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DENR Philippines set to conduct cadastral survey

Manjuyod, Philippines: The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Philippines, in Region 7 is set to conduct a cadastral survey covering a total of 73,661 hectares at a cost estimated to reach PHP 163.09 million (PHP: Philippine Peso). “The survey will be conducted in selected municipalities in Central Visayas,” said DENR 7 Regional Executive Director Maximo Dichoso.
Cadastral survey is a survey made of extensive areas covering an entire municipality or city consisting of several or many parcels of land undertaken for the purpose of land registration.
Earlier, President Benigno S. Aquino III gave the DENR marching orders to hasten and complete the undertaking of a cadastral survey in the country to various government projects such as land titling, land use planning and the taxation and internal revenue allotment (IRA) program covering municipalities nationwide.
Dichoso said that the DENR secretary has indicated that the PHP 3.2 billion 2012 budget increase in the land sector is in line with the agency’s aim to fulfil the President’s social contract with the Filipino people to institute reforms as a result of good governance. He stressed that reforms in the country’s land services is a must as it will redound to the overall productivity of idle lands in the country and will therefore ultimately boost economic prosperity.
Meanwhile, of said 73,661 hectares to be covered by the said cadastral survey, Negros Oriental has the biggest target with 37,456 hectares, with a budget of PHP 88 million. Other than Manjuyod, it will cover the towns of Pamplona, Dauin and Zamboanguita.
The survey will also include 25,710 hectares in Cebu province, covering the towns of Minglanilla, Argao, Tuburan, and Tabuelan and with a budget of PHP 49.879 million. The same survey project also has a PHP 24.581 million budget covering 5,158 hectares in Bohol and 5,337 hectares in Siquijor.
It can be recalled that Paje had earlier issued DENR Administrative Order No. 2011-05 directing the Land Management Bureau to conduct an inventory and establish a database of abandoned cadastral survey projects.
Source: www.mb.com.ph