3RD QUARTER PAMB MEETING FOR CATANDUANES NATURAL PARK HELD

3RD QUARTER PAMB MEETING FOR CATANDUANES NATURAL PARK HELD

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol through the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) chaired by DENR Bicol Regional Executive Director Atty. Gil A. Aromin conducted the 3rd Quarter PAMB Meeting for the Catanduanes Natural Park on August 20, 2019 at Corporate Inn Function Hall, San Roque, Virac, Catanduanes.

The meeting commenced with the presentation of the Protected Area (PA) Management Zone of Catanduanes Natural Park by the Conservation and Development Division (CDD) representative, Mr. Keith Harvey Dimaranan. Dimaranan encouraged the Sunwest Water & Electric Co. (SUWECO) to confer and cooperate with the Department in relation to their proposed hydropower plant construction at Barangay Paraiso, San Miguel, Catanduanes. Mr. Fredie Bueno, the Vice President for Civil Works of SUWECO also presented the typical schemes of the hydropower plant that will be constructed. SUWECO also asked guidance from the DENR for the processing of documents and standards, which they need to adhere to in the construction of the said project.

Meanwhile, RED Aromin thanked SUWECO for the partnership and assured the creation of a monitoring team for SUWECO's compliance of the Environment Compliance Certificate (ECC), among others.

Further, the administration and management of PA, which is under the responsibilities of the PAMB was presented by Protected Area Superintendent (PASu) Yolanda G. Saong.

The 3rd Quarter PAMB Meeting was also attended by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENR) Officer Marlon C. Francia, Technical Services Division Chief of PENRO Catanduanes, Ferdinand Baltazar, Management Services Division Chief, Ma. Juliet S. Araojo, OIC Municipal Environment and Natural Resources (MENRO) of LGU San Miguel Juan T. Torrenueva, other DENR V and PENRO staff, including other officials from the city and provincial LGUs.

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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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DENR BICOL HAS A NEW GUARD. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol has a new guard in the person of Atty. Gil A. Aromin, CESO IV. By virtue of Special Order 2019-07 dated January 7, 2019, Atty. Aromin will lead DENR Bicol replacing Regional Executive Director Atty. Antonio A. Abawag, CESO IV who will also serve as RED of DENR Region 2.

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