DENR bares P118.8 M cadastral survey projects


THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will earmark P118.8 million to fast track the survey of political boundaries and accelerate the government’s land distribution program in Central Luzon this year.

The funds shall expedite the completion of 11 priority cadastral projects covering 511,917 ha in six provinces, 31 towns, and 1,022 barangays in the region, reported newly installed Regional Director Francisco Milla, Jr. of DENR Central Luzon.

He said ten out of the 11 cadastral projects are Category “B” or political boundary and project control survey.

“Cadastral survey projects involved surveying extensive tracts of previously unsurveyed or incompletely surveyed lands to expedite land registration and promote land valuation and taxation efforts of local governments,” Milla explained.

DENR deputy director Tirso Parian, Jr. of the land management services, said cadastral surveys would define the individual, municipality, city, political and barangay boundaries, and provide a comprehensive and accurate data on land resources.

“This project would ultimately settle political boundary conflicts and claims arising from questions of land ownership,” he said.

This year, the 11 cadastral survey projects were awarded to JR. Fernandez Surveying and Engineering Services, Rolando C. Siccion Surveying Office, Henry G. Velasco Engineering and Surveying Office, Thetan Computerized Mapping and Engineering Services, Geoidex Surveying and Mapping, EV Quejada Surveying Office, Rommel M. Antonio Construction Surveying and Consultancy Services, DG Cubacub Construction and Surveying, A Pole Surveying and Geodetic Services, and Manangan Survey Office.

Since 2010, the DENR has already completed 22 cadastral survey projects in Central Luzon covering 313,108 hectares in the provinces of Bataan, Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija and Zambales.