PENRO SOPSOP TAKES POST AS ARD FOR TS OF DENR BICOL

PENRO SOPSOP TAKES POST AS ARD FOR TS OF DENR BICOL

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol welcomes its new Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services (ARD-TS), Atty. Ronnel C. Sopsop vice ARD TS Allan Leuterio.

In consonance with Special Order No. 2019-559 dated August 8, 2019 signed by Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, Sorsogon Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENR) Officer Atty. Ronnel C. Sopsop assumed as new ARD for Technical Services.

Atty. Sopsop, a forester-lawyer by profession, started serving the DENR in 1996 as a contractual Forester. He took up Bachelor of Laws at Aquinas University now University of Santo Tomas Legazpi and passed the BAR in 2007. After passing the BAR, he was reassigned at the DENR V Legal Division and served as OIC Chief of the Litigation Adjudication Section.

After his short stint at the DENR Legal Divison, Atty. Sopsop served as a Public Attorney at PAO Sorsogon, Catanduanes and Legazpi City Offices from 2008 to 2015. With his ardent desire to continue his advocacy on environmental protection, he returned to DENR and shortly after he was promoted as Attorney V at the Legal Division. Then, followed his designation as Officer-in-Charge of PENRO Sorsogon on March 17, 2017.

In his message during the turnover rites, ARD TS Sopsop said that he needs the support and cooperation of everyone, especially his colleagues from the TS. “There is no monopoly of knowledge, we need to share ideas and together come up with sound decisions to make better our services to our clients,” he said. ARD Sopsop also thanked Regional Executive Director Atty. Gil A. Aromin for the confidence and trust accorded to him. The new ARD for TS commits to strengthen environmental protection and uphold integrity in the DENR.

Meanwhile, in view of the Special Order, Director Leuterio will be assigned at the Office of the Undersecretary for Field Operations at the DENR Central Office. Director Leuterio expressed his gratitude to the entire DENR V for welcoming him in Bicol and for the cooperation and support given to him during his short stint.

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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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