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)


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

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


CABA, LA UNION – International Coastal Clean-up (ICC)  is the largest volunteer effort for our ocean’s health. Held annually every third of September, people around the world gather on beaches, coasts, rivers, waterways and underwater dive sites to remove trash and record information on the debris collected. Results will aid in better waste management policies, plans, product packaging designs and in rousing consciousness among people. This year’s ICC theme in the Philippines is, “ Tayo ang Solusyon sa Polusyon.” The 2018 ICC activities resemble the continuation of this year’s “ Environment Month Celebration” with the theme, “Beat Plastic Pollution,” the global awareness to reduce plastic wastes most particularly in our oceans.

In Ilocos Region , the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region- I (DENR- I), spearheaded the clean- a- shore activities simultaneously held last September 22, 2018 in line with the observance of the International Clean- up embodied in the Presidential Proclamation No. 470. DENR- I key officials and personnel led the coastal clean- up activities in various coastal municipalities in the province of La Union. Each division of DENR- I office were assigned in the following respective areas; Office of the Regional Director, Regional Public Affairs Office (RPAO) and Legal Division- (Brgy. Wenceslao, Caba), Conservation and Development Division (CDD)- (Brgy. Taberna, Bauang), National Greening Program (NGP) and Finance Division (Brgy. Paratong 3 and 4, Bangar), Licensing, Patents and Deeds Division (LPDD), Survey Planning and Management Division (SMD) (Paratong Norte, Bangar), Enforcement Division, Administrative Division, Planning and Management Division (PMD) (Brgy. Samara, Aringay).

Personnel from various government line agencies, youth from the academe, local government units, coastal communities and volunteer groups from the province of La Union likewise, joined the coastal activities. Assigned participants in the event recorded the collected trashes and recorded/ consolidated in the ICC Ocean Trash Data Form.

Let us unite to beautify our beaches, coasts, and waterways, let us do our part to help save Mother Earth and be a part of the solution for our ocean’s health. ( G. Garcia- RPAO )

Photo Releases

New DENR 1 RD Reynulfo A. Juan’s smile shows a sincere commitment in upholding the DENR mandate

The Officials on the Presidential Table (L-R) LMB Dir. Atty. Emelyne Talabis, BM Francisco “Kit” Ortega Jr., EMB1 RD Ma. Victoria Abrera, DENR1 RD Reynulfo A. Juan, ASec. Marcial Amaro, Jr., DENR ARD-TS Gwendolyn Bambalan and MGB1 RD Carlos Tayag.

DENR Assistant Secretary Marcial C. Amaro Jr. enjoins the participants to identify activities that will put a stop on destructive activities along the coastlines of Ilocos Region.

Pangasinan 2nd District Representative Leopoldo N. Bataoil manifested his support to the undertaking

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

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