MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, March 3 (PIA) — Ninety one free patents were awarded to farmer beneficiaries here under the government’s “Handog Titulo program” covering an area of 40.8 hectares.
These titles confirm the ownership of the beneficiaries in accordance with the public land law.
According to the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO), the Handog Titulo program is implemented consistent with the goals of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), which seeks to improve the lives of farmers and their families.
It is carried out in partnership with the local government units, following DENR Administrative Order 2011-06 which prescribes the guidelines for the implementation of “Public Land Titling”.
To date, Camiguin PENRO have already trained LGU partners to be deputized Public Land Inspectors.
A Memorandum of Partnership Agreement (MOPA) was also already signed, last year, between the PENR and LGU Mambajao, while it is currently finalizing a MOPA with Mahinog and Sagay LGUs.
PENRO Camiguin, meanwhile, reported to have surpassed its targets, last year, in patent processing & issuance (PPI), as well as, in the conduct of public land surveys over public agricultural lands, investigation/resolution of land claims & conflict, processing of lease, and school sites applications. (PIA)