DAR slammed for ‘inaction’
on Polo Plantation petition
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
Farm workers, who petitioned for inclusion/exclusion proceedings with regard the Polo Coconut Plantation Inc. in Tanjay City, have lambasted the seeming inaction of the Department of Agrarian Reform on their plea.
The workers, who have organized themselves into ARIBA (Aksyong Rebolusyonayo ug Inisyatiba sa Benepisaryo sa Agraryo or a Cebuano acronym that stands for revolutionary action and initiative for agrarian reform beneficiaries), held a dialog Friday with the provincial DAR in Dumaguete City, to follow up on their request for an early resolution to the petition they filed on June 6.
The petition calls for the inclusion of qualified ARBs and the exclusion of disqualified persons from the landholding in Polo that is owned by former Senator Rene Espina Jr.