DENR EXECS PRESENT RISK RESILIENCY PROGRAM IN BICOL TO NGA STAKEHOLDERS

DENR EXECS PRESENT RISK RESILIENCY PROGRAM IN BICOL TO NGA STAKEHOLDERS

 

Two vulnerable provinces, namely: Masbate and Sorsogon in the Bicol Region were identified as top priority areas in the implementation of the Risk Resiliency Program (RRP). The RRP was presented by Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Assistant Secretary (ASec) for Policy and Planning Service Corazon C. Davis and Director Lourdes C. Wagan of the Foreign Assisted and Special Projects to partner National Government Agencies (NGAs) in a convergence meeting held on July 11, 2019 at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V Hamada Hall, Rawis, Legazpi City.

 

The meeting was attended by key officials of the DENR V headed by OIC Regional Executive Director, Atty. Gil A. Aromin, CESO IV, Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) V Regional Director Maria Socorro A. Abu, Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V Regional Director Engr. Guillermo A. Molina, Jr. IV., Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENR) Officers Atty. Ronnel C. Sopsop of Sorsogon and Tito R. Migo of Masbate with the representatives of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) V, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) V, Department of Agriculture (DA) V, Department of Budget and Management (DBM) V and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) V.

 

ASec Davis discussed into details the RRP, which is a convergence program of the Cabinet Cluster on Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Disaster Risk Reduction (CCAM-DRR) where DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu is the head. Further, she urged the stakeholders to work closely with the Local Government Units (LGUs) of Masbate and Sorsogon and the DENR in the implementation of the RRP.

 

Along with Masbate and Sorsogon, Negros Oriental, Samar, Saranggani, Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands were also included as top priority areas. The eight (8) provinces were identified as vulnerable on their high susceptibility to climate hazards such as storm surge, drought, flooding and rainfall-induced landslide.

 

Also, discussed were CCAM-DRR Roadmap for 2018 to 2022, which is an essential guide for government agencies in the implementation of programs where climate change and disaster risk reduction approaches are integrated.

 

Project proposals of the PENROs were also presented, which will be implemented in support to the RRP in the provinces.*JNLoria

 

           

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75 BENEFICIARIES RECEIVE LAND TITLES IN MASBATE

Some 75 beneficiaries receive their land titles from the collective efforts of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Masbate, the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Mobo, the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Mobo through its Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) of Mobo, the Register of Deeds (ROD) of Masbate on September 24, 2019 at Bituon Beach Resort, Bagacay Mobo, Masbate.

DENR V OIC Regional Executive Director, Atty. Gil A. Aromin extended his gratitude to the participating groups who made the Handog Titulo Program possible for the residents of Mobo, Masbate. He accentuated the significance of these land titles to the locals and promised to carry on with the program to help more residents receive their own land titles. "The DENR is one with the supports local government units of Masbate in their economic development through the Rapid Land Tenure Appraisal/Assessment (RLTA) and the Handog Titulo Program", Aromin said during his message. On the other hand, the RLTA was launched in Mobo and Mandaon, Masbate on September 24 - 25, 2019.

The RLTA is the efficient processing and assessment of the status of the lands in determining its potential and qualification for the issuance of title. A Memorandum of Partnership Agreement (MOPA) was also signed between the DENR V and the Local Government of Mobo and Mandaon. In the same program, the cadastral survey of the municipality of Mandaon was also presented.

The Handog Titulo Program, RLTA Launching, and the MOPA signing was attended by the municipal mayor of Mobo, Hon. Raymund Osmundo N. Salvacion, Municipal Mayor of Mandaon, Hon. Emily E. Hao, DENR V Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services, Atty. Ronnel C. Sopsop, the Chief of the Technical Services Division of PENRO Masbate, Mr. Benito B. Salazar, OIC of the Register of Deeds, Mr. Noel C. Artillero, the Chief of the DENR V Licenses, Patents, and Deeds Division, Ms. Dolores C. Vargas, Mobo CENRO officer, Ms. Jean V. Imperial, other DENR PENRO, CENRO, and MENRO staff, and the Local Government Unit of Mobo and Mandaon, Masbate. *DJNJ

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