A total of sixty one (61) free patents comprising seven (7) Special Patents, sixteen (16) Residential Patents and thirty eight (38) Agricultural Patents was awarded by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) in Camarines Sur through the collaborative efforts of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Registry of Deeds (ROD) Camarines Sur and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Calabanga on September 12, 2019 at the Andaya-Baguio People’s Octagon, Calabanga, Camarines Sur.

The seven (7) Special Patents were granted to Sta. Salud Slaughter House, San Isidro Public Market, San Francisco Public Park, Del Carmen Multi-Purpose Building, San Antonio Public Park, Calabanga Municipal Plaza and the Calabanga Municipal Public Plaza.

Key officials of the DENR headed by OIC, Regional Executive Director Atty. Gil A. Aromin, CESO IV and the officials and employees of the Local Government Unit of Calabanga led by Mayor Eduardo A. Severo graced the event.

In his message, RED Aromin lauded the efforts of Mayor Severo, which resulted to the successful titling of the public lands in Calabanga. He encouraged the public to have their lands titled to contribute to the revenue generation of the municipality. He likewise highlighted the collaboration of the DENR and LGU Calabanga, which started with the signing of the Memorandum of Partnership Agreement (MOPA) in 2016 with then DENR Bicol OIC, Regional Director Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez. The MOPA was designed to further implement the Commonwealth Act No. 141, otherwise known as the “Public Land Act” and the Republic Act No. 10023 or the Residential Free Patent Law.

Consequently, an LGU-funded Rapid Land Tenure Assessment (RLTA) Program is presently being conducted to assess or appraise sixteen (16) pilot barangays in Calabanga. The RLTA is aimed at producing an accurate and updated land information for the subsequent preparation of a Consolidated Cadastral Map covering the barangays of Barangays Sta. Salud, San Miguel, Sta. Isabel, San Vicente, San Antonio, San Isidro, San Jose Pagatpat, La Purisima, Del Carmen, San Pablo, Sta. Cruz Poblacion, Paolbo, San Roque, San Francisco, Salvacion Baybay and Sabang.

The Handog Titulo Program is part of the 118th National Lands Anniversary, which commemorates the creation of the Land Management Bureau. Simultaneous with the awarding of the patents is the mass acceptance of Free Patent Application conducted thru the joint efforts of the PENRO Camarines Sur, CENRO Goa, Registry of Deeds (ROD) Camarines Sur and the LGU.*cmrmape



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 Hastens Government Procurement Process

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.



Masbate Kids Celebrate WMBD. (Photo by: Cyrus Job Dela Cruz)

Sunset as seen near the Naro Island Wildlife Sanctuary (NIWS), a Protected Area (PA) located at the southern part of Masbate Province. (Photo by: Cyrus Job Dela Cruz)

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