President Rodrigo Duterte will visit General Santos in South Cotabato on Thursday to distribute 13,000 land titles to agrarian reform beneficiaries, Malacañang announced Tuesday.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said certificates of land ownership award covering 24,000 hectares of privately-acquired lands would be distributed by the President to 13, 000 beneficiaries, mostly farmers.
Panelo said the President and Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones would head to General Santos on June 13 to distribute certificates of land ownership award that cover 24,000 hectares of privately acquired lands.
“DAR Secretary Castriciones discussed the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Executive Order 75 with the President during the Cabinet meeting last Monday night,” he said.
EO 75, signed by Duterte last Feb. 15, directed all departments, bureaus, offices and instrumentalities of the government to identify lands, owned by the government devoted to or suitable for agriculture, for distribution to qualified beneficiaries.
Earlier, the President said that he would hasten the allocation of lands in the remaining three years of his term but would prioritize first the distribution of properties owned by the state.
Panelo said that President Duterte still had three more years and the President vowed to give everything to the people, especially lands owned by the government which were not being utilized.