The Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) was a land reform law mandated by Republic Act No. 6657, signed by President Corazon Aquino on June 10, 1988..

For a long period of time. the agrarian system of Philippines was being controlled by the large landlords. The small farmers in Philippines were struggling for their rights to land and other natural resources.. Agrarian condition in the Philippines .

Aquino on 10th June. . The redistribution of land was also very slow.Agrarian condition in the Philippines 0 Implementation of Agrarian Reform in Philippines The implementation of Agrarian reforms proceeded at a very slow pace. alternatively called the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law was signed by President Corazon C. 0 Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law: Philippines The Republic Act No. This was due to the lack of political will. 6657.

. who signed the Executive Order No. 456on 23rd August to rename the Department of Land Reform as Department of Agrarian Reform. It was President Arroyo.Agrarian condition in the Philippines 0 The Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law: Objectives The primary objective of instituting the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform law was to successfully devise land reform in Philippines.

CARP 0 Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program of 1988.also known as CARP. is a Philippine state policy that ensures and promotes welfare of landless farmers and farm workers. as well as elevation of social justice and equity among rural areas. .

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. but was extended by the 11th Congress due to delays in land distribution and lack of budget allocation. CARP aims “for a more equitable distribution and ownership of land. .According to RA 6657.” It meant to distribute lands to farmers in a span of 10 years.

It undertakes land tenure improvement and development of program beneficiaries. DAR conducts land survey in resettlement areas. It undertakes land acquisition and distribution and land management studies.What is DAR? 0 Department of Agrarian Reform is the lead implementing agency of Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program(CARP). The DAR also orchestrates the delivery of support services to farmer-beneficiaries and promotes the development of viable agrarian reform communities. .

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” . such as production or profit-sharing. to farmers and regular farm workers who are landless” and “all other arrangements alternative to the physical redistribution of lands. labor administration and the distribution of shares of stock which will allow beneficiaries to receive a just share of the fruits of the lands they work.0 Section 3 of RA 6657 defined agrarian reform as the “redistribution of lands. regardless of crops or fruits produced.

and three hectares for each of their children. whereas only a maximum of five hectares can be retained by the landlords. .Vast agricultural lands are distributed to the farmers tilling the land.

Lands classified by local zoning ordinances as residential.However. commercial and industrial lands are excluded from CARP. . a common CARP loophole was that landlords escaped relinquishing their lands through land reclassifications.

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