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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled

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CHAPTER I
Preliminary Chapter

Section 1. Title. -

This Act shall be known as the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law of 1988.

Section 2. Declaration of Principles and Policies. -

It is the policy of the State to pursue a Comprehensive Agrarian It is the policy of the State to pursue a Comprehensive
Reform Program (CARP). The welfare of the landless farmers Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). The welfare of the landless
and farmworkers will receive the highest consideration to farmers and farmworkers will receive the highest consideration
promote social justice and to move the nation toward sound to promote social justice and to move the nation toward sound
rural development and industrialization, and the establishment rural development and industrialization, and the establishment
of owner cultivatorship of economic-size farms as the basis of of owner cultivatorship of economic-size farms as the basis of
Philippine agriculture. Philippine agriculture.

To this end, a more equitable distribution and ownership of The State shall promote industrialization and full employment
land, with due regard to the rights of landowners to just based on sound agricultural development and agrarian reform,
compensation and to the ecological needs of the nation, shall through industries that make full and efficient use of human
be undertaken to provide farmers and farmworkers with the and natural resources, and which are competitive in both
opportunity to enhance their dignity and improve the quality of domestic and foreign markets: Provided, That the conversion of
their lives through greater productivity of agricultural lands. agricultural lands into industrial, commercial or residential lands
shall take into account, tillers' rights and national food
The agrarian reform program is founded on the right of farmers security.Further, the State shall protect Filipino enterprises
and regular farmworkers, who are landless, to own directly or against unfair foreign competition and trade practices.
collectively the lands they till or, in the case of other farm
workers, to receive a just share of the fruits thereof. To this The State recognizes that there is not enough agricultural land
end, the State shall encourage and undertake the just to be divided and distributed to each farmer and regular
distribution of all agricultural lands, subject to the priorities and farmworker so that each one can own his/her economic-size
retention limits set forth in this Act, having taken into account family farm. This being the case, a meaningful agrarian reform
ecological, developmental, and equity considerations, and program to uplift the lives and economic status of the farmer
subject to the payment of just compensation. The State shall and his/her children can only be achieved through simultaneous
respect the right of small landowners, and shall provide industrialization aimed at developing a self-reliant and

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incentives for voluntary land-sharing. independent national economy effectively controlled by
Filipinos.
The State shall recognize the right of farmers, farmworkers and
landowners, as well as cooperatives and other independent To this end, the State may, in the interest of national welfare or
farmers' organizations, to participate in the planning, defense, establish and operate vital industries.
organization, and management of the program, and shall
provide support to agriculture through appropriate technology A more equitable distribution and ownership of land, with due
and research, and adequate financial production, marketing and regard to the rights of landowners to just compensation,
other support services. retention rights under Section 6 of Republic Act No. 6657, as
amended, and to the ecological needs of the nation, shall be
The State shall apply the principles of agrarian reform, or undertaken to provide farmers and farmworkers with the
stewardship, whenever applicable, in accordance with law, in opportunity to enhance their dignity and improve the quality of
the disposition or utilization of other natural resources, including their lives through greater productivity of agricultural lands.
lands of the public domain, under lease or concession, suitable
to agriculture, subject to prior rights, homestead rights of small The agrarian reform program is founded on the right of farmers
settlers and the rights of indigenous communities to their and regular farmworkers, who are landless, to own directly or
ancestral lands. collectively the lands they till or, in the case of other
farmworkers, to receive a just share of the fruits thereof. To
The State may resettle landless farmers and farmworkers in its this end, the State shall encourage and undertake the just
own agricultural estates, which shall be distributed to them in distribution of all agricultural lands, subject to the priorities and
the manner provided by law. retention limits set forth in this Act, taking into account
ecological, developmental, and equity considerations, and
By means of appropriate incentives, the State shall encourage subject to the payment of just compensation. The State shall
the formation and maintenance of economic-size family farms respect the right of small landowners, and shall provide
to be constituted by individual beneficiaries and shall incentives for voluntary land-sharing.
landowners.
As much as practicable, the implementation of the program
The State shall protect the rights of subsistence fishermen, shall be community-based to assure, among others, that the
especially of local communities, to the preferential use of farmers shall have greater control of farmgate prices, and
communal marine and fishing resources, both inland and easier access to credit.
offshore. It shall provide support to such fishermen through
appropriate technology and research, adequate financial, The State shall recognize the right of farmers, farmworkers and
production and marketing assistance and other services. The landowners, as well as cooperatives and other independent
State shall also protect, develop and conserve such resources. farmers’ organizations, to participate in the planning,
The protection shall extend to offshore fishing grounds of organization, and management of the program, and shall
subsistence fishermen against foreign intrusion. Fishworkers provide support to agriculture through appropriate technology
shall receive a just share from their labor in the utilization of and research, and adequate financial, production, marketing

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marine and fishing resources. and other support services.

The State shall be guided by the principles that land has a The State shall recognize and enforce, consistent with existing
social function and land ownership has a social responsibility. laws, the rights of rural women to own and control land, taking
Owners of agricultural lands have the obligation to cultivate into consideration the substantive equality between men and
directly or through labor administration the lands they own and women as qualified beneficiaries, to receive a just share of the
thereby make the land productive. fruits thereof, and to be represented in advisory or appropriate
decision-making bodies. These rights shall be independent of
The State shall provide incentives to landowners to invest the their male relatives and of their civil status.
proceeds of the agrarian reform program to promote
industrialization, employment and privatization of public sector The State shall apply the principles of agrarian reform, or
enterprises. Financial instruments used as payment for lands stewardship, whenever applicable, in accordance with law, in
shall contain features that shall enhance negotiability and the disposition or utilization of other natural resources, including
acceptability in the marketplace. lands of the public domain, under lease or concession, suitable
to agriculture, subject to prior rights, homestead rights of small
The State may lease undeveloped lands of the public domain to settlers and the rights of indigenous communities to their
qualified entities for the development of capital-intensive farms, ancestral lands.
and traditional and pioneering crops especially those for exports
subject to the prior rights of the beneficiaries under this Act. The State may resettle landless farmers and farm workers in its
own agricultural estates, which shall be distributed to them in
the manner provided by law.

By means of appropriate incentives, the State shall encourage
the formation and maintenance of economic-size family farms
to be constituted by individual beneficiaries and small
landowners.

The State shall protect the rights of subsistence fishermen,
especially of local communities, to the preferential use of
communal marine and fishing resources, both inland and
offshore. It shall provide support to such fishermen through
appropriate technology and research, adequate financial,
production and marketing assistance and other services. The
State shall also protect, develop and conserve such resources.
The protection shall extend to offshore fishing grounds of
subsistence fishermen against foreign intrusion. Fishworkers
shall receive a just share from their labor in the utilization of

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2002 Subject: Instructions and Guidelines Governing the Provincial Consultations on Agrarian Reform M. No. Financial instruments used as payment for lands shall contain features that shall enhance negotiability and acceptability in the marketplace. 2000 Subject: Guidelines in the Conduct of Dialogue at the Central Office FARMWORKERS. No. Owners of agricultural land have the obligation to cultivate directly or through labor administration the lands they own and thereby make the land productive. employment and privatization of public sector enterprises. No.March 09. RA 9700) CONSULTATION/DIALOGUE Joint DAR-LBP M. marine and fishing resources. 2002 Subject: Institutionalization of Monthly Consultation/Dialogue Cum Problem Solving Between Concerned Officials of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) at the Regional and Provincial Levels M.C.C. (as amended by Section 1.C. The State may lease undeveloped lands of the public domain to qualified entities for the development of capital-intensive farms. Right of 4 . 03 . 01 – April 25. The State shall provide incentives to landowners to invest the proceeds of the agrarian reform program to promote industrialization.September 19. and traditional and pioneering crops especially those for exports subject to the prior rights of the beneficiaries under this Act. 09 . The State shall be guided by the principles that land has a social function and land ownership has a social responsibility.

1990 & Other Issuances on the Rights of Farmworkers NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS (NGOs) M. 11 .September 07.December 27. No. and Strengthening of POs Pursuant to the Constitution.O. C. S. 2 .January 09. No.O. 7 . No. 1 . 2000 Subject: Rationalizing Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) Involvement in the DAR’s Foreign-Assisted Projects A. 1997) Subject: Revised AO No. and Other Pertinent Laws A. & Other Pertinent Laws PRIVATE VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATION (PVO) A. 10.O.O. 1997 (Effectivity Date – January 24. 1988 Subject: Participation of NGO/Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) in the Implementation of Agrarian Reform PEASANT ORGANIZATIONS A. No. 1 . RA 6657.O. 1995) Subject: Development and Strengthening of POs Pursuant to the Constitution. A.July 21. No. 1989 Subject: Accreditation of NGOs Involved in DAR Program A. 7. RA 6657. 1988 Subject: Participation of NGO/Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) in the Implementation of Agrarian Reform WOMEN/WOMEN’S DESK/GENDER EQUALITY/NON-GENDER BIASED/GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT 5 .April 26. 1 . 1993 Subject: Supplemental Guidelines on AO No. O.April 16. 1995 (Effectivity Date – August 6.December 27. 13 . ’95 on the Dev’t. S. No. No.

C. 05 – March 26.January 24. 2009 Re: Re-Constitution and Strengthening of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Points M.January 9. No. 1996) Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines in the Manner of Generating and Issuing Emancipation Patents/Certificates of Land Ownership Award (EPs/CLOAs) to Qualified Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries and their Spouses Pursuant to R. M.O. 2009 Subject: Addendum to Memorandum Circular No. 2001 (Effectivity Date – January 28.August 27. No. 7192 M. 2001 Subject: Guidelines for the Establishment and Operation of DAR Women’s Desk A. 2005 Subject: Reconstitution and Strengthening of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point M. 01 June 14. 03 Dated February 27. 02 Dated January 16. 1992 6 .C.C.C. No.July 23. 1 . 2008 Reconstitution and Strengthening of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Points M. No.C.A. No. 1996 (Effectivity Date – August 25. No. 04 . 2011) Subject: Guidelines Governing Gender Equality in the Implementation of Agrarian Reform Laws and Mainstreaming Gender and Development in the Department of Agrarian Reform M. 1999 Subject: Reconstitution and Strengthening of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point M.C. 2011 (Effectivity Date . 02 – January 16.C. 01 – July 19. O. No. 2008 Subject: Reconstitution and Strengthening of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Points M. 2001) Subject: Guidelines Governing the Non-Gender Biased Implementation of Agrarian Laws Gen. 2009 Subject: Addendum to Memorandum Circular No. No. No. 03 – February 27. No. No. 01 – April 11. 05 . 18 .A. C.August 08.

labor administration.A. and other farm activities and poultry or fish”]including the harvesting of such farm practices performed by a farmer in conjunction with such products. (as amended by Section 1.February 12. to include the totality of factors and support services designed to lift the economic status of the beneficiaries and all other arrangements alternative to the physical redistribution of lands. Subject: Defining the DAR Policy/Program Framework in the Recognition of the Role of Women on Development and in Addressing their Concerns: “Implementing Rules and Regulations to Build Mechanisms to Integrate Women and Pursue a Non-bias Gender Consciousness Implementation for CARP R.A. 1992 Subject: An Act Promoting the Integration of Women as Full and Equal Partners of Men in Development and Nation Building and for Other Purposes Section 3. raising of livestock. regardless of crops or fruits produced. Definitions. (b) Agriculture. and the distribution of shares of stocks. harvesting of such farm products. For the purpose of this Act. Agricultural Enterprise or Agricultural Activity means the cultivation of the soil. 7881 7 . irrespective of tenurial arrangement. Agricultural Enterprise or Agricultural Activity (b) Agriculture. 7192 . planting of crops. unless the context indicates otherwise: (a) Agrarian Reform means redistribution of lands. growing of fruit trees. such as production or profit-sharing. growing of means the cultivation of the soil. poultry or fish. RA 7881) R. including the fruit trees. [REMOVES THE PHRASE: “raising of livestock. a farmer in conjunction with such farming operations done by persons whether natural or juridical. to farmers and regular farmworkers who are landless. planting of crops. and other farm activities and practices performed by farming operations done by person whether natural or juridical. which will allow beneficiaries to receive a just share of the fruits of the lands they work.

No. (c) Agricultural Land refers to land devoted to agricultural activity as defined in this Act and not classified as mineral. 9.A. 3. AO No. 2004) Subject: Exclusion of Agricultural Lands Used for Cattle Raising from the Coverage of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program [Amends pertinent provisions of DAR A. 32.C. No. commercial or industrial land. 7881 and its Implementing Rule. No. Series of 1995. S. 11. O. Series of 1993] M. 2004 (Effectivity Date – September 13. 1995 Subject: Suspension of the Implementation of RA 7881. No.A. 3. 2004 8 .O.O.C. Its Implementing Rule.O. 10. No.C. No. Per Supreme Court Resolution dated Nov. 32 . 08 – May 06. R. 13. 7881 – February 20. residential. 1985 M. A. 27 . 1995. 65 and 73] M.A.Series of 1997 Subject: Lifting the Suspension of the Implementation of R. No. EXEMPTION CLEARANCES (DOJ 44)/EXEMPTIONS/EXCLUSIONS A.November 20. Directly and Exclusively Used for Livestock Raising A. No. forest. No. 6657 [Section 3(b). 1995 Subject: An Act Amending Certain Provisions of R. 07 – September 03. No. 2008 (Effectivity Date – September 19. 2008) Subject: Guidelines Relative to the Supreme Court Ruling on the Sutton Case Regarding Lands which are Actually. 01 – August 16.

6 . No. 823 Reconstituting Center for Land Use Policy. 2002) Subject: Institutionalization of the Center for Land Use Policy. 04 – January 16. S. 2003 (Effectivity Date – February 9. No. 1994 (Effectivity Date – June 23. S. Planning and Implementation (CLUPPI) 9 . 1990 CLUPPI S. 1994 (Effectivity Date – December 30. 02 . Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines on DAR Memorandum Circular No. 2004 (Moratorium on the Processing and Grant o Applications for Conversion and Exemption of All Lands Devoted to or Suitable for Agriculture) M. 1994) Subject: Issuance of Exemption Clearances Based on Sec. Planning and Implementation (CLUPPI) Secretariat S. No. 44. 1994) Subject: Creating a Center for Land Use Policy.O.August 08.O. 5.C. 2003 Subject: Reconstitution of Center for Land Use Policy. 823 – October 27. 05 – March 03. No. 14 . 2003) Subject: 2003 Rules on Exemption of Lands from CARP Coverage Under Section 3 (c ) of Republic Act No.O.December 06. No. 2004 Subject: Moratorium on the Processing and Grant of Applications for Conversion and Exemption of All Lands Devoted to or Suitable for Agriculture A.O. Planning and Implementation (CLUPPI) Secretariat A. No. 44.O.May 27.May 21. 832 – November 03. series of 1990 M. 2002 (Effectivity Date – June 6. 07 . No. 6657 and Department of Justice (DOJ) Opinion No. Planning and Implementation (CLUPPI) A.O. No. 3 (c) of RA 6657 and DOJ Opinion No. 2003 Subject: Addendum to the Special Order No.C. 2001 Subject: Inventory and Regular Monitoring of Land Use Conversion and Exemption/Exclusions A.

C. 1997 (Effectivity Date – July 19.1 997 M. Coverage of M. and Regional Directors (RDs) to Extend Full Support and Cooperation to All Concerned Local Government Units (LGUs) in the Preparation and Completion of Their Comprehensive Land Use Plans (CLUPs) INVENTORY M. 1994 Subject: Definite Area to be Covered by Lungsod Silangan and the Land Use of the Approximately 7. No.September 26. 137 . 1998) Subject: Amendment to M. S.March 4.February 12.C. No. 08 .October 15. 1997) Subject: Coverage of the Lungsod Silangan Townsite Straddling Portions of Antipolo. 25. 1990 Subject: Applicability of CARP Upon the Estate of the late Alfonso Doronila DOJ Opinion No.October 19. Preparation and Completion and/or Updating of M. San Mateo and Montalban. Rizal DOJ Opinion 181 . 11 – July 06. 1988 Subject: Inclusion/Non-inclusion of Agro-Forestry Leases in Lungsod Silangan Townsite Reservation Within the CARP DOJ Opinion No. 2001 Subject: Inventory and Regular Monitoring of Land Use Conversion and Exemption/Exclusions LUNGSOD SILANGAN TOWNSITE. 5 .August 08. 1998 (Effectivity Date – March 22. 26 . 25 .CLUPs (COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLANS). No.C.C.000 – Hectare Overlap Between the Areas Covered by Proclamations Nos. Provincial Agrarian Reform Officers (PAROs). 07 . 2001 Subject: Issuance of DAR Certification and Extending Full Support and Cooperation to Local Government Units in the Preparation/Completion and/or Updating of Their Comprehensive Land Use Plans M.C. 2000 Subject: Directing All Municipal Agrarian Reform Officers (MAROs).C. 1636 and 1637 10 .July 02. No.

landowner and tenant. It includes any controversy relating to compensation of lands acquired under this Act and other terms and conditions of transfer of ownership from landowners to farmworkers.MONITORING (Conversion/Exemptions/Exclusions) M. whether leasehold. or seeking to arrange terms or conditions of such tenurial arrangements. Monitoring and Evaluation Units (PMEUs) MORATORIUM (Conversion and Exemption) M. No. 2001 Subject: Inventory and Regular Monitoring of Land Use Conversion and Exemption/Exclusions M. No. No. 1996 Subject: Prescribing the Revised Guidelines in the Performance of the Regular Functions of the Regional Planning Divisions (RPDs) and Provincial Planning.C. 5. No. or lessor and lessee. 07 – March 29. 08 – May 06. tenancy. changing. maintaining. S. including disputes concerning farmworkers' associations or representation of persons in negotiating.C. No.C. 2004 (Moratorium on the Processing and Grant of Applications for Conversion and Exemption of All Lands Devoted to or Suitable for Agriculture) M. over lands devoted to 0agriculture. fixing. 2004 Subject: Moratorium on the Processing and Grant of Applications for Conversion and Exemption of All Lands Devoted to or Suitable for Agriculture TOURIST ZONES DAR M.C. 2004 Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines on DAR Memorandum Circular No. 2004 Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines on the Effect of Declarations of General Areas in the Country as “Tourist Zones” to the Coverage of Lands Devoted to or Suitable for Agriculture Within Said Areas Under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) (d) Agrarian Dispute refers to any controversy relating to tenurial arrangements. 16 . 11 .August 08. stewardship or otherwise. 07 . whether the disputants stand in the proximate relation of farm operator and beneficiary.C.July 18. tenants and other agrarian reform beneficiaries. 05 – March 03.

O. No.C. such land was previously used for agricultural or other economic purpose. No. No. 1 .September 30. 1994) Subject: Mediation/Conciliation of Agrarian Disputes by BARC DARAB Rules 2009 Department of Agrarian Reform Adjudication Board (DARAB) Rules of Procedure – September 01.January 05. 8 . that prior to such event. 7 . 6 . 2009 2003 Department of Agrarian Reform Adjudication Board (DARAB) Rules of Procedure – January 17. RARADs and PARADs Over Orders/Decisions of the Secretary (e) Idle or Abandoned Land refers to any agricultural land not cultivated. tilled or developed to produce any crop nor devoted to any specific economic purpose continuously for a period of three (3) years immediately prior to the receipt of notice of acquisition by the government as provided under this Act. 1992 Subject: Signing Authority on Travel Orders of DARAB Officials and Personnel M.C.September 14. No. but does not include land that has become permanently or regularly devoted to non- agricultural purposes.August 30. 1994 (Effectivity Date – September 17.AGRARIAN DISPUTES DAR A. 2003 M. 1991 Subject: Scope of Jurisdiction of DARAB.C. ABANDONED/IDLE LANDS 12 . It does not include land which has become unproductive by reason of force majeure or any other fortuitous event: Provided. 1995 Subject: Authority of the Adjudication Board to Conduct Summary Administrative Proceedings for the Preliminary Determination of Just Compensation DARAB New Rules of Procedure (1994) M.

technological. and the like.January 16. whether as a permanent or a non-permanent laborer. another person under a leasehold or share tenancy agreement or arrangement with the owner thereof (as amended by Section 2. financial or other economic resources. or immediate farm household.August 30. 1990 Subject: Identification and Acquisition of Idle or Abandoned Lands (f) Farmer refers to a natural person whose primary livelihood (f) Farmer refers to a natural person whose primary livelihood is cultivation of land or the production of agricultural crops. "sacada". primarily with the assistance of his/her immediate farm or by another person under a leasehold or share tenancy household. whether the land is owned by him/her. or in connection with. a pending agrarian dispute and who has not obtained a substantially equivalent and regular farm employment. weekly. periodic or intermittent basis by an agricultural enterprise or farm. or primarily with the assistance of his crops livestock and/or fisheries either by himself/herself. 13 . whether the land is owned by him.C. 2001) Subject: Guidelines in the Processing and Payment of Idle Lands With Slopes of Below Eighteen Percent (18%) A. human. RA 9700) (g) Farmworker is a natural person who renders service for value as an employee or laborer in an agricultural enterprise or farm regardless of whether his compensation is paid on a daily. No. such as "dumaan". is cultivation of land or the production of agricultural either by himself. (k) Cooperatives shall refer to organizations composed primarily of small agricultural producers. 2001 (Effectivity Date – February 16. 12 . The term includes an individual whose work has ceased as a consequence of. with the same rights and duties as a natural person. No. farmworkers. 04 . monthly or "pakyaw" basis. or other agrarian reform beneficiaries who voluntarily organize themselves for the purpose of pooling land. Joint DAR-LBP M. (h) and (i). and operated on the principle of one member. (h) Regular Farmworker is a natural person who is employed on a permanent basis by an agricultural enterprise or farm. (i) Seasonal Farmworker is a natural person who is employed on a recurrent. one vote. A juridical person may be a member of a cooperative. or by agreement or arrangement with the owner thereof. farmers.O. (j) Other Farmworker is a farmworker who does not fall under paragraphs (g).

M. 2005 Subject: Reconstitution and Strengthening of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point M.C. or in food preparation. (as added by Section 2. 2001 Subject: Guidelines for the Establishment and Operation of DAR Women’s Desk A.(l) Rural women refer to women who are engaged directly or indirectly in farming and/or fishing as their source of livelihood. managing the household. 05 – March 26.O. No. 02 – January 16.C. No.July 23. 2011) Subject: Guidelines Governing Gender Equality in the Implementation of Agrarian Reform Laws and Mainstreaming Gender and Development in the Department of Agrarian Reform M. No. 01 – July 19. regular or seasonal. whether paid or unpaid.C. 03 Dated February 27. No.January 9. RA 9700) WOMEN/WOMEN’S DESK/GENDER EQUALITY/NON-GENDER BIASED/GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT A. 01 June 14. O. 2008 Subject: Reconstitution and Strengthening of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Points M. 2001 (Effectivity Date – January 28. 05 . No. 1 . 2008 Reconstitution and Strengthening of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Points M.C. No. No. and other similar activities. 02 Dated January 16. 03 – February 27. 2009 Subject: Addendum to Memorandum Circular No.C. No. 2009 Re: Re-Constitution and Strengthening of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Points M. 2009 Subject: Addendum to Memorandum Circular No. 01 – April 11.C. 2011 (Effectivity Date . 2001) Subject: Guidelines Governing the Non-Gender Biased Implementation of Agrarian Laws Gen.January 24. caring for the children. 1999 Subject: Reconstitution and Strengthening of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point 14 .

The Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law of 1988 shall cover. 7192 . all public and private agricultural lands. More specifically. 1992 Subject: Defining the DAR Policy/Program Framework in the Recognition of the Role of Women on Development and in Addressing their Concerns: “Implementing Rules and Regulations to Build Mechanisms to Integrate Women and Pursue a Non-bias Gender Consciousness Implementation for CARP R. Scope.August 27. 1996) Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines in the Manner of Generating and Issuing Emancipation Patents/Certificates of Land Ownership Award (EPs/CLOAs) to Qualified Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries and their Spouses Pursuant to R. 131 and Executive Order No. including other lands of the public domain suitable for agriculture. 7192 M. regardless of tenurial arrangement and commodity produced. — The Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law of 1989 shall cover. No. 229. as provided in Proclamation public and private agricultural lands as provided in Proclamation No.February 12. M. 1996 (Effectivity Date – August 25. 229. That landholdings of landowners with a total area of five (5) hectares and below shall not be covered for acquisition and distribution to qualified beneficiaries. the public domain suitable for agriculture: Provided. all regardless of tenurial arrangement and commodity produced.August 08.A. the following lands are covered by the CARP: More specifically the following lands are covered by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program: (a) All alienable and disposable lands of the public domain devoted to or suitable for agriculture. No. No.C. 131 and Executive Order No. No reclassification of forest lands shall be undertaken after the approval of this Act 15 .A. including other lands of No. 1992 Subject: An Act Promoting the Integration of Women as Full and Equal Partners of Men in Development and Nation Building and for Other Purposes CHAPTER II Coverage Section 4. 04 . 18 . No (a) All alienable and disposable lands of the public domain reclassification of forest or mineral lands to agricultural devoted to or suitable for agriculture. C.

the approval of this Act until Congress. the specific limits of the public domain. 14 . 1997 Subject: Guidelines to Implement the Joint DAR-DENR Memorandum Circular No.June 07. shall have ecological. domain. No. shall have determined by law. No.C.May 21. 19 .C.or mineral lands to agricultural lands shall be undertaken after until Congress. No.March 31. 7. Series of 1997 Regarding Untitled Private Agricultural Lands Joint DAR-DENR M. 14 and 19. No. 1997 Subject: Clarifying the Jurisdiction of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on the Disposition of Untitled Privately Claimed Agricultural Lands Joint DAR-DENR M. taking into account ecological. No. C.C. taking into account developmental and equity considerations. No. 99-22 Subject: DENR Jurisdiction Over All Alienable and Disposable (A & D) Lands of the Public Domain Joint DAR-DENR M. A & D Lands of the Public Domain (Jurisdiction of DAR and DENR) Joint DENR-DAR M.C. 1997) DENR M.O. Series of 1991 16 . 14. 9 . 2003-1 (Reaffirming Joint DAR-DENR MC Nos. 1995 Subject: Clarifying and Restating the Jurisdiction and Authority of DAR and DENR Over Certain Types of Lands of the Public Domain Covered by the CARP Joint DAR-DENR A. developmental and equity considerations. the specific limits of the public determined by law.

May 10. 98. No. ’87 Re: Guidelines for the Implementation of Sec. No. 4 . S. and (d) All private lands devoted to or suitable for agriculture (d) All private lands devoted to or suitable for regardless of the agricultural products raised or that can be agriculture regardless of the agricultural products raised raised thereon. 141) Joint DAR-DENR A. and to or suitable for agriculture. Subject: Amending Joint DAR-DENR AO 2. No. PRIVATE AGRICULTURAL LANDS 17 . 2. 15. Series of 1988 Subject: AR in Public Lands – Program D of the CARP M. 15. or that can be raised thereon. 15 .C. Series of 1988 Subject: Implementation of Sec. EO 229. No. on Joint DAR-DENR Certification on Public Lands A.O. 1991 Subject: Agricultural Lands Covered by Homestead Patents Pursuant to Public Land Act (CA No. EO 229 on Joint DAR-DENR Certification on Public Lands M.C.O.October 25. (c) All other lands owned by the Government devoted to or (c) All other lands owned by the Government devoted suitable for agriculture. specific limits as determined by Congress in the preceding paragraph. 1983 Subject: Disposition and Issuance of Patents Over Public Lands Under the Custody and Administration of the MAR (b) All lands of the public domain in excess of the specific (b) All lands of the public domain in excess of the limits as determined by Congress in the preceding paragraph.

A.May 21. without prejudice to the implementation of the land acquisition and distribution. 02 – October 15.) No.A. No. Series of 1997 Regarding Untitled Private Agricultural Lands Joint DAR-DENR M. Joint DAR-DENR M. 6 .July 24. 1997) Joint DAR-DENR M. NO. 1997 Subject: Clarifying the Jurisdiction of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on the Disposition of Untitled Privately Claimed Agricultural Lands Joint DAR-DENR A. 19 . 6657. NO. 1991 Subject: Undertaking Surveys on Private Agricultural Lands Covered by the CARP A comprehensive inventory system in consonance with the national land use plan shall be instituted by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).C. 6657 AND/OR R.O. 1997 Subject: Guidelines to Implement the Joint DAR-DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2011 (Effectivity Date – October 15. No. 14. As Amended A.March 31.C. 2009 (Effectivity Date – July 1.A. 2003-1 (Reaffirming Joint DAR-DENR MC Nos. 07 – September 30. (as amended bySection 3. No. for the purpose of properly identifying and classifying farmlands within one (1) year from effectivity of this Act.O.O. 9700 A. 14 and 19. No. 2011) Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition and Distribution of Private Agricultural Lands Under Republic Act (R. No. 14 . in accordance with the Local Government Code. No. RA 9700) ACQUISITION AND DISTRIBUTION UNDER R. C. 2009) 18 .

No. Use and Updating of the PARC Execom-Approved CARPER Land Acquisition and Distribution (LAD) Balance M.O. Series of 2009 19 . 07 – September 30. 9700 M. 9700 A.A. No.A. No. Schedule of Implementation. 9700 INVENTORY OF THE CARP SCOPE (ICS) M. 6657. No.C. Subject: Acquisition and Distribution of Agricultural Lands Under R.A. 2011) – Sections 5 & 6 Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition and Distribution of Private Agricultural Lands Under Republic Act (R. 2. ACQUISITION AND DISTRIBUTION UNDER R.A.C. 2011 Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines on the Implementation of the Land Acquisition and Distribution Phasing Under Republic Act No. - The distribution of all lands covered by this Act shall be implemented immediately and completed within ten (10) years from the effectivity thereof. 8 – October 27. 2010 Subject: Guidelines in the Treatment. 6657. 6657 AND/OR R. No. 06 – June 24. No. 13 – August 11. 2003 Subject: Guidelines in the Inventory of the CARP Scope (ICS) Section 5. NO. No. 2011 (Effectivity Date – October 15. as amended by R. 06 – July 15. No.A. As Amended M.C. 2010 Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines on the Transitory Provisions of DAR A.O. NO.C.) No.

Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of VOS and CA and Those Covered Under E. 407 [Amends Item IV of A. 2009 Subject: Guidelines Governing Declaration of Certain Provinces as Priority Land Reform Areas Pursuant to Section 5 of R. 7.O. Series of 2005. 2006) Subject: Amendment to DAR A. 2005) Subject: Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of VOS and CA and Those Covered Under E. 6657 [Revise DAR A. Series of 2003] A. 2. No. No.January 16. 407 [Amends A.A.O. No. 6657. No. 2008) Subject: Amendment to DAR A. 2000 (Effectivity Date – September 14. Series of 2005] A.O.O. 2009) Subject: Acquisition and Distribution of Agricultural Lands Under R. No.O. 04 – March 27.O. O. 9700 A. 2007) Subject: Amendment to DAR A. Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of VOS and CA and Those Covered Under E. and A. No. No. 01 .O.A. No. 01 – November 16. 02 – May 12.A. 2.O. Series of 2003] A. No.O. No. 1.O. 2008 (Effectivity Date – July 28. Series of 2005] A. Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of VOS and CA and Those Covered Under E. No. No. A. No.O. No. 2005 (Effectivity Date – August 14.O. No.O. Series of 2005] A. 07 – September 8. No.O. 1. Entitled. No.O. as amended by R. Series of 2003 and A. 2000) 20 .O. Series of 2000.O. 2009 (Effectivity Date – July 1.O. 9700 A. 05 – July 15.O. 2. 2007 (Effectivity Date – April 14. 2003) Subject: Notice of Coverage and Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Under R. 2. Entitled. Entitled. No. 2006 (Effectivity Date – September 26. No. 4. Series of 1996 and A. 04 – August 2. No. 2. 2.PARC Executive A. 407 [Repeals A. No. No. No. No. 02 – October 15. No.O. 2. 407 [Amends A. 2. No. No.A.O.O. No.O. Series of 1998.O.A. Amends A.O. 2005 (Effectivity Date – May 26. Series of 1996. 2005) Subject: Revised Rules Governing the Issuance of Notice of Coverage in the Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Under R. Series of 1998] A. Series of 2005.August 29. No. No. 6657 [Amend DAR A. 04 . 1.O. No. 1. 2003 (Effectivity Date – February 6. Series of 2005. No.

and (2) that he is actually tilling the land or directly managing the farm: provided. Series of 1996]. as amended by R. and soil fertility as determined by the Presidential Agrarian Reform Council (PARC) created hereunder. No. Subject: Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of Voluntary Offer to Sell (VOS) and Compulsory Acquisition (CA) [Amends A. 2. No. No.O.A.A.O. No.O. 2009 pursuant to Section 31 of R. 6657. such as commodity produced.August 30. 2003) Subject: 2003 Rules and Procedures Governing Landowner Retention Rights A. [A. 1998 21 . Series of 1998] Section 6. the size of which shall vary according to factors governing a viable family-size farm. RETENTION A. 10. 2003 (Effectivity Date – February 7. 2011) – Sections 27 to 41 Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition and Distribution of Private Agricultural Lands Under Republic Act (R.) No. 6657. Retention Limits. 02 – October 15. 2011 (Effectivity Date – October 15. that original homestead grantees or their direct compulsory heirs who still own the original homestead at the time of the approval of this Act shall retain the same areas as long as they continue to cultivate said homestead. 9700 A. 07 – September 30. subject to the following qualifications: (1) that he is at least fifteen (15) years of age. 9700) – (Item IV-B) Subject: Acquisition and Distribution of Agricultural Lands Under R.August 14. 12 . directly or indirectly. 27 shall be allowed to keep the areas originally retained by them thereunder: provided.January 16. further. 2009 (Effectivity Date – July 1.A. terrain. no person may own or retain.C. No.O. No. 2000 (Effectivity Date – September 17.A. As Amended A. but in no case shall retention by the landowner exceed five (5) hectares. - Except as otherwise provided in this Act. infrastructure. 02 . No.O.O. that landowners whose lands have been covered by Presidential Decree No. any public or private agricultural land. No. No. 05 . No. 2000) Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures for the Exercise of Retention Right by Landowners M. Three (3) hectares may be awarded to each child of the landowner.

February 27. 07 – September 30.) No. 11 .O. Screening and Selection of. 2009) Subject: Acquisition and Distribution of Agricultural Lands Under R. Subject: Retention Rights of Landowners and Award to Their Qualified Children A. As Amended A. 07 – December 18.O.April 26. 02 – October 15. 2008) Subject: Supplemental Guidelines to DAR A. No. 2004) Subject: Identification. 1998 and A. 2003 (Effectivity Date – January 8.O. No. No.August 30. 6657. 10. S.O.O. Screening and Selection of. No.O.O.O. and Distribution to ARBs of Private Agricultural Lands Under R. 7. 6. 6657 [Repeals A. Identification.O. No. 27 AGRARIAN REFORM BENEFICIARIES. 04 – June 16. No. S. Screening and Selection of A. 4 . 1991 Subject: Supplemental Guidelines Governing the Exercise of Retention Rights by Landowners Under PD 27 A. 2008 (Effectivity Date – June 29. 6657 A. No. 2011 (Effectivity Date – October 15.A. 2009 (Effectivity Date – July 1.D. No. 6657. 9. Series of 1990] [Amends/Repeals inconsistent provision of A. 2011) Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition and Distribution of Private Agricultural Lands Under Republic Act (R.A. 1998] AWARD TO CHILDREN A. 1985 Subject: Providing for a Cut-Off Date for Landowners to Apply for Retention and/or Protest the Coverage of their Landholdings Under Operation Land Transfer Pursuant to P.) No. No. 9700 22 . No. 01 . No.A. and Distribution to Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) of Private Agricultural Lands Under Republic Act (R. as amended by R. No.A. No. No. Series of 2003 on the Identification.O. 1990 Subject: Exercise of Retention Rights by Landowners and Award to Children Under Section 6 of RA 6657 Ministry A.O.A. No.

6657 M. 12 . management. 141) The right to choose the area to be retained. all Registers of Deeds shall inform the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) within thirty (30) days of any transaction involving agricultural lands in excess of five (5) hectares. disposition. which shall be compact or contiguous. In case the tenant chooses to remain in the retained area.March 11. 6 – September 6.O. shall pertain to the landowner: provided. 4 . that those executed prior to this Act shall be valid only when registered with the Register of Deeds within a period of three (3) months after the effectivity of this Act. 6 & 22 of RA 6657 HOMESTEAD PATENTS M. No.C. he loses his right as a leaseholder to the land retained by the landowner. 1994 (Effectivity Date – March 22. No. In case the tenant chooses to be a beneficiary in another agricultural land. A. any sale. however. 04 – March 2.C. In all cases. contract or transfer of possession of private lands executed by the original landowner in violation of the Act shall be null and void: provided. 2006) Subject: Revised Guidelines on Award to Children of Landowners Pursuant to Sections 6 and 22 of Republic Act No. he shall be considered a leaseholder and shall lose his right to be a beneficiary under this Act. The tenant must exercise this option within a period of one (1) year from the time the landowner manifests his choice of the area for retention. that in case the area selected for retention by the landowner is tenanted. Thereafter. No. No.August 14.C. Upon the effectivity of this Act.C. 1994) Subject: Award to Children Under Sec. 1991 Subject: Agricultural Lands Covered by Homestead Patents Pursuant to Public Land Act (CA No. 2006 (Effectivity Date – September 21. however.May 10. 23 . the security of tenure of the farmers or farmworkers on the land prior to the approval of this Act shall be respected. No. 2009 Subject: Clarifying the Reckoning date of the 5-year Prohibitory Period of Encumbering/Alienating Lands Acquired Through Free Patent and Homestead Patent M. the tenant shall have the option to choose whether to remain therein or be a beneficiary in the same or another agricultural land with similar or comparable features. 1998 Subject: Retention Rights of Landowners and Award to Their Qualified Children M. lease. 4 .

54 .November 21. No.O.June 09. No. Acquisition and Distribution of Agricultural Lands Subject of Conveyance Executed in Violation of Sec. 8 . Series of 1995 Re Transferability of Awarded Lands Awarded to ARBs Pursuant to PD 27/EO No. 228 and RA 6657 A.C.C. 8. No. 1996) Subject: Transferability of Lands Awarded to ARBs Pursuant to PD 27 as Amended by EO No. 2011) Subject: Rules for the Coverage of CARP-Covered Lands Subject to Unauthorized Transfers or Conveyances M.January 9. 6657 M. 08 – September 30. No. Par. 1996 (Effectivity Date – December 9. 6 .January 9. 2001) Subject: Guidelines on Annulment of Deeds of Conveyance of Lands Covered by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) Executed in Violation of Section 6.O. 6. 18 – August 18. 4 of R.O.ILLEGAL OR UNAUTHORIZED TRANSFERS/TRANSACTIONS/ANNULMENT OF DEEDS OF CONVEYANCE A. No. 228 and RA 6657 LRA Circular No. 6657 A. 1995 (Effectivity Date – January 5. paragraph 4 of Republic Act (RA) No. A. 6657 TRANSACTIONS/TRANSFERS. 02 . 2001 (Effectivity Date – January 22. No. 1996) Subject: Supplemental Guidelines to A. 2001 (Effectivity Date – January 22. 2001) Subject: Guidelines on Annulment of Deeds of Conveyance of Lands Covered by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) Executed in Violation of Section 6. 1993 Subject: Revised Guidelines on the Registration of Transactions Under the CARP 24 . 02 .December 18. paragraph 4 of Republic Act (RA) No. No. 2011 (Effectivity Date – October 16. No. 2004 Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines on the Coverage.O.C. Land M.

