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    I will not disagree with your statement because i knew for a fact that it really happens and could happen. That is one of the sad reality here in the Philippines. Its the government policy that prohibit a foreigner to own a land here. Cant do anything to change it. At the end of the day,its always your decision and choices that matters. And as a foreigner its your choice to buy or not to buy. Buying a property here is not pretty safe to be honest, even for filipinos. Like,the title is lost,or is not authentic,no clean title,is complicated, or the property is disputed,etc. Its always a risk.
     
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    Yes thats right. Well,what i said is just what i believe until recently i read about owning a land here. And yes,you are right,even married to a filipina,still u cant own a land, you can only inherit a part when she died but should dispose of it at a given time. Sorry,my mistake.
     
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    Our land is also Agriculture, but in zoning it is considered a General Residential. So you should find it out,what zoning does it belong. You can ask from the Zoning and Planning department in the municipal hall.

    If you just plan to trim your trees,no problem with that, but once you decided to cut any trees including coconut trees for whatever reason, please consider applying a permit. As it is important to secure a permit before cutting the trees (especially the endangered ones like acasia). If you dont get a permit and you cut the trees,somebody could report you to the authority and once found guilty, you could face up to 6 years imprisonment and a fine.
     
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    WoW! 6 years for cutting a tree - you would think their prisons here would be overcrowded by now. Oh yes, they are. :smile:
     
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    Yes,2 to 6 yrs of imprisonment plus a fine of 100k to 500k Php. A lot of people got away with it because no one has reported them. Some people do it secretly,thats why they didnt end up in prison. However if you are unlucky, you could really get into trouble
     
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    Cut out a ring around the base of the tree (girdling). The tree will die. Is there a law against removing dead trees?
     
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    https://newsinfo-inquirer-net.cdn.a...595/tree-girdling-is-criminal-act-says-priest

    Some butthurt priest wants to make girdling illegal (as it seems to be a work around to the law). I would do some more research into it and if it is not specifically outlawed I would go that route.
     
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    I HAD two small Fruit bearing Jack Fruit Trees before someone so kindly ring barked them, that pissed me off but I had hoped they would produce growth below where they were ringed, then they simply disappeared! I heard whispers they ended up as Firewood, and have my suspicions but no one is talking. One Tree had 30+Fruits growing on it which I was pretty excited about, a week later I went back to check on progress and it was completely gone with nothing but a dead stump left behind! NOT HAPPY!
     
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    Im not sure. But next time i go to DENR, i will ask
     
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    Well there are numerous threads on ownership with people stating you can't own, but mostly realting to property and land. I have a POA on coco land. The POA also states that the person who gave me that POA cannot do anything without my written consent. So I look after the land, have legal control over it and occasionally fell trees that are deemed to be dangerous. Also Globe have asked me to fell two trees that they said are too close to their new posts. As the posts are on "my land" I suggested that it I might cut down the post unless they resituate them! Earlier this year Duterte put a ban on cutting coco lumber for a few months. Lots of illegal trucks creeping past in the dead of night for a while. But now the ban has been lifted. To the best of my knowledge you need permission to cut unless it poses a danger or is diseased.
     
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