DENR - LMB POLICY UPDATE
The Land Management Bureau (LMB) as the policy arm of the DENR on land administration and management targeted twenty five (25) policies for Calendar Year 2013 and as of September 30, 2013, nineteen (19) policies were formulated and forwarded to DENR. Others are already approved and implemented. As a review, there were thirty three (33) policy proposals submitted to DENR in CY 2012.
One of major policy is the Joint Administrative Order (JAO) No. 01 Series of 2012 of Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Land Registration Authority (LRA) and the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) entitled: “Clarifying, Restating and Interfacing the Respective Jurisdictions, Policies, Programs and Projects of DAR, DENR, LRA and the NCIP. This policy was recommended and strictly imposed to ensure that no overlapping of functions between the said agencies will occur and with this, operational issues between and among agencies will be efficiently resolved.
Other approved policies are Joint Memorandum Circular No. 08 that provides the Implementing Rules and Procedures of JAO No. 1 Series of 2012, LMB Memorandum Order dated January 22, 2013 which is the Adoption of the Color Coding Pattern to Identify Category and or Status of Friar Land Lots to be reflected in the 1:20000 Scale Map. This was made in compliance with the instruction of DENR Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje relative to the mapping of the Sixty Seven (67) Thousand Hectares of Friar Lands not yet covered by applications. LMB instructed its Regional Offices to adopt the color coding pattern for easy consolidation. Another is LMB Memorandum Circular No. 2013 – 008 dated August 16, 2013 regarding on the Delegating the Approval of Requests from Public Certified True and Xerox Copies of Documents Classified as for Limited Circulation (LC) and Restricted Documents (RD) to the Chief, Records Management Division. This policy is pursuant to DENR Administrative Order No. 97 – 24 dated July 30, 1997, entitled: “ DENR Policy on the Release or Disclosure of Information”, governing the rules on the delegation of authority on the approval of requests from the public for certified true or Xerox copies of LC and RD documents.
LMB priority policies were already in the DENR Policy Technical Working Group (PTWG) level. Some of these are: Comprehensive Guidelines on the Administration and Management of Foreshore Areas; and Uniform Guidelines and Procedures in the Disposition of Land Claims and Conflicts.
In compliance with the DENR Secretary’s instruction of Bettering our Best for 2013 together with the Land Sector’s Theme of Serving You with Excellence, Now Shining Through, the Land Management Bureau continuously employ exceptional efforts to recommend policies and programs for the efficient and effective administration and management of alienable and disposable public lands for the betterment of our country.
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