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  • Writer's pictureChristian Malnawa

772 Kalinga farmers receive land titles from DAR

Tabuk City, Kalinga – Some 772 Kalinga farmers are now certified landowners, with them getting their electronic land titles and certificates of land ownership awards (CLOAs) from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) on Friday, June 23.

The awarding was led by DAR Secretary Conrado M. Estrella III.

A total of 1,201.8922 hectares of land were distributed to agrarian reform beneficiaries, of which Tabuk City has the highest number of beneficiaries, with 377 recipients getting 365 land titles.

For other localities in Kalinga, 251 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) from Pinukpuk got a share of 103 land titles, 126 titles for 94 ARBs from Rizal, 21 titles for 2 farmers in Pasil, 57 titles for 35 yLubuagans, and 49 titles for 20 recipients from Balbalan.

Of the land titles given, DAR-Kalinga said 240 were e-titles while 287 were CLOAs.

“A bulk of these CLOAs is e-titles generated from the Project SPLIT of the DAR,” the agency disclosed.

Funded by the World Bank, the SPLIT project, or Support to Parcelization of Lands for Individual Titling, aims to speed up the land parcelization process for Collective Certificates of Land Ownership Awards (CCLOAs) and eventually issue individual land titles to ARBs who were previously granted lands and collective CLOAs under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).

In his speech during the awarding ceremony, Estrella assured the recipients that the department will continue to support them.

He likewise urged them not to sell the parcels of land given to them, further suggesting it would be best if it will be inherited by the recipients’ children and even their grandchildren.

“Ti kayat ni Presidente Bong Bong Marcos, dagita a maibunong kenyayo ket permanente a banag, dagita a daga ket maited a libre babaen ti New Agrarian Emancipation Act,” Estrella said.

“Mabalin yun tu met nga ipatawid iti annak yu, apoko yu ken anak ti apoko yu. Umapela kami ngarud nga saan yu kuma ilaklako dagita a daga a maited kadakayo,” he added.


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