DAR ends LGUs’ land dispute

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TheStandardThe Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), its partner agencies, concerned landowners and agrarian reform beneficiaries have resolved a territorial dispute over an 800-hectare parcel of land in Cagayan. DAR Undersecretary for Field Operations Office Marcos Risonar Jr. said the municipalities of Piat and Solana hold different certificates of title for the land. 

Risonar said the parties after thorough discussion resolved the political boundary claims by citing the map creating the municipality of Piat that shows that the land in question is within the jurisdiction of Piat.

Land Bank of the Philippines legal adviser Atty. Gilbert Barsaban said the situation was unique  in involving one lot with two claimants, two municipalities and two titles.

Barsatan said his office would determine the valuation of the subject land. 

Department of Environment and Natural Resources assistant regional director Wilfredo Malvar vowed that upon completion of all documents, they will release a new municipal map by the end of the year.

Representatives from Landbank, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Register of Deeds, the Department of Interior Local Government, the provincial government of Cagayan, the municipal government of Solana, the municipal government of Piat, the landowners and the farmer-beneficiaries attended the dialogue.

DAR regional director Marjorie Ayson, Atty. Annabelle Oandasan, of the Bureau of Land Tenure Improvement director Leandro Caymo, and the PARPO II of all the provinces in Region II were also present.

Source: http://thestandard.com.ph/news/-provinces/218971/dar-ends-lgus-land-dispute.html