Palace assures farmers land distribution will continue despite CARP expiration on June 30

MANILA, June 14 (PNA) — Land acquisition and distribution will continue despite the expected expiration of Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) Law on June 30, Malacanang assured on Saturday.

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte in an interview over state-run dzRB radio said that farmer groups should not worry because the expiration of the law will not affect land distribution in the country.

It can be recalled that President Benigno S. Aquino III certified the CARP extension bill as urgent but Congress failed to act on it.

Valte, however, said that despite this development, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) continues to issue notices of coverage for the land distribution.

“The DAR has to speed up because the deadline is fast approaching,” Valte said.

She said the public could view at the DAR’s website how many hectares of land were already processed by the department and also the number of notices of coverage that have been issued.

“If you need to see the notices of coverage issued, you can visit www.dar.gov.ph to see how many hectares have been processed by DAR,” she added. (PNA)