Calamba City, Philippines. Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) President Calixto V. Chikiamco and Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region IV-A (DENR-RIV-A) Executive Director Nilo B. Tamoria sign a memorandum of cooperation to advocate the implementation of the Residential Free Patent Act (RA 10023) among the local government units within the jurisdiction of DENR-RIV-A.
Witnessing the signing are: (L-R) Atty. Reynante Orceo, FEF Local Government Adviser; Engr. Edgar Barraca, DENR-RIV-A Chief, Regional Surveys Division; Atty. Marlou Alutaya, DENR-RIV-A OIC Chief, Land Management Division; Atty. George Katigbak, FEF Legal Adviser; and Atty. Erwin Tiamson, FEF Land Administration Consultant.
Through FEF's Property Rights for Economic Progress program, an initiative supported by the United Sates Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Asia Foundation (TAF), the partnership seeks to improve land administration and land titling under the said act.
DENR-RIV-A covers the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon.