Cagayan de Oro — The Department of Agrarian Reform – X (DAR-X) bared its accomplishment on projects delivered through the Technical Assistance and Support Services (TASS) unit for the year 2015.
Shown during the ceremonial blessing and dedication of common service facilities in August last year are ( from left) DAR-X Asst. Regional Director for Admin. and TASS Eddie Agac-ac, DAR Undersecretary for Finance and Admin. Felix Perry Villanueva and DAR-X Regional Director Faisar Mambuay. (supplied photo)
This accomplishment include delivery of common service facilities (CSFs), provision of infrastructure support projects, credit and microfinance, and partnerships with other government agencies and non-government organizations for program/project deliveries.
Through the Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) Program, a total of 114 CSFs were delivered in all five provinces in Northern Mindanao. Bukidnon received fifty-five (55) CSFs, Camiguin received 10, Lanao del Norte with fourteen (14), and Misamis Occidental and Misamis Oriental received ten (10) and twenty-five (25), respectively. There are still 10 units of 90-horsepower tractors that are to be delivered in four provinces excluding Camiguin.
Through the Agrarian Production Credit Program (APCP), on the other hand, a total of
P15.82 M out of the approved amount of P33.41 M was released to 14 agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations (ARBOs) in Bukidnon, Misamis Occidental, and Misamis Oriental.
DAR-X also completed a total of 37 target sub-projects in all its partnership development programs which include the APCP, Up-Valuing, Community-managed Potable Water Supply Sanitation and Hygiene (CPWASH), the Cooperative Strengthening program, the Village Level Processing Center Enhancement Project (VLCEP), the Program Beneficiaries Development (PBD) Lawyering, and the Agrarian Reform Community Development Plan’s (ARCDP) Climate Change Proofing project.
Pertaining to the status of its 2014 and 2015 Bottoms-Up Budgeting (BUB) projects in four provinces, 15 out of 29 projects were completed with 14 ongoing projects.
One of the foreign-assisted projects (FAPs) implemented, the Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project – Phase III (ARISP-III) which is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), has accomplished 1 farm-to-market road and 4 community infrastructure projects in Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, and Misamis Oriental.
Another FAP, the Mindanao Sustainable Agrarian and Agriculture Development (MinSAAD) project in Lanao del Norte and Bukidnon, also in cooperation with the national government and JICA has 10 agriculture, agro-industry and agro-forestry development (AAAD) sub-projects in Lanao del Norte approved by its Technical Working Group (TWG). MinSAAD also has fifteen (15) sub-projects in Lanao del Norte and Bukidnon approved by its Sub-project Approval Committee (SAC). (Ressan Nash Alonto/CBV/ERS)