ACTING Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer (Parpo) II of the Department of Agrarian Reform in Negros Occidental- North Carlos Padilla on Wednesday, February 20, said that 3,177 certificates of land ownership award (Cloa) are ready for distribution in the province by President Rodrigo Duterte.
Padilla, however, said they have no confirmation yet as to when is the President arriving for the distribution.
Government sources earlier said that Duterte will be arriving to the province on Friday. Other unconfirmed reports, however, said that the President is tentatively arriving on March 1.
Duterte, in one of his speeches last week, said he is coming to Sagay City for Cloa distribution, which is part of the government’s implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (Carp).
Other reports said the President may hold the distribution of Cloas either in San Carlos City or Bacolod City if not in Sagay.
Padilla said that in Negros Occidental, the Cloas up for distribution cover 1,888 hectares of land area for 2,416 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs).
These Carp lands are located in Cadiz City, Calatrava, E.B. Magalona, Escalante City, Manapla, Murcia, Sagay City, San Carlos City, Talisay City, Toboso and Bacolod City, which are covered by DAR in Negros Occidental - North.
For southern Negros, the land coverage are those in Bago City, Binalbagan, Hinigaran, Isabela, La Castellana, and Pontevedra.
A SunStar Bacolod source earlier said that members of the Presidential Management Staff have already arrived in the province on Wednesday and they have been going to the sites where the President is set to visit.
Though, the schedule remains unconfirmed.