Pres. Duterte reaffirms promise to distribute more lands before term ends

Pres. Duterte reaffirms promise to distribute more lands before term ends

Distribution of land to the landless, have been the promise of every administration who sits in Malacanang.
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in his speech during the Kaamulan Festival in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, renewed his commitment to distribute more land to agrarian reform beneficiaries before he steps down in 2022.
Duterte reminded entities who are occupying huge tracts of landholdings through lease agreements with the government that he will distribute these to the poor.

Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte (photo credit to PNA)

He said farmers who have already been identified by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) as would-be title holders must be given their due.
“Those already declared to be beneficiaries must be placed in their position,” the President said.
The President reasons out that it is just right for those who have been tilling the land for generations to be awarded the titles.
“Those who have worked hard for the land must deserve it,” he said.
Those big corporations who have been renting government owned lands will be taken back by the government and will be given away to the landless.
“If they say they have invested so much, I don’t care. The law must be followed,” he said. “The law says the land reform should benefit the agricultural tenant. That’s the law and there’s nothing I can do about it."
He gave Boracay wherein after ordering the island’s clean up, the government gave out parcels of land to the Aetas, the indigenous people living in the area.

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