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69The 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 in Batangas province on April 20, 2015 for the project "LGU-DENR partnership in the implementation of the Residential Free Patent Act (RA10023). Present during the meeting were Provincial Administrator Joel Montealto, Belinda Celemin (PPDO), Luis Awitan (ENRO), and Loue Marasigan (PAO).

The consultation meeting aims to create a partnership between the DENR of Batangas and the Provincial Local Government Unit of Batangas by creating a desk office in the provincial government to help facilitate 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.