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Partnerships to strengthen local governance through the use of geospatial information: NAMRIA turns over Siquijor Province Existing Land Use Maps
News & Event(s) | Marco Arkiel C. Ilagan | 29 November 2022 | Print
NAMRIA turned over Existing Land Use Maps to the Province of Siquijor and its municipalities; and the Siquijor Provincial Environment and Natural Resource Office (PENRO-Siquijor) on 25-28 October 2022. The maps are outputs of the Participatory Mapping of Existing Land Uses Project (PMELUP) of the Resource Data Analysis Branch (RDAB). PMELUP is a NAMRIA project designed to help the Local Government Units (LGUs) in the implementation of their mandates. These are seen to be useful in resource planning which, in turn, will result in the strengthening of local governance.
NAMRIA Administrator, Usec. Peter N. Tiangco, PhD supports the PMELUP and is committed to implementing innovative programs like this, which aims to strengthen local governance through the use of geospatial information. He was represented in the turn over activities by DA John Santiago F. Fabic, RDAB Director and GAD Focal Person Ofelia T. Castro, and Geospatial Integration Division (GID)-RDAB Officer in Charge (OIC) Cristina M. Montoya. A total of eight maps were given away, consisting of six municipal maps, and one provincial map each for Siquijor Province and the PENRO-Siquijor. The recipients were also given copies of the Infomapper, NAMRIA's publication on surveys, mapping, and geospatial information management; and Gender and Development (GAD) materials.
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(left to right) Ms. Jonnalyn N. Bayona of GID-RDAB, Deputy Administrator Fabic, Governor Jake Vincent S. Villa, RDAB Director Castro, and GID-RDAB OIC Montoya during the turning over of the provincial existing land use map —MARCO ARKIEL C. ILAGAN (author and event photographer)
NAMRIA turn over activities for...
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Municipality of Maria...
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Municipality of Siquijor...
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Municipality of San Juan...
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Municipality of Enrique Villanueva...
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Municipality of Lazi...
...and Municipality of Larena.

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