The government has made progress in expediting land titling to provide security and protection to land owners over their occupied lots in Benguet. Over 100 families from different towns were awarded land titles under the Handog
Titulo program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Cordillera Director Paquito Moreno, Registry of Deeds lawyer Marceli Merino, Benguet Representative Eric Go Yap, and La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda during the Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair in the capital town.

The “Handog Titulo” program aims to expedite the processing of public land patent applications and issuing them to eligible applicants nationwide. It seeks to increase land title distribution to alleviate poverty and stimulate growth
and development. The DENRCAR prioritizes land disposition as one of their top agendas, aiming to award eligible
individuals and households with patents that would give them formal property rights for the lands they have been
occupying or using based on communal land tenure for years.

Benguet Representative Eric Go Yap thanked the DENRCAR for the swift action on the application of land titles and
assured his constituents that he will work closely with the DENR and other government offices for the needed land
classification and other requirements so that more alienable and disposable lands may be issued to eligible
applicants in the province of Benguet. The new land owners expressed gratitude to the government for granting them
lands they call their own. They expressed gratitude to the government for granting them lands they call their own and expressed gratitude to the DENR and Congressman Eric Yap for their support.


Amianan Balita Ngayon