New ARC launched in Surigao Norte

Sta Monica, Surigao Del Norte -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) again launched its Flag Ship Program called Sta. Monica Agrarian Reform Community (ARC) in Siargao Island recently at Sta. Monica Multi-Purpose Tourism and Cultural Center, Sta. Monica, Surigao del Norte.

The said ARC covers the barangays of Sta. Monica, namely: Abad Santos, Basilan, Libertad, Magsaysay, Tinagbo, Alegria, Garcia, Mabini, Rizal, T-Arlan and Mabuhay with 100% accomplishment on Land Acquisition and Distribution (LAD).

Highlighting the activity was the MOA Signing which facilitated the granting of minimum benefits to all beneficiary barangays since all concern agencies, PO’s and NGO’s signified their commitment for the development of viable ARC.

For a long time since the conception of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), the establishment of ARC is the main strategy adopted by DAR where the provision of support services are being converged by all stakeholders to ensure achievement of the goals of CARP towards the upliftment of farmers standard of living.

The activity was made possible through the concerted efforts of Cong. Francisco T. Matugas, Representative of 1st District Siargao Island, Hon. Rosalinda A. Penera and Flora S. Hinoguin, Municipal Agrarian Reform Officer of the said locality.

The launching program was graced and witnessed by DAR Officials from Central Office, represented by USEC Rosalina L. Bestoyong of Support Services, Directorn Reuben Quijas of Solar Power Technlogy Support (SPOTS), Engr. Bayani Thaddeus Barcenas, from Regional Office, Regional Director Engr. Felix B. Aguhob represented by Director Freddie Liwanag, from Provincial Office, PARO Jose T. Sebucao and Staff, as well as Representatives from different Line Agencies and LGU’s of Surigao del Norte. (PIA Surigao del Norte with Trinidad Matabaran-DAR)

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