Keeping up with LAMS 4.5

Keeping up with LAMS 4.5


“This (system) is the solution to the slow processing of land survey as well as to address corruption concerning the processing of land surveys” stated RD Ralph Pablo during the training-workshop on E-survey Plan and on Land Administration Management System (LAMS) Philippines Inspection, Verification and Approval of Surveys (LAMS IVAS) on October 4-7.

Private engineers, concerned personnel from Department of Agrarian Reform and DENR of regions 1, 2, 3, and CAR came together in Baguio City to be trained on how to operate on the upgraded LAMS Philippines, LAMS 4.5, specifically on the E-survey plan and LAMS IVAS which are helpful in attaining the 5-day processing of (simple) public land applications.

E-survey plan. A computer program for use mainly by DENR accredited Geodetic Engineers (GE) where they can digitally prepare their data, generating it as “Digital Land Survey Data” (DLSD) and submitting it through internet or any external storage device at the LAMS kiosk. Thus, eliminating tedious processes such as encoding of these details in the DENR office and for paperless transaction.

LAMS IVAS. A feature in LAMS for the inspection, verification and approval of survey plans. People handling this would be able to check immediately if the coordinates are correct, or if there are overlaps.

A team of engineers and programmers lead by Dir. Emelyne Talabis of Land Management Bureau (LMB) gave a series of lectures and step-by-step hands-on training to the participants.

Engr. Warlito Quirimit, head of LAMS Network Communications Division, and Management and Information System, explained the objectives and gave an overview of the E-survey plan and LAMS IVAS. Engr. Lensy Bunuen, Engineer III of LMB Geodetic Surveys Division, presented on the IVAS policy as per manual mainly for GEs. Donald Mendizabal and Maritoni Jane Cawaling introduced the new features of the system and guided the participants through actual hands-on of the E-survey plan and upgraded LAMS IVAS respectively.

Some of the new features of the system are on the connectivity/ database update mode of land applications, client update through Short Messaging System, online LAMS monitoring, Digital Cadastral Database (DCDB) validation tool, PRS ’92 integration, First In First Out (FIFO) notification system, application of digital signature, and pre-validation tool and data download function in E-survey plan.

Promoting transparency to clients, a system-generated text message will be received two to three times by the client regarding the status of their application from 1) when it was received by DENR, 2) if application is pending, up to 3) when document has been approved. This feature will lessen the burden of the client to personally follow-up on their document. Client may also monitor their application through the LMB website.

Through DCDB, overlapping or missing cadastral land surveys can be discovered, and help prevent double issuance of titles.

This system also upholds the rules of R.A. 9485 or the Anti-Red Tape Act through the FIFO notification system. It prevents the occurrence of graft and corruption through the strict processing of applications of clients through the “first come, first serve” method that cannot be altered by system operators.

Digital signatures are also implemented pursuing paperless transaction.

GEs may be able to check the coordinates and other details of their survey even before submitting it to DENR through the use of e-survey plan.

Issues and concerns were also raised and addressed during the training which could help in the improvement of the system.

A newly approved administrative order, DAO 2016-01, mandates all DENR accredited GEs to use the e-survey plan by 2017. A DCDB cleansing will also be done by next year to address issues such as gaps, overlaps, and erroneous land survey. |SJEMauting


Reforestation areas to be developed as green economy models



A “Green Economy Model” (GEMs) orientation for the selected 2017 e-NGP PO partners was conducted particularly to the members of the Bulo Farmers Association based in Bulo, Tabuk City, Kalinga in February 26, 2018.

The activity was facilitated by Miss Melanie M. Pis-oy and Ms. Alma I. Dajoya from the DENR Regional Office together with Ms. Sheila B. Bakidan, Ms. Novalyn Dacay-og, Ms. Libertee Da-o, and Ms. Hazel Gay Lay-asan, Forestry Technicians of CENRO Tabuk.

Since it is a mandate of the law to ensure that gender and equality shall always be incorporated in every activity and in introducing development intervention inclusive growth, Ms. Pis-oy discussed the topic on Gender and Development. She emphasized that gender equality is vital in every development endeavor.  In every work, more hands are needed, men and women need to be empowered too.

The GEM was presented by Ms. Dajoya who discussed the guidelines in the operation and transition of the DENR’s programs and projects into GEMs as provided by DAO 2017-08.

Dajoya emphasized that GEMs aim to transform DENR programs and projects into GEMs where household members create sustainable goods and services for the rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems and create viable community enterprises where households are the focal members and players in creating value-added environmental products and services.  It also moves to accelerate the rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems and promote the protection of the environment through the creation of green jobs.

Based from the objectives, GEM is a holistic approach in forest conservation. The Department is now shifting into a new paradigm from its usual practice that restoration of degraded forest land is merely through reforestation and agro-forestry. With this new program, the DENR together with the Community people will treat hills and mountains especially the e-NGP sites as enterprises in accordance with the plans and interest of the PO members.

The main output of the activity was to come up with a business plan. It was agreed by the group that they will go into wine production, chili paste, and banana chips processing. The needed raw data will be identified by the PO members while the drafting of the business proposal and business plan were assigned to the PO president with the assistance of GEM Focal person and assigned site manager. It is therefore important that the DENR personnel and employees shall possess the skills and passion to lead the POs in the realization of the GEM ultimate goals in the pursuit of sustainable economical and ecological development.

After the orientation, some of the participants visited the 2017 e-NGP as proposed GEMs site.  Their plantation was intercropped with agri-crops such as pegion pea, banana, beans and monggo.  With the collaboration of the members of the PO and the technical assistance by the DENR Technicians, the people will benefit from their reforestation areas.|SBakidan

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EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION MATERIALS  - Resource speakers to the Learning Event discuss how to make effective communication materials.Prof. Fe Abalos (left) focuses on the content of the communication material while Instructor James Beltran (right) emphasized on the design and lay-out. Prof. Abalos (left) helps the participants in determining how to create the content by determining first who are the audience of the material while Mr. Beltran (right) shows how a certain picture used in the communication material would affect the “tone of the content” or “the emotion of the reader”|SJEMauting

DENR–CAR trainees. Some DENR – CAR employees closely follow instructions of Prof. Fe Abalos on how an IEC material, particularly on how a 3-fold brochure, should be laid out during designing process.  She also demonstrated how a brochure would look like when printed and folded.|SJEMauting

DENR–CAR CONDUCTS JINGLE WRITING CONTEST. First and Second Place Winners (left photo) of the DENR – CAR 2017 Jingle Writing Contest, Jesher Nicolas and Jirah Vercelyn Teliagen are with Assistant Regional Director for Management Services Atty. Crizaldy Barcelo (left photo-right end) and contest organizer Perlita Nerja (left photo-left end) and third placer, (right photo-right end) Cristifan Toring after receiving their cash prizes and Certificates of Appreciation. (Read more...)|SJEMauting

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THE WINNERS TO THE FIRST ENVIRONMENTAL QUIZ BEE. Together with the judges and the DENR Officials, the winners show off their Certificates and medals.  From left to right are three of the judges Mr. Jose Maria Bringas Madriaga, Ms. Michelli Lazo and Ms. Carmelita Bersalona Leano.  They are joined by PENR Officer of Abra For. Shirley Leano and Regional Director Ralph C. Pablo (Read more...) .|PTNerja