Cadastral Survey in Bohol and Visayas Region

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR) 7 is preparing to conduct a cadastral survey of more than 73,000 hectares in Central Visayas this year, an official said.

DENR 7 Regional Executive Director Maximo O. Dichoso said the cadastral survey will cost more than P163 million and which will be implemented in selected towns in the region this year.

Dichoso said President Benigno S. Aquino lll has ordered the agency to hasten and complete the cadastral survey in support of the government’s various projects such as land titling, land use planning, taxation and internal revenue allotment (IRA) programs for the different municipalities nationwide.

Dichoso said reforms in the country’s land services are aimed at promoting productivity of idle lands in the country and help boost economic prosperity.

”The cadastral survey program is seriously pursued as it is instrumental in efficient patent distribution and accelerating countryside development,” he said.

Cadastral survey is one made on an extensive areas covering an entire municipality or city, consisting of several parcels of land, undertaken for the purpose of land registration.

In Cebu, the target for the survey is 25,710 hectares or 34.90 percent of the total project with a budget estimate of P49.879 million covering the municipalities of Minglanilla, Argao, Tuburan and Tabuelan.

In Negros Oriental, the project covers the municipalities of Manjuyod, Pamplona, Dauin and Zamboanguita with the biggest target survey area of 37,456 hectares or 50.85 percent and a budget of P87.99 million.

There are 5,158 hectares allocated for survey with a budget of P24.58 million covering municipalities of Tubigon, President Carlos Garcia and Danao in Bohol Province.

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