SEC, DAR facilitate registration of ARB groups in Nueva Ecija

The Securities and Exchange Commission- Tarlac Extension Office (SEC-TAREO) in partnership with the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)- Nueva Ecija Provincial Office organized a One-stop Shop on Business Registration for the agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in the province held on September 28 at Consuelo Hotel and Chinese Restaurant, Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija.

This collaboration served eight agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations (ARBOs) from different parts of Nueva Ecija in their online registration to obtain juridical capacity as farmers’ corporations.

The ARBO leaders of Nueva Ecija were also capacitated in the proper filing of their SEC annual reportorial requirements through the Electronic Filing and Submission Tool (eFAST) portal which will help them to avoid penalties and maintain good standing with the Commission.

DAR Nueva Ecija said this initiative is part of their commitment in facilitating the organization of the ARBs into economically viable groups that are engaged in credit, livelihood and other agri-enterprises, among others.

On the other hand, SEC-TAREO Director Richard R. Laus said the Commission is establishing linkages with various government and non-government agencies, business organizations, local government units, the academe, and other stakeholders to bring SEC closer to the people including our farmers.

“The SEC-TAREO will continue to work with various stakeholders in the region to strengthen SEC’s presence, especially at the grassroots level and to promote sustainable and inclusive economic growth” Laus added.

This joint activity also trained and capacitated selected DAR Nueva Ecija employees about the online services of the Commission to assist their ARBOs in dealing with SEC transactions.

Meanwhile, the officers of the newly registered ARB corporations of Nueva Ecija expressed their gratitude to the SEC and DAR for easier and faster company registration and for supporting them in managing their organizations.

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