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DENR USEC Ignacio leads the distribution of 1,000 land titles in Capiz
Capiz Governor Victor A. Tanco (extreme left, above photo) with DENR USec for Field Operations Demetrio L. Ignacio, Jr.(middle, above photo) gladly gives the free patent to a land beneficiary. A thousand free patents were distributed by the DENR Capiz on July 1, 2015. Both old and young beneficiaries (left, bottom photo) are eager to receive their land titles through a Handog Titulo Program of the DENR 6. DENR Capiz also distributed seedlings of Narra tree (right, bottom photo) for the people who attended the event.
DENR Undersecretary for Field Operations Demetrio L. Ignacio, Jr. leads the distribution of 1,000 land titles in the province of Capiz on July 1, 2015.
The Capiz Gym in the capital Roxas City was jampacked with beneficiaries who felt a sweet relief upon receiving their respective land titles. Smiles and happiness are seen on their faces.
“The government through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is giving importance on the distribution of land titles to the legal beneficiaries. What more, it is for free. The DENR is working hard to expedite the title distribution through our Patent Processing and Issuance program. We want that if possible, all legal heirs and beneficiaries be given their respective titles,” USEC Ignacio stressed.
Giving emphasis on the value of their title, Capiz Governor Victor A. Tanco encouraged his constituents to take care of their land title.
“You must take care of the titles issued to all of you which you have acquired under the leadership of President Aquino. Protecting your titles is a must as this will be passed on to your children and your children’s children. You now have the responsibility to make the land productive and I hope you plant it with trees so that you help increase our forest cover and contribute to Climate Change mitigation efforts,” Gov. Tanco added.
The Patent Processing and Issuance (PPI) program of the DENR is the vehicle through which title issuance of the rightful beneficiaries is being given focus. “The DENR 6 is keen on granting titles to beneficiaries who truly deserve it. We mean business when we say we want all to acquire their long-awaited title and that is why we process it for free which means they do not pay for the survey and delineation,” Regional Director Jim O Sampulna disclosed.
DENR Capiz attained a 98% accomplishment on their PPI last year 2014 as they issued 683 titles out of their target of 697. This year 2015, the office hit 142.85% accomplishment as it posted a total of 1,000 patents issued out of the recent target of 700.
By 2016, DENR Capiz targets to issue 400 free patents.
Last 2014, the DENR Region 6 posted a 110% accomplishment, topping all other regions in PPI and adjudged as the No. 1 top performing agency nationwide.