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



“Strive for a better 2020,” says OIC, Regional Executive Director Atty. Gill A. Aromin, CESO IV in his message during the 1st Quarter Management Conference (MANCON) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol held at the Hamada Hall, DENR Regional Office V, Rawis, Legazpi City on January 7, 2019.

OIC RED Aromin discussed the Marching Orders of DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu during the New Year’s Call of the Department last January 3, 2020. He emphasized that DENR will be closely providing the necessary technical assistance and will be working with the local government units (LGUs) and other stakeholders to ensure the enforcement of its mandate in consonance with the major thrusts of Secretary Cimatu on clean air, clean water, solid waste management, among others. OIC RED Aromin said that Secretary Cimatu gave his orders to continue the water quality improvement and evaluation nationwide.

In addition, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) was ordered to continue its activities on responsible mining and introduce further ways of extraction and replace open pit mining including the conduct of review on benching plan. More so, protected area and coastal management will be given priority by the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) through the conservation and Development Division (CDD) of the regional offices.

Meanwhile, OIC Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Atty. Ronnel C. Sopsop presented the issues and concerns affecting the Technical Services, particularly the National Greening Program (NGP). He urged all Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officers (PENROs) together with the Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers (CENROs) to work together and come up with mechanisms and strategies to ensure that all other 2020 targets of their respective offices are attained. According to ARD TS Atty. Sopsop, the NGP will continue with the goal of contributing to the present forest covers. He further stressed the need to speed up on the Rapid Land Tenure Appraisal (RLTA) targets of the Office.

Likewise, ARD for Management Services Engr. Eva S. Ocfemia discussed the pressing concerns of the Management Services on procurement, records management, and policy implementation, among others. ARD Ocfemia emphasized the effective delivery of services relative to the Freedom of Information (FOI), Anti Red Tape Act (ARTA) and other rules and regulations will be strictly monitored. She added that health and wellness programs for the employees will be initiated including career development programs.

In closing, OIC RED AROMIN is positive that DENR Bicol will attain its targets for the year with the cooperation and full support of all DENR Bicol personnel.


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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol, along with its line bureaus, the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) V and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V kickstarted the year with the launching of its mascots on January 6, 2020 at the DENR V Gymnasium.

At least 18 endangered Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) turtles, locally known as “Mukoy”, were released to the shores of Barangay Sibago, Donsol, Sorsogon by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Sorsogon, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) of Donsol, Sorsogon, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Large Marine Vertebrates (LAMAVE) on January 13, 2020.

Outgoing OIC, PENRO of Sorsogon Ma. Fe P. Reganit turned-over her duties and responsibilities to OIC, PENR Officer Herleo O. Pavericio. Consequently, outgoing San Jacinto CENR Officer Herleo O. Pavericio turned-over his duties and responsibilities to Supervising Ecosystem Management Specialist (SVEMS) Basil S. Camba.


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