July 31, 1991
DAR ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 08-91
AMENDMENTS TO ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2, SERIES OF 1991, ENTITLED "RULES AND REGULATIONS ON SUMMARY ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS ON LAND COMPENSATION"
SECTION 1. The last sentence of Section 1 of Administrative Order No. 2, Series of 1991, is hereby amended to read as follows:
". . . Where the total amount of compensation being offered by the government to the landowner does not exceed FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (P500,000), the proceedings shall be conducted by the Provincial Agrarian Reform Adjudicator (PARAD) concerned. WHERE THE COMPENSATION SO OFFERED IS MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (P500,000) BUT NOT BEYOND TWO MILLION PESOS (P2,000,000), THE PROCEEDINGS SHALL BE HANDLED BY THE REGIONAL AGRARIAN REFORM ADJUDICATOR (RARAD), IF THE AMOUNT EXCEEDS TWO MILLION PESOS (P2,000,000), THE PROCEEDINGS SHALL BE CONDUCTED AT THE DAR ADJUDICATION BOARD, CENTRAL OFFICE."
These jurisdictional amounts may be subject to subsequent adjustment by the DARAB, as may be appropriate, in order to facilitate the fast determination of just compensation.
SECTION 2. Section 6 of the said Administrative order is likewise amended to read as follows:
"Opening of Trust Account and Distribution of Land to Beneficiaries — Notwithstanding the provisions of the foregoing sections, and pending the Summary Administrative Proceedings by the DARAB, the DAR shall request the LBP to OPEN the Trust Deposit with notice to the affected landowner. IN CASE THERE ARE CHANGES IN THE LAND VALUE PURSUANT TO THE DECISION OF THE PARAD/RADAD/DARAB, AS THE CASE MAY BE, NOTICE THEREOF SHALL BE GIVEN TO THE LBP TO ADJUST THE TRUST DEPOSIT ACCORDINGLY. THE DAR, THROUGH THE PARO, SHALL TAKE IMMEDIATE POSSESSION OF THE LAND AND REDISTRIBUTE THE SAME TO QUALIFIED BENEFICIARIES IN ACCORDANCE WITH ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 9, SERIES OF 1990."
SECTION 3. All Orders/circulars and/or Memoranda which are inconsistent herewith are hereby amended, modified or revoked as the case may be.
SECTION 4. This Administrative Order shall take effect ten (10) days after its publication in two (2) national newspapers of general circulation. ECTAHc
Adopted: 31 July 1991
(SGD.) BENJAMIN T. LEONG