A total of 158 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Barangay Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental will soon receive a total of 320 hectares of validated agricultural lands under the Support to Parcelization of Lands for Individual Titling (SPLIT) Project.
The SPLIT Project is the subdivision of lands and the issuance of individual land titles to ARBs who were previously awarded lands under the collective certificates of land ownership award (CCLOA).
This activity is in consonance with the directive of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. to Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Conrado Estrella III to strengthen the property rights of the ARBs nationwide.
Imelda Lazalita, Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officer, said the landholdings validated were formerly managed by G.V. and Sons Incorporated, identified by CCLOA Numbers 7433 and 7750, covering 23.2658- and 297.6255-hectares, respectively, subject for individual titling to 39 and 119 qualified ARBs.
“The activity would expedite the issuance of individual titles to the farmers, where its objective is to improve land tenure security and stabilize the property rights of ARBs occupying the CCLOAs,” she said.
Lazalita added that a consultation meeting between the ARBs and the Field validation team also took place to ensure a smooth validation of lands.
“As we aim to fast-track the subdivision of land parcels and issue individual titles, we make sure that the actual validation of relevant information necessary for the re-issuance of titles to the co-owners of the land is accurate,” she said.