ARMM to conduct cadastral survey of 58 towns
Cotabato City (30 January 2015) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DENR-ARMM) will conduct a cadastral survey to establish the political boundaries of 58 municipalities in the region beginning this month.
Cadastral surveys are done to create, mark, define, retrace and reestablish boundaries of public lands.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held today project in the town of Datu Saudi Ampatuan in Maguindanao to mark the start of the survey.
ARMM Environment Sec. Kahal Kedtag said the Project Control and Political Boundary Survey (Category B) is a national project of the government that aims to determine and define land boundaries between and among political territories in the country.
He added that the survey is directed at correcting political boundaries to resolve territorial disputes and conflicts between and among communities and the local government units (LGUs) of different towns.
DENR-ARMM had earlier conducted a cadastral survey of 60 other municipalities in the region. The present survey, with a budget of P580 million, will be completed by May 2015.
Mayor Samsudin Dimaukom of Datu Saudi Ampatuan, encouraged the town’s barangay chairmen to support the project and to help disseminate information to residents for their cooperation in the successful completion of the survey. (Bureau of Public Information)