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Acquiring Property

Requested from DENR by Ian Kenneth Barotilla at 12:03 AM on Jan 05, 2020.
Purpose: Inquiry
Date of Coverage: 12/04/2019 - 01/04/2020
Tracking no: #DENR-445846816502

Ian Kenneth 12:03 AM, Jan 05, 2020

Good day, I would like to know if our government allow a regular citizen to acquire a property near shores, island and mountainous areas wherein it is not yet owned. Also how will be the process if this is possible.
January 6, 2020

Dear Ian Kenneth,


Thank you for your request dated Oct 30, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked if our government allow a regular citizen to acquire a property near shores, island and mountainous areas.

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office does not have the information you have requested. However, you may wish to contact the Land Management Bureau (LMB) at (02) 8255-7072/ 8255-4362 or email add.:

For further assistance you may review the FAQ section of the eFOI site:

Your right to request a review

If you are unhappy with this response to your FOI request, you may ask us to carry out an internal review of the response by writing to Sec. Roy A. Cimatu, DENR Central Office, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, tel. no. 8926-3011, 8929-6626 loc. 2258, Your review request should explain why you are dissatisfied with this response, and should be made within 15 calendar days from the date when you received this letter. We will complete the review and tell you the result within 30 calendar days from the date when we receive your review request.

If you are not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to appeal to the Office of the President under Administrative Order No. 22 (s. 2011).

Thank you.

Jane G. Bautista
Chief/ FOI Officer
Records Management Division
DENR Central Office
Visayas Ave., Diliman, Quezon City
Tel. No. (02) 926-8079
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