DENR HANDOG TITULO PROGRAM FEATURED IN THE CELEBRATION OF THE 119th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF PULANG-LUPA IN MARINDUQUE PROVINCETorrijos, Marinduque – In celebration of the 119th Anniversary of the Battle of Pulang-Lupa, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Marinduque headed by OIC, PENR Officer Imelda M. Diaz joins in the commemorative program hosted by Municipality of Torrijos and participated by Provincial Government of Marinduque, Municipalities of Boac, Buenavista, Mogpog, Gasan, and Sta. Cruz, various National Government Agencies and academe held on September 13, 2019 at Pulang Lupa Historical Park, Barangay Bolo, Torrijos, Marinduque wherein DENR Handog Titulo Program is one of the highlights of the event.

In a Keynote Address of Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, which was delivered by his representative, MIMAROPA Regional Executive Director Henry A. Adornado, he recalled how the Marinduquenos won in the Mountains of Torrijos during the Philippine American War on September 13, 1900. He also invigorated the other “battles” that we must continue to fight and must win such as “Battles for the Environment” and “Battle of Manila Bay” among others.

Moreover, it was mentioned that among the DENR’s priority programs that will directly benefit the people of Marinduque is Rapid Land Tenure Appraisal (RLTA) System. This was piloted last year in the Municipality of Boac, Capital of Marinduque.

During the program, DENR officials turned-over the bundles of Land Titles (Residential and Agricultural Patents) to the LGUs, represented by Gov. Presbiterio J. Velasco, Jr. and municipal mayors of six (6) municipalities of Marinduque. Selected patentees from Torrijos received their patents during the ceremonial turn-over.

The actual distribution of land titles to individual beneficiaries or “Handog Titulo Program” will be held on September 27, 2019 at Boac Covered Court, Brgy. Malusak, Boac, Marinduque. A total of 569 patents consisting of 238 residential and 331 agricultural free patents will be released.