Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Conrado Estrella III on Friday said he has assigned officials from the central office in every region to fast-track the processing of individual electronic land titles (e-titles) and their corresponding hectares of agricultural land for redistribution to farmer-beneficiaries under the Support to Parcelization of Land for Individual Titling (SPLIT) project.
All undersecretaries and assistant secretaries have been tapped and given specific assignments to work closely with regional directors to ensure that the processing of the individual e-land titles under the SPLIT project is on schedule.
“We need to hasten the distribution of e-titles since our ARBs are aching to till their respective shares of farm lots,” Estrella said.
All assistant secretaries have been tasked to help in getting the job done and ensure that every step of the way is closely monitored to avoid any lapses.
“As much as possible, we do not want to redo the whole process. We want to make sure that everything is in order,” the DAR chief said.
Despite the rigorous process of subdividing collective certificates of land ownership, DAR is slowly but steadily making some progress, he noted.
To date, 18,802 parcelized e-titles covering 23,898 hectares of agricultural lands have been distributed to 16,888 beneficiaries under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program. Rio N. Araja