𝐊𝐈𝐀𝐌𝐁𝐀, 𝐒𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐢 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞 – The DENR Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Kiamba, this province, has strengthened its information, education and communication (IEC) campaign on land titling to encourage the public to apply residential and agricultural free patents.
CENR Officer Abdul D. Cariga said that their IEC campaign on Thursday (January 12), which was participated by 25 participants from barangay councils and local community in Barangay Tablao of this town, is the result of the Rapid Land Tenure Appraisal (RLTA) they have conducted in Kiamba last year.
He said that the RLTA is pursuant to the priority program of DENR on improved land administration and management. “We have identified the potential lots in each barangay and we look forward to assist them in applying residential and agricultural free patents,” CENRO Cariga added.
Forester Michael C. Perales, regulation and permitting section chief of CENRO Kiamba, together with the field office’s land management unit personnel, informed the participants on the salient features of Republic Act (RA) 10023 or the Residential Free Patent Act and RA 11573 or the Act Improving the Confirmation Process for Imperfect Land Titles, Amending for the Purpose the Commonwealth Act No. 141 and Presidential Decree No. 1529.
“We informed Barangay Tablao on the services of DENR regarding land titling and we’re glad that we gained a positive response from the community,” said Forester Perales.
In 2021, the DENR has forged a memorandum of partnership Agreement (MOPA) with the local government unit (LGU) of Kiamba as a requisite to the conduct of RLTA. Based on the MOPA, the DENR shall carry out its mandate in the processing of land titles while LGU Kiamba’s role is to spearhead community mobilization, provide support to beneficiaries after titling, and support the institutionalization and mainstreaming of land administration and management as well as policies and procedures. (With report and photos from DENR-CENRO Kiamba) | RSCIGM