Wednesday, May 2, 2018

PRRD distributes over 300 land titles to Quezon farmers: "I want to resume land reform because it is really needed,"

Finally, what is due for our farmers has been granted!

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday led the distribution of land ownership awards to the agrarian reform farmer beneficiaries in Mulanay, Quezon.

The president stressed the need to continue the land reform in the country.

“[I want] to resume land reform because it is really needed,” Duterte said speaking before farmer beneficiaries in Liwasang Alfaro G. Aguirre, Mulanay, Quezon.

“Ngayon itong mga titled land na medyo hindi productive or ‘yung sa gobyerno (These titled lands that are not productive or owned by the government), I do not see any reason why we should hang to it. Or itong issue ng land reform, hindi mo mapairal (Or this issue of land reform, you can’t implement it),” he added.

If recalled, the full implementation of the land reform is one of President Duterte’s campaign promises.
Further, this distribution of land titles is a result of continuous effort of dialogues and consultations and meetings of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) with affected landowners in the country.
Since Duterte assumed office in 2016, DAR Quezon II has had two land title distributions already, first was on October 25, 2017 in San Narciso, Quezon where a 1,270 hectares of land were distributed to total of 434 farmer beneficiaries and on April 18, 2018 also in San Narciso, Quezon, a total of 780 hectares were distributed to 510 farm beneficiaries (or 585 land titles).
 Source: PNA