A total of 373 agricultural patents were recently distributed to farmers in Danao City and Pinamungajan in Cebu Province and Municipality of Valencia in Bohol Province.
This, after the DENR 7 through its provincial environment and natural resources offices in Bohol and Cebu together with the Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices in Cebu City, Argao and Tagbilaran City, the Registry of Deeds (ROD) and local government partners have jointly conducted a simultaneous title distribution last September 2 and 4, 2019 in the two provinces.
Of the total number of titles distributed, 290 titles were distributed in Valencia, 29 titles in Danao City and another 54 in Pinamungajan, Cebu.
According to DENR 7 Regional Executive Director Paquito D. Melicor Jr., the Handog Titulo Program is being conducted nationwide every month of September in observance of the founding anniversary of the Land Management Bureau.
This year, DENR celebrated the 118th Lands Anniversary last September 2, 2019.
Based on the DENR 7 report, the office have already transmitted 1,389 agricultural patents as of August 30 to ROD and targets to issue a total of 2,616 agricultural patents by the end of 2019.