Par.January 03. – Within six (6) months from the effectivity of this Act. Review of Limits of Land Size. RA 9700) Section 7. shall not be subject to the five (5)-hectare retention limit under this Section and Sections 70 and 73(a) of Republic Act No. the agrarian reform beneficiaries therein shall be paid just compensation. Sec. such as roads and bridges. city and municipal government. as amended: Provided. further. all lands foreclosed this Act. Priorities. units acquiring private agricultural lands by expropriation or other modes of acquisition to be used for actual. (as added by Section 4. — The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in coordination with The DAR. 1989 Subject: Rules and Procedures Governing Land Transactions Ministry M. III of Ministry MC No. all private lands voluntarily covered for purposes of agrarian reform upon the effectivity of offered by the owners for agrarian reform. 19-’81 by Providing Additional Guidelines in Effecting Land Transfer Compensation Claims Section 6-A. RA 9700) Section 6-B. Lands shall be acquired and distributed as follows: Phase One: During the five (5)-year extension period Phase One: Rice and corn lands under Presidential Decree No. all idle or abandoned lands. – Provincial. No.O. resettlement sites. consistent with the approved local comprehensive land use plan. school sites. 6 . A. That lands subject to CARP shall first undergo the land acquisition and distribution process of the program: Provided. That when these lands have been subjected to expropriation. public parks and barangay plazas or squares. 2014. public markets. the DAR shall submit a comprehensive study on the land size appropriate for each type of crop to Congress for a possible review of limits of land sizes provided in this Act. 6657. (as added by Section 4. 1 .C. all lands acquired by aggregate landholdings in excess of fifty (50) hectares which 25 . local government facilities. 1986 Subject: Amending Item 1. All private agricultural lands of landowners with by the government financial institutions. hereafter all remaining lands above fifty (50) hectares shall be 27. Exception to Retention Limits. Lands shall be acquired and distributed as follows: this Act until June 30. No. direct and exclusive public purposes.May 28. B. in coordination with the Presidential Agrarian Reform the Presidential Agrarian Reform Council (PARC) shall plan and Council (PARC) shall plan and program the final acquisition program the acquisition and distribution of all agricultural lands and distribution of allremaining unacquired and through a period of ten (10) years from the effectivity of this undistributedagricultural lands from the effectivity of Act.

only farmers (tenants or lessees) and regular farmworkers actually tilling the lands. 6657. 6657 AND/OR R. all idle or abandoned lands. all immediately upon the effectivity of this Act. The intended beneficiary shall state under oath before the judge of the city or municipal court that he/she is willing to work on the land to make it productive and to assume the obligation of paying the amortization for the compensation of the land and the land taxes thereon. 2009 shall be allowedProvided. all lands foreclosed by government financial institutions. That after June 30. which shall be acquired and distributed Presidential Decree No. 6657. as amended.furthermore. with the private lands voluntarily offered by the owners for agrarian implementation to be completed within a period of not more reform: Provided. finally. with the implementation to be completed by June 30. NO. than four (4) years. are the qualified beneficiaries. as mandated by the Constitution. and Republic Act No. That all previously acquired lands wherein valuation is subject to challenge by landowners shall be completed and finally resolved pursuant to Section 17 of Republic Act No. ACQUISITION AND DISTRIBUTION UNDER R.the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG). 2008. rice and corn lands under for agriculture. 9700 26 . the modes of acquisition shall be limited to voluntary offer to sell and compulsory acquisition: Provided. 2012. as amended. 2009. only those submitted by June 30. and have already been subjected to a notice of coverage issued on all other lands owned by the government devoted to or suitable or before December 10. 27. NO. as amended: Provided. all lands acquired by the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG). and all other lands owned by the government devoted to or suitable for agriculture. further. That with respect to voluntary land transfer. which shall be acquired and distributed immediately upon the effectivity of this Act. Republic Act No. as certified under oath by the Barangay Agrarian Reform Council (BARC) and attested under oath by the landowners. 3844.A.A.

agricultural lands in excess of fifty (50) hectares.O. 2011 (Effectivity Date – October 15. No. who are landless. 2009) Subject: Acquisition and Distribution of Agricultural Lands Under R. hectares shall likewise be covered for purposes of agrarian pasture and agricultural leases already cultivated and planted to reform upon the effectivity of this Act. to implement principally the are to be opened for new development and resettlement: and all rights of farmers and regular farmworkers. 6657. principally the rights of farmers and regular farmworkers.) No. 6657. and (b) All remaining private agricultural lands of landowners with aggregate landholdings in excess of twenty-four (24) hectares. all arable public agricultural lands under agro-forest. No.O. 2012 and to be completed by June 30. as amended by R. insofar as the Article XIII of the Constitution. No. 07 – September 30. As Amended A. private agricultural lands of landowners with aggregate to own directly or collectively the lands they till. all public agricultural lands which are to be opened lands under agro-forest. 2013. 2008.A. 9700 Phase Two: All alienable and disposable public agricultural Phase Two: (a) Lands twenty-four (24) hectares up to fifty (50) lands. to implement than four (4) years. which shall be landholdings above twenty-four (24) hectares up to fifty (50) distributed immediately upon the effectivity of this Act.A. 2009 (Effectivity Date – July 1. Phase Three: All other private agricultural lands commencing Phase Three: All other private agricultural lands commencing with large landholdings and proceeding to medium and small with large landholdings and proceeding to medium and small landholdings under the following schedule: 27 . all arable public agricultural Constitution. with the implementation to be completed by June 30. regardless as to whetherthese have been subjected to notices of coverage or not. with the implementation to begin on July 1.A. and all private cultivated and planted to crops in accordance with Section 6. Article XIII of the disposable public agricultural lands. who are the landless. which shall be distributed immediately upon the effectivity of this Act. to own directly or collectively the lands they till. No. 2011) Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition and Distribution of Private Agricultural Lands Under Republic Act (R. all public agricultural lands which excess hectarage is concerned. All alienable and crops in accordance with Section 6. A. 02 – October 15. with the hectares which have already been subjected to a notice of implementation to be completed within a period of not more coverage issued on or before December 1O. pasture and agricultural leases already for new development and resettlement. 2012.

28 . lands therein may be implemented ahead of the above symposia. insofar as effectivity of this Act and to be completed within three (3) the excess hectarage above ten (10) hectares is concerned. effectivity of this Act and to be completed within four (4) 2013 and to be completed by June 30. consideration the following: the landholdings wherein the the need to distribute land to the tillers at the earliest practicable farmers are organized and understand. to years. the distribution of lands to availability of funds and resources to implement and support the the tillers at the earliest practicable time.2012 and to be completed by June 30. the need to enhance agricultural productivity. 2013. implementation of this Act particularly the provisions of this Section. to implement principally the right of farmers and regular principally the right of farmers and regular farmworkers who farmworkers who are landless. and other similar programs shall be encouraged in the schedules. agricultural productivity. to own directly or collectively the lands they till. taking into Reform Council (PARC). The schedule of acquisition and redistribution of all agricultural The schedule of acquisition and redistribution of all agricultural lands covered by this program shall be made in accordance with lands covered by this program shall be made in accordance with the above order of priority. to implement years. to begin on the fourth (4th) year from the ten (10) hectares up to twenty. Land acquisition and distribution shall be completed by June 30. 2014. and begin on July 1. to begin on July 1. the enhancement of program. taking into consideration the following. and the obligations of farmland ownership. may information campaigns. and the availability of funds and resources to implement and support the program: Provided. That In any case. which shall be provided in the the above order of priority. who are not organized or not covered by any landholdings. Agrarian Reform Coordinating Committee (PARCCOM). which shall be provided in the implementing rules to be prepared by the Presidential Agrarian implementing rules to be prepared by the PARC. and other similar programs for farmers declare certain provinces or region as priority land reform areas. and (b) Landholdings from the retention limit up to twenty-four (b) Lands of landowners with aggregate landholdings from the (24) hectares. to begin on the sixth (6th) year from the retention limit up to ten (10) hectares. the lands they till. to own directly or collectively are landless. the meaning and time. landholdings under the following schedule: (a) Landholdings above twenty-four (24) hectares up to fifty (a) Lands of landowners with aggregate landholdings above (50) hectares. the PARC.four (24)hectares. in which the acquisition and distribution of private agricultural Completion by these farmers of the aforementioned seminars. symposia. upon recommendation by the Provincial the PARC shall design and conduct seminars.

social.A. that an owner-tiller that prior phases in these provinces have been completed: may be a beneficiary of the land he does not own but is actually Provided. 9700 A.A. As Amended 29 . That collective ownership by the farmer beneficiaries shall be subject to Section 25 of Republic Act No.A. as amended: Provided. may declare certain provinces as priority land reform areas. 2011 (Effectivity Date – October 15. 6657. furthermore. 07 – September 30. That rural women shall be given the opportunity t o participate in the development planning and implementation of this Act: Provided. No.province basis. That notwithstanding the above schedules. the PARC Executive Committee (PARC EXCOM). (as amended. finally. Phase Two (a). In any case. 6657. including the determination of be implemented ahead of the above schedules on the condition who are qualified beneficiaries: provided. in which case the acquisition and distribution The PARC shall establish guidelines to implement the above of private agricultural lands therein under advanced phases may priorities and distribution scheme.and Phase Three (a). 6657 AND/OR R. the PARC or given to lands that are tenanted. cultural and political attributes adversely affect the distribution of lands. 2011) Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition and Distribution of Private Agricultural Lands Under Republic Act (R. Phase Two (b). 2009 under Phase One. excluding lands under the jurisdiction of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).) No. religious. have been successfully completed. That an owner-tiller may be a beneficiary of the land he/she does not own but is actually cultivating to the extent of the difference between the area of the land he/she owns and the award ceiling of three (3) hectares: Provided. RA 9700) ACQUISITION AND DISTRIBUTION UNDER R. That in no case should the agrarian reform beneficiaries' sex. economic. further. NO.. NO. upon recommendation by the Provincial Agrarian Reform Coordinating Committee (PARCCOM). Section 5.O. priority must be 2014 on a province-by. at least ninety percent (90%) of the provincial balance of that particular province as of January 1.In effecting the transfer within these guidelines. The PARC shall establish guidelines to implement the above priorities and distribution scheme. including the determination of who are qualified beneficiaries: Provided. phase cultivating to the extent of the difference between the area of three (b) shall not be implemented in a particular province until the land he owns and the award ceiling of three (3) hectares.

1995 (Effectivity Date – February 17.C. 1 .O. 9700 M. 6657. 02 – October 15. 01 – November 16. 2011 Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines on the Implementation of the Land Acquisition and Distribution Phasing Under Republic Act No. 2009 (Effectivity Date – July 1. 02 – October 15. 9700 ASSET PRIVATIZATION TRUST (APT)/SEQUESTERED LANDS A. 2009) Subject: Acquisition and Distribution of Agricultural Lands Under R.A. No. 2011) – Sections 5 to 6 Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition and Distribution of Private Agricultural Lands Under Republic Act (R. Use and Updating of the PARC Execom-Approved CARPER Land Acquisition and Distribution (LAD) Balance M. No.C. No. No. 6657.C. No. No. No. Series of 2009 PARC Executive A. No. 2009 (Effectivity Date – July 1. 9700 30 . as amended by R.O.O. No. 2010 Subject: Guidelines in the Treatment. 2009 Subject: Guidelines Governing Declaration of Certain Provinces as Priority Land Reform Areas Pursuant to Section 5 of R. 07 – September 30.O.O. No.A. 8 – October 27.A. 06 – June 24. 2011 (Effectivity Date – October 15. 2. 1995) Subject: Acquisition/Distribution of Agricultural Lands Subject of Sequestration/ Acquisition by the PCGG/APT Whose Ownership is Under Court Litigation PRIORITIES/PHASING A. No.) No. 06 – July 15.O. No. A. 6657.January 30. as amended by R. No.A.A. 9700 A. As Amended M. 2009) Subject: Acquisition and Distribution of Agricultural Lands Under R.A. 2010 Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines on the Transitory Provisions of DAR A. No.

2003) Subject: Notice of Coverage and Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Under R. Series of 1998] A. 2005 (Effectivity Date – August 14.January 16. 2007) Subject: Amendment to DAR A. No. No. 2000) Subject: Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of Voluntary Offer to Sell (VOS) and Compulsory Acquisition (CA) [Amends A. Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of VOS and CA and Those Covered Under E.O. No.O. No. Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of VOS and CA and Those Covered Under E. 1. [A. Entitled. Series of 1998] 31 . 04 – March 27. Series of 2003] A. No. 07 – September 8.O. 02 – May 12. No. 2003 (Effectivity Date – February 6. Series of 2005] A.O. No. No. Series of 2005. 2. 2000 (Effectivity Date – September 14. 7. 2.O. Series of 1996]. No. 2.O. No. 407 [Amends Item IV of A. 2005 (Effectivity Date – May 26.O. 407 [Repeals A. Series of 2005] A. A.O. No. Series of 1998.O. No.O. 10. 04 . Amends A.O. 2. No.A.O. Series of 2005. Series of 1996. No. 2006 (Effectivity Date – September 26. 2006) Subject: Amendment to DAR A.O. 2. 2. Series of 1996 and A. 2008) Subject: Amendment to DAR A. 2. Entitled. 6657 [Amend DAR A. No. 1. No. Series of 2005.O.O. No.A. and A. Series of 2003] A. 407 [Amends A. 407 [Amends A.O. 6657 [Revise DAR A. No.O.O. No. 01 . No.O.O. Series of 2003 and A. No. No. 2005) Subject: Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of VOS and CA and Those Covered Under E. No.O. No.A. 1. 4. 2. 2.O. No. Series of 2000. No. 2005) Subject: Revised Rules Governing the Issuance of Notice of Coverage in the Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Under R.O. No. No.O. 2008 (Effectivity Date – July 28. O.O. 1. No.O.August 29. Entitled. 04 – August 2. Series of 2005] A. 2007 (Effectivity Date – April 14. 05 – July 15. Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of VOS and CA and Those Covered Under E.

Lands covered by the paragraph immediately preceding. or their valid termination. 1992. grower or service contracts covering such lands covering an aggregate area in excess of 1. (b) Contracts covering areas not in excess of 1. when all lands subject hereof shall have been distributed completely to qualified beneficiaries or awardees. shall be subject to immediate compulsory acquisition and distribution upon the expiration of the applicable lease. citizens of the Philippines. grower or service contracts. whichever comes sooner. and said enterprises. and other lands owned by the government or by government-owned or controlled corporations. Lands leased. Such agreements can continue thereafter only under a new contract between the government or qualified beneficiaries or awardees.000 hectares in the case of such corporations and associations. with the implementation to be completed within three (3) years. However during the said period of effectivity. 32 . devoted to existing and operational agri-business or agro-industrial enterprises. management. on the other. in the case of such individuals. or otherwise. (c) In no case will such leases and other agreements now being implemented extend beyond August 29. upon its valid termination. 1987. on the one hand. 1992. Such contracts shall likewise continue even after the lands has been transferred to beneficiaries or awardees thereof. held or possessed by multinational corporations or associations. Multinational Corporations. grower or service contract in effect as of August 29. leased or held by foreign individuals in excess of 500 hectares are deemed amended to conform with the limits set forth in Section 3 of Article XII of the Constitution. associations. or entities. held or possessed by multinational corporations.000 hectares. whichever comes sooner. Section 8. shall be disposed of as follows: (a) Lease. under lease. which transfer shall be immediately commenced and implemented and completed within the period of three (3) years mentioned in the first paragraph hereof. the government shall take steps to acquire these lands for immediate distribution thereafter. institutions. management. but not later than after ten (10) years following the effectivity of the Act. associations. management. after which. owned by private individuals and private non-governmental corporations. shall be allowed to continue under their original terms and conditions but not beyond August 29. - All lands of the public domain leased. institutions and entities. and 500 hectares. shall be programmed for acquisition and distribution immediately upon the effectivity of this Act. and the like. such agreements shall continue only when confirmed by the appropriate government agency. operated by multinational corporations and associations.

During the transition period. 1988 (Effectivity Date – September 22. lands shall be distributed directly to the individual worker-beneficiaries. but not be limited to. 8 of RA 6657 Known as the CARL of 1988 Section 9. at the time this Act becomes effective. In no case shall the implementation or application of this Act justify or result in the reduction of status or diminution of any benefits received or enjoyed by the worker-beneficiaries. MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS A. association. entity or individual enjoy any rights or privileges better than those enjoyed by a domestic corporation.In general. 11 . Until a new agreement is entered into by and between the workers' cooperative or association and the corporation or business association or any other proper party. and the modes of settling 33 . entity or individual. the new owners shall be assisted in their efforts to learn modern technology in production. Ancestral Lands. - For purposes of this Act. or in which they may have a vested right. No. then they shall form a workers' cooperative or association which will deal with the corporation or business association or any other proper party for the purpose of entering into a lease or growers agreement and for all other legitimate purposes. the systems of land ownership. any agreement existing at the time this Act takes effect between the former and the previous landowner shall be respected by both the workers' cooperative or association and the corporation. The provisions of Section 32 of this Act. In no case shall a foreign corporation. In line with the principles of self-determination and autonomy. 1988) Subject: Multinational Corporations Under Sec. The right of these communities to their ancestral lands shall be protected to ensure their economic. land use. continuous and open possession and occupation of the community and its members: provided that the Torrens Systems shall be respected. business.August 16. In case it is not economically feasible and sound to divide the land. ancestral lands of each indigenous cultural community shall include. social and cultural well-being. with regard to production and income-sharing shall apply to farms operated by multinational corporations. association or such other proper party.O. lands in the actual. association. Enterprises which show a willingness and commitment and good-faith efforts to impart voluntarily such advanced technology will be given preferential treatment where feasible.

C. 05 – May 03. No. that in the autonomous regions. 9 of RA 6657 A. No. the PARC may suspend the implementation of this Act with respect to ancestral lands for the purpose of identifying and delineating such lands: provided. Any provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding.O. 2011 Subject: Creation of a Joint Task Force Which Shall Determine Policy Direction in Order to Address Jurisdictional and Operational Issues Between the DAR.October 2. 15 – October 29.August 20. 11 . 01 – January 10. DENR. 1996) Subject: Issuance of CBCs to Indigenous Cultural Communities and Peoples Pursuant to Sec. No. 1996 (Effectivity Date – September 8. the respective legislatures may enact their own laws on ancestral domain subject to the provisions of the Constitution and the principles enunciated in this Act and other national laws. and Ancestral Domain/Ancestral Land (AD/AL) Titling Activities in Contentious Areas CARP BENEFICIARY CERTIFICATES (CBCs). and/or Ancestral Lands Joint DAR-DENR-LRA-NCIP M. 1991 Subject: Issuance of CARP Beneficiary Certificates CONFLICTING JURISDICTIONS (DAR-DENR-LRA-NCIP) Joint DAR-DENR-LRA-NCIP M. No.land disputes of all these communities must be recognized and respected. LRA and NCIP Over Agricultural.C. Issuance of A.O. 4 . 2003 Subject: Temporary Suspension of Land Acquisition and Distribution (LAD). 2011 Subject: Extension of Time for the DAR-DENR-LRA-NCIP Task Force to Formulate the Joint Administrative Order in Addressing Conflicting Jurisdiction 34 . Public. ANCESTRAL LAND/ANCESTRAL DOMAIN Joint DAR-NCIP Memorandum Circular No.

school sites and campuses including from the coverage of this Act. communal burial grounds and cemeteries. 1996 (Effectivity Date – September 8. No. 28 (October 16. fish sanctuaries and sanctuaries and breeding grounds.A. forest reserves. 2003 Subject: Temporary Suspension of Land Acquisition and Distribution (LAD).CULTURAL COMMUNITIES AND PEOPLES Joint DAR-NCIP Memorandum Circular No. and for Other Purposes DAR Opinion No. Exemptions and Exclusions. 2000) Section 10.An Act to Recognize. and Ancestral Domain/Ancestral Land (AD/AL) Titling Activities in Contentious Areas A. directly and exclusively used and found to be (a) Lands actually. forest reserves. 6657 R. breeding grounds. Establishing Implementing Mechanisms. reforestation. directly and exclusively used for parks. penal colonies and penal farms actually worked by the inmates. experimental farm stations operated by public or private schools for educational purposes. church sites and convents appurtenant thereto. and mangroves. watersheds and mangroves shall be exempt national defense. 35 . government and private research and quarantine centers and all lands with eighteen percent (18%) slope and over.August 20. reforestation. except those already developed shall be exempt from the coverage of the Act. mosque sites and Islamic centers appurtenant thereto. 1996) Subject: Issuance of CARP Beneficiary Certificates (CBCs) to Indigenous Cultural Communities and Peoples Pursuant to Section 9 of RA No. Creating a National Commission on Indigenous Peoples. watersheds. wildlife. fish wildlife. No. Appropriating Funds Therefor. 15 – October 29. 4 .O. — Lands actually. 8371 . seeds and seedlings research and pilot production centers. Protect and Promote the Rights of Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples. necessary for parks.

Section 2. mosque sites and Islamic centers appurtenant thereto. however. including experimental farm stations operated by public or private schools for educational purposes. except those already developed. (b) Private lands actually. (as amended by. seeds and seedling research and pilot production center. the fishponds or prawn farms shall be distributed collectively to the worker-beneficiaries or tenants who shall form a cooperative or association to manage the same. shall be exempt from the coverage of this Act. penal colonies and penal farms actually worked by the inmates. communal burial grounds and cemeteries. by voluntary offer to sell. school sites and campuses. RA 7881) EXEMPTION. In cases where the fishponds or prawn farms have not been subjected to the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law. CERTIFICATE OF (Found Unsuitable for Agricultural Purposes) 36 . That said prawn farms and fishponds have not been distributed and Certificate of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) issued to agrarian reform beneficiaries under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program. (c) Lands actually. the consent of the farm workers shall no longer be necessary. church sites and convents appurtenant thereto. the provision of Section 32-A hereof on incentives shall apply. a simple and absolute majority of the actual regular workers or tenants must consent to the exemption within one (1) year from the effectivity of this Act. directly and exclusively used for prawn farms and fishponds shall be exempt from the coverage of this Act: Provided. government and private research and quarantine centers and all lands with eighteen percent (18%) slope and over. directly and exclusively used and found to be necessary for national defense. In cases where the fishponds or prawn farms have been subjected to the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law. When the workers or tenants do not agree to this exemption. or commercial farms deferment or notices of compulsory acquisition.

07 – September 03. 2008 (Effectivity Date – September 19. 2004 (Moratorium on the Processing and Grant of Applications for Conversion and Exemption of All Lands Devoted to or Suitable for Agriculture) 37 . No. Exemption. 2008) Subject: Guidelines Relative to the Supreme Court Ruling on the Sutton Case Regarding Lands which are Actually.C. S.C. 823 and 832 and Providing Guidelines for Rationalizing the Disposition of Applications for Conversion. No. As Amended A. No. No. Directly and Exclusively Used for Livestock Raising A. 2004 Subject : Lifting of Moratorium on Conversion and Exemption Applications S. 2004 Subject: Modifying Special Orders Nos. 2004) Subject: 2004 Rules and Regulations Governing the Exclusion of Agricultural Lands Used for Cattle Raising from the Coverage of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program MEMORANDUM FROM THE SECRETARY – June 30.O.December 10. 2004 Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines on DAR Memorandum Circular No. M. 453 – June 28. No.O. Protest.) No. 2011 (Effectivity Date – October 15.C. 6657. No.O. 5. 2004) Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines on Non-Acceptance of Application for Exemption. 2011) Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition and Distribution of Private Agricultural Lands Under Republic Act (R.O. Exclusion and Other Agrarian Law Implementation (ALI) Cases and For Purposes of Ensuring the Integrity of Case Records M. 10 – June 15. 2004 (Effectivity Date – June 25. Opposition or Petition for Lifting of CARP Coverage M. 07 – September 30. 01 – August 16. 1997 Subject: Issuance of Certificate of Exemption for Lands Subject of VOS and CA and Found Unsuitable for Agricultural Purposes EXEMPTION/EXCLUSION OF AGRICULTURAL LANDS A. 34 . 2004 (Effectivity Date – September 13.A. 08 – May 06. No. Exclusion.

Series of 1992 A. Series of 1997 as Amended by MC No.August 08.C. Series of 1998. 44. 1999 Subject: Strict Compliance to the Guidelines on the Processing of Applications for Exemption/Exclusion (ALI Cases) M. 10 and 12. S. No. 05 – March 03. 5.January 16. No. 2001 Subject: Inventory and Regular Monitoring of Land Use Conversion and Exemption/Exclusions A.O. Series of 1992 38 . Restoring the Authority to Approve/Disapprove/Act on Protest Cases of Regional Directors (RDs) in Certain Provinces in Region IV Granted Under Administrative Order No. series of 1990 M. 11 . 9. Series of 1994 and Administrative Order No. 2004 Subject: Moratorium on the Processing and Grant of Applications for Conversion and Exemption of All Lands Devoted to or Suitable for Agriculture S. 14 – August 29.O. Nos. 04 . Planning and Implementation (CLUPPI) Secretariat M. 9. Planning and Implementation (CLUPPI) Secretariat S. 1998 Subject: Amendment to M. No. No. 6.C.C. 9.M. No.August 30. 2003 (Effectivity Date – February 9. 6657 and Department of Justice (DOJ) Opinion No. No. 2000 (Effectivity Date – September 15. 06 . No. No. 2000) Subject: Rules of Procedure for Agrarian Law Implementation (ALI) Cases M. S. 823 Reconstituting Center for Land Use Policy. 07 . 823 – October 27.C. 2003 Subject: Amending Memorandum Circular No. No. 2003 Subject: Addendum to the Special Order No. 9. 2003 Subject: Reconstitution of Center for Land Use Policy. 2003) Subject: 2003 Rules on Exemption of Lands from CARP Coverage Under Section 3 (c ) of Republic Act No. 5. 16 .O. No.August 10.O. 832 – November 03. 1994 and A. 1997 Entitled: “Recalling the Authority to Approve/Disapprove/Act on Protest Cases of Regional Directors (RDs) in Certain Provinces in Regions III and IV Granted Under A.July 22.C.C.O.O. No.10 and 12.

O. 9 and 12.June 02.O. 34 . 1997 (Effectivity Date – January 1. Designating a SHOPC Officer with Authority to Approve/Disapprove Applications for Conversion/Exemption Thru the SHOPC Per EO 184 S.C. 3 . to Authorize All RDs to Hear and Decide Applications for Exemptions for All Land Sizes 39 . 1996. 1995 (Effectivity Date – May 26. 1997 Subject: Amending MC 4. 1992 M.March 11. and 12 S. 10 RA 6657. 6 .December 10. 1994 M. 23 . No. 1994 (Effectivity Date – September 30. 1997 Entitled: “Recalling the Authority to Approve/Disapprove/Act on Protest Cases of Regional Directors (RDs) in Certain Provinces in Regions III and IV Granted Under A. No. 5.Series of 1997 Subject: Lifting Suspension of the Implementation of R. 1996 Subject: Expedited Processing of Applications for Conversion & Exemption Thru the SHOPC Per EO 184 S. 1990 Entitled: Rules and Procedures Re: Exemption of Lands from CARP Under Sec. 10 .C. 1994 and A. No. S.April 22.C. ’94 A. 1997 Subject: Recalling the Authority to Approve/Disapprove/Act on Protest Cases of RDs in Certain Provinces in Regions III & IV Per AOs 9. 1994) Subject: Amending AO 13. S. 1998 Subject: Amendment to M.C.10.C. No. No. 1998) Subject: Issuance of Certificate of Exemption for Lands Subject of VOS and CA and Found Unsuitable for Agricultural Purposes M. 9.August 30. No. S. 32 . 4 . 7881 and its Implementing Rule M. No. 9 . Series of 1992 M.C.O. s.O. No.M. No.A. S. No.May 10. ’94 & AO 5. 1995) Subject: Exemption/Exclusion of Fishpond and Prawn Farms from CARP Coverage Pursuant to RA 6657 A. C.March 13. No.

9 .O.May 10.August 30.August 08. 1995 (Effectivity Date – May 26. No. 1996 (Effectivity Date – July 15.C.A.February 02. DAR-LBP-DENR-DA .O. No. No.O.December 10. 1997 (Effectivity Date – January 1. No. 91-7-2 Subject: Resolution Clarifying the Guidelines on Land Acquisition to Fast Tract CARP Implementation A. 1993 Subject: Exclusion of Agricultural Lands Used for Livestock Poultry & Swine Raising from CARP Coverage Joint M. No.A.Series of 1997 Subject: Lifting the Suspension of the Implementation of R. 1990 Subject: Exemption of Lands from CARP Coverage Under Section 10.A. 65 and 73] 40 . 1992 Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines on Land Acquisition Pursuant to NIACIT Resolution No. 34 . 11.January 27.C. 07 . 7881 A. No. No. 91-7-2 NIACIT Resolution No. A. 7881 – February 20. No.O. 6657 [Section 3(b). RA 6657 EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE (Unsuitable for Agriculture) M. 1995) Subject: Exemption/Exclusion of Fishpond and Prawn Farms from CARP Coverage Pursuant to RA 6657 INVENTORY M.C. 32.December 27. 10. 1995 Subject: An Act Amending Certain Provisions of R. No. No. 7881 R.C.A. 1996) Subject: Conversion of Public Agricultural Lands to Fishponds/Prawn Farms Pursuant to RA 6657 as Amended A. 1 . 32 . 3 . 13 . 2001 Subject: Inventory and Regular Monitoring of Land Use Conversion and Exemption/Exclusions R. 1998) Subject: Issuance of Certificate of Exemption for Lands Subject of VOS and CA Found Unsuitable for Agricultural Purposes FISHPOND AND PRAWN FARMS (Exemption) M.

vegetable and cut-flower farms. the ten-year period shall begin from the first year of commercial production period shall begin from the first year of commercial production and operation. 3. During the ten-year period. M. preferably in favor of organized organized cooperatives or associations. Series of 1995. A.C. 7881 and its Implementing Rule. which shall hereafter cooperatives or associations which shall thereafter manage the manage the said lands for the worker-beneficiaries. S. No. and cacao. orchards. such areas shall automatically be subject to redistribution. No. In the case of new farms. the government shall initiate the steps necessary to period. with regard to production-and income-sharing. which are private agricultural lands devoted Commercial farms. the Government shall initiate steps necessary to acquire acquire these lands. shall be subject to immediate compulsory compulsory acquisition and distribution after (10) years from the acquisition and distribution after ten (10) years from the effectivity of the Act. shall apply to commercial 41 . fruit raising. 1995 Subject: Suspension of the Implementation of RA 7881. fishponds and prawn ponds. 3. No. Commercial Farming. preferably in favor of and the improvements thereon. poultry and swine raising. In the case of new farms. and cacao. upon payment of just compensation for the these lands. shall be subject to immediate rubber plantations. RA 7881) production-and income-sharing.C. poultry and swine aquaculture including saltbeds. O. the ten-year effectivity of this Act.November 20. and aquaculture including”] saltbeds. as determined by the DAR.”] (as amended bySection 3. 13.Series of 1997 Subject: Lifting the Suspension of the Implementation of R. vegetable and cut-flower farms. During the ten-year and operation. deferment is granted no longer exist. 1985 M. fruit farms. with regard to commercial farms. upon payment of just compensation for the land land and the improvements thereon. AO No. such If the DAR determines that the purposes for which this areas shall automatically be subject to redistribution. shall apply to The provisions of Section 32 of the Act.A. and to [REMOVES: “commercial livestock. — Commercial farms. Per Supreme Court Resolution dated Nov. 32 . 27 . farms. [REMOVES: If the DAR determines that the purposes for which this deferment is granted no longer exist. 1995 Section 11. as determined by the DAR. orchards. coffee and coffee and rubber plantations. said lands for the workers-beneficiaries. Its Implementing Rule. No. which are private agricultural lands devoted to commercial livestock. The provisions of Section 32 of the Act.

No. No. 1999) Subject: Acquisition.O. 32 . Compensation and Distribution of Deferred Commercial Farms A. No. No. Directly and Exclusively Used for Livestock Raising A.Series of 1997 Subject: Lifting the Suspension of the Implementation of R. 2008 (Effectivity Date – September 19.O. 16 . 1998 (Effectivity Date – May 25. Series of 1993] A.O. 9.O. 1996 Subject: Guidelines Clarifying Section 3 and 6 of R.December 27. No. No. 1998) Subject: Acquisition and Distribution of Commercials Under Deferment M.April 18. Valuation. 1998 (Effectivity Date – January 4. 9 . No.A. 2004 (Effectivity Date – September 13. No. 2004) Subject: Exclusion of Agricultural Lands Used for Cattle Raising from the Coverage of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program [Amends pertinent provisions of DAR A.R. No. 2008) Subject: Guidelines Relative to the Supreme Court Ruling on the Sutton Case Regarding Lands which are Actually.C. No.A. 7881) 42 . 1989 (Effectivity Date – January 21.A. 9 . COMMERCIAL FARMS DEFERMENT/COMMERCIAL FARMING A.May 4. O. 7881 M. 07 – September 03. 7881 Relative to Applications for Commercial Farms Deferment and the Turn-over to DAR of Foreclosed Assets of Government Financial Institutions.O.January 03. Respectively A. 5 . 6 .farms. No. 11 on Commercial Farming EXCLUSION (Livestock/Cattle Raising) A.O. 1989) Subject: Implementing CARL Sec.December 23. 01 – August 16.C. 1993 Subject: Exclusion of Agricultural Lands Used for Livestock Poultry & Swine Raising from CARP Coverage LIFTING SUSPENSION (Exemption/Exclusion .

2004 (Moratorium on the Processing and Grant of Applications for Conversion and Exemption of All Lands Devoted to or Suitable for Agriculture) M. Monitoring and Evaluation Units (PMEUs) MORATORIUM (Conversion and Exemption) M. 6657. 7881 and its Implementing Rule. 5. No. 7881 MONITORING (Conversion/Exemptions/Exclusions) M.A.A. 32 . 07 . No.A. 7881 43 . 2004 Subject: Moratorium on the Processing and Grant of Applications for Conversion and Exemption of All Lands Devoted to or Suitable for Agriculture PRAWN FARMS/FISHPOND (Exemption) M. . 3 . S.C. as Amended by R.C. 16 . 2001 Subject: Inventory and Regular Monitoring of Land Use Conversion and Exemption/Exclusions M. Administrative Order No. Series of 1995 A.C. M. No. No. 1995 (Effectivity Date – May 26.C.A. No. 3. No.May 10.July 18.C. 1995) Subject: Exemption/Exclusion of Fishpond and Prawn Farms from the Coverage of the CARL.O.C. 32. No. 08 – May 06. 1996 Subject: Prescribing the Revised Guidelines in the Performance of the Regular Functions of the Regional Planning Divisions (RPDs) and Provincial Planning. 2004 Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines on DAR Memorandum Circular No. 05 – March 03.Series of 1997 Subject: Lifting the Suspension of the Implementation of R.August 08. No. No. Pursuant to R. No.Series of 1997 Subject: Lifting the Suspension of the Implementation of R. No.

or different regions in order to improve progressively the conditions of the farmer. 1995 CHAPTER III Improvement of Tenurial and Labor Relations Section 12. 1996 (Effectivity Date – July 15. 7881 and its Implementing Rule.O.February 02. A. A. - In order to protect and improve the tenurial and economic status of the farmers in tenanted lands under the retention limit and lands not yet acquired under this Act. as amended: provided. Per Supreme Court Resolution dated Nov. S. 1995 Subject: Suspension of the Implementation of RA 7881. No. including rice and corn. the DAR is mandated to determine and fix immediately the lease rentals thereof in accordance with Section 34 of Republic Act No. 11. 7881 – February 20. 32. that the DAR shall immediately and periodically review and adjust the rental structure for different crops. No. 3. No. 3844. 6657 [Section 3(b). No. Series of 1995. Determination of Lease Rentals.O. 13. O.C. No.Series of 1997 Subject: Lifting the Suspension of the Implementation of R. AO No. 3. 3 . 1995 (Effectivity Date – May 26. 1 . No. 65 and 73] M.November 20.A. 7881 R. 32 . 1995) Subject: Exemption/Exclusion of Fishpond and Prawn Farms from CARP Coverage Pursuant to RA 6657 R.A.A. 10.May 10. 1985 M.A. 1995 Subject: An Act Amending Certain Provisions of R. No. 1996) Subject: Conversion of Public Agricultural Lands to Fishponds/Prawn Farms Pursuant to RA 6657 as Amended A. 27 .C. No. Its Implementing Rule. 44 . tenant or lessee.

C. No. No. No.O. No. No. 1991 Subject: Leasehold Operations in Tenanted Coconut Lands A. No. 6. 10 .O. 1993 Subject: Agricultural Leasehold and the Determination of Lease Rental for Tenanted Lands A.September 2. Series of 1989 A. 2006 (Effectivity Date – March 28. 1997 (Effectivity Date – March 3.February 07. 1 of MMC No.LEAS E RENTAL/LEASEHOLD A. 2003 (Effectivity Date – January 3. No. Amending AO No. 1997) Subject: Guidelines on the Withdrawal of FBs’ Lease Rental/Amortization Payments Deposited With the LBP M.O.O. 4-80 by Providing Additional Basis for the Issuance of Certificate of Agricultural Leasehold 45 . 5 . 1989 (Effectivity Date – March 16. 9 .O.December 27. 1997) Subject: Lease of Lands Planted to Palm Oil Trees and the Determination of Lease Rental Under Lease Arrangement. 1985 Subject: Further Amending Par.July 12. 1994) Subject: Lease Rental Payments Pursuant to DAR MC No. 1989) Subject: Agricultural Leasehold and the Determination of Lease Rental for Tenanted Lands Ministry M. 2.O. No.March 21. DAR AO No. 2 – March 15. 2006) Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures Governing Leasehold Implementation in Tenanted Agricultural Lands A. 2004) Subject: Rules and Procedures Governing Leasehold Implementation on Tenanted Agricultural Lands A. 1994 (Effectivity Date – July 22. 4 . 4 . 5 . LBP and DENR dated 25 July 1990 on Lands Covered Under OLT A. 1997 (Effectivity Date – April 6.May 03.March 2. 11. Series of 1978. No. 11 .O. 6 – December 18. Series of 1987 and Joint MC of the DAR.C.

1992 Subject: Leasehold Operations in Tenanted Sugarcane Lands WITHDRAWAL OF LEASE RENTALS/AMORTIZATION PAYMENTS A. O. a production-sharing plan. under guidelines prescribed by the appropriate government agency. No. 1978 Subject: Payment of Lease Rental/Partial Payment by FBs Under the Land Transfer Program Pursuant to PD 27 LEASE OF LANDS UNDER AGRIBUSINESS VENTURE ARRANGEMENT (AVA) A. 46 . 4 . 1997) Subject: Lease of Lands Planted to Palm Oil Trees and the Determination of Lease Rental Under Lease Arrangement.O. No. leaves and working conditions granted to the employee-beneficiaries under existing laws. No. 11. and voluntary practice by the enterprise. Series of 1988 SUGARCANE LANDS A.C. M. nor shall the enterprise and its employee-beneficiaries be prevented from entering into any agreement with terms more favorable to the latter.O. bonuses. 6 . 1997) Subject: Guidelines on the Withdrawal of Farmer-Beneficiaries’ Lease Rental/Amortization Payments Deposited with the Land Bank of the Philippines Section 13. lease. 5 . management contract or other similar arrangement and any farm covered by Sections 8 and 11 hereof is hereby mandated to execute within ninety (90) days from the effectivity of this Act.February 28. 1997 (Effectivity Date – April 6. 02 – June 16.O. No. - Any enterprise adopting the scheme provided for in Section 32 or operating under a production venture. 4 . Amending A.April 06.March 21. No. 2008 Subject: Guidelines Governing Lease of Lands Under Agribusiness Venture Arrangement (AVA) in Agrarian Reform Areas and the Determination of Lease Rental Thereof PALM OIL A. 1997 (Effectivity Date – March 3.February 7. O. agreements. Production-Sharing Plan. Dept. Nothing herein shall be construed to sanction the diminution of any benefits such as salaries.

