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CALABARZON Farmers dialogue with DAR USEC

Farmers from different provinces started to camp out recently at the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) main office at Quezon City to seek a dialogue with the agency officers. The main objective is to follow up their pending request to give what is due to the farmers which is their share of lands from the different hacienda all around the Philippines in which they are tenant all their lives.

More than 100 members from the stable and organized group PESANTE Incorporated met with Under Secretary of DAR, they both discussed each of the concern with a positive result, suggestions and confirmation from the agency head official that they will help the farmers and will even go to Coron, palawanto do their own investigation with regards to the farmers complaints.

The Philippines is still considered as an agricultural land, which makes the farmers, still comprises the big percentage of the Philippines population. The provincial government of laguna is supporting the farmer’s initiatives. Just recently, Vice President Jejomar Binay graced the Farmers Congress at Calauan, Laguna with full support of the Local Government officials of Calauan, Laguna and different Board members from CALABARZON.

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