DENR – I and LGU Ilocos Sur seal MOPA on Public Land Titling Program

DENR – I and LGU Ilocos Sur seal MOPA on Public Land Titling Program

 

Vigan City – The signing of the historic Memorandum of Partnership Agreement (MOPA) between the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region I (DENR- I) and the local government units and (LGU) of the Province of Ilocos Sur was formally sealed at the Provincial Capitol, Vigan City last July 12, 2018. The first ever province- wide MOPA signing on Public Land Titling Program in the country was led by Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Luis Singson and DENR- I key officials led by DENR- I Regional Director Reynulfo A. Juan, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services William C. Savella, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) of Ilocos Sur Rosemarie Jornacion, Land Patents and Deeds Division (LPDD) Chief, Manuel Ydia, OIC, Office of CENRO Tagudin, Frank Vincent Danglose and CENR Officer of CENRO Bantay Francisco Arenas.

                The MOPA signing will give teeth to DENR- I to encourage communities in the province of Ilocos Sur and implement the systematic approach and new strategies in public land titling with the creation of One- Stop- Shop called Lands Information manned with Deputize Public Land Inspectors (DPLI) in every municipality. These DPLIs will be armed with good practices and proper training to process and facilitate documents for land patents.

                Ilocos Sur Vice Governor Jeremias Singson and Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member and chairman of the provincial committee on environment Atty. Ronnie Rapanut were also present to witnessed and support the MOPA signing. Present during the event were Twenty-two (22) LGU representatives (majority of which are municipal mayors) from the first and second districts of the province and two (2) city mayors who signed the MOPA. RD Juan in his message, gave a short talk regarding Forest Land Use Planning, Foreshore Planning, the National Greening Program (NGP) accomplishment of the province, the Community- Based Forest Management (CBFM) and the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas (NIPAS) recently signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte.

                The province- wide MOPA signing on Public Land Titling Program or Handog Titulo Program is an opportunity for landowners particularly the deprived landowners of the province to avail of the free patent to be issued by DENR- I with the assistance of the Land Registration Authority (LRA) through the Register of Deeds and the LGU- Ilocos Sur. Furthermore, the MOPA signing is a symbol of sincere and sustainable public service initiated by the national and local governments towards nation- building that should be also a model and ideal to other provinces in the country. ( G. Garcia- RPAO)

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RED Juan Reviews R1’s Q3 performance

RED Juan Reviews R1’s Q3 performance

 

Tubao, La Union – DENR 1.          The Regional Executive Director (RED) Reynulfo A. Juan welcomed all the participants as he urged them to always “better your best” by actively taking charge and leading their respective offices to perform better in the remaining months of 2018 during the Regional Management Conference. He expressed his appreciation to the hard-work and dedication of the employees for doing the job as expected but should not be too complacent though, as the year comes to close.

 

RED Juan gave an update on what he has been doing for the DENR in this part of the country worth mentioning is his visit to the different National Greening Program (NGP) sites in La Union and in Ilocos Sur even at the height of the typhoon. He also shared his experience during his visit to Coquimbo, Chile, where he represented the DENR during the conduct of the ‘Exchange of Experience to Add Value to Organic Wastes from Small-scale Fisheries and Aquaculture through its reuse and Conversion into Innovative Products, which contribute to enhanced food security.’ He shared his learning on the best practices he observed during the international visit which was also participated by representatives from other countries. RED Juan also underscored the message of DOT Sec. Puyat during the opening of the (new) Boracay Island saying that the “rehabilitation does not stop in Boracay, this effort will continue entire the country” including Ilocos Region.

 

The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officers (PENROs) presented the status of their performance in terms of the NGP programs with some concerns on the maintenance of the plantation sites during the rainy season and summer. The RED recommends to the heads of the field offices to report the actual situation to back them up from any liability if it is caused by natural calamities. It is reminded that they should visit at least 5 NGP sites, know the status and ‘take ownership’ of their jurisdiction.

 

As the head of office, RED Juan felt sad by the wrath of the 2 typhoons which left its rage in the northern part of the Luzon leaving numerous casualties in Regions 2 and CAR. Thus, he expressed his concern on the safety of all personnel by reminding the need to be ready and inspect the office building every now and then, check for some oddities in the area to avoid any tragic event citing what happened with the DPWH building in Natoni, Mountain Province.

