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.
DENR HANDOG TITULO PROGRAM FEATURES IN THE CELEBRATION OF THE 119TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF PULANG-LUPA IN MARINDUQUE PROVINCE
Torrijos, Marinduque – In celebration of the 119th Anniversary of the Battle of Pulang-Lupa, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Marinduque headed by OIC, PENR Officer Imelda M. Diaz joins in the commemorative program hosted by Municipality of Torrijos and participated by Provincial Government of Marinduque, Municipalities of Boac, Buenavista, Mogpog, Gasan, and Sta. Cruz, various National Government Agencies and academe held on September 13, 2019 at Pulang Lupa Historical Park, Barangay Bolo, Torrijos, Marinduque wherein DENR Handog Titulo Program is one of the highlights of the event.
In a Keynote Address of Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, which was delivered by his representative, MIMAROPA Regional Executive Director Henry A. Adornado, he recalled how the Marinduquenos won in the Mountains of Torrijos during the Philippine American War on September 13, 1900. He also invigorated the other “battles” that we must continue to fight and must win such as “Battles for the Environment” and “Battle of Manila Bay” among others.
Moreover, it was mentioned that among the DENR’s priority programs that will directly benefit the people of Marinduque is Rapid Land Tenure Appraisal (RLTA) System. This was piloted last year in the Municipality of Boac, Capital of Marinduque.
During the program, DENR officials turned-over the bundles of Land Titles (Residential and Agricultural Patents) to the LGUs, represented by Gov. Presbiterio J. Velasco, Jr. and municipal mayors of six (6) municipalities of Marinduque. Selected patentees from Torrijos received their patents during the ceremonial turn-over.
The actual distribution of land titles to individual beneficiaries or “Handog Titulo Program” will be held on September 27, 2019 at Boac Covered Court, Brgy. Malusak, Boac, Marinduque. A total of 569 patents consisting of 238 residential and 331 agricultural free patents will be released.
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.