SORSOGON PROVINCE – LATEST issues about the DAR (Department of Agrarian Reform) Sorsogon could be found in DAR’s newest site www.dar.gov.ph/sorsogon.
This webpage was created to facilitate the students and researchers with their studies especially in information and data gathering, so that, they don’t need to travel just to get these in the DAR’s Office at Brgy. Balogo, Sorsogon City.
DAR Sorsogon’s website was officially launched by Roseller R. Olayres, Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer II on October 20, 2009 along with the launching of other DAR Regional and Provincial Offices’ websites nationwide. The creation of these websites happened in response to the fast changing technology of the present generation.
Available data/information that can be obtained in http://www.dar.gov.ph/sorsogon includes: history of the organization of DAR Sorsogon; its organizational structure; the provincial officers; the three major components of CARP; accomplishment reports; DAR Ladies Association; Gender and Development; Human Resource Development; DAR Employees Association; PDMASP (President Diosdado Macapagal Agrarian Scholarship Program); Foreign Assisted Projects; Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries’ Stories; news; and many more will be added in the coming days.
The presence of website is very helpful to Sorsogueños in many ways: there is no need for the students and other clientele to travel far just to obtain information because they can get it from the site through the internet; the media can pick the latest issue from news corner of the DAR Sorsogon website; the courage of farmers in fighting poverty are being featured and read even international which inspires them; the status of accomplishments are made transparent to the public for their monitoring; and for those who have queries, they can send their messages to the email provided in the site and the webteam assures that every mail they received will surely reach the hand of the PARO II or any concerned personnel.
Although the website is not yet a year old since its creation, the very first DAR WEB Assessment and Strategic Planning Workshop was held in Cebu City in order to review and evaluate its performance. Said planning workshop was conducted by DAR Central Office – National Web Team chaired by Atty. Jim G. Coleto.
The event was attended by 31 provinces from Luzon including Sorsogon. Each province has its own DAR Web Team Structure.
In Sorsogon it is composed of only three personnel that will maintain its operation: the Chairperson – Roseller R. Olayres, PARO II; and 2 members – Gilbert Goingo and Alura Arbolente.
Goingo is assigned in uploading and posting of the latest reports from PMEU (Provincial Monitoring and Evaluation Unit), while Arbolente is assigned in the writing and provision of news and other valuable information.
As to the design and colors, Arbolente serves as the “drafter” while Goingo is the “finalizer”. Finished designs will still pass through the approval of Olayres.
“Now that DAR Sorsogon is already in the cyberspace, we invite everyone to visit the site to learn more about our office and its programs,” said Olayres. [ajarbolente, DAR Sorsogon]