Registration of Beneficiaries.O. that own or claim to own agricultural lands. 1989) Subject: Production and Profit Sharing Under RA 6657 A. except those who have already registered pursuant to Executive Order No. - Within one hundred eighty (180) days from the effectivity of this Act. 1987. No. (b) the average gross income from the property for at least three (3) years. 229. natural or juridical. stating the following information: (a) the description and area of the property. No. 1988 (Effectivity Date – January 12. all persons. who shall be entitled to such incentives as may be provided for the PARC. and (f) the latest declared market value of the land as determined by the city or provincial assessor. 1988 (Effectivity Date – January 12. 8 . 1989) Subject: Production Sharing Under EO No. and management contracts subsisting as of June 1. - 47 .September 30. (d) the crops planted in the property and the area covered by each crop as of June 1. lease. Section 15. Registration of Landowners. whether in their names or in the name of others. 9 .PRODUCTION AND PROFIT SHARING A. 229 CHAPTER IV Registration Section 14. (e) the terms of mortgages. 1987. (c) the names of all tenants and farmworkers therein.O.September 30. including government entities. shall file a sworn statement in the proper assessor's office in the form to be prescribed by the DAR.

No. school or other public buildings in the barangay where it shall be open to inspection by the public at all reasonable hours.) No. tenants and farmworkers who are qualified to be beneficiaries of the CARP. shall register all agricultural lessees. No.A.O. 2009 (Effectivity Date – July 1. (c) location and area of the land they work. Identification. 2011) – Sections 43 to 60 Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition and Distribution of Private Agricultural Lands Under Republic Act (R. and (e) their share in the harvest or amount of rental paid or wages received.A. 2011 (Effectivity Date – October 15. 02 – October 15. As Amended A.A. No. 07 – September 30. A copy of the registry or list of all potential CARP beneficiaries in the barangay shall be posted in the barangay hall. 9700 48 . (b) owners or administrators of the lands they work on and the length of tenurial relationship. 6657. as amended by R. 2009) Subject: Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition and Distribution of Agricultural Lands Under R. No. Screening.O. BENEFICIARIES. These potential beneficiaries with the assistance of the BARC and the DAR shall provide the following data: (a) names and members of their immediate farm household. (d) crops planted. Selection and Registration of A A.The DAR in coordination with the Barangay Agrarian Reform Committee (BARC) as organized in this Act. 6657.

7.March 4. 2008) Subject: Supplemental Guidelines to DAR Administrative Order No. 5 . Series of 1996.O. and Distribution to Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) of Private Agricultural Lands Under Republic Act No. 1996 (Effectivity Date – September 15. 2003 (Effectivity Date – January 8.O. 04 – September 20. No. 1988 Subject: LISTASAKA II ( Compulsory Registration of Agricultural Lands Under RA 6657 49 . 6657 A. A. 5 .O.May 03. 2008) Subject: Guidelines Governing the ARB Carding and Identification System and Its Mainstreaming in the Land Acquisition and Distribution Process M.September 30. 1998) Subject: Revision of A.C. 2008 (Effectivity Date – June 29.August 28. S. Screening and Selection of. 1989 Subject: Registration of Beneficiaries IDENTIFICATION CARDS (IDs) of ARBs A. Re: Rules and Procedures Governing the Issuance of Identification Cards (IDs) to All Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) M.) No. No.O. ’96 A. No. No. 03 – June 16. 2004) Subject: CY 2003 Guidelines on the Identification. Series of 2003 on the Identification. No. No. No.O. 2006 Subject: Guidelines Implementing the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Carding and Identification System for ARBs Covered Under LAD Targets in CY 2006 A. 1997 Subject: Workplan for the Implementation of AO 5. 1998 (Effectivity Date – March 22.O. 04 – June 16. 2008 (Effectivity Date – June 29.O. Screening and Selection of. CLOA. 07 – December 18. 6657 A. 5. 3 .January 15. 4 . and Distribution to Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) of Private Agricultural Lands Under Republic Act (R. 1996) Subject: Issuance of IDs to ARBs with Registered EP. No.C.A. No.C. No. Homestead Patent & Leasehold Contract LISTASAKA DOF M. 10 .

6657 AND/OR R. the DAR shall conduct summary administrative proceedings to determine the compensation for the land requiring the landowner. NO. 2011) Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition and Distribution of Private Agricultural Lands Under Republic Act (R. the LBP and other interested parties to submit evidence as to the just compensation for the land. (title amended bySection 6. 18. 2009) 50 . No. the landowner. and other pertinent provisions hereof. Procedure for Acquisition of Private Lands.A.) No. 02 – October 15.A. (d) In case of rejection or failure to reply. Section 16. NO. As Amended A. by personal delivery or registered mail. 9700 A. the DAR shall send its notice to acquire the land to the owners thereof. After the expiration of the above period. the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) shall pay the landowner the purchase price of the land within thirty (30) days after he executes and delivers a deed of transfer in favor of the government and surrenders the Certificate of Title and other muniments of title. the landowners and the beneficiaries. and post the same in a conspicuous place in the municipal building and barangay hall of the place where the property is located. The DAR shall decide the case within thirty (30) days after it is submitted for decision. 07 – September 30. RA 9700) For purposes of acquisition of private lands.O. (c) If the landowner accepts the offer of the DAR. 6657. (b) Within thirty (30) days from the date of receipt of written notice by personal delivery or registered mail. 2011 (Effectivity Date – October 15. Procedure for Acquisition and Distribution of Private Lands. his administrator or representative shall inform the DAR of his acceptance or rejection of the offer. 2009 (Effectivity Date – July 1.CHAPTER V Land Acquisition Section 16. ACQUISITION AND DISTRIBUTION UNDER R. No. the matter is deemed submitted for decision. Said notice shall contain the offer of the DAR to pay a corresponding value in accordance with the valuation set forth in Sections 17. within fifteen (15) days from the receipt of the notice. the following procedures shall be followed: (a) After having identified the land.O.A.

No.O. 2.O.C. No. 1 . No. No. 8 . No.January 5. 1993) Subject: Amendment to AO No. 13 . as amended by R. 2 . Series of 1991. 1989 Subject: Summary Proceedings for the Final Administrative Determination of Compensation in CA of Land (e) Upon receipt by the landowner of the corresponding payment or. Preliminary Determination of M. s. on Summary Administrative Proceedings on Land Compensation A. in case of rejection or no response from the landowner.A.O. 1995 Subject: Authority of the Adjudication Board to Conduct Summary Administrative Proceedings for the Preliminary Determination of Just Compensation SUMMARY ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS M. 1991 Subject: Summary Administrative Proceedings on Land Compensation A. 1991 Subject: Amendments to AO No.A. the DAR shall take immediate possession of the land and shall request the proper Register of Deeds to issue a Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT) in the name of the Republic of the Philippines.January 5. 1 . 9700 JUST COMPENSATION. Subject: Acquisition and Distribution of Agricultural Lands Under R. Entitled “Rules and Regulations on Summary Administrative Proceedings on Land Compensation A. Series of 1991. The DAR shall thereafter proceed with the redistribution of the land to the qualified beneficiaries. 1995 Subject: Authority of the Adjudication Board to Conduct Summary Administrative Proceedings for the Preliminary Determination of Just Compensation A. 2.October 05. 1993 (Effectivity Date – October 24. 6657.O. 8.February 15. No.July 31. (f) Any party who disagrees with the decision may bring the matter to the court of proper jurisdiction for final 51 . upon the deposit with an accessible bank designated by the DAR of the compensation in cash or in LBP bonds in accordance with this Act. No.C. 8 . 1991: Amendments to AO No.November 08. No.

A. Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of Voluntary Offer to Sell and Compulsory Acquisition and Those Covered Under Executive Order No. 07 – September 8. 05 – July 15.August 29. 2. 9700 A.O. 2000 (Effectivity Date – September 14. No. 02 – May 12. As Amended A. 2011) Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition and Distribution of Private Agricultural Lands Under Republic Act (R. 2. determination of just compensation. as amended by R. Series of 2005. 2. 6657.O. Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of Voluntary Offer to Sell and Compulsory Acquisition and Those Covered Under Executive Order No. Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of Voluntary Offer to Sell and Compulsory Acquisition and Those Covered Under Executive Order No. 2006 (Effectivity Date – September 26. 2007) Subject: Amendment to DAR Administrative Order No. 6657. Series of 2005. 2009) Subject: Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition and Distribution of Agricultural Lands Under R. 407 A.O. 2005) Subject: Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of Voluntary Offer to Sell and Compulsory Acquisition and Those Covered Under Executive Order No. 2008) Subject: Amendment to DAR Administrative Order No. 2000) 52 . Entitled. 2011 (Effectivity Date – October 15. No. 04 . 2005 (Effectivity Date – May 26.A. 2007 (Effectivity Date – April 14.O. 2006) Subject: Amendment to DAR Administrative Order No. No. 07 – September 30. No.) No.O. 02 – October 15. 2008 (Effectivity Date – July 28. Entitled. 407 A.O. 2009 (Effectivity Date – July 1. No. 407 A. 04 – March 27. Series of 2005. Entitled. 407 A. No. No.A. No. ACQUISITION AND DISTRIBUTION (CA & VOS) OF AGRICULTURAL LANDS A. No.O.

No. Series of 1996. 6657 but Found to be Outside the Coverage of CARP A. No. No. 6 .April 15. and Lands Voluntarily Offered Under Section 19 of R. No.O. 03 . 1997) Subject: Revised Rules and Regulations on A. O. O. No. 1998 (Effectivity Date – February 21. 1997 (Effectivity Date – January 1. 6657 But Found to be Outside the Coverage of CARP A. as Amended by Administrative Order No. C. 02. and Lands Voluntarily Offered under Section 19 of R.August 26. “Revised Rules and Regulations on A. as Amended. Re: Reconveyance of Properties Turned Over to DAR Pursuant to E. No. No. No. 9 . 407.A. 9. C. 3. 6657 A. No. Series of 1990” A.O.O. 6657 M.February 5. 1998 (Effectivity Date – May 11. Subject: Revising Administrative Order No. No. Entitled: “Revised Rules and Regulations on the Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of VOS and CA Pursuant to RA No. as Amended. series of 1998. 34 . A.February 5. 2000) Subject: Amending DAR Administrative Order No. 6657”. O. No. 1998) Subject: Amendments to A. 01. Series of 1996 Entitled: “Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of Voluntary Offer to Sell and Compulsory Acquisition Pursuant to Republic Act No. O. 9. Series of 1997. 1996) 53 .O.O. 1998 (Effectivity Date – February 21. 5 .O. 1998) Subject: Compulsory Acquisition (CA) of Landholdings Covered by VOS M. No.A.O. Entitled: “Clarificatory Guidelines and Amendments to A. O. Series of 1992. Series of 1996. 3 . No. 02. No.August 29. 2 . No. No. 5. 3.December 10. 1997 (Effectivity Date – February 12. 2000 (Effectivity Date – September 17. 01 . Re: Reconveyance of Properties Turned-over to DAR Pursuant to E.December 10.August 08. No. 407. 1996 (Effectivity Date – August 31. 1998) Subject: Issuance of Certificate of Exemption for Lands Subject of VOS and CA Found Unsuitable for Agricultural Purposes A. Series of 1996. 1998) Subject: Valuation of Lands Voluntarily Offered or Compulsorily Acquired Pursuant to RA No. 1997 (Effectivity Date – December 29.O. 1997) Subject: Revision of A.

No. 1994 Subject: Manner of Certification Required in DAR A. No. No. 1. 9.O.Subject: Reconveyance of Properties Turned-Over to DAR Pursuant to EO No. 1996 (Effectivity Date – August 25. 17 .September 03.C.November 8. No.O. 407/448 and Lands Voluntarily Offered Under Sec. Entitled “Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of VOS and CA Pursuant to RA 6657 A.September 13. 14-A .O. Section C-6 A. S. O. 1992 Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines and Amendments to A. No. Annex “A”. 9. Series of 1990. 1991 Subject: Amending AO No. 1 .O.O.August 6. 1992 M. 9. Series of 1990 A. 10 . 1996) Subject: Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of VOS and CA Pursuant to RA 6657 Joint DAR-LBP M.August 18.April 06. 1993 Subject: An Order Amending Certain Provisions of AO No. O. Series of 1993. No. 1995 Subject: Supplementary Instructions to Facilitate the Acquisition and Distribution of Sugar Estates & Other Agricultural Areas Subject of VOS/CA Per RA 6657 A. 19 of RA 6657 but Found to be Outside the Coverage of CARP A. 1994) Subject: Valuation of Lands Voluntarily Offered or Compulsorily Acquired Under AO No. 1989 Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures Governing VOS Transactions and Providing a Deadline for the Filing Thereof A.O.O.July 12.March 18. 5 . 19 . No. 6. No. 11 . No. 1989 54 .O. No. 9 . 2 . No. 12 . 1994 (Effectivity Date – October 3.C. Series of 1990: Revised Rules Re: Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of VOS and CA to Fast-Track Land Acquisition in the Strategic Operation Provinces A.August 30. 1990 Subject: Revised Rules Re: Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of VOS/CA Pursuant to RA 6657 A.November 6. No.

Series of 1988 on the Land Valuation of Agricultural Lands Voluntarily Offered for Sale by Landowners Pursuant to RA 6657 REGISTRATION/TITLING/DISTRIBUTION UNDER CARP Joint DAR-LRA M. series of 1989. No. 1989) Subject: Rules and Procedures Governing Voluntary Offer to Sell Lands Under the CARP A.June 09. Registration and Distribution Under the CARP LRA Circular No. 2 . 1997 Subject: Registration of EP/CLOA and CARP Monitoring and Reporting System Joint DAR-LRA M. 54 . 1990. 6.C. 1993 (Effectivity Date – June 5. 20 . 3 .O. 7 .O. No. 1989 (Effectivity Date – March 9.October 14.O. 13 . No. 1996 Subject: Adoption of a Joint DAR-LRA Operations Manual on Land Titling. Subject: Amendments to A. No. 12 . No. 1988 Subject: Clarifying Memorandum Circular No.January 04.February 20. 1989 Subject: CA of Agricultural Lands Under RA 6657 A. 1993) Subject: Distribution and Titling of Public Agricultural Lands Turned Over by the NLSF to the DAR for Distribution Under CARP Pursuant to EO 407.November 08. Series of 1988 Re: Valuation of Agricultural Lands Voluntarily Offered for Sale by Landowners Pursuant to R. No. 1989 Subject: Summary Proceedings for the Final Administrative Determination of Compensation in CA of Land A. 8 . 1988 Subject: Amending Memorandum Circular No. 8-88.C. 09 . No.A. 6657 M. S. as Amended by 448.O. Governing VOS Transactions and Providing a Deadline for the Filing Thereof A. 1993 Subject: Revised Guidelines on the Registration of Transactions Under the CARP M. 1991 55 . No. O. No. No.C.C.June 14. 1989 (Effectivity Date – February 9. 3. 11 .May 26. S.May 21. C. 1989) Subject: CA of Private and Government-owned Agricultural Lands Under RA 6657 M.July 26.December 6.

C. 2005 Subject: Supplemental/Clarificatory Guidelines on DAR Memorandum Circular No. 02 – September 16.C. 1989 Subject: Titling and Distribution of Lots in DAR Settlement Projects M. Series of 2004 and the Supreme Court Ruling in the Cuenca Case) M. 06 – March 03. 08 – September 20. No. Series of 2004 and the Supreme Court Ruling in the Cuenca Case M.O. 1993 DAR-LRA Joint M. . 6 and 9. 2006 (Effectivity Date – October 3.March 11. NLTDRA . No.May 05. 2005 Subject: Full Implementation and Continuation of the Land Acquisition and Distribution Process Pursuant to the Provisions of DAR Memorandum Circular Nos. No. 2004 Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines on the Effect of Injunctions and Temporary Restraining Orders Issued by the Regular Courts on Acquisition and Distribution of Lands Under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) 56 .C. 6 and 9. 1988 Subject: Dispensing With the Tax Clearance Certificate and Copy of Polyethylene Film in EPs Registration STANDING CROPS A. No. 107 of the President of the Philippines dated March 23.A. No. 2006) Subject: Standing Crops on Lands Acquired by the Government Pursuant to Sections 16(e) and 28 of R.September 07. & Clarified Under Memorandum Order No.C. No. 1993 Subject: Monitoring of Emancipation Patents (EP) and Certificate of Land Ownership Awards’ (CLOA) Registration and Distribution A. 6657 DISTRIBUTION OF LANDS UNDER THE COMPREHENSIVE AGRARIAN REFORM PROGRAM (CARP) M.O. 9 . 2. 03 – September 20.C. Series of 2005 (Full Implementation and Continuation of the Land Acquisition and Distribution Process Pursuant to the Provisions of DAR Memorandum Circular Nos.

2 . 2 . 1989 (Effectivity Date – February 9. No. Distribution and Compensation of Patches or Portions of Agricultural Lands not Actually Planted to Any Crop and Lands Subject to Legal Easements FORECLOSURE OF MORTGAGE/FORECLOSED ASSETS M. Series of 2007.C.O. 2000) Subject: Revised Rules and Regulations on the Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of Mortgage or Foreclosure A.January 04. entitled “Guidelines and Procedures for the Disposal/Lease of Foreclosed Properties/Assets” M.C. No.C. Compulsory Acquisition of A.C.May 31. 5 . No. 2010 Subject: Amendments to Memorandum Circular No. 2001 Subject: Guidelines in the Processing and Payment of Idle Lands With Slopes of Below Eighteen Percent (18%) 57 . 03 . 1997 (Effectivity Date – February 28. 2007 Subject: Guidelines and Procedures for the Disposal/Lease of Foreclosed Properties/Assets A. 02 – February 2.April 11. No.O. 5. No. 1997) Subject: Acquisition of Private Agricultural Lands Subject of Mortgage or Foreclosure of Mortgage M.April 18. No. 1989) Subject: Compulsory Acquisition of Private and Government-Owned Agricultural Lands Under RA 6657 IDLE LANDS Joint DAR-LBP M.EASEMENTS Joint DAR-LBP M. 1995 Subject: Acquisition.O. 2000 (Effectivity Date – June 16.February 11.C. 05 – May 23. Respectively GOVERNMENT-OWNED AGRICULTURAL LANDS. No. 04 . 1996 Subject: Guidelines Clarifying Sections 3 and 6 of RA 7881 Relative to Applications for Commercial Farm Deferment and the Turn-Over to DAR of Foreclosed Assets of Government Financial Institutions. 01 . No.January 16.

A.O. No. 12 - August 30, 1990
Subject: Identification and Acquisition of Idle or Abandoned Lands

INSTALLATION

A.O. No. 04 (Amendment to A.O. No. 2, 2009 Re: Installation of ARBs with Registered CLOAs

MORTGAGE

A.O. No. 01 - May 31, 2000
Subject: Revised Rules and Regulations on the Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of Mortgage or Foreclosure

A.O. No. 2 - February 11, 1997 (Effectivity Date – February 28, 1997)
Subject: Acquisition of Private Agricultural Lands Subject of Mortgage or Foreclosure of Mortgage

M.C. No. 5 - April 18, 1996
Subject: Guidelines Clarifying Sections 3 and 6 of RA 7881 Relative to Applications for
Commercial Farm Deferment and the Turn-Over to DAR of Foreclosed
Assets of Government Financial Institutions, Respectively

PINATUBO ERUPTIONS, Mt.

Joint DAR-LBP A.O. No. 3 - March 04, 1994 (Effectivity Date – March 28, 1994)

Subject: Acquisition and Distribution of Agricultural Lands Affected by the Mt. Pinatubo Eruptions

STRATEGIC OPERATION PROVINCES, Fast Track Land Acquisition in
A.O. No. 10 - September 03, 1991
Subject: Amending AO No. 9, S. ’90: Revised Rules Governing the Acquisition of Agricultural
Lands Subject of VOS and CA to RA 6657 to Fast-Track Land Acquisition the SOPs

SUGARCANE LANDS, Valuation of
Joint DAR-LBP M.C. No. 15 - July 21, 1999 (Effectivity Date – August 2, 1999)

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Subject: Valuation Guidelines for Lands Planted to Sugarcane

SUGAR ESTATES/SWEET FARMS
Joint DAR-LBP M.C. No. 17 - July 12, 1995
Subject: Instructions to Facilitate the Acquisition/Distribution of Sugar Estates &
Other Agricultural Areas Subject of VOS/CA Pursuant to RA 6657
SURVEY
M.C. No. 1 - February 13, 1996
Subject: The Use of Internal Control Forms for Land Survey Project Management System
Joint DAR-DENR M.C. No. 24 - October 16, 1995
Subject: Adopting Common Monitoring Report on Surveys, Inspection, Verification & Approval Under ARF

M.C. No. 18 - July 21, 1995
Subject: Bidding and Award of CARP Survey Projects

M.C. No. 6 - May 21, 1993 (Effectivity Date – May 31, 1993)

Subject: Pre-qualification, Public Raffle and Award of CARP Module Survey Projects

Joint DAR-DENR M.C. No. 6 - July 24, 1991
Subject: Undertaking Surveys on PAL Covered the CARP

SURVEY SERVICES, Requisition, Approval and Monitoring of

A.O. No. 09 – October 14, 2011 (Effectivity Date - October 28, 2011)
Subject: Rules for the Survey and/or Field Investigation of Landholdings Where the
Department of Agrarian Reform and the Land Bank of the Philippines are Denied Entry Thereto

CHAPTER VI
Compensation

Section 17. Determination of Just Compensation. —

In determining just compensation, the cost of acquisition of the In determining just compensation, the cost of acquisition of the
land, the current value of the like properties, its nature, actual land, the value of the standing crop, the current: value of like
use and income, the sworn valuation by the owner, the tax properties, its nature, actual use and income, the sworn

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declarations, and the assessment made by government valuation by the owner, the tax declarations, the assessment
assessors shall be considered. The social and economic benefits made by government assessors, [ADDS “and seventy
contributed by the farmers and the farmworkers and by the percent (70%) of the zonal valuation of the Bureau of
Government to the property as well as the non-payment of Internal Revenue (BIR), translated into a basic formula
taxes or loans secured from any government financing by the DAR shall be considered, subject to the final
institution on the said land shall be considered as additional decision of the proper court.] The social and economic
factors to determine its valuation. benefits contributed by the farmers and the farmworkers and by
the Government to the property as well as the nonpayment of
taxes or loans secured from any government financing
institution on the said land shall be considered as additional
factors to determine its valuation. (as amended by Section
7, RA 9700)

COMPENSATION/VALUATION/JUST COMPENSATION OF LANDS

A.O. No. 07 – September 30, 2011 (Effectivity Date – October 15, 2011)
Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition and Distribution of Private Agricultural
Lands Under Republic Act (R.A.) No. 6657, As Amended

A.O. No. 01 – February 12, 2010 (Effectivity Date – February 28, 2010)
Subject: Valuation and Landowners Compensation Involving Tenanted Rice and Corn Lands Under
P.D. No. 27 and E.O. No. 228

A.O. No. 06 – July 28, 2008 (Effectivity Date – August 9, 2008)
Subject: Amendment to DAR Administrative Order No. 2, S. 2004 On the Grant of Increment of
Six Percent (6%) Yearly Interest Compounded Annually on Lands Covered by
Presidential Decree (PD) No. 27 and Executive Order (EO) No. 228

A.O. No. 02 – November 04, 2004 (Effectivity Date – December 4, 2004)
Subject: Amendment of Administrative Order No. 13, Series of 1994 Entitled “Rules and
Regulations Governing the Grant of Increment of Six Percent (6%) Yearly Interest
Compounded Annually on Lands Covered by Presidential Decree (P.D.) No. 27
and Executive Order (E.O.) No. 228”

Joint DAR-DENR-LBP M.C. No. 22 – October 28, 2004 (Effectivity Date – November 9, 2004)

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No.April 15. 1998) Subject: Valuation of Lands Voluntarily Offered or Compulsorily Acquired Pursuant to Republic Act No. 8 . 1999 Subject: Valuation Guidelines for Lands Planted to Sugarcane M.April 15. 1999 (Effectivity Date – April 30.C.September 13.July 21. Including the Legal Easements/20-Meter Riverbank Protection. 1 .October 27. 1998 (Effectivity Date – January 4. 1994 (Effectivity Date – October 23.April 11. No. 1994) Subject: Grant of Increment of 6% Yearly Interest Compounded Annually on Lands Under PD 27/EO 228 A. No. 11 . No. 1995 Subject: Authority of the Adjudication Board to Conduct Summary Administrative Proceedings for the Preliminary Determination of Just Compensation A.Subject: Acquisition.O. No. O. 1995 Subject: Acquisition.C. Compensation and Distribution Under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) of Private Agricultural Lands Bordering Rivers and Other Natural Bodies of Water. 9 . 1998 (Effectivity Date – May 11.April 15. No.O. 1994) 61 . No. No. 1999) Subject: Acquisition.C. 1999) Subject: Guidelines in the Valuation of Rubber Lands Covered by DARAB’s Order to Recompute Joint DAR-LBP M. 03 . 7 . 1999) Subject: Revised Valuation Guidelines for Rubber Plantations A. Valuation. 13 . 6657 Joint DAR-LBP M. Distribution and Compensation of Patches or Portions of Agricultural Lands not Actually Planted to Any Crop and Lands Subject to Legal Easements M. No.O. 1999 (Effectivity Date – May 4. Compensation and Distribution of Deferred Commercial Farms A.December 23.January 5. 05 .C. Exclusion of Legal Easements/20-Meter Riverbank Protection in the Distribution of DAR-Administered Public Land Bordering Such Rivers and Natural Bodies of Water Joint DAR-LBP M. 1994 (Effectivity Date – October 14.C. 15 .

O. 6 . 1992 Subject: Rules and Regulations Amending the Valuation of Lands Voluntarily Offered and Compulsorily Acquired as Provided for Under Administrative Order No. Series of 1991. 2 . 1993 (Effectivity Date – October 24.July 31. Entitled “Rules and Regulations on Summary Administrative Proceedings on Land Compensation A. 6 .November 08. on Summary Administrative Proceedings on Land Compensation A.October 05.October 30. 6657 A.O. No. 6657 and Those Compulsorily Acquired Pursuant to R. 1988 62 . 2. 1989) Subject: Rules and Procedures on Land Valuation and Just Compensation M.O. Series of 1992 A.A. No. Issued Pursuant to Republic Act No. 1991 Subject: Summary Administrative Proceedings on Land Compensation A.O. No.O.Subject: Revising the Rules and Regulations Covering the Valuation of Lands Voluntarily Offered or Compulsorily Acquired as Embodied in Administrative Order No. 6657 A.December 6. as Amended.O. No.March 8.C.A. No. O. No. s. 1989 (Effectivity Date – March 23. 17 . No. 17. Series of 1989. 13 . 06.Series of 1989 Subject: Rules and Regulations Amending Valuation of Lands Voluntary Offered Pursuant to EO 229 and R.February 15. 1989 Subject: Summary Proceedings for the Final Administrative Determination of Compensation in CA of Land A. 8 . Series of 1991. 1991: Amendments to AO No.April 25. 3 . No. 11 .O. 1991 Subject: Rules and Regulations Amending Certain Provisions of AO 17 Which Governs the Valuation of Lands Voluntarily Offered Pursuant to EO 229 and RA 6657 and Compulsorily Acquired Pursuant to RA 6657 A. 8. No. 2. 1991 Subject: Amendments to AO No. 1993) Subject: Amendment to AO No. 8 .

C. No. No. Series of 1997. 1999) Subject: Guidelines in the Valuation of Rubber Lands Covered by DARAB’s Order to Recompute Joint DAR-LBP M. Subject: Clarifying Memorandum Circular No.C. 1989 (Effectivity Date – March 23.A. 6657 M.O. No.C. C. 2007 Subject: Guidelines in the Determination of Valuation Inputs for Landholdings Planted to Cavendish Banana VALUATION OF ROADS AND BRIDGES M. 6 .October 14.July 23. No. 8 . No. Entitled “Valuation of Roads and Bridges” VALUATION OF STANDING COMMERCIAL TREES 63 . 7 . Series of 1988 on the Land Valuation of Agricultural Lands Voluntarily Offered for Sale by Landowners Pursuant to RA 6657 A. 06 – June 22.C. 1988 Subject: Amending Memorandum Circular No. No. 1999) Subject: Revised Valuation Guidelines for Rubber Plantations UNPAID DISTRIBUTED LANDS M.April 15.C. 12 – August 12. 6. No. 1999 (Effectivity Date – April 30.March 08. Series of 1988 Re: Valuation of Agricultural Lands Voluntarily Offered for Sale by Landowners Pursuant to R. 12 . 2003 Subject: Dissemination of LBP Land Valuation Guideline No.April 15. 1999 (Effectivity Date – May 4. 97-004 and 97-005. 1989) Subject: Land Valuation and Just Compensation RUBBER PLANTATIONS M. 8-88. 1993 Subject: Organization of a Joint DAR-LBP Field Task Force on Unpaid Distributed Lands Under CARP VALUATION OF LANDS PLANTED WITH CAVENDISH BANANA Joint DAR-LBP M. 8 .

the four cash. physical assets or other qualified investments in accordance with guidelines set by the PARC. The compensation shall be paid on one of the following modes. under the following terms and conditions. (2) Shares of stock in government-owned or controlled corporations. in accordance with the criteria provided for in Sections 16 and 17. negotiable negotiable at any time. 64 . 2003 (Effectivity Date – August 16. the twenty. financial is instruments (50) instruments instruments concerned. as the just compensation for the land. cash. Valuation and Mode of Compensation. at the option of the landowner: (1) Cash payment. at any time. (35%) (50) cash. balance to four (24) balance to (24) balance to insofar as be paid in hectares be paid in hectares be paid in the excess government and up government and government hectarage financial to fifty financial below. - The LBP shall compensate the landowner in such amounts as may be agreed upon by the landowner and the DAR and the LBP. and other pertinent provisions hereof. negotiable hectares. 2003) Subject: Guidelines on the Valuation of Standing Commercial Trees that are Considered as Improvement on the Land Section 18. at any time. No. 11 – May 23. or as may be finally determined by the court.C. Joint DAR-LBP M. LBP preferred shares. (a) For — Twenty-five (b) For — Thirty (c) For — Thirty-five lands percent lands percent lands percent above fifty (25%) above (30%) twenty. the hectares.

(vi) Payment for tuition fees of the immediate family of the original bondholder in government universities. up to the amount of their face value. that the PARC shall determine the percentage mentioned above. Such LBP bonds may be used by the landowner. colleges. and (viii) Such other uses as the PARC may from time to time allow. (4) LBP bonds. Ten percent (10%) of the face value of the bonds shall mature every year from the date of issuance until the tenth (10th) year: provided. provided. provided the proceeds of the loans shall be invested in an economic enterprise. (vii) Payment for fees of the immediate family of the original bondholder in government hospitals. trade schools. in the same province or region as the land for which the bonds are paid. (iii) Substitution for surety or bail bonds for the provisional release of accused persons. further. (b) Transferability and negotiability. or performance bonds. that should the landowner choose to forego the cash portion. 65 . preferably in a small-and medium-scale industry. he shall be paid correspondingly in LBP bonds. his successors in interest or his assigns. which shall have the following features: (a) Market interest rates aligned with 91-day Treasury bill rates. (v) Payment for various taxes and fees to government. (iv) Security for loans with any government financial institution. (ii) Acquisition of shares of stock of government-owned or -controlled corporations or shares of stocks owned by the government in private corporations. that the use of these bonds for these purposes will be limited to a certain percentage of the outstanding balance of the financial instruments: provided. and other institutions. including assets under the Asset Privatization Program and other assets foreclosed by government financial institutions in the same province or region where the lands for which the bonds were paid are situated.(3) Tax credits which can be used against any tax liability. whether in full or in part. for any of the following: (i) Acquisition of land or other real properties of the government.

No.O. Series of 2005. 6657. Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of VOS and CA and Those Covered Under E. No.A. 2. Series of 2005.O. No.O. 407 [Sec. 2. 2. 2007 (Effectivity Date – April 14.O. 2009) Subject: Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition and Distribution of Agricultural Lands Under R. 9700 (Almost All Guidelines on CA & VOS are Incorporated Together) A. 2. Series of 2005] 66 . 04 – March 27. 407 A. Section 19.A.A.O. 2011 (Effectivity Date – October 15. 05 – July 15. 2008) Subject: Amendment to DAR Administrative Order No.O. No. as amended by R. 05 – July 15.O. Series of 2005. NO. ACQUISITION AND DISTRIBUTION (CA & VOS) UNDER R.A.) No.A. No. - Landowners. 9700 A. 07 – September 30. 6657. 6657 AND/OR R. 111. No. No. Incentives for Voluntary Offers for Sales. 2008 (Effectivity Date – July 28. Entitled. 2007) Subject: Amendment to DAR A.c. No. 2008 (Effectivity Date – July 28.O. 2.O. No. 02 – October 15.In case of extraordinary inflation.12 of DAR A. As Amended A. 2009 (Effectivity Date – July 1.O.O. No. the PARC shall take appropriate measures to protect the economy. Entitled. Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of Voluntary Offer to Sell and Compulsory Acquisition and Those Covered Under Executive Order No. Entitled. 2011) Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition and Distribution of Private Agricultural Lands Under Republic Act (R. NO. other than banks and other financial institutions. Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of VOS and CA and Those Covered Under E. No. who voluntarily offer their lands for sale shall be entitled to an additional five percent (5%) cash payment. No.7 of DAR A. No. 2008) Subject: Amendment to DAR A. Series of 2005] A. 407 [Amends Item IV.

No.O.August 29. 2003 (Effectivity Date – February 6.A. No.O. No.O. series of 1998.August 29. 100-4. Series of 2005 is amended] A. A. No. 2005 (Effectivity Date – May 26. A. Series of 2005.O. Series of 196 Entitled: “Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of Voluntary Offer to Sell and Compulsory Acquisition Pursuant to Republic Act No. No. 03 .O. 2003) Subject: 2003 Rules Governing Issuance of Notice of Coverage and Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Under R. No. A.O. 2005) Subject: Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of VOS and CA and Those Covered Under E. “Revised Rules and Regulations on A. 2. 1. 2000) Subject: Amending DAR Administrative Order No.O. Series of 1996. 01 . Series of 1998. Series of 1998] A.O. 2000 (Effectivity Date – September 17. No.O. No. 407 [Amends DAR A. 2. 407. Series of 2000 and amends A. No.A. No.A. 07 – September 8. No. Series of 1996 and A. 04 . 2. 2005 (Effectivity Date – August 14.O. 04 – August 2. No. Series of 1996. 2000 (Effectivity Date – September 14. A.O. No. Series of 2003] A.O. Re: Reconveyance of Properties Turned Over to DAR Pursuant to E.January 16. 1.O. Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of VOS and CA and Those Covered Under E. 1.A.O. No. 2000) Subject: Revising Administrative Order No. 7. No.O. 6657 But Found to be Outside the Coverage of CARP 67 . No. No. No.O. No. 02 – May 12. No. and Lands Voluntarily Offered Under Section 19 of R. Series of 2003. as Amended by Administrative Order No. 2. 02. 1. 9.O. 01. No. Entitled. No. 6657”. 3. Series of 1997. Series of 2003] A. 2005) Subject: Revised Rules Governing the Issuance of Notice of Coverage in the Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Under R.O. O. 407 [Repeal A. 2006) Subject: Amendment to DAR A. No. 6657 [Supersedes DAR A. as Amended. 6657 [Amends DAR A. 2006 (Effectivity Date – September 26.O.

O.December 10.O. 407. 5. No. 6657 M. 09. O. No. 1996) Subject: Reconveyance of Properties Turned-Over to DAR Pursuant to EO No.O. Entitled: “Clarificatory Guidelines and Amendments to A. 1998) Subject: Revised Rules and Regulations Governing the Valuation of Lands Voluntarily Offered or Compulsorily Acquired Pursuant to Republic Act No. Entitled: “Revised Rules and Regulations on the Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of VOS and CA Pursuant to RA No. No. 9 . 1998 (Effectivity Date – February 21. 1995 68 . No.C. 1998 (Effectivity Date – May 11. Series of 1996.August 26. No.C. 3 .February 5. 6 .C. 1998) Subject: Amendments to A. No. Series of 1990 A. 1997) Subject: Revised Rules and Regulations on A. 01 . No. 6657 but Found to be Outside the Coverage of CARP M. 3. 1996 (Effectivity Date – August 31. 19 of RA 6657 but Found to be Outside the Coverage of CARP A.A. and Lands Voluntarily Offered under Section 19 of R. 2 . O.August 06. No.July 12. Re: Reconveyance of Properties Turned-over to DAR Pursuant to E.April 15. 1997 (Effectivity Date – February 12.O. 1997 (Effectivity Date – December 29. 02. 34 . 407/448 and Lands Voluntarily Offered Under Sec. 1998 Subject: Compulsory Acquisition (CA) of Landholdings Covered by Voluntary Offer to Sell (VOS) A. 2 . 6657 A. O.February 5. Series of 1992. as Amended. 1997 Subject: Issuance of Certificate of Exemption for Lands Subject of Voluntary Offer to Sell (VOS) and Compulsory Acquisition (CA) Found Unsuitable for Agricultural Purposes A. No.O.A. No.O.O. 6657 Joint DAR-LBP M. 1996) Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of Voluntary Offer to Sell and Compulsory Acquisition Pursuant to Republic Act No. No.December 10. No. 1996 (Effectivity Date – August 25. Series of 1996. 5 . 17 . No.O.August 08. No. 1997) Subject: Revision of A. No.

O. No. No.November 6.O.Subject: Supplementary Instructions to Facilitate the Acquisition and Distribution of Sugar Estates and Other Agricultural Areas Therein Subject of Voluntary Offer to Sell (VOS) and Compulsory Acquisition (CA) Pursuant to R. 9.O.September 13. Entitled: “Revised Rules Governing the Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of VOS and CA to RA 6657.March 18. 12 . 11 . ’90. S. 9. No. No. No. 9. Series of 1993. Section C-6 A.O. 5 .O.A.O. No. 1989 Subject: Amendments to A. 10 . O.O. 1994 (Effectivity Date – October 3.O.September 03. 1990 Subject: Revised Rules Governing the Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of VOS and CA Pursuant to RA 6657 A. 1994) Subject: Revising the Rules and Regulations Covering the Valuation of Lands Voluntarily Offered or Compulsorily Acquired as Embodied in A. Entitled: “Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of Voluntary Offer to Sell and Compulsory Acquisition Pursuant to RA 6657 A. O. to Fast-Track Land Acquisition in the Strategic Operation Provinces A. series of 1989. 1991 Subject: Amending A. 19 . 06.August 30. S. 14-A .November 8.C. 1993 Subject: An Order Amending Certain Provisions of A. ‘90 A. Series of 1992 M. 01. No.O. 1994 Subject: Prescribing the Manner of Certification Required in DAR Administrative Order No. Governing VOS Transactions and Providing a Deadline for the Filing Thereof 69 . No. No. 1 . 3. S. No. ’90.O. No. 1992 Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines and Amendments to A. 1989 Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures Governing VOS Transactions and Providing a Deadline for the Filing Thereof A. No. Annex “A”. 9 . No.August 18. 6657 A. No.April 6.

