Aggrieved parties reported the existence of illegal land titling syndicates in connivance with surveyors, and personnel of local offices of DENR, DAR, and Assessors Office in Camarines Sur.
The depth of these illegal titling of lands must be investigated by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) as it involves the secret connivance of these personnel of said government agencies.
Aggrieved parties reported the illegal titling of lands in Camarines Sur, particularly in Tigaon town, barangays San Francisco and Coyaoyao; in Sagñay , barangays Bongalon and Patitinan; in Iriga City and Naga City and in other towns.
The illegal titling of lands are believed to be widespread in Camarines Sur.
Syndicates have taken advantage of the pandemic as absentee landowners residing in Metro Manila or in overseas cannot travel or visit their properties owing to travel ban.
Syndicates men are selling off some of the newly titled properties and are bold enough to challenge anybody in court if they question the “legitimacy” of their land ownership.
In Tigaon, for example, some barangay courts are already filled up with cases of land ownership disputes.
But, barangay officials have not move a step forward in investigating the extent of these illegal titling activities.
Some believe barangay officials are in connivance with these syndicates.