DENR-XI celebrates Women’s Month 2018

“We press release - denr-xi celebrates womens month 2018 resizedMake Change Work for Women” is this year’s theme for Women’s Month. This said theme, which shall be used from 2017 to 2022, highlights the empowerment of women as active contributors to the claimholders of development of which in pursuit of development, it is anchored on the commitment of “Malasakit at Pagbabago” or True Compassion and Real Change.

It also emphasizes that women should be active drivers in bringing about positive changes which can be made possible by empowering women and enabling them to engage with other development stakeholders.

Aside from promoting environmental protection, management and conservation, Department of Environment and Natural Resources also promotes gender equality and women empowerment through its various Programs and Projects.

During DENR Region XI’s Women’s Month Opening Program held at the regional office, Assistant Regional Director for Management Services and Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Person Atty. Ma. Mercedes V. Dumagan highlighted the legal bases for the annual celebration such as: PROCLAMATION NO. 224 s. 1988 declaring the 1st week of March each year as Women’s Week and March 8 as Women’s Rights and International peace Day; PROCLAMATION NO. 227 s. 1988 providing for the observance of the Month of March as Women’s Role in History Month; and REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6949 s. 1990 declaring March 8 of every year as National Women’s Day.

Moreover, Dumagan also enumerated DENR-XI’s line-up of activities for March such as the participation of the Department on the annual Women’s Parade on March 8, GAD Essay-writing Contest for DENR employees on March 23, GAD Bazar on March 27-28 and Women’s Month Culmination Program on March 28, among others.


Public warned vs. misleading info on cost of processing land title

The Land Management Bureau (LMB) has urged the public to ignore and stop sharing a Facebook post claiming that P50.00 is all it takes to secure a land title, calling it "misleading and erroneous."

The post claims that those who wish to have their lands titled only need to pay an application fee of P50.00 or a "package fee" of P185, which includes the "application fee, stamp and clearance."

It even cited an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as the source of the information, probably to make the post look authentic.



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