The Department of Agrarian Reform-North headed by Enrique Paderes, Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer II, took over Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program covered landholdings in Brgy. Jonob-jonob, Escalante City recently, a DAR press release said.
The landholdings were formerly owned by Gerardo Bongco and Francisco Bongco, who voluntarily offered the parcels of land to the DAR, the press release said.
The separate properties measure 58.5048 hectares and 173.8188 hectares with 99 qualified agrarian reform beneficiaries covered, the press release also said.*