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75 BENEFICIARIES RECEIVE LAND TITLES IN MASBATE

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

DENR V SPHERES 100% ON PRIME HRM ASSESSMENT MATURITY LEVEL 2

DENR V SPHERES 100% ON PRIME HRM ASSESSMENT MATURITY LEVEL 2

The Department Of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol spheres 100% in maturity level 2 during the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resources Management (PRIME-HRM) Assessment. Mr. Joel S. Columna, Chief of the Administrative Division of DENR Bicol presented to the Management Services Division (MSD) Chiefs of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Offices (PENRO) regionwide the result of the PRIME-HRM Assessment conducted on September 23, 2019 at the DENR V Conference Room, Rawis, Legazpi City.

The presentation showed 100% rating for the maturity level 2 in all the four (4) core HRM systems, namely: Recruitment, Selection & Placement, Learning and Development, Performance Management, and Rewards & Recognition. The Department's strengths in the 4 areas of the HRM were also highlighted.

Mr. Columna and the chief of the DENR V Personnel Section, Ms. Sotera T. Marco extended their deep gratitude to all the staff and Management Services Division Chiefs of the PENROs who actively cooperated during the process of the PRIME-HRM Assessment. Columna also encouraged the DENR V staff and the PENRO MSDs to continually work together in elevating the Department's rating along with its pursuit to all the action steps of the DENR V.*DJNJ

DENR BICOL CONDUCTS CEPA CAMPAIGN TO ELEM AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN LEGAZPI

DENR BICOL CONDUCTS CEPA CAMPAIGN TO ELEM AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN LEGAZPI

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Regional Office V together with the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) V and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V conducted a Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) Campaign at Forbes College Elementary Department, Divine Word College of Legazpi (DWCL) – Grade School Department and St. Raphael Academy on September 10, 12 and 18, 2019, respectively.

The CEPA Campaign was participated in by grades four to ten students together with their advisers.

Topics discussed were the DENR Mission, Vision, Plans and Programs, Ecological Solid Waste Management Act, Clean Air and Clean Water Act, Responsible Mining and its benefits and Geohazard Awareness.

Open forums were also done to address the queries and concerns on the environment by the students.

The DENR Bicol and its attached bureaus continue to raise awareness and promote environmental conservation and protection through activities such as the CEPA and People’s Day. Moreover, the DENR welcome requests from schools, barangays and other public and private institutions on the conduct of CEPA, People’s Day and other environmental activities.###*JNL

DENR, STAKEHOLDERS GATHER FOR ICC DAY

DENR, STAKEHOLDERS GATHER FOR ICC DAY

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V in collaboration with the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Albay, its line bureaus, Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), the Provincial Government of Albay and Local Government Unit (LGU) of Legazpi, national government agencies, non-government organizations and the local communities of Legazpi gather together for the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day at Barangays Bonot, San Roque, Victory Village North, Victory Village South, Buraguis and Dapdap in Legazpi City, today, September 21, 2019.

The celebration program commenced at the Embarcadero de Legazpi where the City Mayor of Legazpi, Mayor Noel E. Rosal expressed his gratitude to the DENR for spearheading such activity that will greatly contribute to the protection and conservation of the coastal areas of Legazpi and to the environment.

Welcoming the participants for this year’s ICC Celebration, Marlene Francia, OIC Chief of the Conservation and Development Division (CDD) of DENR V said, “Nature can live without people; however, people cannot live without the nature.” The clean-up spawned immediately after the opening program, where the participating groups were divided to different clean-up sites. The participants were also provided monitoring forms, which were used to classify the collected wastes.

This year’s ICC with the theme, “Battle for Litter-Free Seas” gathered some 1179 kilos of wastes, primarily consisting of cigarette butts, metal and plastic bottle caps, food wrappers, and pack holders. The International Coastal Cleanup day is celebrated every 3rd Saturday of September by virtue of Presidential Proclamation no. 470 series of 2003.

With the conduct of the ICC, DENR Bicol aims to engage people and communities to remove trash and debris from beaches and waterways, identify the sources of litter and to change the behaviors that cause the pollution. *DJNJaylo

PENRO CAM NORTE PRESENTS FORESHORE DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT PLAN

PENRO CAM NORTE PRESENTS FORESHORE DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT PLAN

The Provincial Foreshore Development and Management Plan (PFDMP) for Camarines Norte was presented by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) staff on September 16, 2019 at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V Conference Room, Rawis, Legazpi City.

The PFDMP's mission is to spearhead the implementation of programs, projects and activities for the protection, development and management of the provinces' foreshore areas in the realization of its vision through participative governance. Camarines Norte covers twelve (12) municipalities and nine (9) from these have coastal areas, namely: Mercedes, Basud, Talisay, Vinzons, Paracale, Jose Panganiban, Capalonga, Daet - the smallest foreshore area and Santa Elena, which has the biggest foreshore area.

The presentation showed the socio-economic conditions, issues, concerns, opportunities and constraints in foreshore utilization and management. The proposed projects, criteria, and activities were also highlighted.

Furthermore, the DENR will chair the organizational structure as per National Foreshore Master Plan and will be co-chaired by the Provincial Government. The Foreshore Management Council (FMC) shall also be formed to craft and implement action plans that will coordinate with the PFDMP including all activities that will utilize the foreshore in partnership with different stakeholders.