President Rodrigo Duterte To Give Land Titles To Tribes In Boracay
LAND TITLES – On November 8 (Thursday), President Rodrigo Duterte will give land titles to the residing tribes in Boracay.
Boracay is currently facing a series of unfortunate events, one of which was scattered plastic and garbage found within the vicinity of the island, just a few hours after the soft opening. The recent one was a leakage in a certain resort called Real Maris Resort, in which the leak flows through the front beach. Netizens rected to both incidents and expressed their disgust and disappointment to these events.
On the other hand, President Duterte will hand Certificates of Land Ownership Award to the Ati tribe residing in Boracay this November.
An article in CNN Philippines said that it will happen this Thursday (November 8). This was confirmed by Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Undersecretary Emily Padilla and DAR Region 6 Director Stephen Leonides. Some 3.1 hectares of land located in Brgy. Manocmanoc will be distributed.
DAR Secretary John Castriciones said that the tribe could inhabit the land. He further added that this was in line of Duterte’s statement that he wants to place Boracay in land reform.
As per the report, government officials are currently working on the Registry of Deeds for the issuance of the said certificate to 48 members of the tribe. The tribe further requested the ownership to be collective. The officials also looked for the qualification of 60 members from the Tumandok tribe.
DENR undersecretary Jonas Leones, however, said that a bigger area will be given to 31 indigenous families. He further said that 7.8 hectares of land will be given before Christmas.
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