Sorsogon produces own electronic land titles


The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Sorsogon has produced its first batch of computerized titles (C-Titles), which will be awarded to beneficiaries of agrarian reform.

Nida A. Santiago, Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer said the province generated 76 C-Titles so far that will be awarded individually to 72 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in the province in April this year.

The land titles covering a combined area of 110 hectares of agricultural land were taken from 12 Collective Certificates of Landownership Award (CCLOAs) that were subdivided recently by DAR under the Support to Parcelization of Lands for Individual Titling (SPLIT).

“Our initial output is a portion of the 354.6 hectares that have been prepared for parcelization and individual titling,” Santiago said.

“We targeted 8,461 hectares in Sorsogon for the SPLIT project, and we have already verified at least 798.6 hectares involving 84 CCLOAs spread across 13 municipalities,” she explained.

Santiago reported that around 6,255 ARBs in the province are expected to get their own land titles as a result of this project until 2024.

“The Field Validation Team’s (FVT) passion and commitment, together with collaborative working with the Registry of Deeds (ROD) here, resulted in a successful outcome,” she added.

The FVT is composed of a legal officer, geodetic engineer, processors, environmental social safeguard (ESS) support staff, and documenter.

The P24-billion SPLIT project is funded by the World Bank and implemented now by the DAR in 78 provinces across the country.

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