DENR BICOL HEAD PRESIDES OVER 3rd QUARTER MTWFR AND BONGNP PAMB MEETINGS IN MASBATE PROVINCE

DENR BICOL HEAD PRESIDES OVER 3rd QUARTER MTWFR AND BONGNP PAMB MEETINGS IN MASBATE PROVINCE

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol OIC Regional Director Atty. Gil A. Aromin, CESO IV presided over the 3rd Quarter Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) Meetings of Matang-Tubig Watershed Forest Reserve (MTWFR) and Bongsanglay Natural Park (BongNP) both located at Ticao Island in the province of Masbate on August 13 and 14, 2019.

“As we gather in this meeting to thresh out issues, let us keep in mind, that together we have a shared responsibility in protecting our protected areas,” said RED Aromin. RED Aromin encouraged all the PAMB members to actively take part in the discussion to settle and provide measures to address the pressing issues being faced by the PA.

Issues on the constructed establishments and houses within the legal easement around MTWFR Spring was discussed and resolved. Consequently, an inventory of all forest occupants within the MTWFR was presented. Likewise, two (2) people’s organization (PO), particularly the Royroy United Fisherfolk Association (RUFA) and the Gibraltar Fisherfolk Association (GFA) both in Batuan, Masbate presented their activities under the Biodiversity Friendly Enterprise (BDFE), which is one of the programs implemented under the Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Management Program (CMEMP) of the DENR. CMEMP aims to manage, address and effectively reduce the drivers and threats of degradation of the coastal and marine ecosystems.

Meanwhile, the PAMB members regionwide is assured of the continuous support of the DENR in effectively and efficiently managing their PAs. RED Aromin is positive that with the active participation of the members of the PAMB of MTWFR and BongNP, including the POs in the PA and the community as a whole, better protection efforts will be accorded to the PA.

PAMB is the governing body of a protected area composed of various stakeholders who directly and indirectly benefit from the park and its resources.###

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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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