6 . 6. S. Entitled: “Clarificatory Guidelines and Amendments to A.O. ‘90 A.O. Series of 1988 on the Land Valuation of Agricultural Lands Voluntarily Offered for Sale by Landowners Pursuant to RA 6657 WITHDRAWAL OF VOS A. 1997) Subject: Revision of A. ‘90 A. 1988 Subject: Clarifying Memorandum Circular No. O. Negotiations between the landowners and qualified beneficiaries covering any voluntary land transfer which remain unresolved after one (1) year shall not be recognized and such land shall instead be acquired by the government and transferred pursuant to this Act. 5. (b) The terms and conditions of such transfer shall not be less favorable to the transferee than those of the government's standing offer to purchase from the landowner and to resell to the beneficiaries. 8 . No. 5 . No. 9.O. - Landowners of agricultural lands subject to acquisition under this Act may enter into a voluntary arrangement for direct transfer of their lands to qualified beneficiaries subject to the following guidelines: (a) All notices for voluntary land transfer must be submitted to the DAR within the first year of the implementation of the CARP. A. No.A. 1992 Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines and Amendments to A.August 30. 1990 Subject: Revised Rules Governing the Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of VOS and CA Pursuant to RA 6657 Section 20.April 06.December 6. Series of 1988 Re: Valuation of Agricultural Lands Voluntarily Offered for Sale by Landowners Pursuant to R. 1989 (Effectivity Date – March 9. 11 . S.C. 9 . No. 1988 Subject: Amending Memorandum Circular No. 9.C. 6657 M.August 26. O. No.October 14. 8-88. if such offers have been made and are 70 . O. No. O. No. No.February 20. 1997 (Effectivity Date – February 12. 3 . S. ’92. 1989) Subject: Rules and Procedures Governing Voluntary Offer to Sell Lands Under the CARP M. Voluntary Land Transfer.

2011) – Section 26 Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition and Distribution of Private Agricultural Lands Under Republic Act (R. No.O.) No. as amended by R. 2011 (Effectivity Date – October 15.November 21. 1995) Subject: Acquisition of Private Agricultural Lands Subject of VLT/DPS Pursuant to RA 6657 A. 1991 Subject: Rules and Procedures Governing VLT/DPS Pursuant to Section 20 and 21 of RA 6657 Section 21. 2009) Subject: Acquisition and Distribution of Agricultural Lands Under R. No. 13 . (c) The voluntary agreement shall include sanctions for non-compliance by either party and shall be duly recorded and its implementation monitored by the DAR. 2 . 08 – December 23.O. No.A.May 10.O. Payment of Compensation by Beneficiaries Under Voluntary Land Transfer .A. No. 07 – September 30. No. 9700 A. 6657. No. No.O. 02 – October 15.O. 6657. 1997) Subject: Revised Guidelines on the Acquisition and Distribution of Compensable Agricultural Lands Under VLT/DPS A. No.O. 2009 (Effectivity Date – July 1. 2004) Subject: 2003 Guidelines on the Acquisition and Distribution of Compensable Agricultural Lands Under Voluntary Land Transfer/Direct Payment Scheme (VLT/DPS) A. As Amended A. VOLUNTARY LAND TRANSFER/DIRECT PAYMENT SCHEME (VLT-DPS) A. 1997 (Effectivity Date – December 28.December 10. - 71 . 1995 (Effectivity Date – May 23. 2003 (Effectivity Date – January 10. 08 .A. fully known to both parties.

and (g) others directly working on the land.O. disposed of. (f) collectives or cooperatives of the above beneficiaries. Beneficiaries under Presidential Decree No. The LBP shall extend financing to the beneficiaries for purposes of acquiring the land. or abandoned their land are disqualified to become beneficiaries under this Program. (b) regular farmworkers. Acquisition and Distribution of Compensable Agricultural Lands Under A. No. VLT/DPS. 72 . (c) seasonal farmworkers. that the children of landowners who are qualified under Section 6 of this Act shall be given preference in the distribution of the land of their parents: and provided. (d) other farmworkers. Qualified Beneficiaries. the procedure for compulsory acquisition as provided in Section 16 shall apply. which shall be binding upon them. that actual tenant-tillers in the landholdings shall not be ejected or removed therefrom. 08 – December 23. landless residents of the same municipality in the following order of priority: (a) agricultural lessees and share tenants. — The lands covered by the CARP shall be distributed as much as possible to landless residents of the same barangay. 27 who have culpably sold.Direct payments in cash or in kind may be by the farmer-beneficiary to the landowner under terms to be mutually agreed upon by both parties. upon registration with the approval by the DAR. however. unless notice of disapproval is received by the farmer-beneficiary within thirty (30) days from the date of registration. 2003 (Effectivity Date – January 4. 2004) Subject: 2003 Guidelines on the Acquisition and Distribution of Compensable Agricultural Lands Under Voluntary Land Transfer/Direct Payment Scheme (VLT/DPS) CHAPTER VII Land Redistribution Section 22. or in the absence thereof. Said approval shall be considered given. In the event they cannot agree on the price of land. further. (e) actual tillers or occupants of public lands. Provided.

and Distribution to Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) of Private Agricultural Lands Under Republic Act (R.A. If.) No. 6657.O.O.O.O. 2009) Subject: Acquisition and Distribution of Agricultural Lands Under R.A.A. S. at the option of the beneficiaries.A. S. No. 6657 A. 2008 (Effectivity Date – June 29. Screening and Selection of. and Distribution to ARBs of Private Agricultural Lands Under R. 04 – June 16. 9. 2009 (Effectivity Date – July 1. No. Series of 2003 on the Identification. 1998] A. No.O. 6. they may be granted ownership of other lands available for distribution under this Act. Series of 1990] [Amends/Repeals inconsistent provision of A. lessees.O. 2011 (Effectivity Date – October 15. No. 7. 2004) Subject: Identification. No. No. there is not enough land to accommodate any or some of them.May 03. so that any beneficiary guilty of negligence or misuse of the land or any support extended to him shall forfeit his right to continue as such beneficiary. No. 6657 [Repeals A. As Amended A. or workers on the land. 07 – September 30. and ability to cultivate and make the land as productive as possible. 10 . Screening and Selection of. No. Farmers already in place and those not accommodated in the distribution of privately-owned lands will be given preferential rights in the distribution of lands from the public domain. due to the landowner's retention rights or to the number of tenants. Screening and Selection of A. 07 – December 18. 1989 Subject: Registration of Beneficiaries AWARD TO CHILDREN 73 .O.O. No. 02 – October 15. Identification. 2008) Subject: Supplemental Guidelines to DAR A.O. 10.) No.A. as amended by R.A basic qualification of a beneficiary shall be his willingness. The DAR shall adopt a system of monitoring the record or performance of each beneficiary. 9700 A. No. aptitude. No. 2011) – Sections 43 to 60 Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition and Distribution of Private Agricultural Lands Under Republic Act (R. The DAR shall submit periodic reports on the performance of the beneficiaries to the PARC. No. 2003 (Effectivity Date – January 8. 6657. 1998 and A. AGRARIAN REFORM BENEFICIARIES.

1998) Subject: Revision of A. 4 . 4 . 03 – June 16. 6 & 22 of RA 6657 IDENTIFICATION CARDS (IDs) A. 04 – September 20.C.O. 2006 (Effectivity Date – September 21. 6 – September 6. 02 – October 15. Homestead Patent & Leasehold Contract 74 . 2009) Subject: Acquisition and Distribution of Agricultural Lands Under R.A.C. 1998 (Effectivity Date – March 22. 6657 M.O.A. No. 2009 (Effectivity Date – July 1. 1997 Subject: Workplan for the Implementation of AO 5. 5. as amended by R. 07 – September 30. No.August 28. Series of 1996. No.A. 2006) Subject: Revised Guidelines on Award to Children of Landowners Pursuant to Sections 6 and 22 of Republic Act No. No. 1996 (Effectivity Date – September 15. CLOA.C.O. 9700 A.O. 2008 (Effectivity Date – June 29. No. No. 2011 (Effectivity Date – October 15.March 4. 2011) – Section 46 Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition and Distribution of Private Agricultural Lands Under Republic Act (R. No. 6657.C. 5 .O. 6657. 12 . As Amended A.O. Re: Rules and Procedures Governing the Issuance of Identification Cards (IDs) to All Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) M.August 14. No.January 15. 1994 (Effectivity Date – March 22.O.) No. No. No. S. 3 . No. 2008) Subject: Guidelines Governing the ARB Carding and Identification System and Its Mainstreaming in the Land Acquisition and Distribution Process M. A.March 11. No. No. 1996) Subject: Issuance of IDs to ARBs with Registered EP. 1998 Subject: Retention Rights of Landowners and Award to Their Qualified Children M. 2006 Subject: Guidelines Implementing the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Carding and Identification System for ARBs Covered Under LAD Targets in CY 2006 A. 1994) Subject: Award to Children Under Sec. ’96 A.

shall the remaining portion of the landholding. 07 – September 30. 2004 (Effectivity Date – November 9. (as added by Section 8. (e). 1996 (Effectivity Date – August 26.O. No.) No. as amended by R. Quasi-Judicial and/or Criminal Actions A. Order of Priority.August 8.C. 2009) Subject: Acquisition and Distribution of Agricultural Lands Under R.O.O. 2011) – Sections 91 to 107 Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition and Distribution of Private Agricultural Lands Under Republic Act (R. - No qualified beneficiary may own more than three (3) hectares of agricultural land. No. subparagraphs (a) and (b) of that same landholding up to a maximum of three (3) hectares each. 9700 Joint DAR-DENR-LBP M. 2 . DISTRIBUTION OF CARP-COVERED LANDS A. No.UNLAWFUL ACTS AND OMISSIONS/VIOLATIONS OR CIRCUMVENTIONS OF ARBs M. No. 22 – October 28.A landholding of a landowner shall be distributed first to qualified beneficiaries under Section 22. Providing Sanctions Therefor and Filing of Appropriate Administrative. 6657. 2011 (Effectivity Date – October 15.March 07. subparagraphs (c).A. 6657. if any. As Amended A. Compensation and Distribution Under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) of Private Agricultural Lands Bordering Rivers and Other 75 . (d). RA 9700) Section 23. No.A. 2009 (Effectivity Date – July 1. Only when these beneficiaries have all received three (3) hectares each.C.A. 19 . 2004) Subject: Acquisition. 1994 Subject: Correction and Cancellation of Registered/Unregistered EPs. be distributed to other beneficiaries under Section 22. No. and CLOAs Due to Unlawful Acts and Omissions or Breach of Obligations of ARBs Section 22-A. No. 02 – October 15. and (g). (f). Distribution Limit. . 1996) Subject: Guidelines and Procedures Governing the Monitoring of Violations or Circumventions Committed by the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs).

December 10. No. 2005 Subject: Supplemental/Clarificatory Guidelines on DAR Memorandum Circular No. 30 .May 4. 6 and 9. 2004 Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines on the Effect of Injunctions and Temporary Restraining Orders Issued by the Regular Courts on Acquisition and Distribution of Lands Under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) A. Series of 2004 and the Supreme Court Ruling in the Cuenca Case) M. No.O. 1996 Subject: Adoption of a Joint DAR-LRA Operations Manual on Land Titling.O. 9 . Including the Legal Easements/20-Meter Riverbank Protection. Valuation. Series of 2004 and the Supreme Court Ruling in the Cuenca Case M. 6 and 9. 8 . No.C. Exclusion of Legal Easements/20-Meter Riverbank Protection in the Distribution of DAR-Administered Public Land Bordering Such Rivers and Natural Bodies of Water M.C.C. No. 1997) Subject: Acquisition and Distribution of Compensable Agricultural Lands Under Voluntary Land Transfer/Direct Payment Scheme (VLT/DPS) Joint DAR-LBP M. 2. No. 09 . Series of 2005 (Full Implementation and Continuation of the Land Acquisition and Distribution Process Pursuant to the Provisions of DAR Memorandum Circular Nos. No. 6 . 1997 Subject: Land Distribution and Information Schedule Joint DAR-LRA M. No. Natural Bodies of Water. 06 – March 03. 02 – September 16. 1997 (Effectivity Date – December 28.C.C. 03 – September 20.June 14. No. Registration and Distribution Under the CARP 76 . 1999) Subject: Acquisition.O. 1998 (Effectivity Date – January 4. Compensation and Distribution of Deferred Commercial Farms A. 1998) Subject: Acquisition and Distribution of Commercial Farms Under Deferment A.December 23. 1998 (Effectivity Date – May 25. 2005 Subject: Full Implementation and Continuation of the Land Acquisition and Distribution Process Pursuant to the Provisions of DAR Memorandum Circular Nos.October 21.

November 21.C. 1993 77 .August 30. 1990 Subject: Distribution of Private Agricultural Lands to Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Under RA 6657 DISTRIBUTION/REGISTRATION of EP/CLOA.March 11. No. 1 . 1995) Subject: Acquisition/Distribution of All Agricultural Lands Subject of Sequestration/Acquisition by the PCGG/APT Whose Ownership is Under Court Litigation Joint DAR-LBP A. No.April 11. 10 .C.O. 1995 Subject: Supplementary Instructions to Facilitate the Acquisition/Distribution of Sugar Estates & Other Agricultural Areas Subject of VOS/CA Pursuant to RA 6657 Joint DAR-LBP M. 03 . S. 1993 Subject: Supplemental Guidelines on AO 10. .C. 1994) Subject: Acquisition and Distribution of Agricultural Lands Affected by the Mt. 1990.April 16. 2 .O. 12 .June 1991 Subject: Distribution of Cancelled or Expired FLAs Under EO 407 as Amended by EO 448 A. 1991 Subject: Acquisition/Distribution of Homelots Under CARP Joint DAR-DA A.O. 1995 (Effectivity Date – February 17. No. No. 17 . 1993 Subject: EP Monitoring and CLOAs Registration/Distribution A.January 30. 1994 (Effectivity Date – March 28. Distribution and Compensation of Patches or Portions of Agricultural Lands not Actually Planted to Any Crop and Lands Subject to Legal Easements A. No. .July 12. No.C.O. 3 . and Other Issuances on the Rights of Farmworkers A.O. Joint DAR-LBP M.March 04. 1995 Subject: Acquisition. 5 . No.O.March 11. Pinatubo Eruptions DAR-LRA Joint M. No. Monitoring of DAR-LRA Joint M.

No.July 23. commence from their receipt of a duly registered emancipation which award shall be completed within one hundred eighty patent or certificate of land ownership award and their actual (180) days from the time the DAR takes actual possession of the physical possession of the awarded land. No. That the emancipation recorded in the Register of Deeds concerned and annotated on patents. Award to Beneficiaries. — The rights and responsibilities of the beneficiary shall commence The rights and responsibilities of the beneficiaries shall from the time the DAR makes an award of the land to him. 1993 (Effectivity Date – June 5. No. and Distribution to Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) of Private Agricultural Lands Under Republic Act (R. Such award shall be land. 1993 EXCESS AREA. UNPAID DISTRIBUTED LANDS M. 07 – December 18.May 07. as Amended by 448. which shall contain the from the date of registration of the title in the name of the restrictions and conditions provided for in this Act. titles issued under any agrarian reform program shall be indefeasible and imprescriptible after one (1) year from its registration with the Office of the Registry of Deeds. 1993 Subject: Organization of a Joint DAR-LBP Field Task Force on Unpaid Distributed Lands Under CARP Section 24. 2003 (Effectivity Date – January 8. S.C.July 24. 7 . 6657 Ministry M. Ownership of the beneficiary shall be evidenced by a completed in not more than one hundred eighty (180) days Certificate of Land Ownership Award. 3 . Disposition of A. 2004) Subject: CY 2003 Guidelines on the Identification. 1993) Subject: Distribution and Titling of Public Agricultural Lands Turned Over by the NLSF to the DAR for Distribution Under CARP Pursuant to EO 407. and shall be Republic of the Philippines: Provided.May 26.A. 1986 Subject: Disposition of Excess Areas Under AO No. No. 1985 Subject: Disposition of Farmlots Containing Areas in Excess of That Prescribed for Economic Family-Size Farms. 1991 & Clarified Under Memorandum Order No.C. 4 .O. 107 of the President of the Philippines dated March 23. Subject: Monitoring of Emancipation Patents (EP) and Certificate of Land Ownership Awards’ (CLOA) Registration and Distribution DISTRIBUTION AND TITLING OF NLSF LANDS M.O. 12 . 1990. the certificates of land ownership award. Screening and Selection of. and other the Certificate of Title. subject to 78 .C. No.) No. S. 3-’85 A.

based on Section 22 of Republic Act No. shall have usufructuary rights over the awarded land as soon as the DAR takes possession of such land. limitations and qualifications of this Act. and other titles issued under any agrarian reform program are within the exclusive and original jurisdiction of the Secretary of the DAR. 19 . 1996) 79 . (as amended by Section 9. and to cancel previous titles pertaining thereto. amended. certificates of land ownership award. It is the ministerial duty of the Registry of Deeds to register the title of the land in the name of the Republic of the Philippines. and other pertinent laws. after the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) has certified that the necessary deposit in the name of the landowner constituting full payment in cash or in bond with due notice to the landowner and the registration of the certificate of land ownership award issued to the beneficiaries. No. the property registration decree. the conditions. as. as amended by Republic Act No. Identified and qualified agrarian reform beneficiaries. RA 9700) BREACH OF OBLIGATIONS OF ARBs M. 6732. All cases involving the cancellation of registered emancipation patents. 6657. 1529. as provided for by Presidential Decree No.August 8. The emancipation patents or the certificates of land ownership award being titles brought under the operation of the Torrens system.C. are conferred with the same indefeasibility and security afforded to all titles under the said system. 1996 (Effectivity Date – August 26. and such right shall not be diminished even pending the awarding of the emancipation patent or the certificate of land ownership award.

2011 Subject: Transitional Issues and Clarifications on the 2011 Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Cancellation of Registered Emancipation Patents (EPs). 2011 (Effectivity Date – October 6. Series of 2011 for the Purposes of Transitioning from the Old Cancellation Rules to the New One Memorandum from the LAO Undersecretary No. 2011) Subject: Suspension of Certain Provisions of Administrative Order No. Providing Sanctions Therefor and Filing of Appropriate Administrative. CLOAs and Other Titles Issued Under Any Agrarian Reform Program A.C. 2011 Subject: Regarding the 2011 Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Cancellation of Registered EPs. 288 – September 28. 2011 (Effectivity Date – October 6. 06. Certificates of Landownership Award (CLOAs). 2011) Subject: Case Control Number System for Cancellation Cases Memorandum from the Undersecretary of LAO No.C.March 07. Subject: Guidelines and Procedures Governing the Monitoring of Violations or Circumventions Committed by the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs). 1994 Subject: Correction and Cancellation of Registered/Unregistered EPs. No. 302 . and CLOAs Due to Unlawful Acts and Omissions or Breach of Obligations of ARBs CANCELLATION OF REGISTERED cloas. 12 – October 5.O. 06 – September 21.O. Quasi-Judicial and/or Criminal Actions A. 11 – October 3. 2011 Subject: Further Clarification on the Revised Cancellation Rules M.October 5. No. No. 308 – October 7. 2011) 80 . 2 . No. 2011 (Effectivity Date – October 6. and Other Titles Issued Under Any Agrarian Reform Program M. EPs AND OTHER TITLES Memorandum from the Undersecretary of LAO No.

Providing Sanctions and Filing of Appropriate Administrative and/or Criminal Actions 81 . 16 – December 12. 19 – August 16. 2004 Subject: Reaffirming the Indefeasibility of Emancipation Patents (EPs) and Certificate of Land Ownership Awards (CLOAs) as Titles Under the Torrens System M. No.O. No. Series of 2008 Subject: Turn-Over of Original Owner’s Duplicate Copy (ODC) of CLOA or EP Title to LBP M.C. Utilization and Accounting of EP/CLOA Judicial Forms and the Utilization and Control of Signing and Sealing Machines M. No. Subject: The 2011 Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Cancellation of Registered Emancipation Patents (EPs). 2009) Subject: Cancellation of Registered Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs). C. 1996 (Effectivity Date – August 26. and Other Titles Issued Under Any Agrarian Reform Program CERTIFICATE OF LAND OWNERSHIP AWARD (CLOAs)/EMANCIPATION PATENTS (EPs) Joint DAR-LBP M. No. No. No. 1997 Subject: DAR-LRA Operational Guidelines on the Registration of EP/CLOA and CARP Monitoring & Reporting System M. O.C.August 08.October 11. 20 . 24 . No. Emancipation Patents (EPs). 1996 Subject: Amendment to M.C.May 21. 11. Series of 1993” M. Certificates of Landownership Award (CLOAs). 19 . 3 – October 15. 3.C. 14. 2003 Subject: 2003 Systems and Procedures for the Requisition. No. Issuance. Series of 1994 Entitled: “Additional Measures to be Observed in the Preparation of Collective Certificates of Land Ownership Awards (Collective CLOAs) Described in DAR A.C. 1996) Subject: Monitoring of Violations/Circumventions Committed by ARBs. No. 2009 (Effectivity Date – July 1.C. and Other Titles Issued Under Any Agrarian Reform Program A.

1993 Subject: EP Monitoring & Registration/Distribution of CLOA COLLECTIVE CLOA M.O.April 16.March 07. Registration and Distribution Under the CARP M. 1996 Subject: Amendment to M. 14 . 3 .August 08.C. 1993 Subject: Issuance of Collective CLOAs and Subsequent Issuance of Individual Titles to Co-owners CORRECTION AND CANCELLATION OF REGISTERED/UNREGISTERED EPs and CLOAs M. 3. 14. 1994 Subject: Correction and Cancellation of Registered/Unregistered EPs and CLOAs Due to Unlawful Acts and Omissions or Breach of Obligations of ARBs and Other Causes A.March 07. 1994 Subject: Additional Measures to be Observed in the Preparation of Collective CLOAs as Described in DAR AO No. Series of 1993 A. 02 . 1996 Subject: Adoption of a Joint DAR-LRA Operations Manual on Land Titling.C. No. 09 .O.C.August 30. No. 1994: “Additional Measures to be Observed in the Preparation of Collective Certificates of Land Ownership Awards Described in DAR Administrative Order No.O. No. No.October 11.June 14.April 16. Series of 1993” M. 3 . No. Series of 1993 A. No. 19 . 1993 Subject: Issuance of Collective CLOAs and Subsequent Issuance of Individual Titles to Co-owners DAR-LRA Joint M. Joint DAR-LRA M. No. 3. .C. No. 3. 14 .C. 1994 82 .August 30. 24 . 2 . Providing Sanctions and Filing of Appropriate Administrative/Criminal Actions A. No. No.C. 1994 Subject: Additional Measures to be Observed in the Preparation of Collective CLOAs as Described in DAR AO No.O. S. 1996 Subject: Monitoring of Violations or Circumventions Committed by the ARBs.March 11.C.

1993 Subject: Monitoring of Emancipation Patents (EP) and Certificate of Land Ownership Awards’ (CLOA) Registration and Distribution REGISTRATION/DISTRIBUTION OF EP/CLOA Joint DAR-LRA M. 20 .C.C.C. 2003 Subject: 2003 Systems and Procedures for the Requisition. 09 .March 11. 1993 Subject: Revised Guidelines on the Registration of Transactions Under the CARP 83 .June 14. Subject: Correction and Cancellation of Registered/Unregistered EPs. 1997 Subject: Registration of EP/CLOA and CARP Monitoring and Reporting System Joint DAR-LRA M. Registration and Distribution Under the CARP LRA Circular No.C.March 11. 09 .C. 1988 Subject: Dispensing With the Tax Clearance Certificate and Copy of Polyethylene Film in EPs Registration REGISTRATION OF TRANSACTIONS under CARP Joint DAR-LRA M.June 14. NLTDRA . . Issuance.June 09. No.C. and CLOAs Due to Unlawful Acts and Omissions or Breach of Obligations of ARBs EP/CLOA Registration/Distribution.C.May 21. Registration and Distribution Under the CARP DAR-LRA Joint M. No. Monitoring of M. 1996 Subject: Adoption of a Joint DAR-LRA Operations Manual on Land Titling. 1996 Subject: Adoption of a Joint DAR-LRA Operations Manual on Land Titling.September 07. No. . No. Utilization and Accounting of EP/CLOA Judicial Forms and the Utilization and Control of Signing and Sealing Machines DAR-LRA Joint M. 16 – December 12. 54 . 1993 Subject: Monitoring of Emancipation Patents (EP) and Certificate of Land Ownership Awards’ (CLOA) Registration and Distribution M.

No. 16 – December 12. 1990. ISSUANCE. For purposes of this Act.REQUISITION. The determination of the size of the land for distribution shall consider crop type. 1993 (Effectivity Date – June 5. Award Ceilings for Beneficiaries. the DAR shall encourage the agrarian reform beneficiaries to form or join farmers' cooperatives for purposes of affiliating with existing cooperative banks in their The beneficiaries may opt for collective ownership. 1993) Subject: Distribution and Titling of Public Agricultural Lands Turned Over by the NLSF to the DAR for Distribution Under CARP Pursuant to EO 407.June 14.C. 1991 & Clarified Under Memorandum Order No. 7 . S. No. such as co- 84 . UTILIZATION AND ACCOUNTING OF EP/CLOA JUDICIAL FORMS M. — Beneficiaries shall be awarded an area not exceeding three (3) Beneficiaries shall be awarded an area not exceeding three (3) hectares which may cover a contiguous tract of land or several hectares. parcels of land cumulated up to the prescribed award limits. soil type. Registration and Distribution Under the CARP M. 2003 Subject: 2003 Systems and Procedures for the Requisition.C. Whenever appropriate.C. weather patterns and other pertinent variables or factors which are deemed critical for the success of the beneficiaries. Issuance. as Amended by 448. 107 of the President of the Philippines dated March 23. 1989 Subject: Titling and Distribution of Lots in DAR Settlement Projects Section 25. which may cover a contiguous tract of land or several parcels of land cumulated up to the prescribed award limits. a landless beneficiary is one who owns less than three (3) hectares of agricultural land. No. For purposes of this Act. 1993 A. Utilization and Accounting of EP/CLOA Judicial Forms and the Utilization and Control of Signing and Sealing Machines TITLING. REGISTRATION AND DISTRIBUTION UNDER CARP Joint DAR-LRA M.O. 9 . 09 . a landless beneficiary is one who owns less than three (3) hectares of agricultural land. 1996 Subject: Adoption of a Joint DAR-LRA Operations Manual on Land Titling.May 26.May 05. No. S.

That the total area that may be awarded shall not exceed the total number of co-owners or members of the cooperative or collective organization multiplied by the award limit above prescribed. such as co- workers or farmers cooperative or some other form of collective organization and for the issuance of collective ownership titles: Provided. as well as forming blocs of collective organization: provided. (b) The farm labor system is specialized. where the farmworkers are organized by functions and not by specific parcels such as spraying. packing and other similar functions.beneficiary should be in the form of an individual title. organization as the case may be. corporations. and an equitable in the name of the co-owners or the cooperative or collective share in the profit. Title to the property shall be issued corporation. In general. except in meritorious cases as determined by the PARC. including member of the cooperative or collective organization multiplied irrigators' associations: Provided. covering one (1)contiguous tract or several parcels of land cumulated up to a maximum of three (3) hectares. seats in the board of directors. and partnerships awarded shall not exceed the total number of co-owners or and joining other farmers' collective organizations. weeding. (c) The potential beneficiaries are currently not farming individual parcels but collectively work on large 85 . That the agrarian reform by the award limit above prescribed. except in meritorious cases beneficiaries shall be assured of corresponding shares in the as determined by the PARC. the land awarded to a farmer. that the total area that may be agrarian reform beneficiaries.ownership or farmers cooperative or some other form of respective provinces or localities. The conditions for the issuance of collective titles are as follows: (a) The current farm management system of the land covered by CARP will not be appropriate for individual farming of farm parcels. The beneficiaries may opt for collective ownership.

If the certificates of land ownership award are given to cooperatives then the names of the beneficiaries must also be listed in the same certificate of land ownership award.crop production areas that are necessary for the viability of farm operations. The parcelization shall commence immediately upon approval of this Act and shall not exceed a period of three (3) years. contiguous areas. particularly those that do not exhibit the conditions for collective ownership outlined above. Otherwise. dikes. In case of collective ownership. For idle and abandoned lands or underdeveloped agricultural lands to be covered by CARP. collective ownership shall be allowed only if the beneficiaries opt for it and there is a clear development plan that would require collective farming or integrated farm operations exhibiting the conditions described above. With regard to existing collective certificates of land ownership award. the DAR should immediately undertake the parcelization of said certificates of land ownership award. such as packing plants. and other similar facilities that cannot be subdivided or assigned to individual farmers. storage areas. The DAR shall conduct a review and redocumentation of all the collective certificates of land ownership award. covering one (1) contiguous tract or several parcels of land cumulated up to a maximum of three (3) hectares. Only those existing certificates of land ownership award that are collectively 86 . the land awarded to a farmer-beneficiary should be in the form of an individual title. The DAR shall prepare a prioritized list of certificates of land ownership award to be parcelized. title to the property shall be issued in the name of the co-owners or the cooperative or collective organization as the case may be. and (d) The farm consists of multiple crops being farmed in an integrated manner or includes non .

1990 Subject: Promotion of & Support to Coops and Other Self-Help Organizations for CARP Beneficiaries EXCESS AREA. and Distribution to Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) of Private Agricultural Lands Under Republic Act (R.June 15.O. JOINT VENTURE AGREEMENTS/AGRIBUSINESS VENTURE ARRANGEMENTS (AVA) 87 . 1995 Subject: Membership Issues/Concerns of Farmworkers and Employee-Beneficiaries in AR Plantation-Based Coops A. RA 9700) COOPERATIVES Joint DAR-CDA-DA A. (as amended bySection 10. 2 . 07 – December 18. 3 .April 09. 2004) Subject: CY 2003 Guidelines on the Identification.May 07.O. 4 . 1985 Subject: Disposition of Farmlots Containing Areas in Excess of That Prescribed for Economic Family-Size Farms. 6 . 1997 Subject: Membership Issues/Concerns of Farmworkers and Employee Beneficiaries in Agrarian Reform Plantation-Based Cooperatives Joint DAR-CDA A. No. 2 . 2003 (Effectivity Date – January 8.July 24. No.O. No.September 04.O.O. No. 2008) Subject: Revised Rules and Regulations on ARB Membership Status and Valuation and/or Transfer of Paid-up Share Capital in Agrarian Reform Plantation-Based Cooperatives Joint DAR-CDA-DA A. Screening and Selection of. 6657 Ministry M. 2008 (Effectivity Date – October 17. No.C.O. 09 . Disposition of A. No. No. 3-’85 A. 1986 Subject: Disposition of Excess Areas Under AO No.) No.November 29. farmed or are operated in an integrated manner shall remain as collective.A.

1999) Subject: Guidelines in the Valuation of Rubber Lands Covered by DARAB’s Order to Recompute Joint DAR-LBP M. 2006 (Effectivity Date – December 23. 1999 (Effectivity Date – May 4. 02 – June 16.O. 2000 Subject: Operational Planning and Procedural Guidelines for Magkasaka Programme Implementors A.O. 2006) Subject: Agribusiness Venture Arrangements (AVAs) in Agrarian Reform Areas [Amends A. Amending A. 7905 .January 31. 2008 (Effectivity Date – June 29. 1999 (Effectivity Date – April 30. 5 . No. No.A. No. No. 02 . 1997) Subject: Lease of Lands Planted to Palm Oil Trees and the Determination of Lease Rental Under Lease Arrangement. 1997 Subject: Joint Venture Agreements Between DAR and Other Interested Parties and on the Processing of Applications for Lease Back Arrangements. 1999) 88 . 1999 Subject: Rules and Regulations Governing Joint Economic Enterprises in Agrarian Reform Areas PARC Policy Order No. M. Series of 1999] Gen. No. No.Venture Agreements and Other Schemes that may be Recommended by the PARCCOM to the PARC R. O. 1 .C. 1997 (Effectivity Date – April 6. 7 .April 15.C. 11.O.October 01.C. No.March 21.O. Series of 1988 RUBBER PLANTATIONS M.August 18. 01 . No. Joint.April 15. 8 . 2008) Subject: Lease of Lands Under Agribusiness Venture Arrangement (AVA) in Agrarian Reform Areas and the Determination of Lease Rental Thereof A. 09 – December 08.February 23.O. 2. A. 1995 Subject: An Act to Strengthen the Implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program. and For Other Purposes PALM OIL A.

as provided herein. The payments for the first three (3) years after the failure to produce accordingly is not due to the beneficiary's the award shall be at reduced amounts as established by the fault. if the occupancy took place after the of the annual gross production as established by the DAR. Payment by Beneficiaries. — Lands awarded pursuant to this Act shall be paid for by the Lands awarded pursuant to this Act shall be paid for by the beneficiaries to the LBP in thirty (30) annual amortizations at beneficiaries to the LBP in thirty (30) annual amortizations at six percent (6%) interest per annum. has been forfeited landholdings to other qualified beneficiaries. certificate of land ownership award registration. The payments for the first six percent (6%) interest per annum. 89 . A foreclosed shall thereafter be permanently disqualified from beneficiary whose land. not be more than five percent (5%) of the value of the annual gross production as established by the DAR. the LBP may reduce the interest rate or reduce the PARC: Provided. RA 9700) The LBP shall have a lien by way of mortgage on the land awarded to the beneficiary. payments may not be more than five percent (5%) of the value However. The LBP shall advise the DAR of forfeited landholding to other qualified beneficiaries. that the first five (5) annual the certificate of land ownership award registration.(As amended by Section 11. the LBP shall reduce the interest rate and/or reduce the principal obligation to make the repayment affordable. the Should the scheduled annual payments after the fifth year amortization shall start one (1) year from actual exceed ten percent (10%) of the annual gross production and occupancy. and this mortgage may be The LBP shall have a lien by way of mortgage on the land foreclosed by the LBP for non-payment of an aggregate of awarded to the beneficiary. A such proceedings and the latter shall subsequently award the beneficiary whose land. Subject: Revised Valuation Guidelines for Rubber Plantations Section 26. The LBP shall advise the DAR of foreclosed by the LBP for non-payment of an aggregate of such proceedings and the latter shall subsequently award the three (3) annual amortizations. Should the scheduled annual payments after the fifth (5th) year exceed ten percent (10%) of the annual gross production and the failure to produce accordingly is not due to the beneficiary's fault. and this mortgage may be three (3) annual amortizations.The annual three (3) years after the award may be at reduced amounts as amortization shall start one (1) year from the date of established by the PARC: provided. foreclosed shall thereafter be permanently disqualified from becoming a beneficiary under this Act. has been becoming a beneficiary under this Act. as provided herein. That the first five (5) annual payments may principal obligations to make the repayment affordable.

June 13.AMORTIZATIONS A.O. No. 6 . 2011 (Effectivity Date – October 15. No. 07 – September 30.A.February 5. 2009 (Effectivity Date – July 1. No. No. 9700 A.) No.C.O.C. 1986 Subject: Condonation of Accrued Interests on Overdue Amortization Payments/Rentals in Landed Estates 90 .O. 6657. No. No.O. No. 4 .A. 3 .February 07. 2 . 6657. 229 and R.O.August 24. 1998 (Effectivity Date – February 22. 2009) Subject: Acquisition and Distribution of Agricultural Lands Under R. As Amended A. O. 1998) Subject: Payment of Land Amortization by ARBs for Lands Covered Under E. 1993 Subject: Revised Implementing Guidelines and Procedures Governing Payment of Land Amortization by ARBs A.March 11. No.A. 6657 A. No. 2011) – Section 102 Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition and Distribution of Private Agricultural Lands Under Republic Act (R.O. 7 . as amended by R. 7 . Condonation of Ministry of M.June 13. 02 – October 15. No. No.A. 1997) Subject: Withdrawal of Farmer Beneficiaries’ Lease/Rental Amortization Payments Deposited With the LBP A. 1986 Subject: Condonation of Accrued Interests on Overdue Amortization Payments/ Rentals of ARBs in Landed Estates INTEREST. 1997 (Effectivity Date – March 3. 1992 Subject: Payment of Land Amortization by FBs Pursuant to Section 26 of RA 6657 Ministry M. No.

1997 (Effectivity Date – March 3. or to the LBP.August 8. in turn.February 7. be given due notice thereof by the BARC. Transferability of Awarded Lands. however. 1997) Subject: Guidelines on the Withdrawal of Farmer-Beneficiaries’ Lease Rental/Amortization Payments Deposited with the Land Bank of the Philippines Section 27.C. shall. Providing Sanctions Therefor and Filing of Appropriate Administrative. No.March 07.O. Due (BARC) of the barangay where the land is situated. Quasi-Judicial and/or Criminal Actions A. 2 . however. or agrarian reform laws shall not be sold. 1994 Subject: Correction and Cancellation of Registered/Unregistered EPs. transferred or to the government. 1996) Subject: Guidelines and Procedures Governing the Monitoring of Violations or Circumventions Committed by the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs). That the children or the spouse of of two (2) years. in turn. PARCCOM. be given due notice thereof by the BARC. 19 . or to other qualified beneficiaries conveyed except through hereditary succession. No. that the government. — Lands acquired by beneficiaries under this Act may not be sold. The title of the land awarded under the agrarian reform must indicate that it is an emancipation patent or a certificate of land ownership award and the 91 . No. 1996 (Effectivity Date – August 26. 4 . The provided. O. and CLOAs Due to Unlawful Acts and Omissions or Breach of Obligations of ARBs WITHDRAWAL OF LEASE RENTALS/AMORTIZATION PAYMENTS A.UNLAWFUL ACTS AND OMISSIONS/VIOLATIONS OR CIRCUMVENTIONS OF ARBs M. Due notice of the availability of the land shall be the transferor shall have a right to repurchase the land from given by the LBP to the Barangay Agrarian Reform Committee the government or LBP within a period of two (2) years. or to the for a period of ten (10) years: provided. or the LBP. or to other qualified beneficiaries children or the spouse of the transferor shall have a right to through the DAR for a period of ten (10) repurchase the land from the government or LBP within a period years: Provided. shall. The Provincial notice of the availability of the land shall be given by the LBP Agrarian Reform Coordinating Committee (PARCCOM) as herein to the BARC of the barangay where the land is situated. as herein provided. Lands acquired by beneficiaries under this Act or other transferred or conveyed except through hereditary succession.

the rights to the land may be transferred or conveyed. the manner specified in the immediately preceding paragraph.November 21. subsequent transfer title must also indicate that it is an emancipation patent or a certificate of land ownership award If the land has not yet been fully paid by the beneficiary. LAND TRANSACTIONS/TRANSFERS/TRANSFERABILITY OF AWARDED LANDS M. other beneficiary who. the conveyance. Series of 1995 Re Transferability of Awarded Lands Awarded to ARBs Pursuant to PD 27/EO No. 02 .(as amended latter has already paid. as a condition for such transfer or shall cultivate the land himself.O. to any heir of the beneficiary or to any beneficiary who. 228 and RA 6657 92 . 1996) Subject: Supplemental Guidelines to A. with prior rights to the land may be transferred or conveyed. No. the If the land has not yet been fully paid by the beneficiary. 8.O. 6 . the latter shall compensate the beneficiary in one lump sum for the amounts In the event of such transfer to the LBP. shall cultivate the land himself/herself. No. with prior approval of the DAR. No. to any heir of the beneficiary or to any other approval of the DAR. 1996 (Effectivity Date – December 9. Failing compliance herewith. In the event of such transfer to the LBP. 6657 A. Failing land shall be transferred to the LBP which shall give due notice of compliance herewith. the latter shall the latter has already paid. as a condition for such transfer or conveyance. 2001 (Effectivity Date – January 22.C. RA 9700) he has made on the land. the land shall be transferred to the LBP the availability of the land in the manner specified in the which shall give due notice of the availability of the land in immediately preceding paragraph. together with the value of improvements by Section 12. together with the value of compensate the beneficiary in one lump sum for the amounts the improvements he/she has made on the land. 2001) Subject: Guidelines on Annulment of Deeds of Conveyance of Lands Covered by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) Executed in Violation of Section 6. paragraph 4 of Republic Act (RA) No.January 9.

