Enhanced Revenues from Natural Resources CY 2011


Certain programs and projects of the Department are purposely to generate and enhance collection of revenues from the use of natural resources. Among these that are being implemented include: Management of forestlands and forest resources, Land Management and Distribution, Survey of Foreshore Areas and Management of Patrimonial Properties, Protected Area Management, and the Use it or Lose it Policy on Mining Operations.

Sectoral Operations

  • From Forest Management Services, a total of PhP 2,408,855.60 were collected from issuance of licenses, leases, permits, and agreements for the extraction and utilization of forest products and forest resources, including chainsaw registration. Among the five (5) provinces, Quezon province generated the highest collection comprising 68%, followed by Batangas with 13%.
  • Land Distribution Program

          The program involves the disposition of A & D lands of the public domain and other lands outside the responsibilities of other government agencies, such as reclaimed areas and other areas not needed for or are not being utilized for the purpose for which they are established. The issuance of patents is being strengthened under this for the purpose of generating more taxes for the government. The following were the output of application processing and issuance for the year:

          · 6,650.2977 hectares with 11,829 lots w ere distributed in the form of Miscellaneous Sales or Free Patents through fund support from central office and CARP (Table III-36).

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CENRO Batangas City and CENRO Trece Martires City were able to accomplish 110% on the number of patents. The ratio between patent and area ranges from 0.4 to 0.8 hectares, hence they have to increase their number of patents to cope up with their area. On the other hand, CENRO Antipolo City was not able to meet their target in area due to restrictions being imposed within their jurisdiction. This includes a moratorium on issuance of patents within the Lungsod Silangan Cadastre: another is on the watershed areas and areas covered with proclamation to name a few.

  • Pursuant to the agreement with the Department of Education, DENR field offices have been tasked to facilitate in the titling of public school sites through the issuance of presidential proclamations or special patents over some identified public elementary and secondary schools. In fulfillment of the MOA with the DepEd the Region, a total of 132 processed request with Complete Staff Work for the administrative titling of public lands being occupied and utilized as school sites were forwarded to the central office. Six (6) draft proclamations/special patents were prepared and endorsed to Land Management Bureau (see Attached Annexes III-25 and III-26).
  • A total of 6,206.8706 hectares of public lands have been surveyed. This surveyed area consists of 6,815 lots. Survey plans are submitted for inspection, verification and approval (IVAS). Once these are approved, these lots will now be ready for issuance of titles (Free and Homestead Patents). Out of those 6,206.8706 hectares of public lands surveyed only 50% or 3,084.6754 hectares have been approved and only 67% of the 6,815 lots have been approved or 4,536 lots. With reference to CY 2010, the approved lots and corresponding hectares are much lower.
  • 58 cases w ere decided and resolved this year (see Attached Annex III-27).

Cadastral Survey

This involves the survey of the whole municipality for the purpose of identifying and delineating the individual claims of all land owners and claimants which will be the basis for the issuance of titles or patents and for other purposes. The Region has a target of two (2) municipalities namel y Burdeos, Quezon, and Dasmariñas, Cavite with a target area of 5,353 and 9,013 hectares under Category A and B, respectively. This is By-Contract, hence survey is still on-going at the moment. 120412 14

Management of foreshore areas and patrimonial properties

The potential of foreshore areas as sources of taxes and revenues for the government is also recognized under this program. Several activities were undertaken in order to formalize occupancy of various settlers: large industries such as oil refineries, food processing, hotels and beach resorts that resulted to:

 →Endorsement of forty-one (41) applications of foreshore areas processed and appraised within the provinces of Batangas, Cavite, and Quezon; and issuance of deeds/lease contracts to fouty-one (52) applicants for the management of patrimonial properties out of 41 applications processed within the provinces of Cavite and Laguna. (see attached Annexes III-28 and III-29). CENRO Trece Martires City had processed 41 friar land applications located in the municipality of Tanza and a parcel of the Sta Cruz de Malabon Estate. CENRO Los Baños on the other hand, had processed 7 application, located within Calamba City and 4 others were processed by the regional office.

► Land Records Management

This aims to improve/upgrade management of public land and survey records. in line with the modernization of information, communication, and technology (ICT). The main activity is to convert all existing public land and survey records into digital format. With the support funding from the central office, the following are results of activities conducted for this year:

→A total of 8,479 public land and survey records encoded; 

→A total of 5,912 sheets of maps scanned; 

→A total of 150 maps/plans were reconstituted; and 

→A total of 1,500 of lot data computation/description sheets were reconstructed 

→As part of updating the Foreshore Area Management Information System (FAMIS), a total of 96 technical descriptions out of 257 foreshore list were encoded through GIS. The data comprised of foreshore with approved contract, new application and expired sites. The same data were correspondingly converted into digital/shape files ready for map lay-outing or for database. The remaining 161 maps will be completed until March 2012 and upon availability of the technical descriptions. The foreshore with issued contract covers 212.0505 and without contract; 190.943056 hectares, respectively.

Field Netw ork Survey

The Densification of Philippine Reference System of 1992 also known as the PRS ’92 aims to solve overlapping boundaries, land disputes/conflicts, and other land problems/issues of the country. The System is also envisioned to support sustainable management and development of Environment and Natural Resources. The PRS‘92 is now being recognized as the standard reference system for all surveys and maps in the country. The DENR Administrative Order No. 2005-13 provides the overall guidelines in the implementation of the PRS‘92 program. The Region’s outputs for this year are as follows:

→624 previously established reference monuments recovered in Quezon and 400 control points established in Batangas and Quezon200 and 200 respectively, this are Central office Base Budget

→For regular 30 control points was established for the year in the province of Laguna.

For this year, a total of PhP 17,817,030.93 were collected from the conduct of inspection, verification, approval of surveys, maintenance of land records, issuance of certifications, disposition of land cases, and processing of land title applications. Among the five (5) provinces, Batangas generated the highest percent, which is 75% of the total collection. This was followed by the province of Quezon with 11%.

→From Protected Area, Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management Services, a total of 784,873.55 were collected from NIPAS sites fees/rental and from regulation of wildlife collection, traders, transport, and export. The regional office generated a percent collection of 51, and the province of Laguna with 33%

→Also a considerable amount of PhP 200.00, were collected from Environmental Management Services of the DENR regional office in Cavite

Figure III-23 shows the comparative revenue collection for CY 2010 and CY 2011 in Philippine Peso. Batangas province has the highest collection primarily due to rental from its foreshore areas.

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Mineral Investment Program

In its quest towards a responsible and revitalized mining industry thru the identification and advancement of mining investment opportunities, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau IV-A (CALABARZON) was able to accomplished the following that were considered to contribute in the enhancement of revenues from natural resources.

Four (4) Mineral Processing Permits (MPP) issued;

Five (5) Industrial Sand and Gravel Permits (ISAG) issued resulting to 83% accomplishment due to the moratorium imposed by the DENR OSEC on the acceptance of new applications pending the completion of the mining tenement cleansing process being undertaken by the DENR-MGB Central Office. Likewise, the low output and/or deficiency in the processing of Declarations of Mining Project Feasibility was due to the slow issuances of clearances from LGUs, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples and other agencies of Government; and 

139 pending mining tenement applications acted upon