February 5, 2023

The Department of Agrarian Reform-Cordillera thanked Sec. Conrado Estrella III for the 25 units of Honda-XR150L motorcycles received by the region through the Support to Parcelization of Lands for Individual Titling Project.

Estrella said the motorcycles are part of the first batch of 156 units delivered as follows: two for DAR central office, 25 for Cordillera, 27 for Ilocos Region, 52 for Cagayan Valley, 20 for Central Luzon, and 30 for Central Visayas.

MOTORCYCLES FOR DAR WORKERS — The Department of Agrarian Reform-Cordillera received 25 motorcycles from the central office for use by field validation teams to hasten the validation of landholdings with collective certificate of land ownership awards that are subject for parcelization. — DAR-CAR photo

For Cordillera, one unit will be for the regional office, eight for Abra, two for Apayao, three for Benguet, four for Ifugao, three for Kalinga, and four for Mountain Province.

All are equipped with helmets and basic tools as required.

The motorcycles will be used by the field validation teams to hasten the validation of landholdings with collective certificate of land ownership awards that are subject of parcelization.

Estrella said the vehicles will lessen the difficulties experienced by the validation teams to reach areas where roads are not accessible to four-wheeled vehicles or no roads at all.

DAR Asec. for Policy, Planning and Research Office Joey Sumatra said the 156 units of motorcycles are part of the 820 units procured by DAR with an aggregate cost of P123 million. Each costs P150,000.

The remaining motorcycles will be distributed to other regions.

DAR central office representatives visited the regional office to inspect the motorcycles, ensuring each one is in good condition and complete.

DAR-CAR Director Samuel S. Solomero, Assistant Regional Director Virginia D. Aycud, Apayao Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer (Parpo II) Artemio L. Dumaoang, Mountain Province Parpo II Jane D. Toribio, regional and provincial chief of administrative officers, and staff were present during the inspection and assured the motorcycles will be delivered to the provinces properly. – Press release