08 – September 20. 6657 CHAPTER VIII Corporate Farms Section 29. A. 2006) Subject: Standing Crops on Lands Acquired by the Government Pursuant to Sections 16(e) and 28 of R.December 18.D. Standing Crops at the Time of Acquisition. In the case of farms owned or operated by corporations or other business associations. No. 8 . 54 . No. 1993 Subject: Revised Guidelines on the Registration of Transactions Under the CARP A. No.A. STANDING CROPS A. Waiver of Rights and Illegal Transactions Section 28. 1996) Subject: Transferability of Lands Awarded to ARBs Pursuant to PD 27 as Amended by EO No. 27 by Reason of Abandonment. No. 1 . 1983 Subject: Supplemental Guidelines to Govern Transfer Action of Areas Concerned Covered by P. 4 .April 18.O.June 09. 1989 Subject: Rules and Procedures Governing Land Transactions TRANSFER ACTION (By Reason of Abandonment. 2006 (Effectivity Date – October 3.O. Waiver of Rights and Illegal Transactions) Ministry M. — The landowner shall retain his share of any standing crops unharvested at the time the DAR shall take possession of the land under Section 16 of the Act.January 03. 228 and RA 6657 LRA Circular No. the following rules shall be observed by the 93 . No.O. 1995 (Effectivity Date – January 5. Farms Owned or Operated by Corporations or Other Business Associations. C. and shall be given a reasonable time to harvest the same.

No. 2008) Subject: Lease of Lands Under Agribusiness Venture Arrangement (AVA) in Agrarian Reform Areas and the Determination of Lease Rental Thereof A. any agreement existing at the time this Act takes effect between the former and the previous landowner shall be respected by both the workers' cooperative or association and the corporation or business association. 2 . COOPERATIVES Joint DAR-CDA-DA A.O. No. No. 2008 (Effectivity Date – October 17. No. 2008 (Effectivity Date – June 29.September 04. 6 . 1990 Subject: Promotion of & Support to Coops and Other Self-Help Organizations for CARP Beneficiaries JOINT VENTURE AGREEMENTS/AGRIBUSINESS VENTURE ARRANGEMENTS (AVA) A.O. No.PARC: In general. 2008) Subject: Revised Rules and Regulations on ARB Membership Status and Valuation and/or Transfer of Paid-up Share Capital in Agrarian Reform Plantation-Based Cooperatives Joint DAR-CDA-DA A.O. 2006) 94 . In case it is not economically feasible and sound to divide the land.April 09. 1995 Subject: Membership Issues/Concerns of Farmworkers and Employee-Beneficiaries in AR Plantation-Based Coops A. 09 .O.November 29. 1997 Subject: Membership Issues/Concerns of Farmworkers and Employee Beneficiaries in Agrarian Reform Plantation-Based Cooperatives Joint DAR-CDA A. 2006 (Effectivity Date – December 23. 02 – June 16. No. 09 – December 08. Until a new agreement is entered into by and between the workers' cooperative or association and the corporation or business association. 2 .O.June 15. then it shall be owned collectively by the workers' cooperative or association which will deal with the corporation or business association.O. lands shall be distributed directly to the individual worker-beneficiaries.

October 01. No.O.O.C. 1999 (Effectivity Date – May 4. 1 . — The individual members of the cooperatives or corporations mentioned in the preceding section shall be provided with homelots and small farmlots for their family use. 1999) Subject: Guidelines in the Valuation of Rubber Lands Covered by DARAB’s Order to Recompute Joint DAR-LBP M.A. O. 1999) Subject: Revised Valuation Guidelines for Rubber Plantations Section 30. 1999 (Effectivity Date – April 30. Joint-Venture Agreements and Other Schemes that may be Recommended by the PARCCOM to the PARC R. No. No. Series of 1988 RUBBER PLANTATIONS M. 1995 Subject: An Act to Strengthen the Implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program. to be taken from the land owned by the cooperative or corporation. No. Subject: Agribusiness Venture Arrangements (AVAs) in Agrarian Reform Areas [Amends A. 1997 (Effectivity Date – April 6. Amending A. 1997 Subject: Joint Venture Agreements Between DAR and Other Interested Parties and on the Processing of Applications for Lease Back Arrangements. 02 . 95 . O. and For Other Purposes PALM OIL A.August 18.February 23. No. 7 . Series of 1999] A. 7905 . 2.April 15. 5 . 1999 Subject: Rules and Regulations Governing Joint Economic Enterprises in Agrarian Reform Areas PARC Policy Order No. Homelots and Farmlots for Members of Cooperatives.March 21. 1997) Subject: Lease of Lands Planted to Palm Oil Trees and the Determination of Lease Rental Under Lease Arrangement.April 15. 8 .C. 11.

under such terms and conditions. Commercial. 1991 Subject: Acquisition/Distribution of Homelots Under CARP Ministry M. as they may agree upon. 1978 Transferring of Homelots to Tenant-Tillers who are Beneficiaries of PD No. No.O. 1974 Subject: Cancellation of Allocations of Abandoned Farmlots and/or Homelots in Resettlement Projects Section 31. 27 DAR M. under such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon by them.November 21. The same principle shall be applied to associations. 1978 Subject: Implementing Guidelines of LOI No. No. — Corporate landowners may voluntarily transfer ownership over their agricultural landholdings to the Republic of the Philippines pursuant to Section 20 hereof or to qualified beneficiaries. No. subject to confirmation by the DAR. 3 . corporations owning agricultural lands may give their qualified beneficiaries the right to purchase such proportion of the capital stock of the corporation that the agricultural land. 01 .HOMELOTS A. bears in relation to the company's total assets. 12 . 12 . Upon certification by the DAR.C. actually devoted to agricultural activities. Corporate Landowners. No. Corporations or associations which voluntarily divest a proportion of their capital stock.October 24.C. 23 . 1986 Subject: Disposition of Homelots & Residential Lots in Settlement Areas to Qualified Non-Settlers M. 1992 Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Disposition of Homelots and Other Lots in Barangay Sites and Residential.O. with respect to their equity or participation.January 07.June 10.February 24.C. consistent with this Act. equity or participation in favor of their workers or other qualified beneficiaries under this section shall be deemed to have complied with the provisions of the Act: provided. and Industrial Lots in Townsites Within DAR Settlement Projects and Similar Other areas Under DAR Jurisdiction A.April 26. 96 . In no case shall the compensation received by the workers at the time the shares of stocks are distributed be reduced. 705 LOI 705 .

or in a management or executive committee. No. 2006) Subject: Supplemental Guidelines in the Implementation and Monitoring of Approved Stock Distribution Option (SDO) Plans A. and c) Any shares acquired by such workers and beneficiaries shall have the same rights and features as all other shares. the land or stock transfer envisioned above is not made or realized or the plan for such stock distribution approved by the PARC within the same period. No. if one exists. the beneficiaries shall be assured of at least one (1) representative in the board of directors. No. STOCK DISTRIBUTION PLAN A.O. of the corporation or association. 48-87” A.that the following conditions are complied with: a) In order to safeguard the right of beneficiaries who own shares of stocks to dividends and other financial benefits. 1 – January 26. S. 10 . d) Any transfer of shares of stocks by the original beneficiaries shall be void ab initio unless said transaction is in favor of a qualified and registered beneficiary within the same corporation. 1998) Subject: Corporate LOs Desiring to Avail Themselves of the Stock Distribution Plan Section 32. the agricultural land of the corporate owners or corporation shall be subject to the compulsory coverage of this Act. 2006 (Effectivity Date – February 9.O. b) Irrespective of the value of their equity in the corporation or association. 1 . the books of the corporation or association shall be subject to periodic audit by certified public accountants chosen by the beneficiaries. Production-Sharing. ’88 Entitled “Guidelines and Procedures for Corporate LOs Desiring to Avail Themselves of the Stock Distribution Plan Under Section 31 of RA 6657 and Superseding DAR AO No.O. If within two (2) years from the approval of this Act. 1988 (Effectivity Date – October 27.October 13. — 97 . 10.January 30. 1991 Subject: Amendment of Section 5 (f) of AO No.

if any. whereby three percent (3%) of the gross sales from the production of such lands are distributed within sixty (60) days of the end of the fiscal year as compensation to regular and other farmworkers in such lands over and above the compensation they currently receive: provided. 8 . that these individuals or entities realize gross sales in excess of five million pesos per annum unless the DAR. an additional ten percent (10%) of the net profit after tax shall be distributed to said regular and other farmworkers within ninety (90) days of the end of the fiscal year.O. 1988 (Effectivity Date – January 12. individuals or entities owning. as compensation for such transitory managerial and technical functions as it will perform. No. — Individuals or entities owning or operating fishponds and prawn farms are hereby mandated to execute within six (6) months from the effectivity of this Act an incentive plan with their regular fishpond or prawn farmworkers or fishpond or prawn farm workers' organization.September 30. at least one percent (1%) of the gross sales of the entity shall be distributed to the managerial. supervisory and technical group in place at the time of the effectivity of this Act. PRODUCTION AND PROFIT SHARING A. shall be established. determines a lower ceiling. Incentives. a transitory period. upon proper application. whereby seven point five percent (7. or operating under lease or management contract. 1988 (Effectivity Date – January 12. 1989) Subject: Production Sharing Under EO No. pursuant to an agreement that the farmworker-beneficiaries and the managerial. 1989) Subject: Production and Profit Sharing Under RA 6657 A. supervisory and technical group may conclude. agricultural lands are hereby mandated to execute a production-sharing plan with their farm workers or farmworkers' reorganization. No. 98 .O.Pending final land transfer. the length of which shall be determined by the DAR. 9 . In the event that the individual or entity realizes a profit. During this transitory period. To forestall any disruption in the normal operation of lands to be turned over to the farmworker-beneficiaries mentioned above. if any.5%) of their net profit before tax from the operation of the fishpond or prawn farms are distributed within sixty (60) days at the end of the fiscal year as compensation to regular and other pond workers in such ponds over and above the compensation they currently receive.September 30. subject to the approval of the DAR. 229 Section 32-A.

In order to safeguard the right of the regular fishpond or prawn farm workers under the incentive plan. CHAPTER IX Support Services 99 . The foregoing provision shall not apply to agricultural lands subsequently converted to fishpond or prawn farms provided the size of the land converted does not exceed the retention limit of the landowner. if accepted by the workers-beneficiaries. In case of disagreement. in addition to the need to stimulate the growth of cooperatives and the objective of fostering responsible participation of the workers- beneficiaries in the creation of wealth. without prejudice to the landowner's right to petition the Special Agrarian Court to resolve the issue of valuation. RA 7881) Section 33. Section 34. (as added bySection 4. — A valuation scheme for the land shall be formulated by the PARC. the price as determined by the PARC. — Shares of a cooperative or association acquired by farmers-beneficiaries or workers-beneficiaries shall be fully paid for in an amount corresponding to the valuation as determined in the immediately succeeding section. the PARC shall consult closely with the landowner and the workers-beneficiaries. Payment of Shares of Cooperative or Association. taking into account the factors enumerated in Section 17. In the determination of price that is just not only to the individuals but to society as well. The landowner and the LBP shall assist the farmers-beneficiaries and workers-beneficiaries in the payment for said shares by providing credit financing. shall be followed. the books of the fishpond or prawn farm owners shall be subject to periodic audit or inspection by certified public accountants chosen by the workers. Valuation of Lands.

the preparation of the physical development this purpose. 6) Promoting. 3) Government subsidies for the use of irrigation facilities. like concessional and collateral-free loans. farmers and farmers' necessary credit. seedling banks. post harvest facilities. particularly in carrying out the provisions of the following services to farmer beneficiaries and affected landowners: 1) Irrigation facilities. farmers' organizations the (5) Extending to small landowners. and areas and settlements that come under agrarian reform. irrigation facilities. developing and extending financial assistance to (6) Promoting. organizations the necessary credit. 4) Price support and guarantee for all agricultural produce. of such settlements providing suitable barangay sites. the preparation of the physical development plan plan of such settlements providing suitable barangay sites. for agro-industrialization based on social guarantees of farmers' organization: collaterals like the guarantees of farmers' organizations. and for for this purpose. The Office shall provide general support and coordinative beneficiaries and affected landowners: services in the implementation of the program. The Office shall provide general support and coordinative services in the implementation of the program particularly in carrying out the provisions of the following services to farmer. and other facilities for a sound agricultural development plan. developing and extending financial assistance to small-and medium-scale industries in agrarian reform areas. irrigation systems and water and power resources. the DAR is authorized to enter into contracts with interested private parties on long term basis or through joint-venture agreements or build-operate-transfer scheme. small and medium-scale industries in agrarian reform areas. seeds and other facilities for a sound agricultural development plan. 5) Extending to small landowners.Section 35. especially second crop or dry season irrigation facilities. (4) Price support and guarantee for all agricultural produce. For the purpose of providing the aforecited infrastructure and facilities. 7) Assigning sufficient numbers of agricultural extension (7) Assigning sufficient numbers of agricultural extension 100 . Creation of Support Services Office. (3) Government subsidies for the use of irrigation facilities. potable potable water and power resources. — There is hereby created the Office of Support Services under the There is hereby created the Office of Support Services under the DAR to be headed by an Undersecretary. especially second crop or dry season (1) Irrigation facilities. like concessional and for agro-industrialization based on social collaterals like the collateral-free loans. 2) Infrastructure development and public works projects in (2) Infrastructure development and public works projects in areas and settlements that come under agrarian reform. DAR to be headed by an Undersecretary. irrigation systems.

07. Series of 2006: Guidelines in the Implementation of Credit Assistance Program for Program Beneficiaries Development Window III (CAP-PBD) WINDOW III Joint DAR-LBP M. intensive training. farm inputs and technologies to minimize reliance on expensive and imported agricultural inputs. plants and crops best suited for sound farm inputs and technologies to minimize reliance on cultivation and marketing. operation.September 29. and marketing. 10) Assistance in the identification of ready markets for (10) Assistance in the identification of ready markets for agricultural produce and training in other various prospects of agricultural produce and training in the other various aspects of marketing. (as amended bySection 1. 07 – November 15. and (13) Administration. 1995 101 .C.C. and low-cost and ecologically sound expensive and imported agricultural inputs. 05 – Series of 2008 Subject: Amendment of the Joint DAR-LANDBANK Memorandum Circular (MC) No. No. 23 .workers to farmers' organizations. RA 7905) BENEFICIARIES DEVELOPMENT Joint DAR-LBP M. management and funding of support services programs and projects including pilot projects and models related to agrarian reform as developed by the DAR. workers to farmers' organizations.C. 8) Undertake research. 11) Administration operation management and funding of (11) Conduct an effective information dissemination system support services. No. 2006 Subject: Guidelines in the Implementation of Credit Assistance Program for Program Beneficiaries Development Window III (CAP-PBD WINDOW III) M. development and dissemination of (8) Undertake research. (12) Create a credit guarantee fund for agricultural landowners that will enhance the collateral value of agricultural lands that are affected or will be affected by coverage under the agrarian reform program. 9) Development of cooperative management skills through (9) Development of cooperative management skills through intensive training. development and dissemination of information on agrarian reform and low-cost and ecologically information on agrarian reform. by the DAR. programs and projects including pilot through the Department of Agriculture to promote marketing projects and models related to agrarian reform as developed and minimize spoilage of agricultural produce and products. No.

Subject: Clarifying Roles and Activities for the Beneficiaries Development Program

M.C. No. 21 - August 23, 1995
Subject: Creation of the Program Beneficiaries Development Coordinating Unit Under the
Office of the Undersecretary for Field Operation/Support Services and the
Operationalization of the PBD/SS Management Team

CARP (STRENGTHENING ITS IMPLEMENTATION)
PARC ExeCom Policy Order No. 1 – August 18, 1997
Subject: Policy Guidelines on Joint Venture Agreement/Leaseback Arrangements

A.O. No. 5 - June 09, 1995 (Effectivity Date – June 29, 1995)
Subject: Strengthening the Implementation of the CARP Pursuant to RA 7905
Amending Certain Provisions of RA 6657 and Other Pertinent Laws

R.A. No. 7905 - February 23, 1995
Subject: An Act to Strengthen the Implementation of the CARP and for Other Purposes

DEVELOPMENT FACILITATORS, ARCs
M.C. No. 15 - September 07, 1994
Subject: Deployment of ARC DFs

FARMERS SERVICE CENTER (BARBD)

Dept. M.C. No. 5 - April 22, 1988 (Effectivity Date – April 29, 1988)

Subject: Establishing a Farmers Service Center in BARBD

INFORMATION AND EDUCATION PROGRAM (ARBs)

M.C. No. 10 - May 17, 1999
Subject: Framework of the Information and Education Program for Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries

KALAHI ARZONES

M.C. No. 01 - January 16, 2003
Subject: Development Framework for Bayan-Anihan Agrarian Reform Zones (BARZones)

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M.C. No. 04 – April 03, 2003
Subject: Operationalizing the Development of Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan
Agrarian Reform Zones (KALAHI ARZones)

NRDP BAYANIHAN RESETTLEMENT COMMUNITY PROJECT (NRDP-BRCP)
M.C. No. 3 - February 27, 1987
Subject: DAR-Coordinating Secretariat for the National Reconciliation
and Development Program (NRDP)

Gen. Memo Order No. 4 - March 12, 1991
Subject: Project Management of the NRDP Bayanihan Resettlement Community Project

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

A.O. No. 5 - Series of 1990
Subject: SOP on CARP Research and Development Project

SUSTAINABLE RURAL DEVELOPMENT (SRD)
M.C. No. 02 - February 1, 2000
Subject: Classification of Existing and to be Launched ARC’s Pursuant to the
Sustainable Rural Development Framework for Agrarian Reform Communities

M.C. No. 6 - March 22, 1999
Subject: Guidelines for Regional and Provincial Offices for Sustainable Rural
Development (SRD) Planning in Convergence Model Sites

M.C. No. 5 - March 23, 1999
Subject: A Sustainable Rural Development (SRD) Framework for Agrarian Reform Communities

STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOP)

A.O. No. 5 - Series of 1990

Subject: SOP on CARP Research and Development Project

M.C. No. 10 - July 01, 1986

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Subject: Amendment to the SOP on MAR Loan Assistance for IGPs for Rural Women, etc.

Section 36. Funding for Support Services. —

In order to cover the expenses and cost In order to cover the expenses and In order to cover the expenses and cost of
of support services, at least twenty-five cost of support services, at least support services, at least forty percent
percent (25%) of all appropriations for twenty-five percent (25%) of all (40%) of all appropriations for agrarian
agrarian reform shall be immediately set appropriations for agrarian reform reform during the five (5) year
aside and made available for this shall be immediately set aside and extension period shall be immediately
purpose. In addition, the DAR shall be made available for this set aside and made available for this
authorized to package proposals and purpose: Provided, That for the next purpose: Provided, That the DAR shall
receive grants, aid and other forms of five (5) years, a minimum of one (1) pursue integrated land acquisition and
financial assistance from any source. Agrarian Reform Community (ARC) distribution and support services
shall be established by the DAR, in strategy requiring a plan to be
coordination with the local government developed parallel to the land
units, non-governmental organizations acquisition and distribution process.
and people organizations in each The planning and implementation for
legislative district with a predominant land acquisition and distribution shall
agricultural population: Provided, be hand-in-hand with support services
further, That the areas in which the delivery:
ARCs are to be established shall have
been fully subjected under this law.

For this purpose, an Agrarian Reform
Community shall be defined as a
barangay or a cluster of barangays Provided, further, That for the next five (5)
primarily composed and managed by years, as far as practicable, a minimum of
Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries who two (2) Agrarian Reform Communities (ARCs)
shall be willing to be organized and shall be established by the DAR, in
undertake the integrated development coordination with the local government units,
of an area and/or their non-governmental
organizations/cooperative. In each organizations,'community-based
community, the DAR, together with cooperatives and people's organizations in
the agencies and organizations each legislative district with a predominant
abovementioned, shall identify the agricultural population: Provided,furthermore,

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In addition. cooperative or their respective federations approved by the farmers- beneficiaries that shall take the lead in the agricultural development of the area. delivery strategy for existing agrarian aid and other forms of financial reform beneficiaries that are not in assistance from any source. together with the agencies and organizations abovementioned. aids and other forms of financial assistance from any 105 . In addition. in close coordination with the congressional oversight committee created herein. In each community. an Agrarian Reform Community is composed and managed by agrarian reform beneficiaries who shall be willing to be organized and to undertake the integrated development of an area and/or their organizations/ cooperatives. the DAR. laws:Provided. the DAR. RA 7905) adopted by the DAR.farmers association. That a the DAR shall be authorized to complementary support services package proposals and receive grants. finally. For this purpose. with due notice to the concerned representative of the legislative district prior to implementation shall be authorized to package proposals and receive grants. (as barangays within the ARCs shall be amended by Section 2. cooperative or That the areas in which the ARCS are to be their respective federation approved established shall have been substantially by the farmers-beneficiaries that shall covered under the provisions of this Act take the lead in the agricultural and other agrarian or land reform development of the area. shall identify the farmers' association.

Support Services to the Beneficiaries. the LBP and other concerned government financial institutions. (as amended bySection 13. That one-third (1/3) of this segregated appropriation shall be specifically allocated for subsidies to support the initial capitalization for agricultural production to new agrarian reform beneficiaries upon the awarding of the emancipation patent or the certificate of land ownership award and the remaining two-thirds (2/3) shall be allocated to provide access to socialized credit to existing agrarian reform beneficiaries. further. as amended. shall be immediately set aside and made available for agricultural credit facilities:Provided. (a) Land surveys and titling. Thirty percent (30%) of all appropriations for support services referred to in Section 36 of Republic Act No. the DAR. accredited savings and credit cooperatives. the Department of Finance. To this end. source. including the leaseholders: Provided. such as: support services delivery to agrarian reform beneficiaries. — The State shall adopt the integrated policy of are provided. holders of collective titles and 106 .— The Section 37. RA 9700) Section 37. (b) Socialized terms on agricultural credit facilities. and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) shall institute reforms to liberalize access to credit by agrarian reform beneficiaries. (b) Liberalized terms on credit facilities and production loans. such as: (a) Land surveys and titling. The PARC shall ensure that support services for agrarian reform beneficiaries are provided. financial service cooperatives and accredited cooperative banks shall provide the delivery system for disbursement of the above financial assistance to individual agrarian reform beneficiaries. 6657. Support Services for the Agrarian Reform PARC shall ensure that support services to farmers-beneficiaries Beneficiaries.

city. fifteen percent (15%) shall be earmarked for farm inputs as requested by the duly accredited agrarian reform beneficiaries' organizations. For this purpose. all financing institutions may accept as collateral for loans the purchase orders. implements/'machineries. provincial. further. (2) organic fertilizers. but not limited to: (1) seeds. but not limited to. (d) Infrastructure such as. (c) Extension services by way of planting. municipal. as well as marketing and management assistance and support to cooperatives and farmers' organizations. and (5) farm animals. marketing and storage facilities. access trails. cropping. at the barangay. (e) Research. production and post-harvest technology transfer. production and use of organic fertilizers and other local substances necessary in farming and cultivation. marketing agreements or expected harvests: Provided. That loans obtained shall be used in the improvement or development of the farm holding of the agrarian reform beneficiary or the establishment of facilities which shall enhance production or marketing of agricultural products of increase farm income therefrom: Provided. cooperatives. 107 . (4)herbicides. and (f) Direct and active DAR assistance in the education and organization of actual and potential agrarian reform beneficiaries. That of the remaining seventy percent (70%) for the support services. mini-dams. such as. seedlings and/or planting materials. (3) pesticides. trainings and the like to help empower agrarian reform beneficiaries. and five percent (5%) for seminars. public utilities.

and increasing farm production and profitability marketing and management assistance and support to with the ultimate end of empowering them to chart their cooperatives and farmers' organizations. and organizations. equipment and records. The representatives of the agrarian reform beneficiaries to the PARC shall be chosen from the 'nominees (d) Infrastructure such as access trails. RA 9700) The PARC shall formulate policies to ensure that support services to farmer-beneficiaries shall be provided at all stages 108 . and national levels. from organizations of actual and potential agrarian reform beneficiaries as forwarded to and processed by the PARC EXCOM.related trust relationships among themselves and their production and post-harvest technology transfer. or in its absence. production and use of organic fertilizers and other local substances necessary in farming and cultivation. Misuse or diversion of the financial and support services herein provided shall result in sanctions against the beneficiary guilty thereof. social protection. as well as neighbors. cropping. The PARC shall likewise adopt. marketing and storage facilities. The PARC shall formulate policies to ensure that support services for agrarian reform beneficiaries shall be provided at all stages of the program implementation with the concurrence of the concerned agrarian reform beneficiaries. public of the duly accredited agrarian reform beneficiaries' utilities. towards helping them understand their rights and responsibilities as owner-cultivators developing (c) Extension services by way of planting. (e) Research. and monitor policies and programs to ensure the fundamental equality of women and men in the agrarian reform program as well as respect for the human rights. including the forfeiture of the land transferred to him/her or lesser sanctions as may be provided by the PARC. implement. without prejudice to criminal prosecution. farm. personnel. The Bagong Kilusang Kabuhayan sa Kaunlaran(BKKK) Secretariat shall be transferred and attached to the LBP. own destiny. properties. for its supervision including all its applicable and existing funds. and decent working conditions of both paid and unpaid men and women farmer- beneficiaries. mini-dams. (as amended bySection 14.

equipment and records. without prejudice to criminal prosecution. The Bagong Kilusang Kabuhayan sa Kaunlaran (BKKK) Secretariat shall be transferred and attached to the LBP.C. Misuse or diversion of the financial and support services herein provided shall result in sanctions against the beneficiary guilty thereof. 02 – January 30. No.C. for its supervision including all its applicable and existing funds. AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES M. 10 – September 30. including the forfeiture of the land transferred to him or lesser sanctions as may be provided by the PARC. personnel. 2009 Subject : Addendum to Memorandum Circular No. 9. 2011 Subject: Transforming the ARB Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Development Program (AREDP) Office to National ARCCESS Program Coordinating Office (NAPCO) and Installing ARCCESS Implementing Structure at All Levels M.of land reform. No. Series of 2007 “Harmonizing the Implementation of Agribusiness Development Programs and Initiatives in the Department” 109 . properties.

2011 Subject: Operational Directives on the Conduct of ARC Level of Development Assessment (ALDA) for CY 2011 Memorandum of the Secretary No. No.C. No. Series of 2001] M. M. Entitled Revised Guidelines and Procedures on the Assessment of the Level of Development (ALDA) of Agrarian Reform Communities ARC CLUSTERS. 2001 Subject: Thresholds for ARCs Level of Development Assessment [Amends Sec. 06 – June 20. No. No. 2001 Subject: Amendments to Memorandum Circular No.C. 2011 Subject: Integrating ALDA and ARC-MTS in the Department’s Planning. Development of M. VI. Monitoring and Evaluation System (PMES) M. series of 1998. 3. 2007 Subject : Harmonizing the Implementation of Agribusiness Development Programs and Initiatives in the Department ALDA (assessment on the level of development of arcs) M. No.C. No.C. 2010 Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines on the Conduct of ARC Level of Development Assessment (ALDA) for CY 2010 M. 2009 Subject: Operational Guidelines for the Development of ARC Clusters ARCs CONNECTIVITY 110 .C. 09 – November 23. 252 of the Policy. 01. 09 – November 5.C. 13 – October 3.January 10. 13 – September 14.3 of M. 2011 Subject: Interim Guidelines Governing the Integration of Agrarian Reform Communities Monitoring and Tracking System (ARC MTS) and ARC Level of Development Assessment (ALDA) in the DAR’s Planning. Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) System During the Transition Period Memorandum No. No. Planning and External Affairs Office (PPEAO) Undersecretary – August 16.C. 147 – May 04. 03 .

M.C. No. 03 – September 5, 2006
Subject: Intensified Rural Development Through Agrarian Reform
Communities (ARCs) Connectivity

ARC DEVELOPMENT FACILITATORS
M.C. No. 15 - September 07, 1994
Subject: Deployment of ARC DFs

ARC NETWORK

M.C. No. 10 - June 17, 1998

Subject: Guidelines on the Establishment and Operation of the ARC Network

ARCDP ACTIVITIES, Mainstreaming and Sustainability of

M.C. No. 09 - July 22, 2008
Subject: Operational Directives for Mainstreaming and Sustainability of
ARCDP2 (ARC Development Program 2) Activities

ARCP (AGRARIAN REFORM COMMUNITIES PROJECT), DAR-ADB
M.C. No. 02 - Series of 2006
Subject: Implementing Guidelines on Operation and Maintenance of
Completed Rural Infrastructure Sub-Projects of the DAR-ADB
Agrarian Reform Communities Project (ARCP)

AREDP (ARB AGRIBUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM)

M.C. No. 06 – October 25, 2006
Subject: Revised Implementing Policies and Guidelines on the “ARB
Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Development Program (AREDP)”

M.C. No. 05 – December 13, 2005
Subject: Implementing Polices and Guidelines on the “ARB Agribusiness
Entrepreneurship Development Program (AREDP)

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ASSESSMENT OF THE LEVEL OF DEVELOPMENT OF AGRARIAN REFORM

Communities (ALDA)
M.C. No. 06 - June 20, 2001
Subject: Revised Thresholds for ARCs Level of Development Assessment
(Amending Memorandum Circular No. 03, series of 2001)

M.C. No. 03 - January 10, 2001
Subject: Amendments to Memorandum Circular No. 01, series of 1998, Entitled
Revised Guidelines and Procedures on the Assessment of the Level of
Development (ALDA) of Agrarian Reform Communities

M. C. No. 1 - January 21, 1998
Subject: Assessment of the Level of Development of Agrarian Reform Communities (ALDA)

M. C. No. 1 - December 23, 1997 (Effectivity Date – January 1, 1997)
Subject: Assessment of the Level of Development of ARCs

Bayan-Anihan Agrarian Reform Zones (BARZones)
M.C. No. 01 - January 16, 2003
Subject: Development Framework for Bayan-Anihan Agrarian Reform Zones (BARZones)

BREACH OF OBLIGATIONS OF ARBs

M. C. No. 19 - August 8, 1996 (Effectivity Date – August 26, 1996)
Subject: Guidelines and Procedures Governing the Monitoring of Violations or Circumventions
Committed by the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs), Providing
Sanctions Therefor and Filing of Appropriate Administrative,
Quasi-Judicial and/or Criminal Actions

A.O. No. 2 - March 07, 1994
Subject: Correction and Cancellation of Registered/Unregistered EPs,
and CLOAs Due to Unlawful Acts and Omissions or Breach of Obligations of ARBs

CAP-PBD
M.C. No. 03 - January 10, 2003

112

Subject: Amending M.C. No. 26, Series of 1996 and M.C. No. 29, Series of
1997 on the Composition of CAP-PBD Implementing Structures at Different Levels

Joint DAR-LBP M.C. No. 4 – March 24, 2000
Subject: Re-Availment of Loans Granted Under the Credit Assistance Program
for Program Beneficiaries Development (CAP-PBD)

CAP-PBD WINDOW III
Joint DAR-LBP M.C. No. 05 – Series of 2008
Subject: Amendment of the Joint DAR-LANDBANK Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 07,
Series of 2006: Guidelines in the Implementation of Credit Assistance
Program for Program Beneficiaries Development Window III (CAP-PBD WINDOW III)

Joint DAR-LBP M.C. No. 07 – November 15, 2006
Subject: Guidelines in the Implementation of Credit Assistance Program
for Program Beneficiaries Development Window III (CAP-PBD WINDOW III)

CARE-RD, Creation of

M.C. No. 06 – May 20, 2003
Subject: Creation of the Center for Agrarian Reform Enterprise and Rural Development (CARE-RD)

CORRECTION AND CANCELLATION OF REGISTERED/UNREGISTERED EPs and CLOAs

M.C. No. 19 - August 08, 1996
Subject: Monitoring of Violations or Circumventions Committed by the ARBs, Providing
Sanctions and Filing of Appropriate Administrative/Criminal Actions

A.O. No. 2 - March 07, 1994
Subject: Correction and Cancellation of Registered/Unregistered EPs, and CLOAs
Due to Unlawful Acts and Omissions or Breach of Obligations of ARBs

CREDIT ASSISTANCE - PBD

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C. No.September 04. 13 .May 19. 7 . Series of 1996 and Memorandum Circular No. 29. No. 07. 1999 Subject: Supplemental Guidelines on the DAR-LBP Joint Financing for Rubber Replanting Under the Credit Assistance Program for Program Beneficiaries Development (CAP-PBD) M. No.C.Joint DAR-LBP M.C.March 24. 2003 Subject: Amending Memorandum Circular No.C.C. No. 2006 Subject: Guidelines in the Implementation of Credit Assistance Program for Program Beneficiaries Development Window III (CAP-PBD WINDOW III) Joint DAR-LBP M. 04 . No.C. 2000 Subject: Re-Availment of Loans Granted Under the Credit Assistance Program for Program Beneficiaries Development (CAP-PBD) Joint DAR-LBP M. No.June 22. 1999 Subject: Restructuring and/or Refinancing of Loans Granted Under the Credit Assistance Program for Program Beneficiaries Development Joint DAR-LBP M. 12 . No. 26.C.March 25. 05 – Series of 2008 Subject: Amendment of the Joint DAR-LANDBANK Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 09 . 1998 Subject: LBP-DAR Joint Financing for Rubber Replanting Under the Credit Assistance Program for Program Beneficiaries Development (CAP-PBD) Joint DAR-LBP M. 1997 114 . 29 . 2000 Subject: Revised Implementing Policies and Guidelines for the Joint DAR-ETF Livelihood Credit Assistance Program Joint DAR-LBP M. 03 – January 10.June 22. Series of 1997 pm the Composition of CAP-PBD Implementing Structures at Different Levels Joint DAR-ETF M. Series of 2006: Guidelines in the Implementation of Credit Assistance Program for Program Beneficiaries Development Window III (CAP-PBD) WINDOW III Joint DAR-LBP M. No. 07 – November 15. No.C.C.

C.C. 9700 FARMER’S BAYANIHAN CENTER FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT (FBCRD).C. 1997 Subject: Joint DAR-NLSF Livelihood Credit Assistance Program for ARCs CREDIT (SUPPORT FUND AND MICROFINANCE CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IN AR AREAS) M. 03 . No. 2002 Subject: Establishment of Farmers’ Bayanihan Center for Rural Development (FBCRD) FARMERS TRUST DEVT. No. 151 . 1998 Subject: Application of the Farming System Development (FSD) Approach in the Development of Agrarian Reform Communities (ARCs) 115 .O. Establishment of M. 26 . PROGRAM E. 2010) Subject: IRR on the Provisions of Agricultural Support to and Liberalization of Access to Credit of ARBs under R. No. 2010 (Effectivity Date – July 12. Subject: Supplemental Guidelines on the Implementation of Credit Assistance Program for Program Beneficiaries Development (CAP-PBD) Joint DAR-NLSF M. 2011 Subject: Implementing Guidelines to Access Funds. No. 8 . Liberalization of Access to A. No. 03 – June 24. No. 1999 Subject: Establishing the Farmers Trust Development Program and Providing Institutional Reforms and Fund Mechanisms for Mobilizing Long Term Private Sector Capital for Rural Development FARMING SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT (FSD) M. No.C. No. 07 .September 26.C.Series of 2011 Subject: Microfinance Capacity Development Program in Agrarian Reform Areas (MicroFin_CAP@ARAs) CREDIT BY ARBs.September 27.June 03. Implement and Monitor Projects Under the DAR-PBD Partnership Support Fund Joint DAR-LBP M.A.O.July 22. 04 – May 18.

C. Series of 2000] Joint DAR-ETF M.September 27. 2002 Subject: Decentralized Implementation of the DAR-NLSF Livelihood Credit Assistance Program (LCAP) [Supersedes Joint DAR-ETF M. 2000 Subject: Rationalizing Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) Involvement in the DAR’s Foreign-Assisted Projects HAND TRACTORS AND ACCESSORIES TO FARMER-BENEFICIARIES M. No. 6 – July 21. 04 – April 03. 1987 Subject: Guidelines in the Repossession. 2000 116 .C.October 14.June 26. No. 08 . 292 .C. 09 . 9. Operationalizing the Development of M. 3 . 1994 (Effectivity Date – April 11. Creation of the Policy Governing Committee for A.C. 2002 Subject: Creation of the Policy Governing Committee for Foreign-Assisted Projects FOREIGN-ASSISTED PROJECTS. 13 .September 07. No. No. 2010 Subject: LTI/PBD Integration Strategic Focus and Imperative on Support Services Delivery for 2011 KALAHI ARZONES. Voluntary Surrender and Redistribution or Recycle of Hand Tractors and Accessories to Farmer-Beneficiaries INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS M. No.C. 6 .O. No. No.C. No. 2003 Subject: Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan Agrarian Reform Zones (KALAHI ARZones) LIVELIHOOD CREDIT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM M. 1994) Subject: Approved Policy on the Implementation of DPWH-CARP Infrastructure Projects by LGUs Concerned INTEGRATION (LTI-PBD) Memorandum of the Secretary No.C. NGOs Involvement in M.FOREIGN-ASSISTED PROJECTS.May 19.April 4.

03 . No. 26. No.C. 2009 Subject: Grassroots Microfinance in Agrarian Reform Areas (GMFA) MICROFINANCE POLICY FRAMEWORK/CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Joint DAR-LBP M. Subject: Revised Implementing Policies and Guidelines for the Joint DAR-ETF Livelihood Credit Assistance Program [Supersedes Joint DAR-NLSF M.C. 08 .Series of 2011 Subject: Microfinance Capacity Development Program in Agrarian Reform Areas (MicroFin_CAP@ARAs) M. 01 – January 7. Grassroots Joint DAR-LANDBANK M.C. 2003 Subject: Microfinance Policy Framework for Agrarian Reform Areas NAPCO (NATIONAL ARCCESS PROGRAM COORDINATING OFFICE) M. 10 – September 30. No. 2002 Subject: Decentralized Implementation of the DAR-NLSF Livelihood Credit Assistance Program (LCAP) Joint DAR-ETF M.C. 17 – December 30. 1997 117 .C. 2000 Subject: Revised Implementing Policies and Guidelines for the Joint DAR-ETF Livelihood Credit Assistance Program Joint DAR-NLSF M. 09 . No.July 22. No. No. Series of 1997] MICROFINANCE IN AGRARIAN REFORM AREAS.September 27.May 19.C.C. No. No. 26 .(National Livelihood Support Fund) M. 2011 Subject: Transforming the ARB Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Development Program (AREDP) Office to National ARCCESS Program Coordinating Office (NAPCO) and Installing ARCCESS Implementing Structure at All Levels NLSF .C.

11 . Submission of Support Lists for M. 2011 Subject: Implementing Guidelines to Access Funds. Series of 2008 Subject: Submission of Support Lists on Program Beneficiary Development (PBD) Accomplishment PBD DIRECTIVES M.C. 3 .April 02. 04 – May 18. No.C. 2009 Subject: Addendum to M. ’95 PROGRAM BENEFICIARIES DEVELOPMENT (Credit Assistance) Joint DAR-LBP M. Series of 2008. No. Series of 1997 Re: Availment of Peasant Fund M.April 18.C. 2000 Subject: Program Beneficiaries Development Directives for CY 2000 PBD PARTNERSHIP SUPPORT FUND M. No. 07 – April 01. 1997 Subject: Availment of Peasant Fund Per AO No. 15 .January 28. 12.C.June 14. 1. ’97 M. Subject: Joint DAR-NLSF Livelihood Credit Assistance Program for ARCs PBD ACCOMPLISHMENT.C.C. 01 . No. 12.C. 15.C. 1999 Subject: Amendment on the Memorandum Circular No. 1996 Subject: Availment of Peasant Fund Per AO No. S. No. No. No. on the Submission of Support Lists for PBD Accomplishment M. 7. No. No. 05 – Series of 2008 118 . Availment of M. Implement and Monitor Projects Under the DAR-PBD Partnership Support Fund PEASANT FUND. S.C.

