OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Nov. 19 (PIA)-The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Misamis Occidental joins the nationwide virtual launching of Support to Parcelization of Lands for Individual Titling (SPLIT) project at Bethany Garden, Ozamiz City.
In a press conference, OIC Provincial Agrarian Reform Project Officer Rolando Libetario said the SPLIT program seeks to subdivide Collective Certificate of Land Ownership Awards (CCLOAs) into individual land titles so that every farmer-beneficiary may exercise full ownership and possession, and have a complete say in cultivating it the way he or she sees fit.
"Today, as we have witnessed this SPLIT is a noble cause of the Department of Agrarian Reform to give an end to the co-ownership of the CCLOA which farmers beneficiaries is still longing for several years ago for the individual title," he added.
SPLIT project has three components: parcelization of collective CLOAs; capability building and technical assistance; and project management, monitoring and evaluation.
"The collective CLOAs do not specifically identify the area or portions of land owned by a specific farmer," Libetario explained.
He said this is the first time in history of DAR that the operations division is managing a foreign assisted project for the landing improvement system.
"Hopefully you will join us during the validation, re-identification if ever the farmer-beneficiaries are not around then hopefully when you receive the title you will value these title, you will not sell the title and make the title a valuable asset to you and to your future family," Libetario urges to farmer-beneficiaries.
Libetario also said the project has a budget estimated of P25 million allocated for the province of Misamis Occidental.
SPLIT is a project of DAR funded by the World Bank. The project will involve subdivision of about 7,520 hectares of collective land titles (Collective Certificate of Land Ownership Awards or CCLOA) in Misamis Occidental into individual land titles to be distributed and parcelized in three years' time. (SMRN/PIA Misamis Occidental)