Despite the continuous rise of the positive cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region X (DENR X) through its Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Bukidnon has distributed 483 agricultural land titles to qualified beneficiaries in different parts of Bukidnon on September 1, 2020 at Kaamulan Open Theater, Malaybalay City.

The land titles were distributed under the DENR’s Handog Titulo Program in partnership with the local government of Bukidnon. Provincial Governor Jose Ma. R. Zubiri, together with PENR Officer Vergilino P. Alima and other PENRO officials handed over the land titles to the beneficiaries from Valencia City and municipalities of Don Carlos, Talakag and Manolo Fortich.

In Valencia City, a total of 170 land titles were awarded covering an area of 156.3612 hectares. Don Carlos distributed 101 land titles with an area of 191.3831 hectares, Talakag 84 land titles covering 85.7151 hectares and Manolo Fortich 128 land titles with an area of 143.4542 hectares.

The Handog Titulo Program is in line with the Agency’s mandate to administer, manage and dispose public lands in favor of qualified beneficiaries, which aims to boost the distribution of land titles to combat poverty and foster progress and development. #TayoAngKalikasan (from the report of Arhleen Arat) 09-256-2020)