State of Land and Resource Tenure Reform in the Philippines: 2018
This publication features land and resource tenure reform assessment studies conducted in four sectors, namely: agrarian reform in private lands, agrarian reform in public lands, ancestral lands, and aquatic resources. In the past 30 years, the combined area covered by land and resource tenure reforms has been significant. Asset reforms in the Philippines have brought about the transfer of ownership rights covering a total area of 12.74 million hectares (approximately 42 percent of the country’s land area). However, as the study suggests, there is need for the enforcement of land rights, an enabling environment and support services to help poor rural households make their lands productive, basic social services, and systems of governance where the voices of poor sectors are heard and addressed.