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Kawayan town supports DENR 'Adopt a Mojon' program

Tacloban City (November 5) -- The Local Government of Kawayan in the province of Biliran recently inked a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in support of the implementation of the Adopt a Mojon Program under the PRS 92 project of the government.

Mayor Rodulfo J. Espina, Sr. and DENR Regional Executive Director Alfredo Pascual signed the MOA which provided among others, that the LGU Kawayan shall help in advocating to its constituents, to protect and conserve the geodetic control points or mojons which will be installed by the DENR and the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), in all the barangays of Kawayan.

The mojons will serve as reference points of geodetic engineers in the conduct of all kinds of surveys in the municipality, Ms. Purificacion Daloos, the DENR Regional Public Affairs Officer informed.

RED Pascual emphasized that aside from Kawayan, the DENP 8 is also implementing the same kind of project in all municipalities of Eastern Visayas.

PSR 92 program aims to provide a standard survey and mapping reference coordinate system that will be used by all agencies in all their developmental programs. Before the implementation of PRS 92, agencies like the Department of Public Works and Highways, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Agrarian Reform, the National Irrigation Administration, among others, have their own particular reference points whenever they conduct surveys.

Under the PRS 92 program, there will only be one national network of geodetic control points or mojons which will be used as reference in all kinds of survey activities of all agencies.

RED Pascual said that the establishment of mojons under PRS 92 will facilitate land titling and transfers of land titles; reduce the risks of land or property boundary gaps and overlaps; improve land administration and tenure system which forms the basis of all transactions dealing with land; and improve the surveying and mapping capabilities and supports vital government programs and projects.

The cost of surveys will be cheaper and more affordable for land claimants because it will be easy for the Geodetic Engineers to locate the reference points, RED Pascual added.

No less than President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo pushed for the full implementation of PRS 92 Program as a development program nation wide, as she signed Executive Order 321 in 2004, directing the full implementation of the Program until 2010. (PIA 8) [top]

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