04 . 07 – November 15. 13 .C.C. No. 7 . 1997 Subject: Supplemental Guidelines on the Implementation of Credit Assistance Program for Program Beneficiaries Development (CAP-PBD) 119 .C. 12 .May 19.September 04. 29 . 2006 Subject: Guidelines in the Implementation of Credit Assistance Program for Program Beneficiaries Development Window III (CAP-PBD WINDOW III) Joint DAR-ETF M.C.C. 01 .January 28.March 24. 1999 Subject: Restructuring and/or Refinancing of Loans Granted Under the Credit Assistance Program for Program Beneficiaries Development Joint DAR-LBP M. No. 2000 Subject: Revised Implementing Policies and Guidelines for the Joint DAR-ETF Livelihood Credit Assistance Program Joint DAR-LBP M.June 22.C. No. No. 1998 Subject: LBP-DAR Joint Financing for Rubber Replanting Under the Credit Assistance Program for Program Beneficiaries Development (CAP-PBD) Joint DAR-LBP M. Series of 2006: Guidelines in the Implementation of Credit Assistance Program for Program Beneficiaries Development Window III (CAP-PBD) WINDOW III Joint DAR-LBP M.C. No. 07. No.Subject: Amendment of the Joint DAR-LANDBANK Memorandum Circular (MC) No.March 25.June 22. No. 2000 Subject: Program Beneficiaries Development Directives for CY 2000 Joint DAR-LBP M. No. 2000 Subject: Re-Availment of Loans Granted Under the Credit Assistance Program for Program Beneficiaries Development (CAP-PBD) M. 09 .C. 1999 Subject: Supplemental Guidelines on the DAR-LBP Joint Financing for Rubber Replanting Under the Credit Assistance Program for Program Beneficiaries Development (CAP-PBD) M.

No.June 22. 06 – May 20. 1995 Subject: Creation of the PBD Coordinating Unit under the Office of the Undersecretary for Field Operation/Support Services and the Operationalization of the PBD/SS Management Team RUBBER PLANTATIONS Joint DAR-LBP M. 1999 Subject: Social Infrastructure and Local Capability Building (ARBs) Framework for Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries SUPPORT SERVICES DELIVERY M.C. 1997 Subject: Joint DAR-NLSF Livelihood Credit Assistance Program for ARCs M. Identification/Selection/Confirmation of M.C. 2007 Subject: Guidelines Governing the Identification/Selection/ Confirmation of Special Agrarian Reform Communities (SARCs) SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOCAL CAPABILITY BUILDING (ARBs) M. 2003 Subject: Creation of the Center for Agrarian Reform Enterprise and Rural Development (CARE-RD) SARC (SPECIAL ARCs). Joint DAR-NLSF M. 2006 Subject: Intensified Rural Development Through Agrarian Reform Communities (ARCs) Connectivity M.August 23.C. No.C.November 3. No. 26 . No. 02 – February 07.C. 04 – May 18. 1999 Subject: Supplemental Guidelines on the DAR-LBP Joint Financing for Rubber Replanting Under the Credit Assistance Program for Program Beneficiaries Development (CAP-PBD) RURAL DEVELOPMENT M.July 22. 21 . No. No. No.C. 19 .C.C. No. 2011 120 . 12 . 03 – September 5.

Approval and Monitoring of Survey Services TESDA (Livelihood and Enterprise Assistance Program) Joint DAR-TESDA M.Series of 2011 Subject: Microfinance Capacity Development Program in Agrarian Reform Areas (MicroFin_CAP@ARAs) Memorandum of the Secretary No. 03 . No. 2009 (Effectivity Date – July 1. 12 – June 13. Approval and Monitoring of M. 13 . Subject: Implementing Guidelines to Access Funds. Implement and Monitor Projects Under the DAR-PBD Partnership Support Fund Joint DAR-LBP M. Requisition. No. 9700 A.A.C. 1 . 2009) Subject: IRR on Support Services Delivery Under R.O.C. Conduct of M.January 4. No. 292 . 2009 Subject: Amendment in the Conduct of Training and Other Human Resource Development-Related Activities for the Central and Field Offices WB-ARCDP SUB-PROJECTS 121 .A. No. 9700 M. 2004 Subject : Implementing Guidelines on the DAR-TESDA Livelihood and Enterprise Assistance Program in Agrarian Reform Areas (LEAP in ARAs) TRAINING. No. 05 – October 28. No. 03 – June 24.O. No. 2010) Subject: IRR on the Provisions of Agricultural Support to and Liberalization of Access to Credit of ARBs under R. 1996 Subject: Strategic Direction of Support Services SURVEY SERVICES. 2010 Subject: LTI/PBD Integration Strategic Focus and Imperatives on Support Services Delivery for 2011 A. 2010 (Effectivity Date – July 12.C.C. 06 – April 02.July 18. No.C. 2008 Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures on Requisition. No.October 14.

O. No. 2008 Reconstitution and Strengthening of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Points 122 . No. 01 – July 19. (as amended by Section 15. and equal treatment in land reform and resettlement schemes. 2011) Subject: Guidelines Governing Gender Equality in the Implementation of Agrarian Reform Laws and Mainstreaming Gender and Development in the Department of Agrarian Reform M. 20 .C. The PARC shall also ensure that rural women will be able to participate in all community activities. The DAR shall establish and maintain a women's desk. 1999 Subject: General Guidelines on the Use of Stabilizer Materials in WB-ARCDP Sub-Projects Section 37-A.Support services shall be extended equally to women and men agrarian reform beneficiaries. rural women are entitled to self-organization in order to obtain equal access to economic opportunities and to have access to agricultural credit and loans. To this effect. integrate the specific needs and well-being of women farmer. 02 Dated January 16. 03 Dated February 27. 2011 (Effectivity Date – July 23. .beneficiaries taking into account the specific requirements of female family members of farmer. as provided for in this Act.November 18.C. 03 – February 27. 2009 Re: Re-Constitution and Strengthening of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Points M.beneficiaries. which will be primarily responsible for formulating and implementing programs and activities related to the protection and promotion of women's rights. as well as providing an avenue where women can register their complaints and grievances principally related t o their rural activities. 2009 Subject: Addendum to Memorandum Circular No. and other support services. Equal Support Services for Rural Women. 2009 Subject: Addendum to Memorandum Circular No. RA 9700) WOMEN/WOMEN’S DESK/GENDER EQUALITY/NON-GENDER BIAS A. No.C. marketing facilities and technology. No. M. The PARC shall ensure that these support services. 05 – March 26.

C.August 08.A. 2001 Subject: Guidelines for the Establishment and Operation of DAR Women’s Desk A. No. 02 – January 16. Support Services for Landowners. No. C. 01 June 14.January 24. 1996 (Effectivity Date – August 25.C.January 9. M. with the assistance of such other government agencies and instrumentalities as it may direct. No. Support Services to Landowners. 2005 Subject: Reconstitution and Strengthening of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point M.February 12. 7192 M. 1992 Subject: Defining the DAR Policy/Program Framework in the Recognition of the Role of Women on Development and in Addressing their Concerns: “Implementing Rules and Regulations to Build Mechanisms to Integrate Women and Pursue a Non-bias Gender Consciousness Implementation for CARP R. — The PARC with the assistance of such other government agencies PARC. No. 04 . 18 .C. M.A. 2001) Subject: Guidelines Governing the Non-Gender Biased Implementation of Agrarian Laws Gen. No. 7192 .August 27. No.C. shall provide landowners and instrumentalities as it may direct. 1992 Subject: An Act Promoting the Integration of Women as Full and Equal Partners of Men in Development and Nation Building and for Other Purposes Section 38. 1996) Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines in the Manner of Generating and Issuing Emancipation Patents/Certificates of Land Ownership Award (EPs/CLOAs) to Qualified Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries and their Spouses Pursuant to R. 05 . shall provide landowners affected by the CARP and prior agrarian reform programs with affected by the CARP and prior agrarian reform programs with the following services: the following services: (a) Investment information financial and counseling (a) Investment information.O. 2008 Subject: Reconstitution and Strengthening of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Points M. financial and counseling 123 . No. 2001 (Effectivity Date – January 28. 01 – April 11.C. No. 1 . 1999 Subject: Reconstitution and Strengthening of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point M. — The Section 38.

programs and schemes for the conversion or exchange of bonds issued for payment of the lands acquired with stocks and bonds issued by the National Government. That at least fifty percent (50%) of the proceeds thereof shall be invested in a The LBP shall redeem a landowner's LBP bonds at face value. as well as promoting the marketability of said bonds in traditional and non-traditional financial markets and stock exchanges. the same period: Provided. or other engaged in a pioneer or preferred area of investment as government financial institutions shall provide. Board of Investments (BOI)-registered company or in any agri- provided that the proceeds thereof shall be invested in a BOI- business or agro-industrial enterprise in the region where the registered company or in any agri-business or agro-industrial CARP-covered landholding is located. to the extent of thirty percent (30%) of the maintains his/her enterprise as a going concern for five (5) face value of said LBP bonds. A landowner who invests in rural-based industries shall be entitled to the incentives granted to a registered enterprise engaged in a pioneer or preferred area of investment as A landowner who invests in rural-based industries shall be provided for in the Omnibus Investment Code of 1987.registered firm for be issued by the LBP. assistance. The LBP shall redeem a landowner's agrarian reform bonds at face value as an incentive: Provided. the Central Bank and other government institutions and (c) Marketing of agrarian reform bonds. assistance. or other government financial institutions may provide. An additional incentive of enterprise in the region where the landowner has previously two percent (2%) in cash shall be paid to a landowner who made investments. prejudiced or 124 . promoting the marketability of said bonds in traditional and non-traditional financial markets and stock exchanges: and/or (c) Marketing of LBP bonds. as well as instrumentalities. (d) Other services designed to utilize productively the proceeds of the sale of such lands for rural industrialization. provided for in the Omnibus Investment Code of 1987. the BSPand other government institutions and (b) Facilities. in any way. and (d) Other services designed to utilize productively the proceeds of the sale of such lands for rural industrialization. exchange of bonds issued for payment of the lands acquired with stocks and bonds issued by the National Government. the LBP. the LBP. particularly investment information on government-owned and/or -controlled corporations and disposable assets of the government in pursuit of national industrialization and economic independence: (b) Facilities. or to entitled to the incentives granted to a registered enterprise such other incentives as the PARC. subject to guidelines that shall years or keeps his/her investments in a BOI. That the rights of the agrarian reform beneficiaries are not. or to such other incentives as the PARC. programs and schemes for the conversion or instrumentalities. further.

impaired thereby.

The DAR, the LBP and the Department of Trade and Industry
shall jointly formulate the program to carry out these
provisions under the supervision of the PARC: Provided, That
in no case shall the landowners' sex, economic, religious,
social, cultural and political attributes exclude them from
accessing these support services. (as amended Section 16,
RA 9700)

Section 39. Land Consolidation. —

The DAR shall carry out land consolidation projects to promote equal distribution of landholdings, to provide the needed
infrastructures in agriculture, and to conserve soil fertility and prevent erosion.

CHAPTER X
Special Areas of Concern

Section 40. Special Areas of Concern. —

As an integral part of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program, the following principles in these special areas of concern shall
be observed:

(1) Subsistence Fishing. — Small fisherfolk, including seaweed farmers, shall be assured of greater access to the
utilization of water resources.

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(2) Logging and Mining Concessions. — Subject to the requirement of a balanced ecology and conservation of water
resources, suitable areas, as determined by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), in logging,
mining and pasture areas, shall be opened up for agrarian settlements whose beneficiaries shall be required to undertake
reforestation and conservation production methods. Subject to existing laws, rules and regulations, settlers and members
of tribal communities shall be allowed to enjoy and exploit the products of the forest other than timer within the logging
concessions.

(3) Sparsely Occupied Public Agricultural Lands. — Sparsely occupied agricultural lands of the public domain shall be
surveyed, proclaimed and developed as farm settlements for qualified landless people based on an organized program to
ensure their orderly and early development.

Agricultural land allocations shall be made for ideal family-size farms as determined by the PARC. Pioneers and other
settlers shall be treated equally in every respect.

Subject to the prior rights of qualified beneficiaries, uncultivated lands of the public domain shall be made available on a
lease basis to interested and qualified parties. Parties who will engaged in the development of capital-intensive,
traditional or pioneering crops shall be given priority.

The lease period, which shall not be more than a total of fifty (50) years, shall be proportionate to the amount of
investment and production goals of the lessee. A system of evaluation and audit shall be instituted.

(4) Idle, Abandoned, Foreclosed and Sequestered Lands. — Idle, abandoned, foreclosed and sequestered lands shall be
planned for distribution as home lots and family-size farmlots to actual occupants. If land area permits, other landless
families shall be accommodated in these lands.

SEQUESTERED LANDS
A.O. No. 1 - January 30, 1995 (Effectivity Date – February 17, 1995)
Subject: Acquisition/Distribution of All Agricultural Lands Subject of Sequestration/Acquisition
by the PCGG & APT Whose Ownership is Under Court Litigation

(5) Rural Women. — All qualified women members of the agricultural labor force must be guaranteed and assured equal right to
ownership of the land, equal shares of the farm's produce, and representation in advisory or appropriate decision-making bodies.

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WOMEN (Rights, Women’s Desk, Non-Gender Bias and GAD)

A.O. No. 01 – July 19, 2011 (Effectivity Date – July 23, 2011)
Subject: Guidelines Governing Gender Equality in the Implementation of Agrarian Reform Laws
and Mainstreaming Gender and Development in the Department of Agrarian Reform

M.C. No. 05 – March 26, 2009
Subject: Addendum to Memorandum Circular No. 03 Dated February 27, 2009 Re: Re-Constitution
and Strengthening of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Points

M.C. No. 03 – February 27, 2009
Subject: Addendum to Memorandum Circular No. 02 Dated January 16, 2008 Reconstitution and
Strengthening of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Points

M.C. No. 02 – January 16, 2008
Subject: Reconstitution and Strengthening of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Points

M.C. No. 01 – April 11, 2005
Subject: Reconstitution and Strengthening of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point

M.C. No. 05 - January 24, 2001
Subject: Guidelines for the Establishment and Operation of DAR Women’s Desk

A.O. No. 1 - January 9, 2001 (Effectivity Date – January 28, 2001)
Subject: Guidelines Governing the Non-Gender Biased Implementation of Agrarian Laws (January 9, 2001)

Gen. M.C. No. 01 June 14, 1999
Subject: Reconstitution and Strengthening of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point

M.C. No. 18 - August 08, 1996 (Effectivity Date – August 25, 1996)
Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines in the Manner of Generating and Issuing Emancipation
Patents/Certificates of Land Ownership Award (EPs/CLOAs) to Qualified Agrarian Reform
Beneficiaries and their Spouses Pursuant to R.A. No. 7192

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No. retirees of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Integrated National Police (INP). M. 3 . 04 . Award of Public Lands to A. Agriculture Graduates of Agricultural Schools & Other Similar Beneficiaries RETURNEES/SURRENDEREES. 1997 (Effectivity Date – March 2. — In accordance with Section 7 of Article XVI of the Constitution. AFP 128 . No. C. Surrenderees. No.February 7.August 27. landless war veterans and veterans of military campaigns. Their Surviving Spouses and Orphans. Returnees. AFP AND INP/PNP RETIREES. 1997) Subject: Award of Lands of the Public Domain Under the Jurisdiction of DAR to Landless War Veterans of Military Campaigns. returnees.February 12. 3 .O. Returnees. 1997 (Effectivity Date – March 2. and similar beneficiaries shall be given due consideration in the disposition of agricultural lands of the public domain. Agriculture Graduates of Agricultural Schools & Other Similar Beneficiaries VETERANS (WAR). AWARD OF PUBLIC LANDS TO A. surrenderees. Surrenderees. AFP and INP/PNP Retirees. No. O. AFP and INP/PNP Retirees.O. Award of Public Lands to A. Their Surviving Spouses & Orphans. 1997) Subject: Award of Lands of the Public Domain Which are Under the Jurisdiction of the DAR. their surviving spouse and orphans. 1997) Subject: Award of Lands of the Public Domain Under the Jurisdiction of DAR to Landless War Veterans of Military Campaigns.February 7. 1997 (Effectivity Date – March 2.A. 1992 Subject: An Act Promoting the Integration of Women as Full and Equal Partners of Men in Development and Nation Building and for Other Purposes (6) Veterans and Retirees. to Landless War Veterans of Military Campaigns. 7192 . 1992 Subject: Defining the DAR Policy/Program Framework in the Recognition of the Role of Women on Development and in Addressing their Concerns: “Implementing Rules and Regulations to Build Mechanisms to Integrate Women and Pursue a Non-bias Gender Consciousness Implementation for CARP R. Their Surviving Spouses & Orphans. 3 .February 7.

Award of Public Lands to A. the composed of the President of the Philippines as Chairperson. 3 . President. Returnees. Administrator. and INP/PNP Retirees. AGRICULTURAL GRADUATES. Budget and Management. Visayas and Mindanao. through the DAR. Director-General of Highways. — The Presidential Agrarian Reform Council (PARC) shall be The Presidential Agrarian Reform Council (PARC) shall be composed of the President of the Philippines as Chairman. Their Surviving Spouses & Orphans. No. representatives of agrarian reform beneficiaries. the Secretary of Agrarian Reform as Vice-Chairman and the following Secretary of Agrarian Reform as Vice-Chairperson and the as members. — Graduates of agricultural schools who are landless shall be assisted by the government. Secretaries of the Departments of Agriculture. Director-General of the National Economic and Land Bank of the Philippines. Employment. 1997 (Effectivity Date – March 2. That 129 . two (2) each from Luzon. Public Works and Industry. Land Bank of the Philippines. Budget and Local Government: Public Works and Highways. six (6) shall be from the cultural communities. Land Registration Authority. 1997) Subject: Award of Lands of the Public Domain Under the Jurisdiction of DAR to Landless War Veterans of Military Campaigns. Agriculture. Returnees. National Irrigation landowners to represent Luzon. AFP and INP/PNP Retirees. Visayas and Mindanao: Provided. Trade and Industry.February 7.O. President. two (2) each and six (6) representatives of affected landowners to from Luzon. National Irrigation Development Authority. and Labor and the National Economic and Development Authority. Finance. provided that one of them represent Luzon. Environment and Natural Resources. representatives of agrarian reform beneficiaries. Finance. Administration. Agriculture Graduates of Agricultural Schools & Other Similar Beneficiaries CHAPTER XI Program Implementation Section 41. Agriculture Graduates of Agricultural Schools and Other Similar Beneficiaries (7) Agriculture Graduates. following as members: Secretaries of the Departments of Environment and Natural Resources. Visayas and Mindanao. Visayas and Mindanao. Administrator. Labor and Employment. Trade and Management. and three (3) representatives of affected Administrator. Surrenderees. The Presidential Agrarian Reform Council. six (6) Administration. Interior and Local Government. in their desire to own and till agricultural lands. Surrenderees.

(as amended by Section 17. — A PARC Secretariat is hereby established to provide general support and coordinative services such as inter-agency linkages. That at least one (1)of them shall come from a duly recognized national organization of rural women or a national organization of agrarian reform beneficiaries with a substantial number of women members: Provided. Unless otherwise directed by PARC. Provincial Agrarian Reform Coordinating Committee (PARCCOM). Executive Committee. at least one (1) of them shall be from the indigenous peoples: Provided. — There shall be an Executive Committee (EXCOM) of the PARC composed of the Secretary of the DAR as Chairman. RA 9700) Section 42. — A Provincial Agrarian Reform Coordinating Committee A Provincial Agrarian Reform Coordinating Committee is hereby (PARCCOM) is hereby created in each province. Secretariat. taking into account Article XIII. who shall be appointed by the President upon the appointed by the President upon the recommendation of the recommendation of the EXCOM. further. Section 43. the Provincial Agrarian Reform EXCOM. program and project appraisal and evaluation and general operations monitoring for the PARC. the Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer as Executive 130 . composed of a created in each province. and such other members as the President may designate. composed of a Chairman. the EXCOM may meet and decide on any and all matters in between meetings of the PARC: provided. that its decisions must be reported to the PARC immediately and not later than the next meeting. The Secretariat shall be headed by the Secretary of Agrarian Reform who shall be assisted by an Undersecretary and supported by a staff whose composition shall be determined by the PARC Executive Committee and whose compensation shall be chargeable against the Agrarian Reform Fund. Section 5 of the Constitution. Section 44. however. who shall be Chairman. That at least twenty percent (20%) of the members of the PARC shall be women but in no case shall they be less than two (2). All officers and employees of the Secretariat shall be appointed by the Secretary of Agrarian Reform. finally.

The PARCCOM shall coordinate and monitor the implementation of the CARP in the province. and one (1) representative each from the Departments the Departments of Agriculture. agricultural cooperatives and organizations. and of Environment and Natural of Agriculture. that in areas where there are cultural communities. in the province. at at least one of whom shall be a farmer or farmworker least one (1) of whom shall be a farmer or farmworker representing the principal crop of the province. two organizations in the province. and of Environment and Natural Resources and Resources and from the LBP. It shall provide information on the provisions of the CARP. The PARCCOM shall coordinate and monitor the implementation of the CARP in the province. as provided. one (1) representative each from existing farmers' existing farmers' organizations. and two (2) two representatives from farmer and farmworker-beneficiaries. at least one (1) of whom shall be a producer a producer representing the principal crop of the province. That in areas where there are cultural latter shall likewise have one representative. it shall: (a) Recommend to the PARC the following: (1) Market prices to be used in the determination of the profit sharing obligation of agricultural entities in the province. the members: Provided. guidelines issued by the PARC and on the progress of the CARP in the province. and one representative each from Officer. and representing the principal crop of the province. two (2) representatives from representatives from landowners. as members: representing the principal crop of the province. representatives from farmer and farmworker or beneficiaries. agricultural cooperatives and non-governmental non-governmental organizations in the province. in addition. guidelines issued by the PARC and on the progress of the CARP. the latter shall likewise have one (1) representative. It shall provide information on the provisions of the CARP. at least one of whom shall be landowners.Officer as Executive Officer. (2) Adoption of the direct payment scheme between the 131 . one representative each from from the LBP. communities.

(3) Continuous processing of applications for lease back arrangements. (as amended by Section 3. That lease back arrangements should be the last resort. 1997 Subject: Policy Guidelines on Joint Venture Agreement/Leaseback Arrangements A. RA 7905) CARP (STRENGTHENING ITS IMPLEMENTATION) PARC Executive Committee M. That the farmer and/or farmer beneficiary shall be eligible to borrow from the LBP an amount equal to eighty-five percent (85%) of the selling price of the land that they have acquired. Provided.C. 1995) Subject: Strengthening the Implementation of the CARP Pursuant to RA 7905 Amending Certain Provisions of RA 6657 and Other Pertinent Laws R. finally. 7905 . further.That the DAR shall act as mediator in cases of disagreement between the landowner and the farmer and/or farmworker beneficiary.O. That the agrarian reform beneficiary agrees to the amount and terms of payment: Provided. No.June 09. 2000 Subject: Designating PARCCOM Representatives as One of the Signatories on the Final Inspection Team Report Prior to Turn-Over of Completed CARP-Funded Projects PARC ExeCom Policy Order No.A. 1995 Subject: An Act to Strengthen the Implementation of the CARP and for Other Purposes 132 . 01 . furthermore. joint-venture agreements and other schemes that will optimize the operating size for agricultural production and also promote both security of tenure and security of income to farmer beneficiaries: Provided. 1995 (Effectivity Date – June 29.February 23. 1 – August 18.August 30. No. 5 . landowner and the farmer and/or farmworker beneficiary: Provided. that the amount and terms of payment are not more burdensome to the agrarian reform beneficiary than under the compulsory coverage provision of the CARL: Provided. No.

1994 (Effectivity Date – September 17. In by the PARC. Organization and Operation of the PARCCOM M.C. 1994) Subject: New Guidelines Strengthening the Formation.O.June 15. Province-by-Province Implementation. The ten-year program of province implementation of the CARP. beneficiaries development accordance with the level of operations previously established activities and other factors prevalent or obtaining in the area. in every case ensuring that support services are all cases. No.June 20. the needs and problems of other beneficiaries. ’94. 1989) Subject: Organization of the PARCCOM and the BARC Section 45. No. Re: New Implementing Guidelines Strengthening the Formation. taking into account the distribution of public and private lands in each province shall be peculiarities and needs of each place.March 03. No. 1989 (Effectivity Date – March 16.July 04. No. 1995 (Effectivity Date – July 2.August 30. The ten-year program of distribution of public and private land 133 . — The PARC shall provide the guidelines for a province-by-province The PARC shall provide the guidelines for the province-by- implementation of the CARP. land distribution workload.August 30. 6 . 01 . kind of crops needed or adjusted from year to year by the province's PARCCOM in suited.PROVINCIAL AGRARIAN REFORM COORDINATING COMMITTEE (PARCCOM) PARC Executive Committee M. 7.C. No. Organization and Operation of the PARCCOM A. the implementing agencies at the provincial level shall available or have been programmed before actual distribution is promote the development of identified ARCs without neglecting effected. No. 14 . S. 2000 Subject: Designating PARCCOM Representatives as One of the Signatories on the Final Inspection Team Report Prior to Turn-Over of Completed CARP-Funded Projects A. 16 .O. 1995) Subject: Supplemental Guidelines to AO No. 5 . 1995 Subject: Financial Support for the PARCCOM Operations M. 1995 Subject: Operationalizing/Strengthening the Operations of the PARCCOM Nationwide A.O.C. 7 .

BARANGAY AGRARIAN REFORM COMMITTEE (BARC) M.June 09. 1 – August 18. No. 1995 Subject: An Act to Strengthen the Implementation of the CARP and for Other Purposes Section 46. No. 1994 (Effectivity Date – September 17.O. (as amended by Section 4.O. the provisions of Executive Order No. Barangay Agrarian Reform Committee (BARC). Operationalization and Strengthening of Barangay Agrarian Reform Council (BARC) A. 229 regarding the organization of the Barangay Agrarian Reform Committee (BARC) shall be in effect. 05 – Series of 2010 Subject: Updated Guidelines on Formation. Organization. No. in every case ensuring that support services are available or have been programmed before actual distribution is effected. No. 1995) Subject: Strengthening the Implementation of the CARP Pursuant to RA 7905 Amending Certain Provisions of RA 6657 and Other Pertinent Laws R. — Unless otherwise provided in this Act.A.August 30. 7905 . in each province shall be adjusted from year to year by the province's PARCCOM in accordance with the level of operations previously established by the PARC. 1995 (Effectivity Date – June 29. 5 .February 23.C. 8 . 1994) 134 . RA 7905) CARP (STRENGTHENING ITS IMPLEMENTATION) PARC ExeCom Policy Order No. 1997 Subject: Policy Guidelines on Joint Venture Agreement/Leaseback Arrangements A.

(f) Assist the DAR representatives in the preparation of periodic reports on the CARP implementation for submission to the DAR. (d) Assist qualified beneficiaries in obtaining credit from lending institutions. 19 – December 30. 2003 Subject: Prioritizing PhilHealth Coverage for Members of the Barangay Agrarian Reform Committee (BARC) Section 47.August 03.C. Subject: Mediation/Conciliation of Agrarian Disputes by BARC A. 1989) Subject: Organization of the PARCCOM and the BARC BARC. No. 1990 Subject: Formation. 5 . Philhealth Coverage for Members of M. 1989 (Effectivity Date – March 16. 229. and (h) Perform such other functions as may be assigned by the DAR. 135 . No. — In addition to those provided in Executive Order No. (e) Assist in the initial determination of the value of the land. Organization & Operation of the BARC A.March 03. (g) Coordinate the delivery of support services to beneficiaries. Functions of the BARC. (b) Assist in the identification of qualified beneficiaries and landowners within the barangay.O. (c) Attest to the accuracy of the initial parcellary mapping of the beneficiary's tillage. the BARC shall have the following functions: (a) Mediate and conciliate between parties involved in an agrarian dispute including matters related to tenurial and financial arrangements. 14 .O. No.

No. 1994) Subject: Mediation/Conciliation of Agrarian Disputes by BARC BARANGAY AGRARIAN REFORM COMMITTEE (BARC) M.(2) The BARC shall endeavor to mediate. Organization. No. 1989) Subject: Organization of the PARCCOM and the BARC MEDIATION/CONCILIATION A. No. whenever necessary in the exercise of any of its functions hereunder. 8 . city.August 30.O. — The BARC or any member thereof may.March 03. conciliate and settle agrarian disputes lodged before it within thirty (30) days from its taking cognizance thereof. 1994) Subject: Mediation/Conciliation of Agrarian Disputes by BARC A. it shall issue a certificate of its proceedings and shall furnish a copy thereof upon the parties within seven (7) days after the expiration of the thirty-day period. Operationalization and Strengthening of Barangay Agrarian Reform Council (BARC) A.O. 1994 (Effectivity Date – September 17.O. 1989 (Effectivity Date – March 16.August 30. 8 . 5 . 136 . 14 . No. 8 .C.O. 1994 (Effectivity Date – September 17. 1990 Subject: Formation. Organization & Operation of the BARC A. or municipal government.August 30. it is unable to settle the dispute.O. 2010) Subject: Updated Guidelines on Formation. No.August 03. 05 – Series of 2010 (Effectivity Date – March 24. 1994) Subject: Conciliation of Agrarian Disputes by the BARC Section 48. No. seek the legal assistance of the DAR and the provincial. AGRARIAN DISPUTES DAR A. Legal Assistance. If after the lapse of the thirty day period. 1994 (Effectivity Date – September 17.

03 .C. No.May 26. 2000) Subject: Rules of Procedure for Agrarian Law Implementation (ALI) Cases APPEAL PROCESS (RD to the Secretary) 137 . to carry out the objects and purposes of this Act. Chapter 4 of Title XI LEGAL ASSISTANCE.AUTHORITY OF DAR LAWYERS DAR M. No. No. No. 292) Subject: Bureau of Agrarian Legal Assistance (BALA) – no. Section 13. whether substantive or procedural. Said rules shall take effect ten (10) days after publication in two (2) national newspapers of general circulation. Rules and Regulations. — The PARC and the DAR shall have the power to issue rules and regulations. 2003 (Effectivity Date – February 8.O.O. 06 . 2000 (Effectivity Date – September 15. DAR MANUAL ON M. 2003) Subject: 2003 Rules for Agrarian Law Implementation Cases A.C. ALI RULES (Rules on Agrarian Law Implementation Cases) A.August 30. 1994 Subject: Authority of DAR Lawyers to Appear as Counsel for the DAR Secretary or Other DAR Officials Who May Be Sued in Their Official Capacity Administrative Code of 1987 (Executive Order No.January 16. 2009 Subject: DAR Manual on Legal Assistance Section 49. 8. 9 . 12 – September 15.

11 . Series of 1994 and Administrative Order No. 5. 6. No. Series of 1997 as Amended by MC No. Restoring the Authority to Approve/Disapprove/Act on Protest Cases of Regional Directors (RDs) in Certain Provinces in Region IV Granted Under Administrative Order No.10. No. 1994) Subject: Authorizing RDs to Hear or Decide Protests Involving Coverage Under RA 6657/PD 27 & Defining the Appeal Process from the RDs to the Secretary AUTHORITY OF REGIONAL DIRECTORS M.C. 1997 Subject: Amending Certain Provisions in MC No.July 22. 1997 Subject: Recalling the Authority to Approve/Disapprove/Act on Protest Cases of RDs in Certain Provinces in Regions III & IV Per AOs 9. 2003 Subject: Amending Memorandum Circular No. No. 9. 9 . S. 2000) Subject: Rules of Procedure for Agrarian Law Implementation (ALI) Cases M. S.May 07. 09 .O. and 12 S.O. 1992 A. 10 . 9 and 12.O. 18 .O. No. No. 5. 9. S. No.August 30. 1998 Subject: Amendment to M. 1998 Subject: Amendment to M. 1997 Entitled: “Recalling the Authority to Approve/Disapprove/Act on Protest Cases of Regional Directors (RDs) in Certain Provinces in Regions III and IV Granted Under A. No. S. 1994 (Effectivity Date – September 30. 1994 (Effectivity Date – September 26.March 11.10 and 12. 2000 (Effectivity Date – September 15. A. 6 . 06 . 1994 and A. No. S.C. 1994) 138 . No.O.C. 1997 Entitled: “Recalling the Authority to Approve/Disapprove/Act on Protest Cases of Regional Directors (RDs) in Certain Provinces in Regions III and IV Granted Under A. 9. Series of 1992 A. Series of 1998.C. 9. 10 and 12. 1994 and A. No. Series of 1992 M.C. 5.August 30.C.O.August 30. No. No. 9. ’94 & AO 5. 1997 M. 9.C.March 13. Nos. 14 – August 29. Series of 1992 M.O. No. S.

1987 Subject: Authorizing Regional Offices to Hear/Investigate and Resolve Cases Ministry M. No. 5 . 9 . No.O. No. 1988 Subject: Authorizing the Heirs of Deceased Beneficiary to Acquire and Register in the Name of the Heirs Lands Acquired Under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program M. 10 of RA 6657. 1978 Subject: Death of a Tenant-Beneficiary CONFIDENTIALITY (Inter-Office Communications)/RIGHT TO INFORMATION M. 2011 Subject: Adopting and Implementing the Right to Information with Respect to the Quasi-Judicial and Disciplinary Functions of the Department of Agrarian Reform and Providing the Guidelines Therefor M. 14 . 1984 Subject: Authorizing all MAR RDs to Confirm and/or Designate the Successor of a Deceased Farmer-Beneficiary Ministry M.October 23. 1990: “Rules and Procedures Governing Exemption of Lands from CARP Under Sec. 10 – December 19.C. 1994) Subject: Authorizing All RDs to Hear & Decide All Protests Involving Coverage Under RA 6657 or PD 27 and Defining the Process from the RDs to the Secretary A. 25 . S.May 21.C. 2007 (Effectivity Date – January 7. Subject: Amending AO 13.C. 5 . 1994 (Effectivity Date – September 26.August 30. No.September 12. No. 1995 Subject: Measures to Uphold the Integrity and Confidentiality of Inter-Office Communications Involving AR Law Implementation and Personnel Discipline 139 .August 19. No. No. 07 – July 19.October 28.C.” to Authorize All RDs to Hear & Decide Application for Exemption A. 19 .O.C.C. 2008) – Sections 10 to 14 Subject: Code of Conduct for the Officials and Employees of DAR M.

December 21.DOCKETING M. 15 . 1983 Subject: 1983 MAR Revised Rates of Fees and Charges 140 . No. 2000 (Effectivity Date – December 31.C.April 03.April 03. 5 .May 18.C. No. or Orders in Agrarian Law Implementation Cases and Personnel Discipline Cases M.C. No.C. 2004 Subject: Revision of MC No. Series of 2004. Resolutions. 5 . or Orders in Agrarian Law Implementation Cases and Personnel Discipline Cases M. 11. 02 – March 25. 11 – June 18. 2000) Subject: Revised Rates of Fees and Charges M. 1995 Subject: Rules on the Docketing of Agrarian Law Implementation and Personnel Discipline Cases FEES AND CHARGES M. 10 . 2011 (Effectivity Date – April 10.C. 12 . 2004 Subject: Release of DAR Central Office Decisions.C. Re: Release of Decisions. 1995 Subject: Rules on the Docketing of Agrarian Law Implementation and Personnel Discipline Cases DOCKETING OF ALI AND PERSONNEL DISCIPLINE CASES M. No. No.August 22. 21 – October 25. 2011) Subject: Revised Rates of Fees and Charges M. No. No.C. 2000 Subject: Revised Rates of Fees and Charges MAR M. No.C. Resolutions.

March 31. 6. 10 and 12. 2004 Subject: Institutionalizing the Policy Formulation Process and Delineating the Responsibilities. 10 – June 15. as amended by M.C. No.C. 1998 141 . 14 – August 29. and Providing for the Procedures and Systems for the Approval of Policy Issuances PROTEST CASES M. 13 . No. 14 – July 30. Series of 1998. Series of 1997.C. 1997 Subject: Guidelines on the Rendition of Legal Opinions OPEN DOOR POLICY/TRANSPARENCY M. 2004) Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines on Non-Acceptance of Application for Exemption. No. 2004 Subject: Adopting and Directing an Open Door Policy and Planning Implementing Accessibility and Transparency in the Department of Agrarian Reform POLICY FORMULATION PROCESS. No. 2003 Subject: Amending M. No. Institutionalizing the M. 11 . No.C.O. 04 – March 03. 1997 Subject: Providing Mechanism for the Resolution of Flashpoint Cases LEGAL OPINION M.C. Protest.C.C. Exclusion.March 13. 9. 9. No. Opposition or Petition for Lifting of CARP Coverage M. Scope of Work and Accountability of Concerned Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Units Involved In Policy Formulation. Restoring the Authority to Approve/Disapprove/Act on Protest Cases of Regional Directors (RDs) in Certain Provinces in Region IV Granted Under A. 2004 (Effectivity Date – June 25.C.July 22. Series of 1992 [Amending M. Nos. Series of 1994 and A. 5. No. Series of 1998] M.O.C. 10 . No.C. No. No.FLASHPOINT CASES M. 9. Series of 1997 as Amended by MC No. 6.

No. Nos. Flood and Other Force Majeure.O. 13 . 9. No. 1998 Subject: Amendment to M.May 07. 1994 (Effectivity Date – April 22. 1989 Subject: Creation of a PACU in the DAR RECONSTITUTION OF TITLES M. ’94 and AO 5. S. No. Amending Certain Provisions M.March 13.April 11. S.C.July 26.C. 6 .A.August 30. 1994 (Effectivity Date – September 26. 9.C. Amending for the Purpose Section One Hundred Ten of Presidential Decree Numbered Fifteen Twenty-Nine and Section Five of Republic Act Numbered Twenty-Six LRA Circular No. 9. 8 . 6732 . 1997 Subject: Recalling the Authority to Approve/Disapprove/Act on Protest Cases of RDs in Regions III & Granted Under AO Nos. 1997 Entitled: “Recalling the Authority to Approve/Disapprove/Act on Protest Cases of Regional Directors (RDs) in Certain Provinces in Regions III and IV Granted Under A. 9 . 1994) Subject: Guidelines on the Reconstitution of Lost or Destroyed Original Copies of Certificates of Title to be Initiated by the DAR Provincial Office R. S. ’97. 1992 M.July 17. No. 5 . 1989 142 . 9.O. 9. No. 1989 Subject: An Act Allowing Administrative Reconstitution of Original Copies of Certificates of Titles Lost or Destroyed Due to Fire.O. S.O. S. 1994 and A. 5. 1992 A.March 11. S. 9 & 12. No.C. S.10 & 12.C. Subject: Amendment to M. S. No. No. 1994) Subject: Authorizing All RDs to Hear & Decide All Protests Involving Coverage Under RA 6657 or PD 27 and Defining the Process from the RDs to the Secretary PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND COMPLAINTS UNIT (PACU) A.C. 5. 1997 Entitled: “Recalling the Authority to Approve/Disapprove/Act on Protest Cases of RDs in Certain Provinces in Regions III and IV Granted under AO No. 1994 and AO No. 18 . 1997 Subject: Clarifying the Internal Rules of Procedure of MC No.10 and 12. Series of 1992 M. No. 9 .April 26.

