The Department of Agrarian Reform-Abra, through Project Support the Parcelization of Lands for Individual Titling, delivered 26 electronic titles (e-titles) covering 38.5496 hectares to the homes of 28 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs).
The distribution of e-titles was held on Nov. 3 and 4 in Bucay, La Paz, Licuan-Baay, Luba, Manabo, Sallapadan, and Pilar.
The distribution of e-titles marked a milestone in the DAR’s ongoing efforts under Project SPLIT.
With the e-titles, ARBs now have the means to safeguard their land rights and participate more actively in their farming and agri-business.
The e-title shows to the world that they are the owners of the land, a proof of their land ownership, which, in turn, facilitates access to credit and other financial assistance.
“Thank you for bringing the title to our home. This is important to us. Even though we already have the title, I won’t sell this land. I will leave it for my children,” said Romeo Berido, an ARB from South Balioag, Pilar, Abra, as he received his e-title.
The e-titles were handed over by Land Tenure Service Personnel Wilfreda A. Acena and Mylene A. Santamaria, along with Chief Agrarian Reform Program Officer Lunecia C. Segundo.
Segundo said the delivery of e-titles to beneficiaries’ homes shows the government’s commitment to improving the lives of ARBs. – Jhay Armington and Mylene Santamaria