The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Iloilo through its community offices continues the efforts on land related services amidst coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) in Barotac Nuevo conducted a meeting with the lot claimants for the Agricultural Free Patent Issuance of the portion Lot 7945 Cadastral 186 consist in an area of 63.4943 hectares at Brgy. Caratagan, Calinog, Iloilo.
The meeting was participated by 21 applicants for the finalization of the subdivision plan to utilize Alienable and Disposable (A&D) lands which was facilitated by the Regulatory and Permitting Section of CENRO Barotac Nuevo in coordination with the municipal mayor Francisco L. Calvo of Calinog, Iloilo.
Meanwhile, the municipality of Tubungan together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 6 signed the Memorandum of Partnership Agreement (MOPA) in line with the creation of the Land Management Office of the municipality for their commitment to improve land resources, administration and management.
The establishment of partnership with the Department aims to recognize the importance of increasing land related services with the signing of MOPA along with municipal mayor Roquito G. Tacsagon of Tubungan, Iloilo, Guimbal CENR Officer Vicente T. Mellizas, Jr. Regulatory and Permitting Section Chief Edgardo A. Ferrer and MENR Officer Francisco G. Gallego, Jr.
The DENR is committed to create an active collaboration with LGUs for the improvement of land sector, and recognizes the indispensable assistance of the municipality of Tubungan in land administration and management.
‘’It is important to manage public lands for effective utilization. The Department, aims to administer efficient land services in this challenging situation in order to provide people of land related services,” said regional executive director Francisco E. Milla, Jr.
Improved land administration and management is one of the top ten DENR priority programs and projects of Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu.