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POLSCI 101 POLSCI 101 State of the Nation Adress Submitted by: Merryl Angelic C. Borja An annual address by the President of the Philippines to the Congress of the Philippines. State of the Nation Adress Submitted by: Merryl Angelic C. Borja An annual address by the President of the Philippines to the Congress of the Philippines. 08 Fall 08 Fall Colegio de San Juan de Letran Colegio de San Juan de Letran Vice President Jejomar Binay; Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile; Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.; Former Presidents Fidel Valdez Ramos and Joseph Ejercito Estrada; Honorable Justices of the Supreme Court; Honorable members of the diplomatic corps; Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate; Local Government Officials; Members…show more content…
This is by no means the lowest accomplishment in the history of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). The lowest recorded was 59,495 hectares of land distributed in 2009 because of the uncertainties brought about by the transition to implementing Republic Act No. 9700. The second lowest was 97,795 hectares, recorded in 2003. Last year alone, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) distributed 111,889 hectares of land nationwide, which is slightly higher than the 107,180 hectares distributed in 2010. The DAR completed the acquisition of 18,414 landholdings with a total area of 120,286 hectares for a gross accomplishment rate of 60 percent. Of this area, 8,397 hectares are exclusions from the same landholding and retention areas of landowners. Thus, 111,889 hectares were actually distributed to 63,755 agrarian reform beneficiaries. The total area that is still to be distributed (called the Land Acquisition and Distribution or LAD balance) totals 961,974 hectares from 107,639 landholdings. Around 93.58 percent of the LAD balance (900,188 hectares) are private agricultural land; almost 85 percent of the LAD Balance (816,491 hectares) are LBP-compensable. Therein lies the challenge. The large portion of previous accomplishments are acquisitions that are “easy”: government-owned lands, voluntary land transfers, and voluntary offer to sell. These are the less tedious and less
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