Wednesday, June 8, 2016

DENR continues land title service with LGU funding

TAGBILARAN CITY, June 6 (PIA)--Land titling for residential lots continues at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), all because Bohol funds it through a Memorandum of Participation, reports the agency patents, licenses and deeds chief in Bohol. 

In fact, the project and the Memorandum of Participation is the only 

"The project is basically continuing the already implemented by yet significantly impressive Land Administration Management Program with the technical assistance of the World Bank and the Australian Agency for International Development," said DENR's patents chief Benjamin Torrefranca. 

At the Kapihan sa PIA last week, aired over DyTR, Torrefranca added that government titling service should have been finished already with the close of LAMP projects. 

But, seeing the general economic benefits of the service to the local revenue generation and tax collection, as well as providing land owners tenure security over their parcels of land, local officials in Bohol decided to fund the succeeding local titling programs, Torrefranca said. 

Finally claiming the land can give you peace of mind so you can focus on making your land productive, having no fear now that it will be taken from you, shared a land title beneficiary from from LAMP in Maribojoc town. 

Maribojoc snagged a Gawad Galing Pook Award for its facilitation of land titling services there. 

"We are very thankful to Governor Edgar Chatto and the Provincial Government for funding the continuation of the land titling services," Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Nestor Canda picked up Torrefranca's line. 

Although some view land titling service as an "extra mile" in their tasks at DENR, Torrefranca said a Memorandum of Partnership with governments allow them to fund more patent processing. 

This time, we tapped the local government units, Canda also explained when asked who the LGUS can help. 

We have deputize municipal assessors and some LGU personnel to receive the title applications for us, Canda, who also pegged a huge number of land title grants

The Office of the Municipal Assessors receive the title applications and facilitate them for submission to the DENR, PENRO Canda added. 

Of course, the applicants still prepare the proof of ownership like tax declaration, other clearances, the approved cadastral survey, application fees, Torrefranca said.

On this, DENR urges Boholanos to use this opportunity to come to the DENR or their Municipal Assessor's Office to seek more information to finally settle their land title problems. 

Land titling program is among the DENR service offers for June as the Environment Month. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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