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.


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    Monday, October 30, 2017

    “That land is yours to keep, we hope it will remain in your family forever”,mrtment of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 8 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable says addressing two hundred fifty nine (259) beneficiaries&nbs he government’s Titulo am in San Jorge, Samar. Free patent beneficiaries from the municipalities of San Jorge, Gandara, Pagsanghan, Sta. Margarita and Tarangnan in Samar availed of the free titling services offered by the DENR, Registry of Deeds (ROD)…


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Owing to unrelenting intelligence and forest protection efforts, CENRO Dolores through CENR Officer Roseller E. Cay, was able to seize six (6) undocumented chainsaws purportedly being used in illegal cutting of forest products. These are currently deposited at PENRO Eastern Samar for safekeeping pending final disposition.

COMBATTING MARINE POLLUTION Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu leads the global discussion on combating marine pollution during the Leaders’ Breakfast meeting held Sunday at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City.  With theme, “Towards a Pollution-Free Planet,” the meeting was attended by environment ministers, international organizations, non-government organizations and the private sector. Cimatu underscored during the meeting the continuing efforts of the local government units in addressing plastic waste, as well as private sector’s initiatives in providing for commercially-viable and environment-friendly plastic alternatives. The Leaders’ Breakfast meeting precedes the 12th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMSCOP12) hosted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) from 23-28 October at the PICC. ###

Beneficiaries jubilantly display their Land Titles with Cong. Edgar Mary S. Sarmiento, RD Arleigh Adorable, ARD Carlito Tuballa and other government officials.

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