7 months Surigao farmers to own govt lands soon Manilatimes
TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur: Thousands of government lands in Surigao del Sur may be included in the land reform program with President Rodrigo Duterte’s issuance of Executive Order (EO) 75. The EO would turn farmers into landowners when it is fully implemented, said Jorge Quijada, chief of operations of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)-Surigao del Sur. “This will help our farmers. Thousands of our farmers here are actually cultivating lands for agricultural purposes yet these lands are still classified as timberlands,” Quijada said. He estimated that around 30,000 hectares classified as timberland and public lands in the province but ... more