𝐆𝐋𝐀𝐍, 𝐒𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐢 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞 - An Orientation regarding Rapid Land Tenure Appraisal (RLTA) was conducted by the DENR Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Glan, specifically the Regulation and Permitting Section (RPS), on Monday, July 3.
The purpose of the orientation was to introduce and provide guidance to the four (4) hired enumerators and one (1) adjudicator who will be involved in the RLTA process in Alabel, Sarangani Province.
CENR Officer Dr. Rosalinda B. Cortez shed light on the primary goal of RLTA, which is to gather information about land tenure in Alabel before adjudication. The process aims to tap the local knowledge of barangay members to get a clearer picture of the land tenure situation on the ground before adjudication and to determine the number of workable lots, lot status, survey claimant and current claimant.
During the orientation, RPS Chief Maria Teresita Q. Galapon emphasized the need to improve land records in various government agencies, such as DENR, DAR, ROD, and LGUs. She acknowledged the discrepancies between records and the actual situation in the field, which can be attributed to poor record management, subdivision requirements, correction surveys, and ongoing land disputes.
The results of RLTA will help identify workable lots and understand the distribution of residences, including those for subdivision, informing decision-making processes. The required documents for the appraisal are the Consolidated Cadastral Map and RLTA Forms.
The said activity was part of the Memorandum of Partnership Agreement signed between the DENR and LGU Alabel in November 2022, with the goal of addressing the disparity between titled and untitled parcels within the municipality.
The hired enumerators and adjudicator commenced their duties on July 3 and will continue until September 30, 2023. (With report and photos from JCDumanon, CENRO Glan IO Designate)