THE Provincial Agrarian Reform Coordinating Committees from the provinces of Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, and Misamis Oriental held their 25th Inter-PARCCOM Convention in this city last May 30-31.
Gracing the event was Misamis Oriental Governor Oscar Moreno, who took the occasion to thank the Department of Agrarian Reform and lauded its efforts in the transformation of Sitio Lantad, an NPA-enclave in the late 80’s into a successful community that earned for the provincial government of Misamis Oriental a Galing Pook Award for 2011.
Gov. Moreno, a former legislator, intimated that when he was still in Congress, his colleagues always allocated a small budget for the DAR, rendering the agency helpless and ineffective in implementing the CARP. He expressed his appreciation to the DAR for being at the forefront in countryside development and able to deliver the mandate despite the constraints.
DAR-10 Regional Director Felix Aguhob in return handed a plaque of appreciation to Gov. Moreno for his continuing support to the CARP.
RD Aguhob then presented the status of the CARP implementation in Region 10 for the information and guidance of the PARCCOM members.
Section 44 of RA 6657, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law, created the PARCCOM to coordinate and monitor the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) in the provincial level. It further mandates the PARCCOM to provide information about Presidential Agrarian Reform Council (PARC) guidelines on CARP and the progress of its implementation.
PARO Zoraida Macadindang of Misamis Oriental thanked all the guests that included representatives from DA, DENR, PARC, LRA, LBP and AFP for their active participation especially during the open forum.