December 27, 1985
MINISTRY MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 10-85
TO : All MAR Regional Directors, District Officers, Team Leaders
SUBJECT : Further Amending Paragraph I of Ministry Memorandum Circular
Under existing rules and guidelines, Certificates of Agricultural Leasehold (CAL) are issued for lands primarily devoted to rice and/or corn not covered by the land transfer program under PD 27 in favor of:
1) Agricultural lessees with existing written leasehold contract;
2) Lessees declared by final judgment of the court to be bona-fide tenant-lessees; and
3) Agricultural lessees whose provisional leasehold rentals have been faxed by the MAR and which have been existing for at least three (3) years without either the landowner or lessee impugning the same before a competent court.
Another group of agricultural lessees entitled to the issuance of CAL are the farmer-beneficiaries whose Certificates of Land Transfer are being recalled and cancelled on account of retention of landowners under LOI 474. To protect and strengthen the tenurial security of these farmer-beneficiaries, it is imperative that they also be issued CALs.
In this connection, paragraph I of Memorandum Circular No. 4-80 shall be amended by providing additional ground/basis for the issuance of Certificates of Agricultural Leasehold by adding a new subparagraph 4.1 thereof to read as follows:
"1. . . .
"4.1 BENEFICIARIES OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 27 WHOSE CERTIFICATES OF LAND TRANSFER ARE CANCELLED ON THE GROUND THAT THE LAND COVERED THEREBY ARE EXEMPT FROM OPERATION LAND TRANSFER ON ACCOUNT OF RETENTION ON THE PART OF THE LANDOWNER OR THAT THE LAND IS LATER FOUND TO BE SMALL AND DECLARED BY FINAL ORDER AS EXEMPT."
This Memorandum Circular shall take effect immediately.
Compliance is hereby enjoined. ACTIcS
Diliman, Quezon City, December 27, 1985.
(SGD.) CONRADO F. ESTRELLA