During the distribution of Free Patents, the CENR Officer of CENRO San Juan, Joejol Cuizon enjoined the beneficiaries to protect their land titles and make their lands productive. Addressing the recipients he said, “your land title serves as your security of tenure. Plant, produce, enrich your land and experience a better living”.

Mrs. Luz Barba, 84, from Lilo-an, expressed appreciation for holding the Handog Titulo activity saying her family has been cultivating the land for many years without any proof of ownership. “It’s only now that I can really be proud and claim the land as my own”, she says.

Section 45, Chapter VII of Commonwealth Act 141, amended by Republic Act 6940 and further amended by R.A. 9176 authorizes the issuance of Free Patents to natural born Filipino citizens who do not own more than twelve (12) hectares of agricultural land, and has continuously occupied or cultivated the subject property either by himself or through his predecessors-in-interest for at least 30 years prior to the effectivity of the amendatory act, and have paid the real property tax thereon.

The requirements for titling of Free Patent includes a duly accomplished Application Form, Affidavit of Applicant, Fifty pesos (P50.00) Application Fee, Documentary stamps on all legal documents, Affidavit of Landholding, Joint Affidavit of Two Disinterested Person, Notice of Application, Posting (Issued by the Barangay Captain where the property is located), Tax Declaration, and Transfer of Rights or Deed of Sale if the property was bought or Deed of Donation or Waiver of Rights if the property was acquired from relatives. These should be filed with the DENR Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) which has jurisdiction over the land.

The Handog Titulo in Lilo-an was conducted as a culminating activity for this year’s Women’s Month celebration.


  • DENR 8 conducts lecture-forum on Anti-VAWC and Anti-Harassment

    Friday, May 25, 2018

    One hundred employees participated in the lecture-forum on Anti-VAWC and Anti-Sexual Harassment Law last March 20, 2018. This activity was spearheaded by the Gender and Development of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 8 in celebration of the National Women’s Month. Raising public awareness on Anti-Violence against Women and Their Children Act (RA 9262) and the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act (RA 7877) to both male and female employees was the main objective of lec…


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DENR 8’s ARD for Management Services Arturo N. Salazar presents Updates on Government Policy on Climate Change during the 2nd Regional Climate Change Conference conducted by PH Haiyan Cooperative in cooperation with the Climate Change Commission.

Mangrove forest and eco-park in Naungan, Ormoc City developed by the Naungan San Juan Mangrove Planters Association from what used to be a plain mudflat.

DENR 8 technical personnel record and monitor sightings of migratory birds in the wetlands of Eastern Visayas.

Residents of Brgy. Tagpuro join the mangrove tree planting activity spearheaded by the PH Haiyan Advocacy Cooperative.

Participants to the tree planting activity in celebration of National Women’s Month and International Day of Forest plant mangrove propagules in one of the most devatated areas in Tacloban City when Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the region in November 2013.

The speaker urge participants to respect women, support their children, love their family and share what they learned to other people and advocate women’s rights during a lecture-forum on Anti-VAWC and Anti-Harassment in celebration of the National Women's Month.

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