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CENRO Palo Spearheads the Conduct of Outdoor Festival in

Mahagnao Volcano Natural Park (MVNP) February 3, 2019

 

The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources – Leyte thru its Community Environment and Natural Resources Office in Palo spearheaded the conduct of the 4th Outdoor Festival in Mahagnao Volcano Natural Park (MVNP) on February 3, 2019. The event was held in commemoration of its declaration as a Protected Area (PA) under the National Integrated Protected Area System (NIPAS) under Proclamation No. 1157 in 1998.

The said Protected Area was formerly known as Mahagnao Volcano National Park under Proclamation No. 184 on August 27, 1937. Known as the oldest PA in Region 8, later it was renamed as Mahagnao Volcano Natural Park by virtue of Proclamation No. 1157 on February 3, 1998. MVNP has an estimated area of 340.82 hectares per NAMRIA validation conducted on April 2012.

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The simple celebration was formally opened with a welcome message by Brgy. Chairman Eulalio Agustin of Brgy. Mahagnao. This was followed by a message of the new Protected Area Superintent (PASu), Forester Josephine M. Agustin. The representative of the Mayor of La Paz, the Municipal Planning and Development Officer, Mr. Froilan Fundavela, in his speech, encouraged all stakeholders to love MVNP as a Protected Area, be proud of it, and help promote ecotourism of the Park.

Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer Edilberto A. Caidlang of CENRO Palo, revealed that this year's festival was also in line with the Celebration of World Wetlands Day being celebrated every February 2 of each year. The theme for this celebration was “Wetlands and Climate Change". This was also the theme adopted for the Festival, considering that MVNP is also an exact representation of a wetland area.

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. Participants of the festival include representatives from the Local Government Units (LGUs) of Burauen and Lapaz, Wetlands International and International Institute for Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), as well as employees of the DENR Regional and PENRO Leyte and CENRO Palo, community residents of Mahagnao and members of the People’s Organization Mahagnao Women’s Rural Development Association.

 


 


DENR-PENRO, LEYTE Launches Newest Innovation on Land Titling

In the pursuit of educating and encouraging more land owners in securing titles of their lands, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) in Leyte,in collaboration with the Land Registration Authority and Geodetic Engineers of the Philippines (GEP) conducted the first-ever ‘Titling at the Mall’ on September 8-9, 2018 at Robinsons Mall, Marasbaras, Tacloban City.

                              

                              

The two-day activity opened on September 8 at 11:30 in the morning which started with an opening ceremony. Along with the participants and consultants from partner agencies- representatives from CENRO Palo, Land Management Officers and Deputized Public Land Inspectors from DENR Regional Office and GEP, also present during the opening ceremony were the PENR Officer For. Ranulfo Q. Arbiol, who gave his opening remarks; and the Regional Director of DENR 8, Atty. Crizaldy M. Barcelo, who was tasked to give inspirational message, both emphasized the importance of securing land titles. Afterwards, the free-consultation started. On the afternoon of the same day while the consultation was on-going, there were series of talk shows conducted which tackled various types of land titles. This was done to inform and educate the audience about certain type of title- how it is obtained, benefits of having it and etc. The first talk show was about ‘’Land Titling on Residential and Agricultural Lands’’ with the resource speakers, Mrs.Eva Pasagui, OIC- Land Management Officer 3 of CENRO Palo and Mr. Patrick Katada, Records Officer of PENRO Leyte. Afterwards, the ‘‘Land Titling Of Public School Sites and Government Lands’’ was tackled by Engr. Winston Solite, Chief of the Technical Services Division and Atty. Dario Suarez of CENRO Palo as the resource speakers. The talk show also allowed the audience to throw their questions directly to the resource speakers. Also, from time-to-time, videos about success stories of land title owners, land survey and etc. were shown. The first day ended at 6 pm.

                              

                              

On the second day, the consultation continued at 11 in the morning. Due to the presence of representatives from different LGUs in Leyte and other government agencies such as the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection and Department of Education, the talk show about ‘‘ Land Titling on Government Lands’’ was repeated with Engr. Solite as the resource speaker. Likewise, the discussion on ‘‘Land Titling on Residential and Agricultural Lands’’ was reiterated for another set of audience, with Development Management Officer III, Marilou Abocot and Land Management Officer II, Juan Jean Durante as the resource speakers.

Moreover, ‘‘Land Survey and Related Concerns’’ were tackled by Engrs. Ramon S. Unay, Dioleta Vilas and Brian Anos of GEP 8 as resource speakers. The talk show aimed to cater client’s questions about issues and problems regarding land Survey. Also, a representative from the Register of Deeds was present to talk about ‘’Registration of Land Titles and Other Land Related Transactions of Registry of Deeds’’.

                            

One of the highlights of the two-day activity was the distribution of free patent titles that were already available at the Register of Deeds. The benificiaries of these titles were from the municipalities of Palo and Tanauan, Leyte. PENR Officer Ranulfo Arbiol, Regional Technical Director Engr. Ramon Unay along with the representative of the Registry of Deeds, handed the free patent titles to fourteen (14) title beneficiaries.

The distribution of Free Patent Titles culminated the end of the activity. PENR Officer Ranulfo Arbiol of PENRO, Leyte extended his gratitude to the participants, working committee and to the partner agencies who made the activity a success. He then added that it might not be the last time that ‘Titling at the Mall’ would be conducted. This activity may be replicated to cater more land owners in their issues and concerns in securing land titles in the future.

                            

At the end of the two-day activity, 20 individuals applied for free patent titles, 183 clients were served, 625 flyers were distributed and 14 title beneficiaries received their free patent titles. 

 

 

                


 

     



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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