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New Land Conversion Rules to Boost Economic Recovery

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently announced major changes in its land conversion policies and rules in order to facilitate economic recovery in the wake of the COVID pandemic. DAR Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Luis M. Pangulayan outlined the changes during a webinar sponsored by CREBA on 25 November 2021. The changes are embodied […]

Land Conversion Moratorium: Untimely

Many investors and businessmen, not only in the real estate and housing development sector, are confused, stuck in a push and pull decision about their projects amidst the looming 2-year moratorium that the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) seems bent to impose against the conversion of agricultural lands for human settlements and other non-agri uses. […]

NO to proposed moratorium on land conversion

CREBA supports the position of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) rejecting the impending imposition of a 2-year moratorium on conversion of agricultural lands for human settlements and other non-agricultural uses.  NEDA and HUDCC have said that a “blanket” moratorium is detrimental to the economy […]


Perhaps no other governmental act has been as detrimental to housing and other non-agricultural activities as the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). So much so that the rancor attending the ensuing long-standing battle for land access was unprecedented in the history of CREBA. In 1987, then President Corazon Aquino promulgated three major issuances that led […]