Handog titulo program in Kalinga

Handog titulo program in Kalinga


As one of the Priority Thrusts and Programs of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), PENRO Kalinga gave its full support to the improved Land Administration and Management Program of the agency, in which, it is responsible in the disposition of Alienable and Disposable land of the Public Domain to qualified land owners.

For the year 2018, DENR-PENRO Kalinga processed and transmitted 238 Residential Free Patents to the Registry of Deeds exceeding its total target of 221.  It also transmitted 164 Agricultural Free Patents transmitted out of the total target of 150.

The applications were received from the field offices of CENRO Pinukpuk and CENRO Tabuk, who are responsible in the processing and evaluation of applications and forward the same to the PENR Office for final verification and transmittal to the Registry of Deeds for the registration of land titles.

On the conduct of Public Land Survey, DENR Kalinga was able to survey 268 lots for Residential and surveyed 185 Agricultural lots The survey activities were conducted by the Licensing Patents and Deeds Sections in the field offices who are responsible in the ground investigation and inspection; afterwhich the survey returns are forwarded to the regional Office for their approval.

As a result of the teamwork of the DENR-PENRO Kalinga personnel through the leadership of the OIC, PENR Officer Noel M. Barrientos and in coordination with the Registry of Deeds of Kalinga,18 Certificate of Titles were awarded to the beneficiaries under the Handog Titulo Program at Barangay Malin-awa, Tabuk City, Kalinga.

During the awarding, PENRO Barrientos explained the 10 Priority Programs of the DENR particularly on the Improved Land Administration and Management relating it to the distribution of land titles to the beneficiaries at Malin-awa. He encouraged the community people to apply for titles on their lands that are alienable and disposable and introduce improvements according to their land uses.

The distribution of titles was witnessed by the barangay officials led by Barangay Captain Antonio Pagtan, the community residents, the Military personnel of the 503 Brigade, 77 IB, and CMO Battalion and some students of Kalinga State University who on the same day were on the site to participate in the water body clean-up which was also initiated by PENRO Kalinga Office.

With these activities, the services of the DENR are brought closer to the people.  They are given the titles of their land which they could hold on to as a legal proof of ownership of their land.

As President Rodolfo Duterte mentioned in one his speeches after distributing land titles, “To our hardworking farmers: You are no longer just tillers. You are now proud owners of your own land. I also encourage you to continue your noble duty of tilling our fields and bringing food on the table of every Filipino.”|P. KalingaDNDasayon


DENR CAR to push through third party evaluation of CY 2013-2016 NGP plantation sites within 100has and above


Responding to the instruction that DENR CAR field offices to conduct briefing or reorientation to the concerned People’s Organizations/NGP Partners with sites covering an area of 100 hectares and above which is the subject of Third Party validation, CENRO Lagangilang headed by CENR Officer Engr. Gilberto Leo Tagura met in July 22, 2019 with the People’s Organizations (POs) within the coverage of CENRO Lagangilang, the Site Managers and Extension Officers.  During which, CENRO Tagura encouraged the members of the POs’ to be well-informed of the validation process and the preparatory activities they have to undertake prior to the conduct of validation proper.  Said validation may commence on August 5, 2019 in all the provinces of the Cordillera Region.

For the province of Abra there are about 44 sites that are subjected for evaluation by 3rd Party.  About 17 of these sites are under the jurisdiction of CENRO Lagangilang.  The evaluators will come from a private institution in UP Los Baños, Laguna- a National Government Organization.  Accordingly, the validators will adopt the random sampling method of validation wherein 5% of the total area will be selected at 1 hectare each strategically located.

The meeting was a successful one as the participant POs had willingly expressed their commitment to support not only the validation but also to perform the necessary preparatory and restoration activities particularly to portions of the plantations with low survival rates. Towards the end of the orientation, the DENR and the POs have agreed to team up for the restoration activities starting June 25, 2019 until the start of the validation activity.

The conduct of third party evaluation is a determining activity for the release of ten (10) percent retention fee on the condition that the plantation site will register a survival rate of 85% and above. However, it will not only deal with the payment of retention fee but rather purposely provide credible Monitoring and Evaluation result that underscores good and bad implementation practices and the facilitating or hindering factors that led to the present status of these plantations. Ultimately, it also aims to provide inputs for future crafting of relevant project implementation guidelines and policies.|C. Lagangilang, RBPineda

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