LUNA, Apayao – Some twenty seven residents of the province were able to formally get their land titles under the government’s agrarian reform program during simple turnover rites held recently at the Star Jewel Hotel.
The 27 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) of Luna, Pudtol, Sta. Marcela and Flora Apayao were the first batch to receive the S.P.L.I.T. assistance from the Department of Agrarian Reform Apayao.
Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer (PARPO) II Artemio L. Dumaoang gave this reminder to the beneficiaries, “That land owners, as a social responsibility must make the land productive.”
And also reminded the ARBs to join the ARB Organizations (ARBOs) in their respective barangays to access the common service facility channeled to these organized ARBOs.
The event was spearheaded by PARPO II Artemio L. Dumaoang, Land Tenure Services (LTS) Sector Head, Senior Agrarian Reform Program Officer (SARPO) /Field Validation Team (FVT) Coordinator, and LTS Group in cooperation with Support to Parcelization of Land for Individual Titling (SPLIT) Apayao Team.
SPLIT aims to improve land tenure security and stabilize property rights of ARBs in their Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP)-awarded lands through accelerated parcelization of Collective Certificate of Land Ownership Awards (CCLOAs) and generation of individual titles.