Paglibre sa ‘di bayad na dues ng CARP beneficiaries lusot sa ikalawang pagbasa sa Kamara

Paglibre sa ‘di bayad na dues ng CARP beneficiaries lusot sa ikalawang pagbasa sa Kamara

December 6, 2022 @ 6:55 AM 2 months ago

MANILA, Philippines – Inaprubahan ng House of Representative sa ikalawang pagbasa ang panukalang nag-aalis o nanlilibre na sa mga hindi nabayarang amortization at iba pang pagkakautan na buwis ng agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) na nagmumula sa lupang nakuha nila sa ilalim ng Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) ng gobyerno.

“This is to emancipate ARBs from the financial burden of paying loans extended in relation to awarded agricultural land under the agrarian reform program, as well as provide broadened support services to ARBs and thus make them more productive and economically emancipated,” saad sa committee report.

Ipinagbabawal din ng House Bill 6336 ang mga ARB na gawing hindi pang-agrikultura na lupain ang mga ARB sa loob ng 20 taon pagkatapos maisabatas ang panukalang batas. Mula ito sa dating 10-taon na naunang inihaing bersyon ng panukala.

Kabilang din sa salik ng nasabing panukala ang mga sumusunod:

  • frees land from mortgage liens and encumbrances in favor of the National Government

  • provides that the government will subrogate the ARBs to pay the remaining balance of the compensation due the concerned landowners for lands acquired under the voluntary land transfer and direct payment scheme

  • ARBs yet to be awarded with agricultural land from the CARP or any other agrarian reform law will receive so without any obligation for amortization

  •  provides a broadened scope of support services to ARBs, giving priority to those who have already completed payment of the amortization schedule

  • exempts estate tax payments on awarded lands to ARBs

  • mandates the dismissal, motu proprio, by the DAR or the court, of any pending administrative or judicial case involving the forfeiture by the DAR of the agrarian reform award solely due to the failure of an ARB to pay the thirty (30)-year amortization plus six percent (6%) annual interest

  • mandates the termination of the execution of a final and executory administrative or judicial case decision due to the failure of an ARB to pay the 30-year amortization plus 6% annual interest resulting in the disqualification of the ARB, the cancellation of the agrarian reform title, the extinguishment of the rights of possession and ownership of the awarded land, as well as the removal of the person from the awarded land or the dismantling of any improvements found therein

  •  disqualifies ARBs for acts and omissions constituting violations of agrarian reform laws including willful refusal by the ARB to make the land productive or deliberate neglect, for a period of two calendar years and

  • upholds the right of the landowner of awarded lands to just compensation.