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DAR dissolution denied
BY MARICAR ARANAS

Director Rodulfo Inson, of the Department of Agrarian Reform in the province, denied reports that the agency will be dissolved in 2015.

He said there have been such rumors, but he claimed the move is coming from a sectoral representative, who wants to remove DAR from the agencies of the government.

The report will remain a rumor until the local DAR receives a memorandum from its main office on the issue, Inson said.

The alleged dissolution was raised in the recent signing of the memorandum of agreement, between the DAR and the Negros Oriental State University Research and Extension Department, on the agrarian reform community connectivity economic support services project.

Inson said that while some programs being implemented by DAR, like the distribution of lands to the farmers through the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program, will end next year, other projects and plans will still continue.

Even if the CARP implementation ends, other pending land distribution projects will continue, since it is the mandate of DAR to provide an equal distribution of lands to the landless farmers, he added.*MA

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