TACLOBAN CITY – As the newly-installed Secretary of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) broke the padlock and opened the gate at the central office that had been closed for 14 years, Regional Director Sheila Enciso ordered also on Monday to keep the gate at the regional office open.
During the flag raising ceremony Enciso ordered to keep the gate open during office hours to make stakeholders of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) feel welcome.
According to her, Secretary Rafael Mariano instructed DAR officials and employees to welcome clients, especially farmers coming to our office and see to it that their queries are properly attended.
The opening of gate is more than a symbolic act to the Secretary’s open door policy, Enciso said. “He wants us to break the barriers between DAR and its stakeholders and have a productive dialogue with protesting farmers instead,” Enciso added.