Butuan City- The top management of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Caraga Region is scheduled to hold a one-day planning workshop on its “2014 DBM-Withheld and Supplemental Budget” on February 4, 2014 at the DENR- 13 Regional Training Center here to adjust its operational expenses particularly on the National Greening Program (NGP) which is considered a top-billed project of the Aquino administration.
The DBM has allocated P 466.17 million for the DENR region 13. About P 87.6 million of this amount however, are set aside for its Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE). But the agency however, has been instructed by the DBM to withhold the amount of P 13.6 million operating expenses for the second quarter and about P 73.6 million operating expenses on the 3rd and 4rth quarter. The DBM said a clearance is necessary for these funds.
DENR Regional Executive Director Nonito M. Tamayo said all sectors concerned including the field offices have been instructed to adjust its operation in the wake of this development. He said the programmed activities of DENR 13 for the next six months of 2014 have been overlaid and currently being implemented since week one of January this year.
He said the on-going rationalization program of the DENR has partly affected the flow of funds of the DENR this year. Nevertheless, RED Tamayo said, field officials have been asked to carry on its respective programs and projects in their area of responsibility so as not to jeopardize public service.
Butuan City- The operators of the Wood Processing Plants in Agusan del Sur and Agusan del Norte have been asked by DENR 13 Regional Executive Director Nonito M. Tamayo recently to refrain from accepting undocumented logs. RED Tamayo gave the warning in the midst of the heavy flooding’s of Agusan River caused by a slow-moving Low Preassure Area (LPA) and Typhoon Agaton near the region.
RED Tamayo also likewise ordered all field offices to suspend the issuance of the Self Monitor Form (SMF) particularly Falcata logs being travelled through the flooded Agusan River to prevent possible accidents along the river.
He said that the “rafted (falcate) logs carried by strong river currents are uncontrollable and dangerous.”
The transport of these logs in the midst of strong river currents may aggravate the conditions of the already flooded houses along the riverbanks because these logs can smash the houses since they are difficult to be maneuvered “he said.
RED Tamayo has instructed the Forest Management Services (FMS) Regional Technical Director Maritess M. Ocampo to conduct regular visits in all wood processing plants to determine the operators who took advantage and defied his order at the height of the calamities.
Caraga Region and the provincies in Compostela and Davao del Sur and Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte were among the areas that suffered severe flooding due to continuous downpour over from January 10 to 22. The LPA which later developed into tropical depression “Codename Agaton” has affected 86,455 families, 56 persons dead, 27 injured and 5 missing and about P 3,946,600 worth of infrastructure damages in Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur due to landslide and floodings. (DENR-13 News by ERIC HERZN F. GALLEGO)
By: Eric F. Gallego
Butuan City- The DENR through the Land Management Services has acquired the services of C.M. ESPARRAGO SURVEYING SERVICES for the cadastral survey project of two municipalities in Surigao del Norte and Surigao City for a contract price of P 5,737,776.
The amount will be spent in the survey of the political boundaries of Surigao City and the municipalities of Sta. Monica and Dapa in Surigao Del Norte.
DENR-13 Regional Executive Director Nonito M. Tamayo has formalized the deal through the Contract of Agreement (CoA) he signed with Engr. Cristopher M. Esparrago in a simple ceremony held in the RED’s office on February 6, 2014. The signing was also witnessed by the Regional Technical Director for Land Management Services (LMS) Atty. Paquito R. Rosal and the Regional Cadastral Survey Projects Coordinator at the DENR-LMS Engr. Bernard A. Daitol.
Dapa, Surigao del Nore has 140 political boundaries and 47 points along rivers and shorelines; Sta. Monica, Surigao del Norte has 55 estimated political boundaries and 18 points along the rivers and shorelines. Surigao City on the other hand has 154 political boundaries and 17 points along the rivers and shoreline.
Under the contract, the CM Esparrago Surveying Services shall complete and execute the cadastral survey of political boundaries of the said municipalities and Surigao City in at least one year time.
A cadastral survey or cadastral map is a comprehensive register of the real estate or real property’s metes-and-bounds of a country. It commonly includes details of the ownership, the tenure, the precise location (some includes GPS coordinates), the dimensions (and area), the cultivations if rural, and the value of individual parcels of land. Cadastres are used by many nations around the world, some in conjunction with other records, such as a title register.
In most countries, legal systems have developed around the original administrative systems and use the cadaster to define the dimensions and location of land parcels described in legal documentation. The cadaster is a fundamental source of data in disputes and lawsuits between landowners.
By: Eric Gallego
Butuan City-The DENR has closed the transport of all types of logs through the Agusan River and its tributaries effective February 10, 2014.
This means that the DENR would no longer issue the transport permits for all types of logs that would use the Agusan River and its tributaries as waterways to move the forest products to the various wood processing plants along riverbanks in Butuan City and some parts in Agusan del Sur.
DENR Undersecretary for Operations Demetrio L. Ignacio, Jr. has issued the “restriction of log movements order” by authority of Secretary Ramon JP. Paje through a memorandum sent to all DENR Regional Executive Directors on that date.
The order was immediately relayed to all PENROs and CENRO by DENR Regional Executive Director Nonito M. Tamayo during a brief conference at DENR Regional Training Center in Barangay Ambago, Butuan City on Tuesday.
USEC Ignacio cited wanton disregard of regulations imposed under Executive Order No. 23 by some people as reasons for the issuance of restriction order by the DENR.
DENR 13 Regional Executive Director Nonito M. Tamayo said it was also cited in the memorandum that “rafting and towing of logs on Agusan river have contributed to the inundation and scouring of the river banks further exacerbated during heavy rains.” He said “this has significantly contributed to the siltation of the river.” The other reason is the observation of the danger pose by rafted logs in barangays downstream when the river is heavily flooded.
Director Tamayo said he has directed all the DENR field officials in Agusan del Sur and Agusan del Norte to effect the closure to traffic of all types of logs using the Agusan river. He has also asked the PENRO and CENRO officials to conduct an immediate inventory of all on-going transport of logs while moving to their respective destinations through the river and tributaries.
“After reaching their destinations, there shall be no more logs to be allowed to travel on the waterways including its tributaries of the Agusan River.
Director Tamayo has likewise relayed the warning of USEC Ignacio that appropriate sanction shall be imposed upon PENROs and CENROs and other field officials who issued transport permit in violation of that order. (Eric F. Gallego, RPAO Chief)
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- DENR sets survey of political boundaries in Surigao City, Dapa and Sta. Monica in Surigao del Norte
- DENR closes transport of logs on Agusan River
- Denr- 13 lifts suspension in issuance of SMF on falcata
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- DENR 13 reaches target, plants 7.1 million tree seedlings in 12,146.15 hectares new area.
- Agusan High joins DENR in NGP
- DENR raises funds for Typhoon Yolanda victims
- DENR-13 seeks partnership with private groups to reforest 100,000 hectares forest and mangrove areas until 2016
- Police arrest 5 timber poachers in Dinagat
- DENR-13 Prepares to Distribute 1,540 Residential Lot Titles
- 4 timber poachers slain in gunfight with the PNP-SAF in Lingig, Surigao del Sur
- DENR releases tarsier in mangrove area in Carrascal Surigao del Sur
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