A: According to the 1973 and 1987 Constitutions, each person may not rent more than 500 hectares and community/association/partnership beyond 1000 hectares. Richard Dicdican, Land Management Officer II and head of Cenro`s Licensing, Patents and Deeds (LPDU) department, said the adoption of the regulation does not exclude his office from carrying out his duties, which includes issuing offshore leases. A: This is a kind of lease application for public and heritage property, sold and disposable, which is available for agricultural purposes under existing legislation. Application of foreshore leasing – the method of application that covers the suburbs, marshlands and other riparian waters for commercial, industrial or other production than agriculture. « More than 50% of businesses that still have demand from our office have already built infrastructure in the suburbs and are already doing their business, » he said. Other requirements for issuing a suburban lease agreement are the recommendations of the Department of Public Works and Highways, the Department of Tourism and the Cebu Ports Authority. The rental period will be extended for a period of 25 years and for no more than 25 years the option will be the government. The need to regulate coastal use is the reason why lapu-Lapu City Council members passed a by-law earlier this month by Councillor Ricardo Amores, which will impose a moratorium on the application of suburban leasing contracts and other miscellaneous applications. B. Outflow of informal settlers to the suburbs He said that only 20 companies have issued a suburban lease agreement for their office, while some 75 applications are still pending, some of which were filed in the 1950s. These include commercial applications, seaside resorts, piers, factories and types of corporate warehouses. Dicdican said that as soon as they can submit their application, CENRO will grant them a precautionary authorization to build structures in the suburbs. Even in the absence of a suburban lease agreement, most of the applicants went to build their necessary structures as part of the three-metre facility, which is a violation of Presidential Decree 1067 or the Philippine Water Regime.
The Office of the Environment and Natural Resources – Environment and Natural Resources of the Community (DENR-CENRO) will also accept applications for land leases before a by-law of the city of Lapu-Lapu comes into force, which imposes a moratorium on applications. Different leasing application – the type of application that is either a combination of dry land (part of the coast), pre-country or permanent underwater land depending on restrictions that are certified by PPA, PEA (now PRA), DOT and DPWH. Most of the preland developments in Lapu-Lapu City are without a suburban lease agreement from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. /CDN file photo While awaiting the action of the mayor in Der Endesatolet on the approved regulation, Amores stated that they were now evaluating and inventorying coastal facilities that are not land leases.