The Rapid Land Tenure Appraisal (RLTA) Program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol is now underway. Various preliminary activities were already undertaken regionwide as part of the initial process.

Initially, the RLTA was introduced and presented to the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Barcelona, Sorsogon headed by Hon. Mayor Atty. Cynthia F. Fortes on January 24, 2020 at Barcelona, Sorsogon.

The Head of the RLTA Team and DENR V OIC, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services (ARD TS) Atty. Ronnel C. Sopsop together with the newly installed OIC, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Herleo Pavericio led the presentation of the RLTA and presented the consolidated Cadastral Maps to the LGU of Barcelona.

I have personally witnessed the success of the RLTA in Sorsogon as the pilot province of the program in 2018,” said ARD TS Sopsop. He highlighted the significance of the RLTA and the benefits of the systematic adjudication on land titling. He further encouraged the LGU of Barcelona to support and engage in the RLTA program of the DENR, as it compliments to the Mayor’s goal to bring closer public services to the people.

Moreover, ARD Sopsop mentioned setting up a Land Information Office (LIO) within the LGU of Barcelona by virtue of a Memorandum of Partnership Agreement (MOPA). The LIO will be a great avenue for the constituents of Barcelona and its LGU to lay any concern concerning land titling.

Also present during the event is the Chief of Surveys and Mapping Division Engr. Josie A. Columna with Engr. Emilie L. Nas from the Licenses, Patents and Deeds Division (LPDD) and other PENRO Sorsogon and LPDD Staff.



The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol through the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Albay headed by Forester Imelda D. Baltazar conducted its People’s Day today, January 24, 2020 at the Bagumbayan Central School, Washington, Legazpi City.

Some two hundred (200) Grade 6 pupils were present for the presentation of the Responsible Mining and Geohazard Awareness by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V given by Information Officer Kristine May C. Baldeo, the Solid Waste Management by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) V given by Engr. Christine N. Bañares and Philippine Biodiversity presented by Joana Marie A. Portugal.

“We are grateful to the DENR for conducting this IEC in our school to keep our students informed about environmental protection,” said the Bagumbayan Central School Principal Ms. Mary Christine N. Agarin.

The activity sparked with the appearance of “Greeny” – the DENR V Mascot, “Mina”, MGB V's mascot and “Veron” from the EMB V which added to the pupils’ fun and excitement during the activity.

The People’s Day is part of the Information, Education Campaign (IEC) conducted by the DENR to communities and schools alike, which aims to increase and strengthen environmental awareness and protection. *DJNJaylo


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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol, along with its line bureaus, the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) V and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V kickstarted the year with the launching of its mascots on January 6, 2020 at the DENR V Gymnasium.

At least 18 endangered Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) turtles, locally known as “Mukoy”, were released to the shores of Barangay Sibago, Donsol, Sorsogon by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Sorsogon, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) of Donsol, Sorsogon, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Large Marine Vertebrates (LAMAVE) on January 13, 2020.

Outgoing OIC, PENRO of Sorsogon Ma. Fe P. Reganit turned-over her duties and responsibilities to OIC, PENR Officer Herleo O. Pavericio. Consequently, outgoing San Jacinto CENR Officer Herleo O. Pavericio turned-over his duties and responsibilities to Supervising Ecosystem Management Specialist (SVEMS) Basil S. Camba.


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