Governor Marcos' 1,635 'Titulo a Natalged' beneficiaries

May 10, 2017 ...

Six years ago on November 14, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee R. Marcos awarded 1,635 Ilocanos titles to their land as part of the Provincial Government's "Titulo a Natalged: Sagut ken Ilokano" project.

Most had been waiting decades to obtain certificates of title for their parcels of land.

For Mr. Toribio Viernes of Brgy. Tamdagan, Vintar, it was "a dream come true!"

Mr. Rizal Pancho of Pagudpud also expressed his gratitude, "I had high hopes of obtaining this elusive certificate when I heard about this project of Governor Marcos, and here it is in my hands!"

Governor Marcos created the project when she discovered that scores of real properties of the Provincial Government, including the land wherein the Capitol is built, the Marcos Hall of Justice, the Ilocano Heroes' Hall (now housing SM Hypermarket), and Laoag City Dap-ayan, did not have an original certificate of title conferring ownership to the province.

Executive Order (EO) 50-11, otherwise known as the "Titulo a Natalged: Sagut ken Ilokano," was thus created "so that properties of the provincial government and our kailians could be given to their rightful owners," said Governor Marcos.

The EO took effect on August 2, 2011, under the Provincial Assessors Office, which conducted a massive province-wide campaign, survey, and titling of all alienable and disposable lands in Ilocos Norte.

Partners of Governor Marcos and the Provincial Government for this endeavor were the Land Registration Authority, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Agrarian Reform, Geodetic Engineers Association, and Private Realtors Association of Ilocos Norte.

"We had to solve the problem once and for all," said Governor Marcos.

by Mizpah Grace Castro



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