 

During the 1st Day of the Management Conference, the Regional Management also recognized the collaboration efforts of the Philippine National Police as partners in the enforcement of environmental laws.

 

Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) Division Chief, Ms. Aida Lapis presented their findings and recommendation on bamboo propagation related to the Green Livelihood program of here in Region 1. Their findings will enhance the propagation of bamboo specie in the region as well as its economic dimension towards a sustainable development. They have recommended the need of continuous information, education and communication drive including consistency of extension service and to strengthen the collaboration with partner agencies on the added value of bamboo.

 

 

Over-all, DENR 1 maintains its rank as a performing field office in the implementation of its mandate to protect and conserve the environment in the countryside. The RED urged the regional officials to innovate and be creative in the implementation of the programs and projects most importantly in the effective and efficient utilization of funds. This also includes the intervention of the agency to the different ENR projects of the congressional district representatives in Ilocos Region. It’s line bureaus Environmental Management Bureau and Mines and Geosciences likewise presented their accomplishments.

 

With RED’s Juan’s dynamism, it is hoped that the frontline crew of the DENR become resilient and could adapt to the enthusiasm of the RED in implementing the mandate of the agency.

 

Finally, RED Juan quipped “let us walk the extra mile and think out of the box in serving the public,” as he closes the Management Conference. (RAS-RPAO)

Photo Releases

RD Reynulfo A. Juan as he encouraged everyone to be part of the solution to the glaring environmental concern.

BM Kit Ortega highlights on educating the youth on the value of environmental protection

DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu with USec. Jonas Leones (left photo) offered a fruit bearing seedling to the gradeschool pupils of Barit Elementary School as a gesture of commitment that the youth will play vital role in protecting the environment from exploitation. Right Photo shows Sec. Cimatu signs on the Pledge of Commitment Wall. #TayoAngKalikasan

Photo shows DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (5th from left) leads the Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Re- Development Old CENRO Bangui Bldg. together with DENR-I key officials led by RD Reynulfo A. Juan and Bangui Mayor Fidel Cimatu, Jr.

Discussion of subject matters during the Youth Meeting at EMB, DENR Compound last August 15, 2018.

Actual technical visit at assigned schools in Odiongan, Romblon

Regional Youth Desk Officer Zenaida L. Paday-os during the lecture proper on climate change to the students of Mayhan National High School

DENR- I spearheads International Coastal Clean-up 2018 in Region- I

MOA SIGNING: (Seated left) Mangatarem Mayor Ramil P. Ventenilla signed as witness on the signing of Memorandum of Agreement between (seated right) Regional Executive Director Reynulfo A. Juan of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region I and (middle) District Engineer Edita L. Manuel of Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Pangasinan for the Small Water Impounding Project (SWIP) at Brgy. Catarataraan, Mangatarem, Pangasinan, within the portion of Manleluag Spring Protected Landscape (MSPL). Witnessing the signing are (standing from left) MSPL Protected Area Supervisor (PASu), Marlyn Banda and Conservation and Development Division (CDD) Chief, For.Barbara Pernia.

DENR- I delegation headed by OIC, Chief, Administrative Division Mary Ann Escoto joined the opening ceremonies in the AREX Sportsfest 2018 held at DPWH Second Engineering District Office in Bauang, La Union last October 23, 2018. Highlights of the activity include a short program, AREX muse competition and opening of ball games. (G. Garcia- RPAO)

Photo shows from left: Hazel Flores (PIA-I), Generoso Garcia (DENR- I) as panel of judges, Edward Calonge of RIS, La Union- 1st Runner- up in the NSM 2018 Poster- Slogan Making Contest (Regional level in UNP, Vigan City, I. Sur last Oct. 17, 2018. At far right is David Rabelas of DSWD- I.

From L-R: OIC, CENR Officer Romeo Z. Pernia, UAP Pres. Maria Teresa Velasco, LGU Vice Mayor Jesus Franco Sison, Jr., and VWD Gen. Manager Susan Q. Sison

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