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61The Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP), together with its partners, AustralianAID, The Asia Foundation, Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF), held a project consultation meeting with the provincial government Oriental Mindoro on March 5, 2015 for the project "LGU-DENR partnership in the implementation of the Residential Free Patent Act (RA10023). Present during the meeting were Governor Alfonso Umali Jr (also ULAP President), Provincial Administrator Nelson Melgar, Provincial Assessor Onisimo Naling, OIC-Environment and Natural Resource Office Lily Lim, SICAD Reperesentative Olivia Palomaria, PENRO Director MJ Maupa, PENRO officer Amor Ari.

The consultation meeting aims to create a partnership between the DENR of Oriental Mindoro and the Provincial Local Government Unit of Oriental Mindoro by creating a desk office in the provincial government to help facilitate the requirements needed to qualify for the Residential Free Patent Act. The partnership will not only expedite the land titling process but will also help increase the number of titles issued to residential public lands.