The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) in the province of Guimaras awarded two (2) Original Certificate of Titles to the municipal government of Buenavista, namely: Special Patent with Lot No. 1999-C and Lot No. 1999-E which covers a total area of 35,997 square meters for the Sanitary Landfill situated at Sitio Kalalan,  Barangay Piña, Buenavista, Guimaras on October 24, 2022. This is in consonance with the land management program.

The partnership with DENR, Local Government Unit of Buenavista, and Registry of Deeds, fast-tracked the issuance process and strengthened the agency’s linkages with the constituents pursuant to Republic Act 10023, otherwise known as Residential Free Patent Act.

The special patents were awarded over the sanitary landfill to ensure the protection of public health and the environment, as well as to address the solid waste disposal – ensuring the proper segregation, collection, transport, storage, treatment and disposal of solid waste through the formulation and adoption of the best environmental practices in ecological waste in consonance with the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 (Republic Act 9003).

Present on the said event were PENR Officer Edgardo M. Rostata, CESE; TSD Chief Julieta T. Gababyeron; Municipal Mayor Hon. Samuel T. Gumarin, M.D., MPH; Vice-Mayor Cyril C. Beltran; SB Member Valentin Talabero (former PENR Officer); SB Member Rommel John Edang and LMO1 Leoda Gabutin.