DENR distributes 415 land titles in Northern Mindanao

Published May 18, 2022, 2:25 PM

by Aaron Recuenco 

At least 415 people from Northern Mindanao received new land titles as part of the government’s program to assist poor families.

The program was implemented by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), through its “Handog Titulo” program.

DENR Secretary Jim O. Sampulna said Original Certificates of Title (OCTs) were distributed to 200 beneficiaries in Bukidnon, 10 in Camiguin, 20 in Lanao del Norte, 35 in Misamis Occidental, and 150 in Misamis Oriental.

“More than just providing security of tenure to landowners, I encourage all patentees of agricultural lands to make their land productive. Make this a tool to improve the quality of your lives and that of your children,” said Sampulna.

He said beneficiaries should safeguard their patents against any form of damage and destruction such as fire, rain, or loss.

The distribution of land titles on May 6 was part of the 4,000 free patents targeted to be distributed in Northern Mindanao before the end of 2022.

Apart from agricultural free patents, the distribution also includes residential and special free patents.