DENR-7 PENRO Siquijor fast track Rapid Land Tenure (RLT)

DENR-PENRO Siquijor recently gathered more than 50 lot claimants and beneficiaries in Barangay San Antonio, Siquijor, Siquijor for a barangay assembly to present the Consolidated Cadastral Map (CCM) and encourage them to apply a title for the lands they own.

Spearheaded by Mr. Pepito B. Dimalig, Land Management Officer II of DENR PENRO Siquijor, the said assembly is part of the information, education and communication (IEC) campaign conducted by the office to speed up issuance of public land titles in the province.

"In order to fast track the implementation of Rapid Land Tenure (RLT), our team conducts community visits to encourage land owners to apply for a title. In Barangay San Antonio, we were able to assist around 10 potential residential lot claimants, we asked them to provide the needed requirements and submit to our office for processing," said Dimalig.

Patent issuance and distribution is one of the priority programs of the DENR that is geared towards a more improved land administration and management in the country and provide stronger support to the local government units by boosting their land revenue collections.

In accordance to Republic Act No. 3844, otherwise known as the Agricultural Land Reform Code, the DENR is primary responsible for the distribution and land disposition through the issuance of free patents or homestead patents for public agricultural A and D lands.

On the other hand, issuance of patents for residential lands is in line with the implementation of Republic Act 10023, or the New Free Patent Act, which provides the DENR to process a free patent title application to any Filipino citizen who is an actual occupant of a residential land.

--Maria Anna


Turn-over of directorship of MGB-7

MGB Acting Director Wilfredo Moncano led the turn-over of directorship of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region 7 from outgoing Regional Director Loreto Alburo to the new OIC, Regional Director Engr. Efren V. Carido from DENR Region 12.

Dir. Carido, a former Chief of the Mine Safety and Social Development Division of MGB Region 12 is a Mining Engineer by profession and has gained a wide experience in the mining profession serving DENR-MGB in the last 30 years.

The turn-over was witnessed by DENR Regional Execurive Director Gilbert Gonzales who extended his all out support to the new MGB head.


Photo Releases

Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary. OIWS is the country’s first wetland of international importance for waterfowl declared under RAMSAR. This wetland area is now a critical stopover for tens of thousands of migratory birds travelling the East Asian Migratory Flyway, one of the most important shorebird and water bird migratory flyways in the world.


Hidden Bird Paradise. Mahaba Island in Talibon, Bohol is an undiscovered bird’s paradise. Mahaba Island is part of Barangay Calituban, one of eight island barangays of the Municipality of Talibon, which is located on the northwest side of Bohol.

Counting the gains of NGP. One of the most successful and remarkable milestones of National Greening Program (NGP) in Central Visayas is the established Coffee Plantations in San Pascual, Ubay, Bohol established in 2011 by the Ubay Federated Tree Planters Association, Inc. (UFTPAI).

As of today, UFTPAI native coffee is now marketed in Ubay and all other neighboring municipalities in Bohol.

Bugnay Wine. Made and produced by partner people’s organization, the Ubay Federated Tree Planters Association, Inc. (UFTPAI) in San Pascual, Ubay, Bohol

Man-made Molave Forest. One of Siquijor’s pride, the reforestation site is one of the oldest in the country, established in 1937. This 202.15-hectare molave plantation is found in Salagdoong, Maria, Siquijor.

Man-made Molave Forest (Salagdoong, Maria, Siquijor)

Nature’s Mystic Beauty. Lamanoc Island, Anda, Bohol. A newly discovered ecotourism destination in Bohol and is part of the Candijay-Anda-Mabini Mangrove Swamp Forest Reserve and Wilderness Area, a protected area managed by the DENR.

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