after receiving their land titles on Monday, February 15, at the Kalinga Sports Center, Bulanao, Tabuk City.


The distribution of land titles coincided with the Farmers, Cooperatives, Ethnolinguistic Groups, and Other Civil Society Organizations' Day, one of the highlights of the 5th Bodong Festival and Kalinga’s 29th Founding Anniversary.


Leading the distribution were Department of Agrarian Reform-Cordillera Regional Director Samuel Solomero, Governor James Edduba, and other provincial officials.


Recipients from various municipalities in Kalinga and its sole city were granted a total of 107 Certificate of Land Ownership Awards (CLOAs), according to DAR-Kalinga.

The awarding of land titles was made possible through the SPLIT project, or Support to Parcelization of Lands for Individual Titling.


The SPLIT program speeds up the land parcelization process for Collective Certificates of Land Ownership Awards (CCLOAs) and eventually issues individual land titles to ARBs who were previously granted lands and collective CLOAs under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).


Meanwhile, eight farmer cooperatives also received farm machinery and equipment from the department, alongside the awarding of land titles.


These are the Cogawe Farmers Association, Inc., Gunglo Dagitu Mannalon iti Balong, Inc., Imabilong Gardeners and Weaver's Association, Hope Sea-K Farmers' Irrigators Association, Inc., Agbannawag Tabuk Organic Practitioners Marketing Cooperative, Macutay Sadiri Farmers' Credit Cooperative, and Maledda Umili Farmers Association.


The provision of equipment and farm machinery, according to the agency, is made possible through the department’s Climate Resilient Farm Productivity Programs on Sustainable Livelihood in Support of Disaster-Affected Areas (SLSP) and Major Crop-Based Farming (MCBF).


“This move will help ARBs in their farming business and ARBO livelihood,” wrote DAR-Kalinga.