26 . 2000) Subject: Amending DAR Administrative Order No. No.O. 19 of RA 6657 but Found to be Outside the Coverage of CARP REGIONAL DIRECTORS. Series of 2000] A. No. 1997) Subject: Revision on A. 6657 But Found to be Outside the Coverage of CARP A. 9 . 35 – June 13. 3.O.August 30. Re: “Reconveyance of Properties Turned-Over to DAR Pursuant to EO 407.A. No.O. No. 407. Re: Reconveyance of Properties Turned Over to DAR Pursuant to E. 2000) Subject: Rules of Procedure for Agrarian Law Implementation (ALI) Cases 143 . 9. No.D. No. 2000 (Effectivity Date – September 15.August 08. 2000 (Effectivity Date – September 17.O. and Lands Voluntarily Offered Under Section 19 of R.O. 03 . O. 1946 Subject: An Act Providing a Special Procedure for the Reconstitution of Torrens Certificates of Title Lost of Destroyed P. 2003) Subject: Agrarian Law Implementation (ALI) Cases [Modifies and Repeals DAR A. 3. Authority of (RDs) A. 1529 .December 10. S.A. Series of 1996. No.O. 06 .Property Registration Decree RECONVEYANCE (Found to be Outside CARP Coverage) A. 2003 (Effectivity Date – February 8. 1997 (Effectivity Date – December 29. “Revised Rules and Regulations on A.August 29. as Amended A. 6732 LRA Circular No. 1996. 407/448 and Lands Voluntarily Offered Under Sec. No.A.O.O. 3 . 1983 Subject: Supplemental Rules and Regulations Governing the Reconstitution of Lost or Destroyed Land Certificates of Title R.September 25. No. No. No. 1996) Subject: Reconveyance of Properties Turned-Over to DAR Pursuant to EO No. as Amended. 6. Subject: Administrative Reconstitution of Original Copies of Lost or Destroyed Certificate of Title Pursuant to R. 1996 (Effectivity Date – August 31. 03 – January 16. Series of 1997.

1994) Subject: Authorizing All RDs to Hear & Decide All Protests Involving Coverage Under RA 6657 or PD 27 and Defining the Process from the RDs to the Secretary M. 9.C.July 22. 1990: “Rules and Procedures Governing Exemption of Lands from CARP Under Sec.O. 1994 (Effectivity Date – September 26. S.C. 9.10. 1997 M.July 15. 2 .M. No.C. No. 1994) Subject: Amending AO 13. S. No.O. 1998 Subject: Amendment to M.August 30. 11 . C. No. No.March 11. 18 . S. No.” to Authorize All RDs to Hear & Decide Application for Exemption A.C. ’94 & AO 5.C.C. No.August 30.October 28. S.May 21. 1992 Subject: RDs Have no Supervision and Control Over the PARADs and RARADs A. 1988 Subject: Authorizing the Heirs of Deceased Beneficiary to Acquire and Register in the Name of the Heirs Lands Acquired Under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program M. No. 1997 Entitled: “Recalling the Authority to Approve/Disapprove/Act on Protest Cases of Regional Directors (RDs) in Certain Provinces in Regions III and IV Granted Under A. 9 . 1998 Subject: Amendment to M. S. 1994 and A. 1992 A. Nos. 1997 Subject: Recalling the Authority to Approve/Disapprove/Act on Protest Cases of RDs in Certain Provinces in Regions III & IV Per AOs 9. 1994 (Effectivity Date – September 30. 10 . 1997 Entitled: “Recalling the Authority to Approve/Disapprove/Act on Protest Cases of Regional Directors (RDs) in Certain Provinces in Regions III and IV Granted Under A.O. 1997 Subject: Amending Certain Provisions in MC No.O. 5.May 07.O.O. 9. S. 10 of RA 6657. and 12 S. 9.C. Series of 1992 M. No.10 and 12.March 13. 5 . 1994 and A. 9 . No. 9 and 12. 5.O. 14 . 1987 144 . S. No. No. No. Series of 1992 M. 6 .

employing all or controversies in a most expeditious manner.September 12.C. 1992 Subject: Lecture on the Substantive and Procedural Aspects of the Agrarian Laws. Toward this end. expeditious and inexpensive determination for every action or proceeding before it. It shall not be bound by technical rules of procedure and It shall not be bound by technical rules of procedure and evidence but shall proceed to hear and decide all cases. accordance with justice and equity and the merits of the case. 145 . 1984 Subject: Authorizing All MAR RDs to Confirm and/or Designate the Successor of a Deceased Farmer-Beneficiary Ministry M. it shall adopt a uniform rule of procedure to achieve a just. No. it shall adopt a uniform rule of procedure to Toward this end. Subject: Authorizing Regional Offices to Hear/Investigate and Resolve Cases Ministry M. and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).July 24. — The DAR is hereby vested with the primary jurisdiction to The DAR is hereby vested with primary jurisdiction to determine determine and adjudicate agrarian reform matters and shall and adjudicate agrarian reform matters and shall have exclusive have exclusive original jurisdiction over all matters involving the original jurisdiction over all matters involving the implementation implementation of agrarian reform except those falling under of agrarian reform. 5 . disputes or controversies in a most expeditious manner. expeditious and inexpensive determination of achieve a just. every action or proceeding before it.C.C. disputes evidence but shall proceed to hear and decide all cases. No.August 19. 19 . 1978 Subject: Death of a Tenant-Beneficiary SUBSTANTIVE AND PROCEDURAL ASPECTS OF THE AGRARIAN LAWS M. employing all reasonable means to ascertain the facts of every case in reasonable means to ascertain the facts of every case in accordance with justice and equity and the merits of the case. Quasi-Judicial Powers of the DAR. No. except those falling under the exclusive the exclusive jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture (DA) jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the DENR. Including the CARL CHAPTER XII Administrative Adjudication Section 50. 3 .

It shall likewise have the power to punish indirect contempts in the same manner and subject to the same direct and indirect contempts in the same manner and subject to penalties as provided in the Rules of Court. (as amended by Section 18. It shall likewise have the power to punish direct and deputized officers. 2011 Subject: 2011 Rules on the Administration of Oaths in Pursuance of Section 50 of R.A.It shall have the power to summon witnesses. compel the take testimony. require submission of reports. or their organizations in any proceedings before the DAR: provided. require submission of reports. Notwithstanding an appeal to the Court of Appeals. take testimony. the decision of the DAR shall be immediately executoryexcept a decision or of the DAR shall be immediately executory. the same penalties as provided in the Rules of Court. their fellow farmers. proceedings. It shall have the power to summon witnesses. that when proceedings before the DAR Provided. No. That when there there are two or more representatives for any individual or are two or more representatives for any individual or group. No. the group. administer oaths. compel the production of books and documents and answers to production of books and documents and answers to interrogatories and issue subpoena. RA 9700) ADMINISTRATION OF OATHS A. as Amended ALI (AGRARIAN LAW IMPLEMENTATION) CASES 146 . and subpoena duces and enforce its writs through sheriffs or other duly deputized tecum and to enforce its writs through sheriffs or other duly officers. their fellow farmers. and subpoena duces tecum. the representatives should choose only one among representatives should choose only one among themselves to themselves to represent such party or group before any DAR represent such party or group before any DAR proceedings. the decision Notwithstanding an appeal to the Court of Appeals. Responsible farmer leaders shall be allowed to represent Responsible farmer leaders shall be allowed to represent themselves. administer oaths. 6657.O. or their organizations in any themselves. however. a portion thereof involving solely the issue of just compensation. however. 05 – September 13. interrogatories and issuesubpoena.

Vital Role of Farmer M.O. 1 .O. 1991 Subject: Scope of Jurisdiction of DARAB. 1992 Subject: Signing Authority on Travel Orders of DARAB Officials and Personnel M. 6 .O.O. A. No.C. 06 .C. 2000) Subject: Agrarian Law Implementation (ALI) Cases [Modifies or Repeals DAR A. No. No. No. 6. Series of 1994] DARAB Rules 2009 Department of Agrarian Reform Adjudication Board (DARAB) Rules of Procedure – September 01. 2000 (Effectivity Date – September 15. 2009 2003 Department of Agrarian Reform Adjudication Board (DARAB) Rules of Procedure – January 17.January 5. 2003 M. 1 .C.August 30. No.C. No. 2003) Subject: Agrarian Law Implementation (ALI) Cases [Modifies and Repeals DAR A. No.January 05. 1995 Subject: Authority of the Adjudication Board to Conduct Summary Administrative Proceedings for the Preliminary Determination of Just Compensation 147 .September 30. 15 – August 6. RARADs and PARADs Over Orders/Decisions of the Secretary PARALEGALS.C. 2003 (Effectivity Date – February 8. 2004 Subject: Reaffirming the Vital Roles of Farmer-Paralegals in Facilitating the Delivery of Agrarian Justice and Providing for the Creation of Agrarian Justice Paralegal Support Fund SUMMARY ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS M. No. Series of 2000] A. No. 7 . 9.September 14. 1995 Subject: Authority of the Adjudication Board to Conduct Summary Administrative Proceedings for the Preliminary Determination of Just Compensation DARAB New Rules of Procedure (1994) M. 03 – January 16.

2. an aggrieved party shall have judicial recourse. That from the determination of the DAR. . In cases where regular courts or quasi-judicial bodies have competent jurisdiction. (as added by Section 19. RA 9700) REFERRAL OF OR JURISDICTION ON AGRARIAN DISPUTE 148 . No. on Summary Administrative Proceedings on Land Compensation A. Entitled “Rules and Regulations on Summary Administrative Proceedings on Land Compensation A. the appeal shall be to the Court of Appeals. 1989 Subject: Summary Proceedings for the Final Administrative Determination of Compensation in CA of Land Section 50-A.October 05. 1991: Amendments to AO No. 1993 (Effectivity Date – October 24. Series of 1991. or Cooperative Development Authority.No court or prosecutor's office shall take cognizance of cases pertaining to the implementation of the CARP except those provided under Section 57 of Republic Act No. or tenant. In cases referred by the municipal trial court and the prosecutor's office. Exclusive Jurisdiction on Agrarian Dispute. 1991 Subject: Summary Administrative Proceedings on Land Compensation A.November 08. The fact of non-registration of such associations with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 8 . 2. Series of 1991. farmworker. 2 . and in cases referred by the regional trial court. the case shall be automatically referred by the judge or the prosecutor to the DAR which shall determine and certify within fifteen (15) days from referral whether an agrarian dispute exists: Provided.O. or any concerned government agency shall not be used against them to deny the existence of their legal standing and interest in a case filed before such courts and quasi-judicial bodies. 1991 Subject: Amendments to AO No. the appeal shall be with the proper regional trial court. 8 .February 15.O.O. No. s. 13 .O.July 31. as amended. agrarian reform beneficiaries or identified beneficiaries and/or their associations shall have legal standing and interest to intervene concerning their individual or collective rights and/or interests under the CARP. 8. No. A. 6657. 1993) Subject: Amendment to AO No. If there is an allegation from any of the parties that the case is agrarian in nature and one of the parties is a farmer. No.

No.O.A. Continuation of the LAD Process Pursuant to the M. A. 2010 Subject: Implementation of Sections 7 and 50-A of R. 6 and 9. 9700 Supreme Court Court Administrator Circular No. 2. 40 – June 10.C.A. Instituting Necessary Reforms. 2011) Subject: Revised Rules and Regulations Implementing Section 19 of R. Extending the Acquisition and Distribution of All Agricultural Lands.A. 2009 (Effectivity Date – July 1. 2009) Subject: Implementing Section 19 of R. 02 – September 16. 9700 (Jurisdiction on and Referral of Cases that are Agrarian in Nature) DOJ Circular No. 62-2010 – April 28. 2007 Subject: Preliminary Investigation of Criminal Cases Related to Agrarian Reform CUENCA CASE. as Respectively Amended by Sections 5 and 19 of R. No. 03 – July 19.A. No. 23 – June 14. No. No.O. as Amended. 2005 Subject: Full Implementation and Continuation of the Land Acquisition and Distribution Process Pursuant to the Provisions of DAR Memorandum Circular Nos. Series of 2005 (Full Implementation and Continuation of the Land Acquisition and Distribution Process Pursuant to the Provisions of DAR Memorandum Circular Nos.C. 6 and 9. 2010 Subject: Guidelines on the Investigation and Referral of Cases to the Department of Agrarian Reform Pursuant to Section 19 of R. No. 2005 Subject: Supplemental/Clarificatory Guidelines on DAR Memorandum Circular No. Series of 2004 and the Supreme Court Ruling in the Cuenca Case 149 . Amending for the Purpose Certain Provisions of Republic Act No. Also Known as the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law of 1988. 03 – September 20. and Appropriating Funds Therefor) A. Otherwise Known as the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law of 1988. No. No. No. Series of 2004 and the Supreme Court Ruling in the Cuenca Case) M.A. 9700 (An Act Strengthening the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program [CARP]. 9700 (Jurisdiction on and Referral of Agrarian Dispute) DOJ Circular No. 04 – October 15. 2011 (Effectivity Date – July 23. 6657. 6657.

January 5. 6.C. No. FINALITY OF ORDERS/DECISIONS A. Any order. Providing Legal Assistance to DAR Officials and Employees Unjustly Charged in Court or Other Government Bodies in the Performance of Their Duties.INJUNCTIONS AND TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS.O. 1991 Subject: Scope of Jurisdiction of DARAB. Effect on CARP Coverage of M. Series of 2000] M. 10 . 09 . 1994 Subject: Procedure in the Issuance of Finality of Orders/Resolution of Cases Arising from the Administrative Implementation of AR Law Issued by the Secretary 150 .C. Series of 2004.May 28. — Any case or controversy before it shall be decided within thirty (30) days after it is submitted for resolution.C. and Creating the Legal Support Fund for the Purpose M. 06 – March 03. 06.C. Finality of Determination. Only one (1) motion for reconsideration shall be allowed.May 13. RARADs and PARADs Over Orders/Decisions of the Secretary Section 51. ruling or decision shall be final after the lapse of fifteen (15) days from receipt of a copy thereof. 1995 Subject: Authority of the Adjudication Board to Conduct Summary Administrative Proceedings for the Preliminary Determination of Just Compensation M. 7 . 1 . 2004 Subject: Supplemental Guidelines to Memorandum Circular No. No. 03 – January 16. 2003 (Effectivity Date – February 8. No. No. 2003) – Sections 35 and 36 Subject: Agrarian Law Implementation (ALI) Cases [Modifies and Repeals DAR A. No.September 30. No.C.O. 2004 Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines on the Effect of Injunctions and Temporary Restraining Orders Issued by the Regular Courts on Acquisition and Distribution of Lands Under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) JURISDICTION OF DARAB. RARAD AND PARAD M. No.

Certification of the BARC. the DAR may impose reasonable penalties.February 28. Certiorari. including but not limited to fines or censures upon erring parties. order. M. enforcement. — To discourage frivolous or dilatory appeals from the decisions or orders on the local or provincial levels. 151 . Frivolous Appeals. The findings of fact of the DAR shall be final and conclusive if based on substantial evidence. award or ruling of the DAR on any agrarian dispute or on any matter pertaining to the application. 1994 Subject: Finality of Decisions/Orders Issued by the DAR Through the Secretary Section 52. Section 53. that if no certification is issued by the BARC within thirty (30) days after a matter or issue is submitted to it for mediation or conciliation the case or dispute may be brought before the PARC. or interpretation of this Act and other pertinent laws on agrarian reform may be brought to the Court of Appeals by certiorari except as otherwise provided in this Act within fifteen (15) days from the receipt of a copy thereof. — The DAR shall not take cognizance of any agrarian dispute or controversy unless a certification from the BARC that the dispute has been submitted to it for mediation and conciliation without any success of settlement is presented: provided. CHAPTER XIII Judicial Review Section 54. however. implementation. No.C. — Any decision. 3 .

preliminary injunction against the PARC. necessary to. No. Series of 2004.C. enforcement. enforcement. No Restraining Order or Preliminary Injunction. Series of 2005 (Full Implementation and Continuation of the Land Acquisition and Distribution Process Pursuant to the Provisions of DAR Memorandum Circular Nos. reform. No. or dispute or controversy arising from. or in connection its duly authorized or designated agencies in any case. 2005 Subject: Supplemental/Clarificatory Guidelines on DAR Memorandum Circular No. with the application.C. the DAR. (as amended bySection 20. and Creating the Legal Support Fund for the Purpose M. No. Series of 2004 and the Supreme Court Ruling in the Cuenca Case M.May 13. 06 – March 03. 02 – September 16. or interpretation of this Act and other pertinent laws on agrarian reform. 2.C. no court in the Philippines restraining order or writ of preliminary injunction against the PARC shall have jurisdiction to issue any restraining order or writ of or any of its duly authorized or designated agencies in any case. 6 and 9. or any of dispute or controversy arising from. implementation. necessary to.C. RA 9700) INJUNCTIONS AND TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS. 6 and 9. 06. Series of 2004 and the Supreme Court Ruling in the Cuenca Case) M. 2004 Subject: Supplemental Guidelines to Memorandum Circular No.Section 55. No. or in interpretation of this Act and other pertinent laws on agrarian connection with the application. — No court in the Philippines shall have jurisdiction to issue any Except for the Supreme Court. 09 . Providing Legal Assistance to DAR Officials and Employees Unjustly Charged in Court or Other Government Bodies in the Performance of Their Duties. Effect on CARP Coverage of M. 2004 Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines on the Effect of Injunctions and Temporary Restraining Orders Issued by the Regular Courts on Acquisition and Distribution of Lands Under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) 152 . 2005 Subject: Full Implementation and Continuation of the Land Acquisition and Distribution Process Pursuant to the Provisions of DAR Memorandum Circular Nos. implementation. 03 – September 20.

The Special Agrarian Courts shall have the powers and prerogatives inherent in or belonging to the Regional Trial Courts. The Rules of Court shall apply to all proceedings before the Special Agrarian Courts. upon their own initiative or at the instance of any of the parties. In the designation. and to file a 153 . — The Special Agrarian Courts shall have original and exclusive jurisdiction over all petitions for the determination of just compensation to landowners. Appointment of Commissioners. Section 57. Section 56. — The Supreme Court shall designate at least one (1) branch of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) within each province to act as a Special Agrarian Court. investigate and ascertain facts relevant to the dispute including the valuation of properties. the Supreme Court shall give preference to the Regional Trial Courts which have been assigned to handle agrarian cases or whose presiding judges were former judges of the defunct Court of Agrarian Relations. unless modified by this Act. — The Special Agrarian Courts. The Supreme Court may designate more branches to constitute such additional Special Agrarian Courts as may be necessary to cope with the number of agrarian cases in each province. Section 58. Special Jurisdiction. The Regional Trial Court (RTC) judges assigned to said courts shall exercise said special jurisdiction in addition to the regular jurisdiction of their respective courts. and the prosecution of all criminal offenses under this Act. may appoint one or more commissioners to examine. Special Agrarian Court. The Special Agrarian Courts shall decide all appropriate cases under their special jurisdiction within thirty (30) days from submission of the case for decision.

question.C. No. or from any order. 02 – March 25. Appeals. C. 2011 Subject: Revised Rates of Fees and Charges M. Section 60. — An appeal may be taken from the decision of the Special Agrarian Courts by filing a petition for review with the Court of Appeals within fifteen (15) days receipt of notice of the decision. the decision shall become final.May 18. 2000) Subject: Revised Rates of Fees and Charges M. An appeal from the decision of the Court of Appeals. 10 . 15 . No. as the case may be.C. ruling or decision of the DAR. 2000 Subject: Revised Rates of Fees and Charges 154 . Section 59. otherwise. matter or incident raised before them shall be elevated to the appellate courts until the hearing shall have been terminated and the case decided on the merits. 2000 (Effectivity Date – December 31. APPEAL FEES/FEES AND CHARGES M. shall be by a petition for review with the Supreme Court within a non-extendible period of fifteen (15) days from receipt of a copy of said decision.December 21. Orders of the Special Agrarian Courts.written report thereof with the court. No. — No order of the Special Agrarian Courts on any issue.

both trial and appellate.000. Preferential Attention in Courts. All cases pending in court arising from or in connection with the implementation of this Act shall continue to be heard. shall be governed by the Rules of Court. Section 62. until June 30.000. after which the case is deemed submitted for decision. upon shall be funded from the Agrarian expiration of funding under Republic Reform Fund created under Sections Act No. laws. may require the parties to file simultaneous memoranda within a period of fifteen (15) days from notice. 8532 and other pertinent 20 and 21 of Executive Order No. Procedure on Review. — The initial amount needed to The amount needed to implement this The amount needed to further implement this Act for the period of Act until the year 2008 shall be funded implement the CARP as provided in ten (10) years upon approval hereof from the Agrarian Reform Fund.000. — All courts in the Philippines. The Court of Appeals. — Review by the Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court. Section 61.00). 2014. however. notwithstanding the expiration of the ten-year period mentioned in Section 5 hereof.shall be funded from the Agrarian 229. Funding Source. 155 . Reform Fund and other funding sources in the amount of at least One hundred fifty billion pesos (P150. shall give preferential attention to all cases arising from or in connection with the implementation of the provisions of this Act. tried and decided into their finality. CHAPTER XIV Financing Section 63. this Act. as the case may be.

(c) Proceeds of the disposition of c) Proceeds of the disposition of the (c) Proceeds of the disposition and the properties of the Government in properties of the Government in foreign development of the properties of the foreign countries. Sections 20 and 21 of Executive Order No.000. The additional amount hereby authorized to be appropriated shall in no case exceed Fifty billion pesos Sources of funding or appropriations shall (P50.000. for the specific purposes of Government in foreign countries.000. specific purposes of financing production infrastructure and other support services credits. infrastructure and other support services required by this Act. 156 .000.00). implement the provisions of this Act. Privatization Trust. for the financing production credits. appropriated for compensation to victims Good Government.000. (b) All receipts from assets b) All receipts from assets recovered and b)All receipts from assets recovered and recovered and from sales of ill. include the following: Sources of funding or appropriations shall include the following: Sources of funding or appropriations shall include the following: (a) Proceeds of the sales of the a) Proceeds of the sales of the Assets (a) Proceeds of the sales of the Assets Privatization Trust. 229. amounting to Fifty billion pesos the provisions of this Act during the Agrarian Reform Fund in order to fully (P50. Privatization and Management Office (PMO). countries. of human rights violations under the applicable law.000. Additional amounts are hereby Additional amounts necessary for this authorized to be appropriated as and Additional amounts are hereby purpose are hereby authorized to be when needed to augment the Agrarian authorized to be appropriated as and appropriated in excess of the initial Reform Fund in order to fully implement when needed to augment the funds.00) provided under five (5)-year extension period. from sales of ill-gotten wealth recovered from sales of ill-gotten wealth recovered gotten wealth recovered through through the Presidential Commission on through the PCGG excluding the amount the Presidential Commission on Good Government.

interest payments and other existing obligations arising from the implementation of the program shall 157 . operations. to be used financing from all countries.00) from the General (P5. by this Act. collections of the agrarian reform operations. Act.000. infrastructures. All funds appropriated to implement All funds appropriated to implement the the provisions of this Act shall be provisions of this Act shall be considered considered continuing continuing appropriations during the appropriations during the period of period of its implementation: Provided. and productions. f) Yearly appropriations of no less (f) Yearly appropriations of no less than Three billion pesos than Five billion pesos (P3. Appropriations Act. appropriated. (as amended by Section from legitimate sources. required by this Act. infrastructures. (d) Portion of amounts accruing to e) Portion of amounts accruing to the (e) Portion of amounts accruing to the the Philippines from all sources of Philippines from all sources of official Philippines from all sources of official official foreign grants and foreign aid grants and concessional foreign aid grants and concessional concessional financing from all financing from all countries. to be used for the for the specific purposes of financing the specific purposes of financing specific purposes of financing production. projects whatever form and nature and programs of CARP implementing arisingfrom the agrarian reform agencies. g) Other government funds not otherwise (g) Gratuitous financial assistance appropriated.000. d) All income and collections arising from (d) All income and. and production credits. infrastructures.000. and 1.000. its implementation That if the need arises. to be used for countries. other support services required by this other support services required by this and other support services required Act. RA 8532) (e) Other government funds not (h) Other government funds not otherwise otherwise appropriated. projects and programs of the DARand other CARP implementing agencies.00) from the General Appropriations Act. credits.000. credits. specific amounts for bond redemptions.000.

including execution of judgments therefore. — 158 . — The Land Bank of the Philippines shall be the financial intermediary for the CARP. That all just compensation payments to landowners. be included in the annual General Appropriations Act:Provided. agrarian justice delivery and operational requirements of the DAR and the other CARP implementing agencies.finally. Conversion of Lands. the yearly appropriation shall be allocated fully to support services. That just compensation payments that cannot be covered within the approved annual budget of the program shall be chargeable against the debt service program of the national government. and shall insure that the social justice objectives of the CARP shall enjoy a preference among its priorities. further. or any unprogrammed item in the General Appropriations Act: Provided. CHAPTER XV General Provisions Section 65. (as amended bySection 21. Financial Intermediary for the CARP. RA 9700) Section 64. shall only be sourced from the Agrarian Reform Fund: Provided. however. That after the completion of the land acquisition and distribution component of the CARP.

02 – July 19. with due notice to the affected parties. upon application of the beneficiary industrial purposes. or the locality has become urbanized and the land will purposes. and conversion of the land and its disposition: provided. or the locality has become urbanized and the land will have a greater economic value for residential. further. may authorize the reclassification or which is tenanted. (as amended bySection 22. commercial or industrial purposes. That if the applicant is a beneficiary under agrarian laws and the land sought to be converted is the land awarded to him/her or any portion thereof. conversion of the land and its disposition: Provided. the applicant. and or the landowner with respect only to his/her retained area subject to existing laws. That irrigated and irrigable lands. No. That the applicant upon conversion shall fully pay the price of the land:Provided.After the lapse of five (5) years from its award. RA 9700) CONVERSION A. that the subject to existing laws. after the conversion is granted. 2011) Subject: Rules on the Conversion of Agricultural Lands for Government Housing Projects Intended for Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police Personnel Pursuant to Office of the President Administrative Order No. may authorize the reclassification or beneficiary shall have fully paid his obligation. That the National Irrigation Administration shall submit a consolidated data on the location nationwide of all irrigable lands within one (1)year from the effectivity of this Act.O. when the land After the lapse of five (5) years from its award. Failure to implement the conversion plan within five (5) years from the approval of such conversion plan or any violation of the conditions of the conversion order due to the fault of the applicant shall cause the land to automatically be covered by CARP. the DAR. the DAR. shall not be subject to conversion: Provided. Series of 2011 159 . with due notice to the affected parties. when the land ceases to be economically feasible and sound for agricultural ceases to be economically feasible and sound for agricultural purposes. 9.finally. 2011 (Effectivity Date – August 2. upon application of the beneficiary or the landowner. shall invest at least ten percent (10%)of the proceeds coming from the conversion in government securities: Provided. commercial or have a greater economic value for residential. furthermore.

226-A – July 14. No. Exemption.O. 2004 (Moratorium on the Processing and Grant of Applications for Conversion and Exemption of All Lands Devoted to or Suitable for Agriculture) M. Exclusion and Other Agrarian Law Implementation (ALI) Cases and For Purposes of Ensuring the Integrity of Case Records M.O. 1. 2004 160 . S. S. 226 – May 16. 5. 2008 (Suspending the Processing and Approval of All Land Conversion Applications of All Rice Lands) A.O. 823 and 832 and Providing Guidelines for Rationalizing the Disposition of Applications for Conversion. No. No.OP A. 2004 Subject : Lifting of Moratorium on Conversion and Exemption Applications S. No. 2004 Subject: Modifying Special Orders Nos. 05 – March 03. No. 2008 (Amending OP A. 05 – August 02. 226) OP A. 08 – May 06.O. 453 – June 28. 2004 Subject: Enjoining Strict Compliance with the Pertinent Provisions of DAR A. 2002 in the Processing of Application for Extension of Time to Conduct Development on Lands Issued with Conversion Order and Mandating the Immediate Acquisition and Distribution of Lands Not Developed Despite the Expiration of the Maximum Period for Development MEMORANDUM FROM THE SECRETARY – June 30. No. No. 2007) Subject: Amendments to the 2002 Comprehensive Rules on Land Use Conversion M. No.C. 2004 Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines on DAR Memorandum Circular No.C.O. 2007 (Effectivity Date – August 16.O. No. 20 – August 16.C.

No. No.January 09.May 21.O. 2002 Subject: Guidelines for the Processing of Land Use Conversion Applications Pursuant to Administrative Order No. Series of 2002 Entitled “2002 Comprehensive Rules on Land Use Conversion” A. 01 . and Imposing Sanctions for Failure to observe the Same M. 2003 Subject: Reconstitution of Center for Land Use Policy. 07 . 2002 (Effectivity Date – June 6. 2001 Subject: Prescribing Time Periods for Issuance of Housing Related Certifications. No. No.October 15. 2001 Subject: Issuance of DAR Certification and Extending Full Support and Cooperation to Local Government Units in the Preparation/Completion and/or Updating of Their Comprehensive Land Use Plans M. 02 . 02 .C. Subject: Moratorium on the Processing and Grant of Applications for Conversion and Exemption of All Lands Devoted to or Suitable for Agriculture S.May 21.October 24. 2001) 161 .August 08.O. No.O.C. 823 – October 27. Planning and Implementation (CLUPPI) Secretariat A. Planning and Implementation (CLUPPI) Secretariat S. 1. 2001 (Effectivity Date – January 22. 2002) Subject: Institutionalization of the Center for Land Use Policy. No. 832 – November 03. 2002) – Major Guideline Subject: 2002 Comprehensive Rules on Land Use Conversion E.O.O. 2003 Subject: Addendum to the Special Order No. 2001 Subject: Inventory and Regular Monitoring of Land Use Conversion and Exemption/Exclusions M. 08 . Clearances and Permits.C. No.C. 45 . Planning and Implementation (CLUPPI) M. 01 . No. 823 Reconstituting Center for Land Use Policy. 2002 (Effectivity Date – May 13.February 28. No.

1 .C. No. Series of 1999. 7. Entitled “Revised Rules and Regulations on the Conversion of Agricultural lands to Non-Agricultural Uses” A. No. 02 . Using the Prescribed Forms Under AO 7. 2000 (Effectivity Date – September 14. 1999 Subject: Conversion of Agricultural Lands to Non-Agricultural Uses M. 1997: “Omnibus Rules and Procedures Governing Conversion of Agricultural Lands to Non-agricultural uses”.January 11.C. and its Amendments R. 1998 Subject: Internal Guidelines for the Processing of Land Use Conversion Applications Under A.October 26. 1999 (Effectivity Date – November 8. No.C. No. 1999) Subject: Granting a Final Grace Period for Acceptance of Conversion Applications Under DAR Administrative Order No.C. No.February 6. No. and Regional Directors (RDs) to Extend Full Support and Cooperation to All Concerned Local Government Units (LGUs) in the Preparation and Completion of Their Comprehensive Land Use Plans (CLUPs) M.December 22. 1.Subject: Operational Guidelines for the Posting and Disposition of Cash Bond and Performance Bond Pursuant to Administrative Order No. 8435 .March 30. No.O.O. 1997 Subject: An Act Prescribing Urgent Related Measures to Modernize the Agriculture and Fisheries Sectors of the Country in Order to Enhance their Profitability. 9 . Series of 1997 M. 1 . and Prepare Said Sectors for 162 . 11 – July 06. Provincial Agrarian Reform Officers (PAROs). No.August 29. 1. 3 . No. S. 1. 2000) Subject: Modified Guidelines on the Conversion of Agricultural Lands for Socialized and Low Cost Housing Purposes M. series of 1999. 2000 Subject: Directing All Municipal Agrarian Reform Officers (MAROs). 1999 Subject: Internal/Clarificatory Guidelines for the Processing of Land Use Conversion Applications Pursuant to A.O. Series of 1999 Entitled “Revised Rules and Regulations on the Conversion of Agricultural to Non-Agricultural Uses” A. No. 17 .C.A. 1999 Subject: Suspension of Issuance of Land Use Conversion M.O.May 15.

1997 (Effectivity Date – November 15. S. 6 . No.C. Appropriating Funds Therefor and for Other Purposes A.January 29. No. 9 . 4 . No.December 16. 1997) Subject: Amendments to A. No. 1 . 1994 & Providing Additional Guidelines M. Nos. 1997 Subject: Additional Guidelines on Land Use Conversion Application Processing and Status Reporting M. 7 .April 22. S.March 13. 1996 Subject: Expedited Processing of Applications for Conversion/Exemption Thru the SHOPC Per EO 184 S.O. No.C.February 02. 5. Designating a SHOPC Desk Officer with Authority to Approve/Disapprove Applications for Conversion and Exemption Pursuant to EO 184.O. 1996 (Effectivity Date – July 15. 4 .C. O. 363 .June 02. 9. Series of 1992 A.O. Pursuant to RA 7881 163 . No. No. 1997) Subject: Omnibus Rules and Procedures Governing Conversion of Agricultural Lands to Non-agricultural Uses A.October 9. 1997 (Effectivity Date – November 15. 1994 A. Entitled: “Omnibus Rules and Procedures Governing Conversion of Agricultural Lands to Non-agricultural Uses” M.O. O. 12. 1997 Subject: Amending MC 04.10 and 12. 1995 Subject: Supplemental Guidelines to AO No. S. 1996) Subject: Conversion of Public Agricultural Lands to Fishponds/Prawn Farms Pursuant to RA 6657 as Amended A. Series of 1994 on Conversion of Agricultural Lands to Non-agricultural Uses.October 29. No. Series of 1994 and A.O. 1997 Subject: Recalling the Authority to Approve/Disapprove/Act on Protest Cases of RDs in Certain Provinces in Regions III and IV Granted Under A. 23 . No. 7. Focused and Rational Delivery of Necessary Support Services.May 16. O. No.C. 1996. the Challenges of Globalization Through an Adequate. No. 10 . 1997 (Office of the President) Subject: Prescribing Guidelines for the Protection of Areas Non-Negotiable for Conversion and Monitoring Compliance with Section 20 of the Local Government Code M. 1997.

O. 8. 1993 Subject: Illegal Conversion of Agricultural Lands A. No. No. No. 1993 Subject: Establishing Priorities and Procedures in Evaluating Areas Proposed for Land Conversion in Regional Agri-Industrial Centers/Regional Industrial Centers.O. 2 .O. No. 1992 Subject: Amendments to AO No.May 04. Series of 1990 DA A. 1994 (Effectivity Date – November 10. 72 . No. 4. 1992 Subject: Amending the Guidelines on Certification of Eligibility for Conversion of Agricultural Land to Non-agricultural Uses A.O.April 22.O. 4 .March 25.O. 12 .October 24.Dec.August 13.November 05. No. 1993 Subject: Providing for the Preparation and Implementation of the Comprehensive Land Use Plans of LGU Pursuant to the LGC 1991 and Other Pertinent Laws A. 07. on Illegal Conversion of Agricultural Lands Joint A. 1990 Subject: Amendments to AO No. Series of 1993. 1 and 2. 7 . 1994) Subject: Revised Rules Governing Conversion of Agricultural Lands to Non-Agricultural Uses Joint DAR-DOJ A. 18. Tourism Development Areas and Sites for Socialized Housing E.February 24. 8 . 1992 (Office of the President) Subject: Interim Guidelines on Agricultural Land Use Conversion M. 20 . No.June 08. 54 .September 8. No.O. Series of 1989 and AO No. 1994 Subject: Amendments to Joint AO No.C.A.O.O. Series of 1990 164 . No. 1993 (Office of the President) Subject: Prescribing the Guidelines on the LGC of 1991 Authorizing Cities and Municipalities to Reclassify Agricultural Lands into Non-agricultural Uses E. 5 . 124 (OP) .

C. 1990 Subject: Revised Rules and Regulations on the Conversion on Private Agricultural Lands to Non-agricultural Uses A. 2 . 1990 Subject: Processing and Approval of Applications for Land Use Conversion A.March 22. 02 – July 19. Series of 2011 ELIGIBILITY for Conversion.O. 1996 165 .O. 1988 (Effectivity Date – December 17. 9. 1992 Subject: Amending the Guidelines on Certification of Eligibility for Conversion of Agricultural Land to Non-agricultural Uses EXPEDITED PROCESSING (Conversion/Exemption) M. No.O. 16 . No.November 6. 2011) Subject: Rules on the Conversion of Agricultural Lands for Government Housing Projects Intended for Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police Personnel Pursuant to Office of the President Administrative Order No. 1 . 1989 Subject: Conversion of Untenanted Lands Located Within the Non-agricultural Zones as Embodied in the Land Use Plans of Cities/Municipalities A. No. No. A.April 22.O. 2 . 1989 Subject: Cutting of Coconut Trees and/or Change in Use of Lands Primarily Devoted to Coconut A.December 5. 2011 (Effectivity Date – August 2. No. No. 1 .O. Suspension of Issuance M. No. 6657 CONVERSION CLEARANCES.O. 1999 Subject: Suspension of Issuance of Land Use Conversion CONVERSION FOR AFP/PNP PERSONNEL HOUSING PROJECTS A. 1989 Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures on Conversion of Private Agricultural Lands to Non-Agricultural Uses A.November 6. No.January 11. 15 . No.A.C. 18 . 1988) Subject: Rules and Procedures Governing Conversion of Private Agricultural Lands to Non-agricultural Uses Section 65 of R.O. Certificate of DA A. 15 .December 14. No.O.March 22. 4 .February 24.

September 8. 4 . 23 . No.C. and for Other Purposes ILLEGAL CONVERSION Joint DAR-DOJ A.June 02. 7279 .March 24.June 27. ’94 HOUSING. No.August 29. and Directing All Government Agencies Concerned to Support the Operations of the Said Centers E. Certifications and Licenses Appropriate and Necessary for the Implementation of Socialized Housing Projects. 1994 Subject: Creating Socialized Housing One-Stop Processing Centers to Facilitate the Processing and Issuance of Permits. No. 1993 Subject: Establishing Priorities and Procedures in Evaluating Areas Proposed for Land Conversion in Regional Agri-Industrial Centers/Regional Industrial Centers. 1997 Subject: Designating a SHOPC Desk Officer and Authorizing Him to Approve/ Disapprove Applications for Conversion & Exemption Through the Socialized Housing One Stop Processing Center Per EO 185 S. 02 .April 22. 1994 E.May 04.O. No. 1994 Subject: Amendment to Joint AO No. Socialized or Low-Cost (Conversion) A. No. 184 . No. Clearances. 5 .A. No.O. Tourism Development Areas and Sites for Socialized Housing R. 2000) Subject: Modified Guidelines on the Conversion of Agricultural Lands for Socialized and Low Cost Housing Purposes M. 1992 Subject: An Act to Provide for a Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program and Continuing Urban Development and Housing Program. 1993 Subject: Illegal Conversion of Agricultural Lands 166 . Establish the Mechanism for Its Implementation. Subject: Expedited Processing of Applications for conversion & Exemption Thru the SHOPC Per EO 184 S.O.O.O. 2000 (Effectivity Date – September 14. 4. 124 . Series of 1993 on Illegal Conversion of Agricultural Lands Joint A.

