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68The Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP), together with its partners, AustralianAID, The Asia Foundation, Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF), conducted a series of project consultation meeting in the provinces of Bukidnon, Camiguin, and Lanao Del Norte on April 13-17, 2015 for the project "LGU-DENR partnership in the implementation of the Residential Free Patent Act (RA10023).
Present during the meeting in Bukidnon were Governor Juan Zubiri Jr., Portia Tulang (DENR-PENRO), Nelson Llesis (Provincial Assessor), Gesriel Mangabat (PPDC).
Likewise also present during the meeting in Camiguin were Governor Romualdo, Rey Balbutin (DENR-PENRO), Regino Loquellano (PEO), Manuelito Pacudasan (PEO), Mark Sabuero (PPDO), Alex Victoria (PPDO), Basolcol Amadia (RASO).
Also present in Lanao Del Norte were Rogelio Aguaviva (Provincial Assessor), Alicia Gementizu (DENR-PENRO), Janoding Abdulsalam (LLSO), Jeolito Dumasig (PPDO), Ramin Senapo (ENRO) and Hon. Tawantawan Caantangan (Board Member).
The consultation meeting aims to create a partnership between the DENR of Bukidnon, Camiguin and Lanao del Norte, and their respective Provincial Local Government Unit by creating a desk office in the provincial government to help facilitate requirements needed to qualify for the Residential Free Patent Act. The partership will not only expedite the land titling process but will also help increase the number of titles issued to residential public lands.