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


Municipal LGU of Balbalan, Kalinga engaged  in Forest Land Use Planning (FLUP) activities


The Forest Land Use Planning is a governance-oriented and participatory process of allocating forests and forest lands as a natural resources asset by the government under appropriate management, tenure arrangement.  Eventually, these assets are placed according to their best uses in order to harmonize uses of forest lands to attain balanced-production activities by not disregarding the concept of forest protection and biodiversity conservation. The Forest Land Use Plans (FLUP) shall be integrated in the Comprehensive Land Use Plans (CLUPs) of the Local Government Units (LGUs).

At the Office of CENRO Pinukpuk a Letter of intent was sent by the office of the Local Chief Executive of MLGU Balbalan expressing their interest in the preparation of FLUP of their Municipality. Upon the receipt of the said letter, personnel of DENR CENRO Pinukpuk joined the session of the Sangguniang Bayan where a resolution was drafted authorizing the Local Chief Executive to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for the preparation of the FLUP on behalf of the Municipality.

As a result, an FLUP orientation and workshop was conducted recently at Balbalan by representatives from DENR Regional office, PENRO and CENRO Staff.  Participants to the orientation include the Barangay Local Government Unit officials, other MLGU officials and employees, and other concerned stakeholders within the municipality.

The orientation/workshop employed an interactive type of discussion.  During the open forum, the participants sought to be clarified on some points, concerns, issues and constraints of the target LGU which were answered by the facilitators.

After the fruitful discussion the Local Chief Executive of the Municipality of Balbalan, Mayor Eric L. Gunayon represented the Municipality by signing the Memorandum of Agreement that finally engaged the MLGU and BLGU Officials in the activities to be undertaken under the FLUP.  Also CENRO Imelda B. Casiwan and MPDO Sonia S. Duggoy signed as witnesses to the MOA.

CENRO Casiwan said that she looks forward to a  strengthened partnership as they join efforts to prepare the FLUP of Balbalan, Kalinga.

She added that it is crucial that before forest land use planning can take place in a certain province or municipality, the executive and legislative branches of the LGU, where planning will be conducted, have already executed their dedication to come up with the FLUP for a guided improvement and or development in the forestland cover.  As manifested in their letter of intent that while they recognized the link between the improved management of forest resources and the overall development direction of the province or municipality, this would facilitate their involvement in the planning process and ensure that the plan gets legitimized and implemented.|C. Pinukpuk, RTBanawa

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