68 awarded agricultural land titles in San Jose
The Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR) has awarded a total of 68 agricultural free patents to qualified beneficiaries of Barangay Burgos in San Jose town in Tarlac, according to a Philippine Information Agency report.
In the report, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Celia Esteban said this was to perfect the ownership of the beneficiaries who have been in actual possession, occupation and cultivation of the land for 30 years or of their predecessors-in-interests.
“Having a document or title that will legalize the ownership on a piece of land is very important,” Esteban was quoted as saying.
Esteban said the beneficiaries should have their titles declared to the Office of Municipal Assessor for taxation purposes to contribute in their town’s funds for improvement and development.
The patent processing and issuance program is under the Commonwealth Act 141, otherwise known as the Public Land Act of 1936.
San Jose Mayor Romeo Capitulo thanked the department for the land titling program and other services.
“We thank DENR for their never-ending support to the people of San Jose, not only on land titling but also on the benefits and support we enjoy from other DENR activities and programs,” he said.
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