LANDBANK joins distribution of land titles during CARP’s 31st anniversary celebration

Thursday, September 5, 2019

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte led the distribution of land titles, joined by DAR Secretary John Castriciones and LANDBANK President and CEO Cecilia C. Borromeo.

Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) President and CEO Cecilia C. Borromeo joined President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary John Castriciones in distributing Certificates of Land Ownership Awards (CLOAs) and Emancipation Patents (EPs) to Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) at the DAR Central Office in Quezon City, last August 27, 2019.

The said distribution is part of the 31st anniversary celebration of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program, a long-term land reform program managed by DAR which aims to grant landless farmers and farm workers ownership of agricultural lands.

A total of 40,242 CLOAs and 6,267 EPs, covering a combined land area of 70,249 hectares were turned over by LANDBANK to DAR, which were distributed to ARBs from Regions III (Central Luzon), IV-A (CALABARZON), and IV-B (MIMAROPA).

According to Castriciones, DAR is also expediting land acquisition and land distribution in response to President Duterte’s directive to accelerate the implementation of CARP.

LANDBANK continues to intensify its support to ARBs as a financial intermediary of CARP; having turned over to DAR a total of 208,895 CLOAs and EPs covering a total land area of 354,783 hectares.