The Complexity of Resource Tenure in the Caraga Region

AUTHOR/S: Charina Sanz-Zarate, Maricel P. Hilario-Patiño, Rosalinda C. Tomas, Leah H. Vidal, Augusto B. Gatmaytan, May Che Capili





  This study examines the tenurial landscape of a section of the Caraga Region, in northeastern Mindanao, particularly in and adjacent to Butuan City.  Using the Anthropological notion of legal pluralism as its analytical lens, it studies the legal and institutional framework governing the issue of land and resource tenure, and how these helped shape the current complex tenure situation in the various field sites visited in the course of the study.  The study ends with recommendations for the enhanced management of the areas under study.


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