1993 (Effectivity Date – May 31. series of 1999.October 9. 54 .O.January 09.NON-NEGOTIABLE FOR CONVERSION A.C. No. 1993 (Office of the President) Subject: Prescribing the Guidelines on the LGC of 1991 Authorizing Cities and Municipalities to Reclassify Agricultural Lands into Non-agricultural Uses A.June 02. 1994 BOND (CASH AND PERFORMANCE) M.May 21. 1. 1997 (Office of the President) Subject: Prescribing Guidelines for the Protection of Areas Non-negotiable for Conversion and Monitoring Compliance with Section 20 of the Local Government Code M. 363 . No. 2001) Subject: Operational Guidelines for the Posting and Disposition of Cash Bond and Performance Bond Pursuant to Administrative Order No. Entitled “Revised Rules and Regulations on the Conversion of Agricultural Lands to Non-Agricultural Uses” M. No. 06 . No.December 07.C. 1997 Subject: Designating a SHOPC Desk Officer and Authorizing Him to Approve/Disapprove Applications for Conversion & Exemption Through the Socialized Housing One Stop Processing Center Per EO 185 S. Public Raffle and Award of CARP Module Survey Projects 167 . No. 01 .O. 1993) Subject: Pre-Qualification. No.June 08. 20 . 2001 (Effectivity Date – January 22.C. 1992 (Office of the President) Subject: Interim Guidelines on Agricultural Land Use Conversion AUTHORITY OF SHOPC DESK OFFICER M.C. 23 .

O. 2002 (Effectivity Date – June 2. Planning and Implementation (CLUPPI) Secretariat S.C. 1.May 21. Planning and Implementation (CLUPPI) A. S. 02 . No. No. 14 .C. No. No. 832 – November 03.December 06.October 26. 1994) Subject: Creating a Center for Land Use Policy. 823 – October 27. 1999 (Effectivity Date – November 18. 2001 Subject: Inventory and Regular Monitoring of Land Use Conversion and Exemption/Exclusions LAND USE PLANS. Using the Prescribed Forms Under AO 7. Comprehensive M.O. Series of 1999. No. 2002 in the Processing of Application for Extension of Time to Conduct Development on Lands Issued with Conversion Order and Mandating the Immediate Acquisition and Distribution of Lands Not Developed Despite the Expiration of the Maximum Period for Development GRACE PERIOD (Acceptance of Conversion Applications) M.O. No.C. 17 . 08 . 2004 Subject: Enjoining Strict Compliance with the Pertinent Provisions of DAR A.August 08. Planning and Implementation (CLUPPI) Secretariat A. 20 – August 16. 1994 (Effectivity Date – December 30. 2002) Subject: Institutionalization of the Center for Land Use Policy. 2003 Subject: Addendum to the Special Order No.C. 07 . 1999) Subject: Granting a Final Grace Period for Acceptance of Conversion Applications Under DAR Administrative Order No. Planning and Implementation (CLUPPI) EXTENSION OF TIME TO CONDUCT DEVELOPMENT (Conversion) M. No. 1. No. 823 Reconstituting Center for Land Use Policy. No.October 15. Series of 1997 INVENTORY M.O.O. 2003 Subject: Reconstitution of Center for Land Use Policy. 2001 168 .CLUPPI S.

1996 Subject: Prescribing the Revised Guidelines in the Performance of the Regular Functions of the Regional Planning Divisions (RPDs) and Provincial Planning. 02 . 07 .August 29. 08 – May 06.August 08. 2004 Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines on DAR Memorandum Circular No.C.O. Subject: Issuance of DAR Certification and Extending Full Support and Cooperation to Local Government Units in the Preparation/Completion and/or Updating of Their Comprehensive Land Use Plans LOW-COST AND SOCIALIZED HOUSING. 2000) Subject: Conversion of Agricultural Lands for Socialized and Low Cost Housing MONITORING (Conversion/Exemptions/Exclusions) M.O. 16 . No.July 18. 05 – March 03.C. 2004 Subject: Moratorium on the Processing and Grant of Applications for Conversion and Exemption of All Lands Devoted to or Suitable for Agriculture A. 2001 Subject: Inventory and Regular Monitoring of Land Use Conversion and Exemption/Exclusions M. 2003) Subject: 2003 Rules on Exemption of Lands from CARP Coverage Under Section 3 (c ) of Republic Act No. 2001 169 .C. 07 . 44. 2004 (Moratorium on the Processing and Grant of Applications for Conversion and Exemption of All Lands Devoted to or Suitable for Agriculture) M.C. No. Conversion of Agricultural Lands for A. 04 – January 16. 6657 and Department of Justice (DOJ) Opinion No. S. No. 5. 2003 (Effectivity Date – February 9. Monitoring and Evaluation Units (PMEUs) MORATORIUM ON CONVERSION/EXEMPTIONS M. No. No. 2000 (Effectivity Date – September 14. No. No.C. series of 1990 M.August 08.

1.C. O.January 09. Subject: Inventory and Regular Monitoring of Land Use Conversion and Exemption/Exclusions PERFORMANCE BOND M.A. 1995 RECLASSIFICATION/CONVERSION M. 3. AO No.C. 7881 R. 1995 Subject: An Act Amending Certain Provisions of R. series of 1999. No. 2001) Subject: Operational Guidelines for the Posting and Disposition of Cash Bond and Performance Bond Pursuant to Administrative Order No.Series of 1997 Subject: Lifting the Suspension of the Implementation of R. S. 11. Its Implementing Rule.C. No. 6657 [Section 3(b). 01 . 65 and 73] M. No. 1993 (Office of the President) Subject: Prescribing the Guidelines Governing Sec. Entitled “Revised Rules and Regulations on the Conversion of Agricultural Lands to Non-Agricultural Uses” R.June 08.A. Series of 1995. 20 of RA 7160 Known as the LGC of 1991 Authorizing Cities and Municipalities to Reclassify Agricultural Lands into Non-Agricultural Uses 170 . 54 . A. No.A. No. 10. Per Supreme Court Resolution dated Nov. 2001 (Effectivity Date – January 22. 32. 3. 1985 M. 32 . 7881 and its Implementing Rule.C. 1995 Subject: Suspension of the Implementation of RA 7881.November 20.A. No. 13. 27 . No. 7881 – February 20. No.

C. Certifications and Licenses Appropriate and Necessary for the Implementation of Socialized Housing Projects. Clearances. 02 .August 29. Tourism Development Areas and Sites for Socialized Housing R. 1993 Subject: Establishing Priorities and Procedures in Evaluating Areas Proposed for Land Conversion in Regional Agri-Industrial Centers/Regional Industrial Centers. 1994 Subject: Creating Socialized Housing One-Stop Processing Centers to Facilitate the Processing and Issuance of Permits.A. DILG M. 1994 E.O.September 8. No.June 02. Tourism Development Areas and Sites for Socialized Housing SOCIALIZED HOUSING ONE STOP PROCESSING CENTER . 1994 M. 1992 171 . 23 .(SHOPC) A. 184 . 4 . 2000 (Effectivity Date – September 14. No. 124 (OP) .C.O. No. 124 .September 8. DA.March 24.O. 1997 Subject: Designating a SHOPC Desk Officer and Authorizing Him to Approve/Disapprove Applications for Conversion & Exemption Through the Socialized Housing One Stop Processing Center Per EO 185 S. 2000) Subject: Modified Guidelines on the Conversion of Agricultural Lands for Socialized and Low Cost Housing Purposes M. and Directing All Government Agencies Concerned to Support the Operations of the Said Centers E.C.June 27. 1996 Subject: Expedited Processing of Applications for Conversion/Exemption Thru the SHOPC Per EO 184 S. No. 7279 .April 22. 1995 Subject: Prescribing the Guidelines to Implement MC 54 (The Authority of Cities and Municipalities to Reclassify Lands Within the Limits Prescribed by Section 20 of RA 7160 Otherwise Known as the Local Government Code of 1991) REGIONAL AGRI-INDUSTRIAL/INDUSTRIAL CENTERS/TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AREAS E.O.March 21. Joint HLRB-DAR. . 1993 Subject: Establishing Priorities and Procedures in Evaluating Areas Proposed for Land Conversion in Regional Agri-Industrial Centers/Regional Industrial Centers. No. No.

furthermore. number eleven (11) of Proclamation No. No. Conversion into Fishpond and Prawn Farms. In such case. Establish the Mechanism for Its Implementation. 172 .September 8.November 6. 07 – March 29. Subject: An Act to Provide for a Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program and Continuing Urban Development and Housing Program. — No conversion of public agricultural lands into fishponds and prawn farms shall be made except in situations where the provincial government with the concurrence of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) declares a coastal zone as suitable for fishpond development. Conversion of A. 2146. and for Other Purposes TOURIST DEVELOPMENT AREAS E. No.C.O. the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) shall allow the lease and development of such areas: Provided. further. 1989 Subject: Conversion of Untenanted Lands Located Within the Non-agricultural Zones as Embodied in the Land Use Plans of Cities/Municipalities Section 65-A. 1993 Subject: Establishing Priorities and Procedures in Evaluating Areas Proposed for Land Conversion in Regional Agri-Industrial Centers/Regional Industrial Centers. 15 . That the approval shall be in accordance with a set of guidelines to be drawn up and promulgated by the DAR and the BFAR: Provided." to ensure the protection of river systems. aquifers and mangrove vegetations from pollution and environmental degradation: Provided. 1586. That the declaration shall not apply to environmentally critical projects and areas as contained in title (A) sub-paragraph two. (B-5) and (C-1) and title (B). 2004 Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines on the Effect of Declarations of General Areas in the Country as “Tourist Zones” to the Coverage of Lands Devoted to or Suitable for Agriculture Within Said Areas Under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) UNTENANTED LANDS.O. Tourism Development Areas and Sites for Socialized Housing TOURIST ZONES DAR M. entitled "Proclaiming Certain Areas and Types of Projects as Environmentally Critical and Within the Scope of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) System established under Presidential Decree No. 124 (OP) . That small-farmer cooperatives and organizations shall be given preference in the award of the Fishpond Lease Agreement (FLAs).

Conservation and Protection of Water Resources. — The change of crops to commercial crops or high value crops shall not be considered as a conversion in the use or nature of the land. No lease under Section 65-A hereof may be granted until after the completion of the said inventory. shall first be obtained. RA 7881) Section 65-D. Protection of Mangrove Areas. however. Development. primarily Presidential Decree No. pollution charges and other pollution control measures such as. Utilization. RA 7881) Section 65-B. as certified by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). the provisions of Section 32-A hereof on incentives shall apply. if any.” (as added by Section 5. the Department of Agrarian Reform. In these cases where the change of use is approved. the BFAR shall undertake and finish an inventory of all government and private fishponds and prawn farms. — In existing Fishpond Lease Agreements (FLAs) and those that will be issued after the effectivity of this Act. That no piecemeal conversion to circumvent the provisions of this Act shall be allowed. The Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources shall provide the penalties for any violation of this undertaking as well as the rules for its implementation. Inventory. shall be established as a buffer zone and be planted to specified mangrove species to be determined in consultation with the regional office of the DENR. — Within one (1) year from the effectivity of this Act. (as added by Section 5. not prejudice the rights of tenants or leaseholders should there be any and the consent of a simple and absolute majority of the affected farm workers. RA 7881) Section 65-C. the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB). 1067. a portion of the fishpond area fronting the sea. The change in crop should. Appropriation. and undertake a program to promote the sustainable management and utilization of prawn farms and fishponds. RA 7881) 173 . The sustainable management and utilization of prawn farms and fishponds shall be in accordance with the effluent standards. that may be established by the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA). and other appropriate government regulatory bodies. but not limited to. Exploitation. (as added by Section 5. except when the use of the land is more economically feasible and sound for fishpond and/or prawn farm. finally. Thereby Revising and Consolidating the Laws Governing the Ownership. pesticides and other chemicals used. (as added by Section 5.No conversion of more than five (5) hectares of private lands to fishpond and prawn farms shall be allowed after the passage of this Act. the quantity of fertilizers. may approve applications for change in the use of the land: Provided. Change of Crops. and existing regulations governing water utilization. and a simple and absolute majority of the regular farm workers or tenants agree to the conversion. sufficient to protect the environment. entitled "A Decree Instituting A Water Code.

2004 Subject: Moratorium on the Processing and Grant of Applications for Conversion and Exemption of All Lands Devoted to or Suitable for Agriculture M.C. 2002 Subject: Guidelines for the Processing of Land Use Conversion Applications Pursuant to Administrative Order No.C. No. 5. No.O. S. 9.O. 05 – March 03. No. No. Series of 2011 A. 1 – February 28.C. 2002) Subject: 2002 Comprehensive Rules on Land Use Conversion M. 08 – May 06. Series of 2002. 2011) Subject: Rules on the Conversion of Agricultural Lands for Government Housing Projects Intended for Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police Personnel Pursuant to Office of the President Administrative Order No. 1. 2002 (Effectivity Date – May 13. 2004 (Moratorium on the Processing and Grant of Applications for Conversion and Exemption of All Lands Devoted to or Suitable for Agriculture) M. 05 – August 02. 20 – August 16. 2007) Subject: Amendments to the 2002 Comprehensive Rules on Land Use Conversion M. 2001 Subject: Inventory and Regular Monitoring of Land Use Conversion and Exemption/Exclusions 174 . No. 07 . 2004 Subject: Enjoining Strict Compliance with the Pertinent Provisions of DAR A.C. No. Entitled: “2002 Comprehensive Rules on Land Use Conversion” A. 02 – July 19. No. 1.August 08. 2004 Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines on DAR Memorandum Circular No.May 21. 2002 in the Processing of Application for Extension of Time to Conduct Development on Lands Issued with Conversion Order and Mandating the Immediate Acquisition and Distribution of Lands Not Developed Despite the Expiration of the Maximum Period for Development M. 2007 (Effectivity Date – August 16. 2011 (Effectivity Date – August 2.O.CONVERSION A. No. S.O. No. 02 .C.

2000) Subject: Conversion of Agricultural Lands for Socialized and Low-Cost Housing INTERNAL/CLARIFICATORY GUIDELINES. shall be exempted from taxes arising from capital gains. 9 . S. 1997: “Omnibus Rules and Procedures Governing Conversion of Agricultural Lands to Non-agricultural uses”. titles and documents required for the implementation of the CARP. that all arrearages in real property taxes.August 29.May 15. 1998 Subject: Internal Guidelines for the Processing of Land Use Conversion Applications Under A. Entitled: “Revised Rules and Regulations on the Conversion of Agricultural Lands to Non-Agricultural Uses” A. 2000 (Effectivity Date – September 14. free from payment of all fees and other charges. No. 175 . No.C. 1. No. Section 67. No. These transactions shall also be exempted from the payment of registration fees. without penalty or interest. patents. shall be deductible from the compensation to which the owner may be entitled. 1999 Subject: Internal/Clarificatory Guidelines for the Processing of Land Use Conversion Applications Pursuant to A. Exemptions from Taxes and Fees of Land Transfers. Free Registration of Patents and Titles. and all other taxes and fees for the conveyance or transfer thereof. provided. Processing of Conversion Applications M.January 09. 01 . 1. whether from natural or juridical persons. 02 . M.O. No. series of 1999.O. — Transactions under this Act involving a transfer of ownership. and its Amendments Section 66.C. No.O.February 6. 7. 2001 Subject: Posting and Disposition of Cash Bond and Performance Bond Pursuant to Administrative Order No. 3 . Series of 1999 Entitled “Revised Rules and Regulations on the Conversion of Agricultural to Non-Agricultural Uses” M. — All Registers of Deeds are hereby directed to register.C.

RA 9700) INJUNCTIONS AND TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS. 2004 Subject: Supplemental Guidelines to Memorandum Circular No. — No injunction. 2. No. 06 – March 03. and the Department of Justice (DOJ) in their courts against the DAR. the Department of Agriculture (DA).C. and Creating the Legal Support Fund for the Purpose M. Series of 2004. 02 – September 16. (as amended bySection 23. prohibition or mandamus shall In cases falling within their jurisdiction. No. the Department of Environment and Natural Resources municipal circuit trial courts. 6 and 9. be issued by the lower courts against the Department of restraining order. 03 – September 20. the regional trial courts. Department of Justice in their implementation of the program.C. 06. 2005 Subject: Full Implementation and Continuation of the Land Acquisition and Distribution Process Pursuant to the Provisions of DAR Memorandum Circular Nos. Series of 2005 (Full Implementation and Continuation of the Land Acquisition and Distribution Process Pursuant to the Provisions of DAR Memorandum Circular Nos. municipal trial courts. Series of 2004 and the Supreme Court Ruling in the Cuenca Case) M. and metropolitan trial (DENR).C. prohibition or mandamus shall be issued by Agrarian Reform (DAR).C. restraining order. and the implementation of the program. no injunction. the DENR.Section 68. — 176 . 2004 Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines on the Effect of Injunctions and Temporary Restraining Orders Issued by the Regular Courts on Acquisition and Distribution of Lands Under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) Section 69. Series of 2004 and the Supreme Court Ruling in the Cuenca Case M. Effect on CARP Coverage of M. 09 . No. Assistance of Other Government Entities. Immunity of Government Agencies from Undue Interference . 6 and 9. the DA. 2005 Subject: Supplemental/Clarificatory Guidelines on DAR Memorandum Circular No.May 13. No. Providing Legal Assistance to DAR Officials and Employees Unjustly Charged in Court or Other Government Bodies in the Performance of Their Duties.

05 .The PARC. 2002 Subject: Law Enforcement of Agrarian Reform Laws and Programs Earlier MOAs: 1) MOA Between DAR-DILG-PNP (May 3. Acquisition of Lands Subject of A. — The sale or disposition of agricultural lands retained by a landowner as a consequence of Section 6 hereof shall be valid as long as the total landholdings that shall be owned by the transferee thereof inclusive of the land to be acquired shall not exceed the landholding ceilings provided for in this Act.June 10. 08 – September 30. in the exercise of its functions. No.O. NO. is hereby authorized to call upon the assistance and support of other government agencies. Any sale or disposition of agricultural lands after the effectivity of this Act found to be contrary to the provisions hereof shall be null and void. including government-owned or -controlled corporations. ENFORCEMENT OF AGRARIAN REFORM LAWS AND PROGRAM Joint DAR-DILG-DND Circular No. Transferees of agricultural lands shall furnish the appropriate Register of Deeds and the BARC an affidavit attesting that his total landholdings as a result of the said acquisition do not exceed the landholding ceiling.A. 2011) 177 . bureaus and offices. 70 AND 73 (a) OF R. 6657. 1995) 2) MOA Between DAR-DND (December 20. 1989) Section 70. 2011 (Effectivity Date – October 16. The Register of Deeds shall not register the transfer of any agricultural land without the submission of this sworn statement together with proof of service of a copy thereof to the BARC. CONVEYANCE UNDER SECTIONS 6. Disposition of Private Agricultural Lands.

No. No. 2011 (Effectivity Date – October 15.November 21. 6657 A. 54 .C. 4 of R. No. 2011) – Sections 27 to 41 178 . 07 – September 30. Series of 2001] M.O. No. 228 and RA 6657 A.December 18. 1 . No. No. 1996) Subject: Supplemental Guidelines to A. No. 228 and RA 6657 LRA Circular No.January 9. No. Subject: Rules for the Coverage of CARP-Covered Lands Subject to Unauthorized Transfers or Conveyances A. 2001 (Effectivity Date – January 22. 1989 Subject: Rules and Procedures Governing Land Transactions RETENTION A.O.A. 2004 Subject: Strengthening the Safeguards on Transfer or Conveyance of Agricultural Lands Covered by CARP Pursuant to RA 6657 M. 2001) Subject: Guidelines on Annulment of Deeds of Conveyance of Lands Covered by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) Executed in Violation of Section 6. 18 – August 18. 2. 1995 (Effectivity Date – January 5. 1996 (Effectivity Date – December 9. 6 . No. Par.C. 6657 [Repeals/Amends M. 6. 1996) Subject: Transferability of Lands Awarded to ARBs Pursuant to PD 27 as Amended by EO No.O.June 09. 16 – August 10. No. 2006 (Effectivity Date – June 10.January 03. 05 – May 26.C. Series of 2004 and amends DAR A. 2.C.O. 02 . Nos. paragraph 4 of Republic Act (RA) No. 2. 8. No. 6657 [Modifies M. 2004 Subject: Clarificatory Guidelines on the Coverage. Series of 2003] M.A. 70 and 73 (a) of R. 1993 Subject: Revised Guidelines on the Registration of Transactions Under the CARP A. No. Series of 2001 and 18. 2006) Subject: Acquisition and Distribution of Agricultural Lands Subject of Conveyance Under Sections 6.. Acquisition and Distribution of Agricultural Lands Subject of Conveyance Executed in Violation of Sec.O.O. 8 . Series of 1995 Re Transferability of Awarded Lands Awarded to ARBs Pursuant to PD 27/EO No. No.C.O.

August 30.) No. — 179 . 2000 (Effectivity Date – September 17.April 26.O. 1985 Subject: Providing for a Cut-Off Date for Landowners to Apply for Retention and/or Protest the Coverage of their Landholdings Under Operation Land Transfer Pursuant to P.A. 12 . 02 – October 15. 16 – August 10. 9700 A.A. No. 2003 (Effectivity Date – February 7. 27 SAFEGUARDS ON TRANSFER OR CONVEYANCE OF AGRICULTURAL LANDS M. 05 . 2009) Subject: Acquisition and Distribution of Agricultural Lands Under R. 1998 Subject: Retention Rights of Landowners and Award to Their Qualified Children A. No. 1990 Subject: Exercise of Retention Rights by Landowners and Award to Children Under Section 6 of RA 6657 Ministry A. 1991 Subject: Supplemental Guidelines Governing the Exercise of Retention Rights by Landowners Under PD 27 A. 2000) Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures for the Exercise of Retention Right by Landowners M.O.A.C. 2004 (Effectivity Date – August 10. 6657. 11 . No. 2004) Subject: Strengthening the Safeguards on Transfer or Conveyance of Agricultural Lands Covered by CARP Pursuant to RA 6657 Section 71.O.O. As Amended A. No. No. 01 .O. No.February 27. No. 6657. as amended by R.January 16.O.C. 2009 (Effectivity Date – July 1. No. Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition and Distribution of Private Agricultural Lands Under Republic Act (R. Bank Mortgages.August 30. No.D. No.August 14. 2003) Subject: 2003 Rules and Procedures Governing Landowner Retention Rights A. 4 . 02 . No.

(b) Mortgages and other claims registered with the Register of Deeds shall be assumed by the government up to an amount equivalent to the landowner's compensation value as provided in this Act. management.C. Grower or Service Contracts. may acquire title to these mortgaged properties. in the meantime. 1997 (Effectivity Date – February 28. management. 01 . 2 .May 31. No.C. regardless of area. been transferred to qualified beneficiaries. 2000) Subject: Revised Rules and Regulations on the Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of Mortgage or Foreclosure A. grower or service contracts. Lease. ACQUISITION OF AGRICULTURAL LANDS SUBJECT OF A. Acquisition of Agricultural Lands M. Management. No. Mortgages and Other Claims. No. 1996 Subject: Guidelines Clarifying Sections 3 and 6 of RA 7881 Relative to Applications for Commercial Farm Deferment and the Turn-Over to DAR of Foreclosed Assets of Government Financial Institutions. 180 .O.O.February 11. 13 – Series of 2008 Subject: Clarification in the Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Foreclosed by Government Financial Institutions (GFIs) FORECLOSURE OR MORTGAGE.Banks and other financial institutions allowed by law to hold mortgage rights or security interests in agricultural lands to secure loans and other obligations of borrowers. 1997) Subject: Acquisition of Private Agricultural Lands Subject of Mortgage or Foreclosure of Mortgage M. 2000 (Effectivity Date – June 16. 5 . No. Respectively Section 72. FORECLOSED BY GFIs.April 18. subject to existing laws on compulsory transfer of foreclosed assets and acquisition as prescribed under Section 13 of this Act. grower or service contracts covering private lands may continue under their original terms and conditions until the expiration of the same even if such land has. and the like shall be disposed of as follows: (a) Lease. — Lands covered by this Act under lease.

5 . 2 . except those under collective person. No. 2000) Subject: Revised Rules and Regulations on the Acquisition of Agricultural Lands Subject of Mortgage or Foreclosure A.April 18. (b) The forcible entry or illegal detainer by persons who are (b) The forcible entry or illegal detainer by persons who are not qualified beneficiaries under this Act to avail themselves not qualified beneficiaries under this Act to avail themselves of the rights and benefits of the Agrarian Reform Program. Respectively Section 73.C. No. 1997) Subject: Acquisition of Private Agricultural Lands Subject of Mortgage or Foreclosure of Mortgage M. natural or juridical. 2000 (Effectivity Date – June 16. of agricultural lands circumventing the provisions of this Act.O. 1997 (Effectivity Date – February 28. of agricultural lands in excess of the total retention limits or award ceilings by any in excess of the total retention limits or award ceilings by any person. ownership by farmer-beneficiaries.May 31. (c) The conversion by any landowner of his agricultural land (c) Any conversion by any landowner of his/heragricultural into any non-agricultural use with intent to avoid the land into any non-agricultural use with intent to avoid the application of this Act to his landholdings and to dispossess application of this Act to his/herlandholdings and to 181 . natural or juridical. 01 . for the purpose of circumventing the provisions of this Act. No. 1996 Subject: Guidelines Clarifying Sections 3 and 6 of RA 7881 Relative to Applications for Commercial Farm Deferment and the Turn-Over to DAR of Foreclosed Assets of Government Financial Institutions. — The following are prohibited: The following are prohibited: (a) The ownership or possession. of the rights and benefits of the Agrarian Reform Program. except those under collective ownership by farmer-beneficiaries.O. for the purpose of (a) The ownership or possession.February 11.FORECLOSURE OR MORTGAGE A. Prohibited Acts and Omissions.

(e) The sale. transfer. the PARC. transfer. (g) The unjustified. (2) The deprivation of retention rights. land he/she acquired by virtue of being a beneficiary. (d) The willful prevention or obstruction by any person. The date of the lands outside of urban centers and city limits either in whole registration of the deed of conveyance in the Register of or in part after the effectivity of this Act. as the case may registration of the deed of conveyance in the Register of be. the LBP. and malicious act by a responsible officer or officers of the government through the following: (1) The denial of notice and/or reply to landowners. (f) The sale. The date of the property with respect to unregistered lands. conveyance or change of the nature of lands outside of urban centers and city limits either in whole (e) The sale. or (4) Any undue delay. as the case may be. in order to right to use or any other usufructuary right over the circumvent the provisions of this Act. the PARCCOM. transfer or conveyance by a beneficiary of the acquired by virtue of being a beneficiary.his tenant farmers of the land tilled by them. in order to circumvent the provisions of this Act. dispossess his/her bonafide tenant farmers. transfer or conveyance by a beneficiary of the right to use or any other usufructuary right over the land he (f) The sale. Deeds with respect to titled lands and the date of the issuance of the tax declaration to the transferee of the property with respect to unregistered lands. except after final Deeds with respect to titled lands and the date of the completion of the appropriate conversion under Section 65 of issuance of the tax declaration to the transferee of the Republic Act No. as amended. shall be conclusive for the purpose of this Act. and any concerned government 182 . person. shall be conclusive for the purpose of this Act. conveyance or change of the nature of or in part after the effectivity of this Act. association or entity of the implementation of the CARP. refusal or failure in the payment of just compensation. (d) The malicious and willful prevention or obstruction by any association or entity of the implementation of the CARP. willful. 6657. (h) The undue delay or unjustified failure of the DAR. (3) The undue or inordinate delay in the preparation of claim folders.

A. 2009 (Effectivity Date – July 1. No. as amended by R. 07 – September 30.O.A. agency or any government official or employee to submit the required report.A. data and/or other official document involving the implementation of the provisions of this Act. as required by the parties or the government. "Any person convicted under this Act shall not be entitled to any benefit provided for in any agrarian reform law or program. No. 02 – October 15. as amended. RA 9700) RETENTION A. 6657. and (j) Any other culpable neglect or willful violations of the provisions of this Act. No. rules and regulations. No. No.) No. 02 . 6657. (as amended bySection 24. a conviction under this Act is without prejudice to any civil case and/or appropriate administrative proceedings under civil service law. 6657. 2011 (Effectivity Date – October 15. In the case of government officials and employees. 2011) – Sections 27 to 41 Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures Governing the Acquisition and Distribution of Private Agricultural Lands Under Republic Act (R.O. 2003) Subject: 2003 Rules and Procedures Governing Landowner Retention Rights 183 . 9700 A. As Amended A.O. including the House of Representatives and the Senate of the Philippines as well as their respective committees. (i) The undue delay in the compliance with the obligation to certify or attest and/or falsification of the certification or attestation as required under Section 7 of Republic Act No. 2009) Subject: Acquisition and Distribution of Agricultural Lands Under R.January 16. and the congressional oversight committee created herein. 2003 (Effectivity Date – February 7.

O. 1994 Subject: Correction and Cancellation of Registered/Unregistered EPs. and CLOAs Due to Unlawful Acts and Omissions or Breach of Obligations of ARBs CORRECTION AND CANCELLATION OF REGISTERED/UNREGISTERED EPs and CLOAs M.August 8.D. Quasi-Judicial and/or Criminal Actions A. No. 2 . A. 19 . Providing Sanctions Therefor and Filing of Appropriate Administrative. 27 BREACH OF OBLIGATIONS/VIOLATIONS/ CIRCUMVENTIONS OF ARBs M.O. 2000 (Effectivity Date – September 17. 1990 Subject: Exercise of Retention Rights by Landowners and Award to Children Under Section 6 of RA 6657 Ministry A.August 30. 19 . 12 . Providing Sanctions and Filing of Appropriate Administrative/Criminal Actions A.March 07. No. No. No. No. 05 .C. 1991 Subject: Supplemental Guidelines Governing the Exercise of Retention Rights by Landowners Under PD 27 A.O. 1996) Subject: Guidelines and Procedures Governing the Monitoring of Violations or Circumventions Committed by the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs). 1996) Subject: Monitoring of Violations or Circumventions Committed by the ARBs.O.O. 01 . 1996 (Effectivity Date – August 26.August 14. 1994 184 .February 27. No. 2 . 1998 Subject: Retention Rights of Landowners and Award to Their Qualified Children A.August 08.C.O. 11 .March 07. No. 4 .August 30.April 26. No. 1985 Subject: Providing for a Cut-Off Date for Landowners to Apply for Retention and/or Protest the Coverage of their Landholdings Under Operation Land Transfer Pursuant to P.C. 2000) Subject: Revised Rules and Procedures for the Exercise of Retention Right by Landowners M. No. No. 1996 (Effectivity Date – August 26.

O. 1996 (Effectivity Date – December 9. 2004 Subject: Strengthening the Safeguards on Transfer or Conveyance of Agricultural Lands Covered by CARP Pursuant to RA 6657 185 .C. 6657 A. 1 . 02 . No.January 03.C. 54 . 1993 Subject: Revised Guidelines on the Registration of Transactions Under the CARP A. No. No.June 09.C. 2007 Subject: Code of Conduct for the Officials and Employees of DAR LAND TRANSACTIONS/TRANSFERS M.O. 6 . 2001) Subject: Guidelines on Annulment of Deeds of Conveyance of Lands Covered by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) Executed in Violation of Section 6. No.December 18. and CLOAs Due to Unlawful Acts and Omissions or Breach of Obligations of ARBs CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES OF DAR M. Series of 1995 Re Transferability of Awarded Lands Awarded to ARBs Pursuant to PD 27/EO No. Subject: Correction and Cancellation of Registered/Unregistered EPs. 2001 (Effectivity Date – January 22. 16 – August 10. No. 1996) Subject: Transferability of Lands Awarded to ARBs Pursuant to PD 27 as Amended by EO No. 228 and RA 6657 LRA Circular No.O.January 9. 1989 Subject: Rules and Procedures Governing Land Transactions SAFEGUARDS ON TRANSFER OR CONVEYANCE OF AGRICULTURAL LANDS M. No. 8. 1996) Subject: Supplemental Guidelines to A. paragraph 4 of Republic Act (RA) No.November 21. 10 – December 19. 8 . 228 and RA 6657 A.O. 1995 (Effectivity Date – January 5. No.

Series of 1995. 27 . 3. Per Supreme Court Resolution dated Nov. 3.C. transfer or conveyance is made necessary as a result of a bank's foreclosure of the mortgaged land is hereby permitted. No. 65 and 73] M. Safeguards on M. RA 7881) Section 74. Exception. A. 7881 – February 20. to the contrary notwithstanding. AO No. No. 2004 Subject: Strengthening the Safeguards on Transfer or Conveyance of Agricultural Lands Covered by CARP Pursuant to RA 6657 R. Penalties. — The provisions of Section 73. 11.TRANSFER OR CONVEYANCE OF AGRICULTURAL LANDS. 7881 R.A. 32 . No. — Any person who knowingly or willfully violates the provisions of Any person who knowingly or willfully violates the provisions this Act shall be punished by imprisonment of not less than one of this Act shall be punished by imprisonment of not less (1) month to not more than three (3) years or a fine of not less than one (1) month to not more than three (3) years or a 186 . (as added by Section 6. 1985 M. 7881 and its Implementing Rule. 6657 [Section 3(b). 1995 Section 73-A. 16 – August 10. No. the sale and/or transfer of agricultural land in cases where such sale.November 20.C. S. 13. O. No.Series of 1997 Subject: Lifting the Suspension of the Implementation of R. 1995 Subject: Suspension of the Implementation of RA 7881. 10.A. 1995 Subject: An Act Amending Certain Provisions of R.A. paragraph (e). No. No. Its Implementing Rule. 32.C.A.

and (i) of Republic Act No. 6657.00). at the discretion of the not more than Fifteen thousand pesos (P15.000. If the offender is a corporation or association.00) and thousand pesos (P15. at the discretion of the court upon any person who violates Section 73. and (h) of Republic Act No.00). the officer responsible therefore shall be criminally liable Section 75.000. or both.(as amended by Section 25. the officer responsible therefore shall be criminally liable. 3844 as amended. — The provisions of Republic Act No. subparagraphs (a). as amended.00).000.than one thousand pesos (P1. at the discretion of the court upon any person who violates Section 73. RA 9700) If the offender is a corporation or association. (g). (b).000. subparagraphs (c). That the following corresponding penalties shall be imposed for the specific violations hereunder: (a) Imprisonment of three (3) years and one (1) day to six (6) years or a fine of not less than Fifty thousand pesos (P50.000. (f).000. or both.00). Suppletory Application of Existing Legislation.000. Executive Order Nos.00)and not more than One hundred fifty thousand pesos (P150. or both. 6657. at the discretion of the court: Provided. (d). and (b) Imprisonment of six (6) years and one (1) day to twelve (12) years or a fine of not less than Two hundred thousand pesos (P200. or both. as amended. Presidential Decree Nos. (e). court. 228 187 .00) and not more than One million pesos (P1. 27 and 266 as amended.000.00) and not more than fifteen fine of not less than One thousand pesos (P1.000.

both Series of 1987.C. — If. Repealing Clause. issuances or parts thereof inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed or amended accordingly.August 25. rules and regulations. decrees executive orders. 316. 1988 New Provisions in RA 9700 which did not repeal. Approved: June 10. 946. neither amend nor supersede any provision in RA 6657 Section 26. 7 . Section 76. No. Effectivity Clause. or part thereof shall be affected and the same shall remain in full force and effect. — This Act shall take effect immediately after publication in at least two (2) national newspapers of general circulation. — Section 35 of Republic Act No. and all other laws. Presidential Decree No.and 229. 1038. Presidential Decree No. Separability Clause. any section or provision of this Act is declared null and void. 1988 Subject: Disposition of Referral Cases Upon the Effectivity of RA 6657 Section 77. ection 78. REFERRAL Cases M. and other laws not inconsistent with this Act shall have suppletory effect. – 188 . provision. Congressional Oversight Committee. for any reason. 3834. no other section. the last two paragraphs of Section 12 of Presidential Decree No.

to be designated respectively by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate of the Philippines. 189 . including technical information. preparation and production of reports and submission of recommendations or plans as it may require. (b) Hold hearings and consultations. 6657. the COCAR shall be provided with the necessary appropriations for its operation. (d) Secure from the DAR or the LBP information on the amount of just compensation determined to be paid or which has been paid to any landowner.00) is hereby appropriated for the COCAR for the first year of its operation and the same amount shall be appropriated every year thereafter.A Congressional Oversight Committee on Agrarian Reform (COCAR) is hereby created to oversee and monitor the implementation of this Act. and three (3) Members of the Senate of the Philippines.000. receive testimonies and reports pertinent to its specified concerns. bureau. three (3) Members of the House of Representatives. (c) Secure from any department. An initial amount of Twenty-five million pesos (P25. – The COCAR shall have the following powers and functions: (a) Prescribe and adopt guidelines which shall govern its work. Powers and Functions of the COCAR. traveling and other necessary expenses shall be allowed. particularly a yearly report of the record or performance of each agrarian reform beneficiary as provided under Section 22 of Republic Act No. It shall be composed of the Chairpersons of the Committee on Agrarian Reform of both Houses of Congress. The term of the COCAR shall end six (6) months after the expiration of the extended period of five (5) years.000. however. In order to carry out the objectives of this Act. The Chairpersons of the Committees on Agrarian Reform of the House of Representatives and of the Senate of the Philippines shall be the Chairpersons of the COCAR. office or instrumentality of the government such assistance as may be needed. Section 27. The Members shall receive no compensation. as amended.

or other documents as may be necessary in the performance of its functions. information on the amount of just compensation paid to any landowner under Republic Act No. (h) Engage the services of resource persons from the public and private sectors as well as civil society including the various agrarian reform groups or organizations in the different regions of the country as may be needed. (e) Secure from the DAR or the LBP quarterly reports on the disbursement of funds for the agrarian reform program. Section 28. the actual implementation of the program and projects by the DAR. contractual or on constancy subject to applicable rules. (g) Summon by subpoena any public or private citizen to testify before it. (j) Organize its staff and hire and appoint such employees and personnel whether temporary. including compensation of all personnel. the DAR. – Notwithstanding the provisions of Republic Act No. 190 . (i) Approve the budget for the work of the Committee and all disbursements therefrom. in such a manner as it may deem necessary. and the PARC. as amended. 6657. or require by subpoena duces tecum to produce before it such records. 1405 and other pertinent laws. Access to Information. Periodic Reports. (f) Oversee and monitor. reports. – The COCAR shall submit to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to the President of the Senate of the Philippines periodic reports on its findings and recommendations on actions to be undertaken by both Houses of Congress. and (k) Exercise all the powers necessary and incidental to attain the purposes for which it is created. and other agrarian reform laws shall be deemed public information. Section 29.

Repealing Clause. which may remain pending on June 30. for any reason. otherwise known as the Agricultural Land Reform Code. DATES OF APPROVAL OF RELEVANT AGRARIAN REFORM LAWS 191 . – Any case and/or proceeding involving the implementation of the provisions of Republic Act No. Implementing Rules and Regulations. Separability Clause. 2009 and it shall be published in at least two (2) newspapers of general circulation. any section or provision of this Act is declared unconstitutional or invalid. 3844. Section 33. decrees. issuances. – The PARC and the DAR shall provide the necessary implementing rules and regulations within thirty (30) days upon the approval of this Act. – Section 53 of Republic Act No. Section 34. 2014 shall be allowed to proceed to its finality and be executed even beyond such date. 2009 and it shall be published in at least two (2) newspapers of general circulation. the other sections or provisions not affected thereby shall remain in full force and effect. Effectivity Clause. is hereby repealed and all other laws. – This Act shall take effect on July 1.Section 30. – If. executive orders. Section 32. as amended. rules and regulations. Section 31. Such rules and regulations shall take effect on July 1. 6657. Resolution of Case. or parts thereof inconsistent with this Act are hereby likewise repealed or amended accordingly.

7905 February 23. 7881 February 20.TITLE DATE OF APPROVAL Republic Act 6657 June 10. 2009 192 . 1998 Republic Act No. 1995 Republic Act No. 8532 February 23. 1995 Republic Act No. 9700 August 7. 1988 Republic Act No.