IBA, Zambales — Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) awarded a total of 30 residential patents (land titles) in Batonlapoc village, Botolan town covering 9,200 square meters.
DENR Regional Executive Director Paquito Moreno said this is part of the government’s “Handog Titulo” program.
“The program aims to fuel progress in communities and improve economic productivity of the people by expediting the processing and issuance of public land patents to qualified beneficiaries,” Moreno explained.
Botolan Mayor Doris “Bing” Maniquis expressed her gratitude for the prompt action of the government to address land concerns in Batonlapoc village.
Since 2011, a total of 31,743 residential land titles covering 629 hectares have already been distributed in Central Luzon benefiting over 158,000 residents and their families.
DENR is set to distribute another 2,100 residential free patents in 2020. (PIA 3)