DENR-PENRO Marinduque and the Local Government of Torrijos Approved the Memorandum of Partnership Agreement (MOPA) for Rapid Land Tenure Appraisal (RLTA) Program
On December 16, 2020, the DENR-PENRO Marinduque represented by the OIC-PENR Officer Imelda M. Diaz and the Local Government of Torrijos, represented by Mayor Lorna Q. Velasco signed the Memorandum of Partnership Agreement (MOPA) for Rapid Land Tenure Appraisal (RLTA) program, witnessed by Chief, TSD Cynthia U. Lozano and Vice-Mayor Ricardo R. De Galicia.
Rapid Land Tenure Appraisal (RLTA) is a strategy identified by the DENR in support to accelerated land titling all over the Philippines and shall pursue Agenda no. 6 of the PRRD administration’s 10-point Agenda “Ensure security of land tenure to encourage investments and address bottlenecks on land management”. Likewise, it will also prevent double titling and land ownership conflicts as it provides a clear picture on the land tenure situation on the ground. Aside from providing security of land tenure to deserving beneficiaries, land titling will improve land market and ultimately increase the local government units’ revenue.
This RLTA program will be conducted by the DENR-PENRO Marinduque in the Municipality of Torrijos this coming year, 2021.
Active collaboration and partnership between DENR-PENRO Marinduque and LGU-Torrijos will ensure the effective implementation of the said program. ###
DENR-PENRO MARINDUQUE JOINS THE 3RD QUARTER 2020 NATIONWIDE SIMULTANEOUS EARTHQUAKE DRILL (NSED)
On September 10, 2020, the virtual 3rd Quarter 2020 Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) was held via ZOOM amidst COVID-19 pandemic led by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of the Office of the Civil Defense. The activity started with the conduct of Information Education Campaign via ZOOM and Facebook live.
At exactly 2:00 in the afternoon, at the sound of the alarm signal, employees of the DENR-PENRO Marinduque led by OIC-PENR Officer Imelda M. Diaz performed the Duck, Cover and Hold technique. This activity aimed to raise awareness on how to respond and prepare during earthquake scenario.
LAWIN TEAM CONDUCTS ANTI-ILLEGAL LOGGING OPERATIONS DURING THE 33RD DENR’s DAY CELEBRATION
During the Celebration of the 33rd Anniversary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the DENR-PENRO-Marinduque LAWIN patrollers have conducted their regular patrolling activities within the conservation areas and mangrove forest located at Barangay Bonliw and Kay Duke, Torrijos, Marinduque. The areas are considered part of the remaining natural forest being maintained and protected in the province, consisting a total area of 15,077 hectares (12,409 closed forest and 2,668 hectares mangrove forest).
The said mangrove forests which are mostly cancelled or abandoned, fishponds were rehabilitated/planted with Bakawan species, under the National Greening Program in CY 2015 and constantly being monitored and patrolled by Forest Rangers as pre-emptive measures against illegal wood poaching, charcoal making, and illegal occupancy threats. The LAWIN patrollers coordinated with concerned Local Barangay Officials to assist DENR in protecting the said valuable resources which serve as life support system of surrounding communities especially those engaged in fishing activity.