Free Special Patents were recently distributed by the officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Regional Office V, Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO/CENRO) Masbate and San Jacinto, respectively for some government sites in San Jacinto, Masbate.

The Local Government Unit (LGU) of San Jacinto received special patents for their Municipal and Barangay Plaza in District No. II Burgos and Piña. Likewise, LGU San Fernando received a special patent for their Municipal Public Market, Barangay Plaza of Cañelas and Buyo. A special patent was also given to the Security Outpost at Barangay Buenavista.

OIC, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Atty. Ronel C. Sopsop said that the distribution of free patents under the Republic Act (RA) 10023 or the Residential Free Patent Act of 2010 is one of the major programs of DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, which aims to help the LGUs in their infrastructure and to increase opportunities that may help the communities.

Further, LGU San Jacinto extended their gratitude to the DENR for the free special patents received.