The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has generated 406 electronic land title (e-titles) in a 601.82-hectare agricultural land to improve the security of tenure of 394 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs), who have been long working on the land located in Alabel, Sarangani.
The achievement was in line with the orders of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to Secretary Conrado Estrella III to strengthen the property rights of farmer-beneficiaries nationwide.
The e-titles covered seven municipalities of Sarangani, including Alabel with 13 e-titles; Glan, 37; Kiamba, 14; Maasim, 7; Maitum, 222; Malapatan, 63, and Malungon, 50.
Cenon Original, provincial agrarian reform officer II, said the e-titles were generated under DARÂ’s Support to Parceli zation of Lands for Individual Titling (SPLIT) project.
The project involved the subdivision of lands and issuance of individual titles to the farmers who were previously awarded with lands distributed under collective certificate of land ownership award (CCLOA).
“These titles deter mine the exact metes and bounds of the areas covered under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program to be issued to the agrarian reform beneficiaries,” Original cited.
Because of such, he said farmer-beneficiaries would gain full control of making their lands productive.
“I thank the Registry of Deeds for their unwavering support in accurately and promptly processing and encoding of individual land titles to make the ARBs as legitimate owners of the lands they have been tilling to serve as inspiration to make their farms more productive and richer,” he said.
Last year, the DAR, under the SPLIT project, distributed 520 e-titles to 292 beneficiaries in Sarangani and General Santos City.