Department of Agrarian Reform

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The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR; Filipino: Kagawaran ng Repormang Pansakahan) is the executive department of the Philippine government tasked with the redistribution of agrarian land in the Philippines.[1] As of December 1, 2017, the secretary of the DAR is John Castriciones, sworn in by President Rodrigo Duterte.

List of the Secretaries of the Department of Agrarian Reform

# Name Term Began Term Ended President
Secretary of Agrarian Reform
1 Conrado F. Estrella September 10, 1971 June 1978 Ferdinand Marcos
Minister of Agrarian Reform
Conrado F. Estrella June 1978 February 25, 1986 Ferdinand Marcos
February 25, 1986 April 30, 1986 Corazon C. Aquino
Secretaries of Agrarian Reform
2 Heherson T. Alvarez May 1, 1986 March 7, 1987 Corazon C. Aquino
3 Philip Ella Juico July 23, 1987 July 1, 1989
4 Miriam Defensor Santiago July 20, 1989 January 4, 1990
5 Florencio B. Abad January 4, 1990 April 5, 1990
6 Benjamin T. Leong April 6, 1990 June 30, 1992
7 Ernesto D. Garilao June 30, 1992 June 30, 1998 Fidel V. Ramos
8 Horacio R. Morales, Jr. June 30, 1998 January 20, 2001 Joseph Estrada
January 20, 2001 February 11, 2001 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
9 Hernani A. Braganza February 12, 2001 January 15, 2003
10 Roberto M. Pagdanganan January 20, 2003 January 20, 2004
* Jose Mari B. Ponce February 20, 2004 August 24, 2004
11 Rene C. Villa August 26, 2004 September 27, 2004
Secretaries of Land Reform
Rene C. Villa September 27, 2004 July 9, 2005
12 Nasser C. Pangandaman July 9, 2005 August 23, 2005
Secretaries of Agrarian Reform
Nasser C. Pangandaman August 23, 2005 June 30, 2010 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
13 Virgilio Gil R. de los Reyes June 30, 2010 June 30, 2016 Benigno Simeon Aquino III
** Rafael V. Mariano June 30, 2016 September 6, 2017 Rodrigo Duterte
* Rosalina Bistoyong September 12, 2017 November 30, 2017
14 John Castriciones December 1, 2017 Incumbent

Bureaus

  • Bureau of Agrarian Reform Legal Assistance
  • Bureau of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Development
  • Bureau of Land Tenure Improvement
  • Bureau of Land Development
  • Bureau of Agrarian Reform Information Education

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