- Written by Charlie V. Manalo
- Saturday, 07 July 2012
House Bill 3436, authored principally by Rizal Rep. Joel Roy Duavit, imposes six months to 12 years imprisonment for the titling, appropriation, encroachment and registration of creeks, esteros, streams, canals, river banks and other public waterways.
“Urban centers have become so crowded that every available space is being encroached upon and titled to the extent that even canals, streams and esteros are being filled up and built over, regardless of the fact that these are properties of the State, alienable, and acquisition thereof is fraudulent,” Duavit said.
Duavit added the bill to prevent or curtail the prevalent anomalous acts of titling, appropriation, encroachment and/or registration of esteros, creeks, canals, streams, and other public waterways is consistent with public order and in furtherance of national interest..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune