SECRETARY ROY A. CIMATU UNVEILS THE CENTENNIAL MONUMENT OF MARINDUQUE
Boac Marinduque- On February 19, 2020, Secretary Roy A. Cimatu of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) was the Guest of Honor in the Centennial Celebration of the Province of Marinduque. In his speech during the unveiling of the centennial monument, he urged the continuous restoration of Boac and Mogpog Rivers as these are the bodies of water highly affected by the Marcopper mining disaster incident on March 24, 1996.
Secretary Roy A. Cimatu was warmly welcomed by the people of Marinduque and had meet and greet with officials and employees of the Provincial and Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) spearheaded by Imelda M. Diaz, OIC-PENR Officer, together with Henry A. Adonardo, Regional Executive Director of DENR MIMAROPA Region, Atty. Wilfredo S. Moncano, Acting Director of Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) and Engr. Roland A. De Jesus, MGB MIMAROPA Regional Director.
Congressman Lord Allan Jay Q. Velasco, Hon. Presbitero J. Velasco, Jr., Governor of Marinduque, and Vice-Governor Romulo A. Bacorro Jr., and members of Sanguniang Panlalawigan and Heads of various National Government Agencies (NGAs) and Local Government Officials were also present in the event and expressed their support to DENR programs, projects and activities towards the sustainable conservation, protection and management of the environment and natural resources of the province.
According to Sec. Cimatu he ordered all officials and employees of the Department to regularly conduct monitoring and inspection of air quality, water quality and proper waste disposal of six (6) Municipalities of Marinduque.
Likewise, he encouraged the establishment and operation of a sanitary landfill of Local Government Units (LGUs) even by cluster of municipalities to mitigate the aggravating garbage collection and disposal problem in the Province. ###
DENR MARINDUQUE CONDUCTS HANDOG TITULO PROGRAM
Boac Marinduque- In celebration of the Lands Anniversary and Pursuant to DENR Memorandum Circular (DMC) No. 2019-04 issued by Secretary Roy A. Cimatu pertaining to the conduct of simultaneous distribution of land titles to beneficiaries, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office-Marinduque headed by Imelda M. Diaz, OIC-PENR Officer, distributed Free Patent Titles to about 561 beneficiaries (232 Residential, 329 Agricultural) in cooperation with the Local Government Officials of the province and the Registry of Deeds under the DENR's “Handog Titulo Program” on September 27, 2019.
The event was graced by Hon. Presbitero J. Velasco, Jr., Governor of Marinduque and Local Officials of the six (6) Municipalities of the province, Hon. Armi D.C. Carrion-Mayor of Boac, Hon. Antonio Uy, Jr. Mayor of Sta. Cruz and local officials of the municipalities of Mogpog, Torrijos, Buenavista and Gasan, Forester Cesar P. Odi, OIC-Chief, LPPDD from MIMAROPA Region and Leonardo Mendoza, Register of Deeds.
PENRO Diaz, in her opening message emphasized the importance of Handog Titulo Program: “Sa ngalan ng Provincial Environment and Natural Resources - Marinduque at ng DENR-MIMAROPA Region nais ko pong ipalaganap ninyo ang aming programa ng pagbibigay ng libreng titulo, libreng sukat para makatulong sa mamayang pilipino, " she said.
Likewise, Mayor Armi DC. Carrion in her message, appreciated the conduct of the activity." Ang pagbibigay ng ganitong programa Handog Titulo, ay malaking tulong sa ating mga kababayan. Marapat lamang po na ating pahalagahan at pangalagaan dahil dito tayo kumukuha ng pang araw araw na pangangailangan. Sulong BOAC! ", Mayor Carrion said.
Lastly, the Guest of Honor, Governor Presbitero J. Velasco, Jr. gave his message before the actual distribution of Free Patents to beneficiaries. Part of his message says “Napakagandang programa ang “Handog Titulo Program” ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Marinduque kasama ang Registry of Deeds at Local Government Units. Ang lupa na ihahandog sa inyo ay gamitin nyo sa magandang paraan gaya ng taniman, mag-alaga ng baboy, manok at baka, upang makatulong sa ating kaunlaran, sa bayan at sa pamilya. May batas din po tayo na kapag hindi ginagamit ang lupa ay papatawan kayo ng 5% idle land tax. Nais ko rin pong ipaalala sa inyo na kailangan kayong magbayad ng property Tax. Nawa po ay pagyamanin at mahalin natin ang ating lupa para pagdating ng panahon ay may magamit pa ang ating mga pamilya. MABUHAY Marinduque".
Both beneficiaries and LGUs expressed their support to “Handog Titulo Program”. One of the interviewed beneficiaries said that the Program really helped them especially those who cannot afford the cost of land survey by private surveyor.
PENRO MARINDUQUE LIVE AT “KAPIHAN SA PHILIPPINE INFORMATION AGENCY (PIA)”
In celebration of the 33rd DENR Anniversary and Philippine Environment Month, Imelda M. Diaz, OIC-PENR Officer was invited at the Kapihan sa Philippine Information Agency (PIA) on June 10, 2020 which was aired in Lucky Seven Channel 3.
PENRO Diaz highlighted the activities and programs of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources- Marinduque in the province. She emphasized that despite COVID-19 pandemic, the DENR continued it delivery of service to clients or general public especially now that Marinduque is under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ). Likewise, she announced that the DENR deviate from the usual celebration of having a grand assembly of officials and employees. This year’s observance of DENR’s day will be done through different initiatives. LAWIN patrollers of field Offices nationwide are deployed to conduct simultaneous anti-illegal logging operations.
There will be a tree planting activity on June 18, 2020 in Brgy. Tabi, Boac, Marinduque. This will be done by DENR employees only to avoid mass gathering. However, she encouraged those who are interested to conduct tree planting activity, to coordinate with DENR so that seedlings will be provided and area will be identified by DENR-PENRO.
She also invited the public to join the Digital Artwork Competition and Exhibition in Celebration of the Philippine Environment Month, with this year’s theme “Protect Nature, Sustain Our Future” which starts on June 5 until June 30, 2020. The said activity is open to all Filipino resident of Marinduque, aged 18 and above. The winner of the said activity will receive Ten Thousand Pesos (₱10,000) for the1st prize, Seven Thousand Pesos (₱7,000) for the 2nd prize and Five Thousand Pesos (₱5,000) for the 3rd prize. The elimination at the Provincial level will be on June 20, 2020. The winner for elimination round will receive Three Thousand Pesos (₱3,000) and Certificate of Recognition. Participants of this contest will receive eco-friendly IEC collaterals.
Furthermore, she reiterated that the PENRO-Marinduque Office is now open to its clients but it observes safety and health measures protocols in the workplace to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19 among the employee and clients.