GENDER-FAIR LAND TITLING. Engr. Eliseo Mabasa, chief of the Licenses, Patents and Deeds Division (LPDD) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said land titles under homestead patents can already be named after women.
"Before, land titles can only be named after males who are heads of the family. But now, women names are already allowed,” said Engr. Mabasa over DWPE Radyo Pilipinas.
He added: "Allowing female names in land titles is pursuant to the harmonized Gender Advocacy and Development (GAD) guidelines applied in Rapid Land Titling Appraisal. The guidelines co-developed by the Philippine Commission on Women and the National Economic and Development Authority ensure that programs and projects of the government are gender-responsive.
For titles named after men, their spouse’s names are now required to be included in the land titles.
In 2020, the DENR recorded that 20% of the 1,782 farmer beneficiaries of residential free patents are women while they also represent the 25% of the 644 agricultural free patent beneficiaries.
According to the LPDD chief, female municipal assessors and public land inspectors are being hired to acknowledge the significant role of women in land-related fields.
The processes and requirements for land titling application were also discussed over DZGR Bombo Radyo Tuguegarao today.#