TARLAC CITY, Jan.18 (PIA) -- Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Tarlac Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office awarded a special patent to the Tarlac Provincial Hospital (TPH) covering more than nine hectares.
The special free patent is covered under Section 4 of Republic Act 10023 otherwise known as "An Act Authorizing the Issuance of Patents to Residential Lands."
"We hope that this special patent will further empower our healthcare workers in our battle against COVID-19," DENR Regional Executive Director Paquito Moreno Jr. said.
"The land title provides incentives for investments in land and therefore creates an impetus for sustainable economic development," he added.
For her part, Governor Susan Yap expressed her gratitude for the prompt action of the national government to address land issues and concerns in the province.
"Finally, TPH now has its own title registered in its name after almost a century of serving the sick people of Tarlac," she said.
Since 2011, the land distribution program of DENR has benefitted around 345,000 farmers and their families from the issuance of 63,381 land titles covering 19,504 hectares in Central Luzon.
It is set to distribute another 1,725 residential free patents this year. (CLJD-PIA 3)