July 25, 2021 at 11:30 pm
Rio N. Araja
Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones has directed regional directors, and provincial agrarian reform program officers to immediately resolve all pending cases at the field level to be able to serve more agrarian reform beneficiaries nationwide.
He gave the directive for land tenure security program (LSTP), agrarian justice delivery program, and agrarian reform beneficiaries development and sustainability program vis-à-vis its approved targets and fund utilization.
“With regards to LTSP, we have come up with policies and a uniformed process so that agricultural lands at the municipal agrarian reform office level not yet covered under the program will be immediately facilitated,” he said.
The objective of the activity is to look back at what has been achieved and the problems which were encountered in the first semester of 2021.
“On agrarian justice delivery, many of those cases which were originally classified as problematic are now being resolved because of the efficient partnership between the Legal Affairs Office team and Field Operations Office group, and in connection with the zero backlog policy in resolving pending agrarian reform cases,” the Department of Agrarian Reform chief said.
He reminded the field officials that as they go back to their provinces and regions, he is hoping that they would strengthen their commitment to serve the people who belong to the poorest sector of society.
“We always ensure that those who lead the department, specifically the DAR officials and employees, are worthy, experienced, devoted and committed to serve the Filipino people,” he said.