The top management of the Department of Agrarian Reform Regional office 8 presents to its employees the various awards received by the said office for the 2023 implementation of the Support to Parcelization of Lands for Individual Titling (SPLIT) project during the National Summative Assessment in Angeles, Pampanga. (JOSE ALSMITH L. SORIA)

TACLOBAN CITY –The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Eastern Visayas has garnered numerous awards and recognitions at the National Summative Assessment for its outstanding implementation of the Support to Parcelization of Lands for Individual Titling (SPLIT) project in the region.

Held in Angeles City, Pampanga on March 5 to 8, the said event highlighted the region’s exceptional performance in advancing agrarian reform initiatives.

During the flag-raising at the DAR Regional Office in this city on March 11 this year, Regional Director Atty. Robert Anthony Yu, alongside Assistant Regional Director for Operations, Renato Badilla and Assistant Regional Director for Administration, Ismael Aya-ay, proudly showcased the awards before the agency’s employees and the Project SPLIT team.

Aya-ay expressed gratitude to the project implementers, acknowledging their relentless efforts and dedication which played a crucial role in securing these prestigious awards for this region. He emphasized that the team’s hard work reflects the department’s commitment to excellence and innovation in agrarian reform.

Project SPLIT represents DAR’s focused efforts on accelerating the subdivision of collective Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) into individual titles, thereby reinforcing the rights of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs).

With its comprehensive approach encompassing parcelization of collective CLOAs, capability building, and stringent project management with monitoring and evaluation, the project stands as a testament to DAR Region 8’s unwavering commitment to ARB development.

Aya-ay said that the recognitions received are not only a tribute to the hard work and perseverance of DAR in Eastern Visayas but also a motivation to continue striving for excellence in the pursuit of justice and equity in agrarian reform.