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Legal Assessment Workshop and Policy Discussion on Legal and Land Disposition Matters

The Legal Assessment and Policy Discussion on Legal and Land Disposition Matters was conducted on September 18-19, 2012 at the City State Tower Hotel in Ermita, Manila based on the LMB Special Order Nos. 2012-14 and 2012-164. Said workshop was sponsored by the LMB-Center for Land Administration and Management-Philippines and attended by Legal and LAUD Divisions Personnel and also participated by other representatives from other concerned Divisions.

The two-day workshop focused on the discussion of the functions and activities of the Legal Division such as investigation of Claims and Conflicts Cases, Preparation of Reports and Drafting of Decision and Land Laws, Policies and Issuances which were discussed by Mr. Buenaventura DC. Fabros II, Chief, Land Registration and Judicial Litigation Section, Atty. Rogelio C. Mandar, Chief of Claims and Conflict Section, Atty. Emelyne V. Talabis, OIC-Assistant Director and Concurrent OIC-Chief of the Legal Division and Atty. Emmanuel L. Genciana, Legal Division’s Assistant Chief, respectively.

Other Resource Persons were Atty. Edgardo R. Gerobin, OIC-Director of Legal Services for Mindanao, who discussed the Constitutional Provisions on Natural Resources and Atty. Anthony Raymond M. Velicaria of the Legislative Affairs Office of DENR, who lectured on the Procedures in Resolving Administrative Cases. Further, the Issues and Concerns on resolving cases vis-à-vis land disposition matters were discussed by Mr. Fabros and Engr. Rolando Pablo the OIC-Chief, LAUD.

The workshop concluded with the Closing Remarks of Atty. Emelyne V. Talabis, expressing her warm gratitude to all the guests and participants and emphasizing that there is no better way to resolve issues than to sit down and have a dialogue. She also encouraged everyone to continuously upgrade their knowledge and skills and activities like this should be prioritized.