Led by Minister Mohammad S. Yacob, agrarian reform key officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MAFAR-BARMM) are actively participating in the 2019 First Semester Formative Assessment and Performance Review held at the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga.

The five-day activity, designed to further strengthen the implementation of agrarian reform programs in the country, is also attended by Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) undersecretaries, bureau directors, service directors, regional directors, regional agrarian reform adjudicators, regional planning officers, and provincial agrarian reform program officers (PARPOs).

All the way from the five provinces of the Bangsamoro Region, the participants from MAFAR-BARMM are PARPO II Hambre J. Mohammad of Tawi-Tawi, PARPO II Rockyfeller S. Undug of Sulu, PARPO I Minda B. Jamjiron of Basilan, PARPO II Mesug P. Unda of Lanao del Sur, and Chief Agrarian Reform Program Officer (CARPO) Camar D. Saumay of Maguindanao.

Highlights of the event include the careful presentations and discussions of the 1st semester physical accomplishments and financial performances for Land Tenure Security Program (LTSP), Agrarian Justice Delivery Program (AJDP), and Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Development Sustainability Program (ARBDSP).

The remaining days of the performance review, that is to end come July 26, shall delve on the admin and finance matters that include the overall regional and provincial obligation and disbursement rate for 2019 fund allocation and 2018 continuing fund, available aggregate allotment for the 2nd semester, status of procurement and promotion of personnel, and status of streamlining critical services. The catch-up plan for the second semester of 2019 shall also be tackled along with the directives and priorities for policy, planning and research, and special concerns.

Graced by DAR Undersecretaries Gee Orogo(Policy, Planning, and Research Office), Atty. Carim L. Panumpang (Special Concerns Office), Bernie F. Cruz (Foreign Assisted and Special Projects Office), Atty. Emily O. Padilla (Support Services Office), and Board Member Atty. Jim G. Coleto (Department of Agrarian Reform Adjudication Board), the formative assessment and performance review shall also discuss and learn from the factors that have facilitated or hindered the implementation of agrarian reform programs and projects.