Over 2K land titles distributed in Central Luzon in 2020

Over 2K land titles distributed in Central Luzon in 2020

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional office here was able to distribute 2,249 land titles covering some 47 hectares of public lands to landless residents of Central Luzon last year.

“Land title is the most concrete proof of ownership over a land you occupy. And this ‘Handog Titulo’ program is the modest government contribution in promoting social justice and alleviating poverty in the rural sector,” said Paquito Moreno, Jr., executive director of the DENR regional office, in a statement on Monday.

Moreno said land administration and management is one of the priority programs of DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu, which is anchored on the 10-point socio-economic agenda of President Rodrigo Duterte. This includes ensuring security of land tenure to encourage investments and address bottlenecks in land management and titling agencies.

Since 2011, the land distribution program of DENR has benefitted around 345,000 farmers and their families through the issuance of 63,381 land titles covering 19,504 hectares in the region.

The DENR is set to distribute another 1,725 land titles this year. (PNA)

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