The Department of Agrarian Reform has distributed electronic land titles to farmer-beneficiaries in Bohol.
A total of 40 agrarian reform beneficiaries have become new landowners, after receiving their e-certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) in Carmen town.
The lots, with a total area of 51.9317 hectares, were distributed through the support to parcelization of lands for individual titling (SPLIT) project, the DAR’s thrust in subdividing and determining the exact metes and bounds of the areas previously awarded via collective certificates of land ownership award (CCLOAs) covered under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.
Romeo Reyes, DAR Central Visayas director, said the e-CLOAs would strengthen the beneficiaries’ individual ownership of their lands giving them full control in enriching their own farms.
“The DAR is doubling its effort to fortify our farmers’ land tenure security so that they can pass these lands to the next generation. We would continue to support them in making these lands productive,” he said.
Ronald Pumatong, provincial agrarian reform program officer, reminded the new landowners of their responsibilities.
“Do not sell nor neglect these lands. Make these properties productive and it would boost your economic lives,” he said.