my family already till/cultivate and occupy the agricultural area since 1949 up to the present...without the knowledge of my grandparents that 1 hectare belongs to other person who claiming the area that belongs to them...they showed to us an approved plan from DENR with a date approved on February 12, 2016.....but the actual survey was conducted on February 25, 2016 ( their area is untitled).... according to them they will sued us as trespassers and land grabbers..
in our part do we have a rights to claim the said 1 hectares, what are the steps in order to fight our rights to occupy since it is adjacent portion of our titled land of 8 hectares...and we continuously paid the taxes of 9 hectares as indicated in tax declaration?
Secondly...The approved plan was already approved before the actual survey occur...should we take that the said plan was valid....
Third....the name of the owner base on the tax declaration
was the name of his brother of his father...their uncle was not position on the so called 1 hectares ever since and no longer resides in our place for a long time.......
Hope that will answer all of our queries