Boac Marinduque- In celebration of the Lands Anniversary and Pursuant to DENR Memorandum Circular (DMC) No. 2019-04 issued by Secretary Roy A. Cimatu pertaining to the conduct of simultaneous distribution of land titles to beneficiaries, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office-Marinduque headed by Imelda M. Diaz, OIC-PENR Officer, distributed Free Patent Titles to about 561 beneficiaries (232 Residential, 329 Agricultural) in cooperation with the Local Government Officials of the province and the Registry of Deeds under the DENR's “Handog Titulo Program” on September 27, 2019.


DENR-PENRO Marinduque conducts Handog Titulo Program


The event was graced by Hon. Presbitero J. Velasco, Jr., Governor of Marinduque and Local Officials of the six (6) Municipalities of the province, Hon. Armi D.C. Carrion-Mayor of Boac, Hon. Antonio Uy, Jr. Mayor of Sta. Cruz and local officials of the municipalities of Mogpog, Torrijos, Buenavista and Gasan, Forester Cesar P. Odi, OIC-Chief, LPPDD from MIMAROPA Region and Leonardo Mendoza, Register of Deeds.


PENRO Diaz, in her opening message emphasized the importance of Handog Titulo Program: “Sa ngalan ng Provincial Environment and Natural Resources - Marinduque at ng DENR-MIMAROPA Region nais ko pong ipalaganap ninyo ang aming programa ng pagbibigay ng libreng titulo, libreng sukat para makatulong sa mamayang pilipino, " she said.



Likewise, Mayor Armi DC. Carrion in her message, appreciated the conduct of the activity." Ang pagbibigay ng ganitong programa Handog Titulo, ay malaking tulong sa ating mga kababayan. Marapat lamang po na ating pahalagahan at pangalagaan dahil dito tayo kumukuha ng pang araw araw na pangangailangan.  Sulong BOAC! ", Mayor Carrion said.


Lastly, the Guest of Honor, Governor Presbitero J. Velasco, Jr. gave his message before the actual distribution of Free Patents to beneficiaries. Part of his message says  “Napakagandang programa ang “Handog Titulo Program” ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Marinduque kasama ang Registry of Deeds at Local Government Units. Ang lupa na ihahandog sa inyo ay gamitin nyo sa magandang paraan gaya ng taniman, mag-alaga ng baboy, manok at baka, upang makatulong sa ating kaunlaran, sa bayan at sa pamilya. May batas din po tayo na kapag hindi ginagamit ang lupa ay papatawan kayo ng 5% idle land tax. Nais ko rin pong ipaalala sa inyo  na  kailangan kayong  magbayad  ng property Tax.  Nawa po ay pagyamanin at mahalin natin ang ating lupa para pagdating ng panahon ay may magamit pa ang ating mga pamilya.  MABUHAY Marinduque".


Both beneficiaries and LGUs expressed their support to “Handog Titulo Program”. One of the interviewed beneficiaries said that the Program really helped them especially those who cannot afford the cost of land survey by private surveyor.