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- 116 Carmen beneficiaries receive residential free patents
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Tandag, Surigao del Sur (30 May 2017). Some 116 beneficiaries from municipality of Carmen have receive residential patents on May 24, 2017 during the awarding of raw certificate of title held at Carmen Municipal Gymnasium. The significant activity was facilitated by PLGU Surigao del Sur Provincial Assessor's Office, Municipality of Carmen Assessor's Office, Registry of Deeds, and the DENR-PENRO Surigao del Sur.
Said activity was graced by OIC PENR Officer Jose Flavio V. Concha, Provincial Assessor Edwin J. Acevedo, OIC Register of Deeds Percival C. Cañete, Carmen Municipal Vice Mayor Teofila G. Cabatuan, and Carmen Municipal Assessor Berlinda R. Dico.
In a short message, OIC PENR Officer was thankful to the local government units of the province of Surigao del Sur and municipality of Carmen for their partnership support for the success of the activity which is fruit of collaborative effort with the Registry of Deeds and the partner direct residence beneficiaries of Carmen.
“With the active participation of all the partners in this project, we have able to deliver the free residential patents as part of our target to be accomplished. As partner in this collaborative effort, we have done our mandate in helping the residents in securing residential land titling under Republic Act 10023,” said OIC PENR Officer Concha.
Republic Act No. 10023, otherwise known as an Act Authorizing the Issuance of Free Patents to Residential Lands or The Free Patent Act signed into law by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo last March 9, 2010.
Under the said law, the application on the land applied for shall be supported by a map based on an actual survey conducted by a licensed geodetic engineer and approved by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and a technical description of the land applied for together with supporting affidavit of two (2) disinterested persons who are residing in the barangay of the city or municipality where the land is located, attesting to the truth of the facts contained in the application to the effect that the applicant thereof has, either by himself or through his predecessor-in-interest, actually resided on and continuously possessed and occupied, under a bona fide claim of acquisition of ownership, the land applied for at least ten (10) years and has complied with the requirements prescribed. (JSN / PENRO-SDS).