C1 LMB conducts Interregional Training/Workshop on LAMS Philippines Public Land Application

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LMB conducts Interregional Training/Workshop on LAMS Philippines Public Land Application

 

            ALAMINOS, Pangasinan – The Land Management Bureau in coordination with DENR Region 1 hosted a 3-day training/workshop on Land Administration and Management System (LAMS) Philippines Public Land Application (PLA) on March 1-3, 2016 at Vista De las Islas Resort in Alaminos City, Pangasinan. Luzon Cluster A including Regions 1, 2, 3 and NCR were involved in comprehensive workshop  to further enhance and systemize the records system of DENR offices especially the PENROs and CENROs in the provinces.

According to LMB, this system which involves the computerization of land records including scanning and encoding of maps, survey plans and public land applications would link land information pertaining to cadastral maps, approved land survey plans, public land application and titles, and would allow the public to have access to these data.

LAMS Philippines provides a data transfer/exchange service, using Microsoft’s platform called Microsoft Sync Framework. In the absence of connectivity infrastructure, it synchronizes data across multiple data stores. Sync framework can be used for offline access to data, by working against a cached set of data and submitting the changes to a master database in a batch, as well as to synchronize the changes to a data source.

DENR- Region 1 Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Gwendolyn C. Bambalan warmly welcomed the guests and participants. She also presented a brief profile of Region 1 highlighting its numerous ecotourism destinations.

LMB ICT/LPPD Head, Engr. Warlito Quirimit, emphasized that the training/workshop aims to familiarize the LAMS Philippines data entry program, it’s functionalities and features, monitor system for public land application, synchronize PLA database with CENROs, PENROs and Regional Offices and clarify issues and concerns regarding the operation of LAMS.

Morever, Engr. Precious Navarro of LMB discussed LAMS Policies, the proposed paperless PLA process, Public land Application, and features of LAMS PLA. In her presentation, she mentioned that through LAMS, offices could now achieve transparency in all PLA processing, real time status and stages of all PLAs, accurate inventories of all existing PLAs and etc.

            Engr. Navarro, together with LAMS-MIS Programmer Ms. Maritoni Jane Cawaling also shared significantly the experience of DENR-NCR whom she mentioned is the pilot region to implement the LAMS Philippines PLA Process.  From the data capture workflow for PLA to the experiences and actions taken and the PLA Live Implementation of DENR-NCR was showcased to give a glimpse on their implementation.

            Futhermore, LMB Acting Director Atty. Emelyne V. Talabis shared that the computerization of land records will promote transparency, accessibility, and accuracy. “Through this, we will be able to eliminate or lessen the manual handling of records (which apparently is a breeding ground for graft and corruption) where it is prone to manipulation through tampering”, Atty. Talabis added.

            She encouraged the records officers to adapt to the modern records system for an effective and efficient workflow in the various DENR offices.

             Records Officers from various regions who actively participated in the said workshop/training have also raised their queries on the modern records system filing.  They expressed their gratitude to LMB for imparting knowledge and new information. Their role as Records officers also entails their contribution to sustainable development. Thus, the LAMS is an innovation to the usual records process while fast tracking, systemizing and making  files and documents more accessible. (Felisandelle C. De Vera, RPAO)