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
DENR-CAR recognized in Gawad KALASAG
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-CAR has been recognized for its contribution in terms of disaster response during the onslaught of the Super Typhoon Lawin last year.
In this regard, a Plaque of Recognition was awarded to the DENR-CAR during the Cordillera Gawad KALASAG 2016 held on January 18 at the CAP John Hay Convention Center in Baguio City.
The plaque was in recognition of the DENR-CAR’s contribution in attaining safer, adaptive and disaster-resilient Cordilleran communities by providing assistance in the joint cutting and pruning of trees for disaster risk reduction.
The plaque was received by Engr. Gilbert Mangliwan and Ecosystems Management Specialist Ronaldo Barongan who are members of the DENR-CAR’s region-based Disaster Quick Response Team (DQRT).
During the onslaught of the Super Typhoon Lawin on October last year, the DENR-CAR lent two licensed chainsaws to the Cordillera Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council to be used in cutting and pruning of fallen trees.
The DENR-CAR in coordination with the Benguet Electric Cooperative also took rounds in the major thoroughfares of Baguio City to cut and prune trees which then pose threat to lives and properties.
A team from the Enforcement Division of the DENR-CAR also went to Calanasan, Apayao to document the extent of damage of the typhoon and respond to the needs of the local communities.
Since 2015, the DENR-CAR has activated its DQRT to man DENR-CAR’s Disaster Operation Center during typhoons and in times of disaster. In addition to their regular functions, they are tasked to report and promptly respond to any environment and natural resources-triggered disasters.
The Cordillera Gawad KALASAG awards led by the Office of the Civil Defense recognizes its partner agencies both from the public and private sector who has valuable contribution in disaster risk reduction and management; and humanitarian assistance.|GJNFontanilla