The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) for the first time conducted a door-to-door distribution of certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) to ensure that farmer-beneficiaries in Laguna would receive their land titles.
Through the “Serbisyong DAR-to-Door,” Secretary John Castriciones last July 1 distributed to 43 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) their CLOAs covering a total of 38.7 hectares of agricultural land.
He personally handed over to six ARBs their titles living along the way to the venue, while the rest were distributed at the multi-purpose building located in Brgy. Wawa, Siniloan, Laguna.
“May dala po kaming regalo sa inyo. Kami na po ang nagdala mismo dahil ito ang bilin ng Pangulo na ilapit namin sa inyo ang gobyerno. (We have a gift for you. We brought it ourselves because it is the President’s order that we bring the government to you),” Castriciones told the ARBs.
“This is the first time that DAR has done this. It is fulfilling and it’s worth it,” he said.
The second part of the distribution was held at the covered court where Castriciones distributed titles to ARBs located in Brgry. Wawa and Brgy. Magsaysay, Siniloan, Laguna.
Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Elizabeth Villapando said the titles are part of the 1,353 CLOAs turned over by the Land Bank of the Philippines-Agrarian Reform Operations Center in UPLB Los Baños, Laguna.
The ARB-recipients gathered at the ceremony, observing the required coronavirus health and safety protocols of social distancing, and wearing face masks.