49 Surigao Norte farmers receive land titles

The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) and Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of the province in coordination with the Office of the Land Registration Authority made last Thursday, May 28, 2009 another round of land title distribution to the farmers of Brgy. Mahanub, Gigaquit town, this province.

Initially, some 49 farmer beneficiaries received their respective land titles in line with the celebration of the National Flag Day.

The said activity implies significant feat on the part of the patent beneficiaries in their quest to acquire land patent/title over the land they tilt in order to have an absolute ownership on the same parcel of land.

Mr. Vicente L. Sembrano, Land Management Officer III of PENRO Surigao del Norte, in his message explained the mechanics in the acquisition of land title and its importance. Accordingly, their office offers technical assistance in the form of a Public Land Survey and Patent Processing activity until finally to patent issuance.

Meanwhile, Atty. Edilberto T. Ensomo, of the Land Registration Authority, explained the importance of land title, and according to him patents must be properly kept to avoid intentional losses and deterioration.

Gigaquit Mayor Carlos M. Egay, Sr., on the other hand, explained the importance of the National Flag in our existence.

"There is a must for respect of our flag as this symbolize the patriotic act of our heroes in search for independence and further stress the value of land title geared toward development especially in needs of our government improvement," Egay said.

Also, CENRO Eutiquio M. Bade, Jr. of CENRO-Surigao City, in his short message expressed his appreciation for the cooperation extended by the barangay officials of the said locality and for making the event successful. (DENR/PIA-SdN)

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