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President Marcos to lead various activities in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (PIA) -- President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. will lead today’s distribution of electronic land titles to almost 3,000 farmers across the Davao region who benefitted from the government’s agrarian reform program.

The President will be assisted by Agrarian Reform Secretary Conrado M. Estrella III in the event that will be held at the Rizal Memorial Colleges (RMC) gymnasium in Davao City.

The e-Titles, involving a total area of 3,560 hectares, are generated through the Support to Parcelization of Lands for Individual Titling (SPLIT) Project, which replaced the paper titles with a more secure and convenient digital format, a Briefer from DAR XI said.

With the E-Title, ARBs are given easier access to credit, streamlined inheritance processes, and they will have the ability to leverage their land for new income-generating opportunities.

Today’s event will be the second installment of the regionwide E-Title distribution. The first was done last year.

Inauguration of Davao City Bulk Water Supply Project 

Prior to the distribution of the e-Titles, the President will also lead the inauguration of the Davao City Bulk Water Supply Project in Davao City.

The Davao City Bulk Water Supply Project (“DCBWSP”) is one of the Philippines’ largest private bulk water supply facilities, supplying safe, reliable, and sustainable water to the Davao City Water District (DCWD) for the people of Davao City. At full capacity, the DCBWSP delivers 300 million liters of treated water per day from the Tamugan River to DCWD, for over a million people.

The DCBWSP is a partnership between DCWD and Apo Agua. Accordingly, this project will enable the DCWD to recharge the majority of its wells, ready to be reactivated to respond to Davao City’s rapid growth, protecting it from environmental degradation, land subsidence, and saltwater intrusion.

The treated water produced by Apo Agua will be distributed to the DCWD’s Water Supply Systems in Calinan, Tugbok, Riverside, Dumoy (Panorama), Cabantian, and Panacan.

Davao Public Transport Modernization Project

Meanwhile, President Marcos will also grace the 125th Founding Anniversary of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the ceremonial signing of the civil works contracts for the Davao public transport modernization project.

In a DOTr Briefer, it cited that the Davao Public Transport Modernization Project (DPTMP), formerly known as the Davao High Priority Bus System (HPBS) Project, and presently branded as DavaoBus, is in line with the national government’s PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP).

It seeks to deliver a high-quality bus-based public transportation system envisioned to ensure mobility and accessibility for the city’s growing population and economy. It is designed to be safer, more efficient, reliable, and accessible than existing modes.

The Project has three main components, namely Public Transport Modernization, Institutional Capacity Strengthening, and a Social Development Program.

The Davao Public Transport Modernization Project is the country’s first network solution to address urban congestion and mobility challenges and serves as a benchmark for other cities’ public transit projects.

Photo from PNA

The implementation of DavaoBus will be a landmark initiative, and give Davao a truly modern bus system akin to other cities around the world as it improves public transport service for residents, workers, and visitors to the city.

On the other hand, the President will also be briefed on the situation in Davao region on the impact of the trough of a Low Pressure Area that resulted in massive flooding and landslides, thereby adversely affecting the lives and properties in Davao region.

President Marcos Jr. is expected to be joined by Vice President Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio, Special Assistant to the President Secretary Anton F. Lagdameo, DOTr Secretary Jaime J. Bautista, Senator Edgardo “Sonny” M. Angara, Senator Grace L. Poe, Aboitiz Executives, provincial and local officials, and other government officials. (JBG/PIA Davao)

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Jemin Guillermo, J.D.


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