Sugarland owner seeks DAR’s help

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MY SUGARLAND was covered by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program of the government.

However, it was an error by the Department of Agrarian Reform to subject my property to Presidential Decree No. 27 considering that it was a sugarland at the time it was taken by the government 20 years ago. Such fact is well supported by the certification issued on May 1, 1994, by the right-of-way officer of the National Power Corp., who caused damages to my sugarcane plantation during the construction by Napocor of its 69KV and 138KV transmission lines in the area.

I offered my sugarland to the government under the Voluntary Offer to Sell, but until now nothing has come of it.

In this regard, may I seek the help of concerned government officials in having my long-pending case, DCN 13681-LV titled “George P. Arevalo vs DAR, LBP,”  immediately resolved by the Department of Agrarian Reform Adjudication Board (Darab). This case refers to my motion for recommendation which I filed five years ago, and which has never been decided on.

I am now aging and in ill-health, and I hope to enjoy my sugarland of which I had been deprived for so many years.

—GEORGE P. AREVALO SR.,

West Drive, Daro,

Dumaguete City

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