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Philippines LGUs to set up land info centres

Bohol, Philippines: The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) in Bohol, Philippines, encouraged all local government units (LGUs) in the province to set up their respective public titling and land information office to create the cadastral council in preparation for its comprehensive public land titling programme.

Bohol-PENRO Nestor Canda assured the local executives with technical assistance and urged them to craft an executive order creating the local titling programme, an office and an adjudication team. LGU will get all the resources and manpower required for setting up of a land information office which will facilitate information exchange and creation of the cadastral council. 

“There is a need to improve land administration at the local levels. We engage you all (LGUs) to participate in the programme with DENR’s technical assistance in the onset of locally facilitating land titling in the LGU’s jurisdiction, “Canda told the members of LMP-Bohol. 

According to the PENRO, by providing a title to a person who has been residing on a particular plot of land motivates him to pay the taxes religiously.

“With a titled lot, the owner can now claim it as his/hers and can begin to think of its development and this constitutes a step towards economic activities and more income to the local government,” Canda explained.

Source: PIA