KORONADAL CITY — The Land Management Services (LMS) of the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy (MENRE) – BARMM received today, 30 April 2021, the first batch of Cotabato City land records that were turned over by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – Region 12.

LMS Director Eshan Karl O. Mabang and Assistant Regional Director Engr. Mama G. Samaon led the MENRE and DENR-12 teams, respectively, during the turnover of land-related documents of Cotabato City that include its approved survey plans and survey records.

“There will be a series of turnover from DENR-12 to MENRE for the land records of Cotabato City including the electronic copies of these documents,” Mabang said.

The Records Section of LMS in the MENRE is currently undergoing renovation to develop the management, storage and access to land-related documents in the BARMM with the aim to achieve overall improvement in operations.

With the eventual, complete turnover of land records from Cotabato City and the 63 North Cotabato barangays, the MENRE acts on expanding and establishing a progressed records keeping and management system to effectively and efficiently cater Bangsamoro region-wide land documents, especially with the added planned digitization of these data.

DENR-12 also provided MENRE copies of Projection Map of Marawi and the city’s list of Land Registration Authority titles which were gathered during the DENR-12’s then-Task Force Bangon Marawi operations.

Atty. Felix S. Alicer, DENR-12 Regional Executive Director, also graced the turnover with his presence, together with LAMS Coordinator Engr. Tajoden A. Naga, Chief of LMRS Sittie Mairah K. Abduladsis, and the office’s land records personnel.

Accompanying Director Mabang to represent MENRE were For. Mohaminah E. Abdullah, Chief of LUDD; Engr. Misuari B. Macamimis, Chief of Surveys Division; and Land Management Officers Engr. Athena Daryl O. Camsa and Engr. Datu Iro L. Simpal.

The ceremonial turnover of documents, maps, and other materials and assets from DENR-12 to MENRE was held last 17 December 2020. Today commenced the handing over of land-related data from the former to the latter which will comprise of two to three batches of to-be-turned-over documents.

📸: Land Management Services, BARMM-MENRE