BU, DENR officials gather for Consultation cum Appreciation Program, Turnover of Land Title

Wednesday May 4,2022


Officials from Bicol University and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) gather for a Consultation cum Appreciation Program at the BU Conference Room, Ricardo A. Arcilla Building, on April 22, 2022.

Guests from DENR were Dir. Francisco E. Milla, Jr., CESO III, Regional Executive Director; Atty. Ronel C. Sopsop, CESE, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services; Atty. Ruper C. Gadia, Register of Deeds of Albay Director; Engr. Jerry R. Arena, OIC - Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) represented by Joel S. Columna; Alejo N. Balaguer, Station Head of the Urban and Biodiversity Research, Development and Extension Center; Engr. Ma. Fenia V. Bahillo, DENR Geodetic Engineer; Engr. Josie Columna, Chief of Surveys Division; Ferdinand L. Baltazar, Chief of Licenses, Patents, and Deed Division; Engr. Emilie L. Nas, Chief of Patents and Deeds Section; Agnes D. Zuñiga, PENRO Lead Management Officer II; and Joel B. Bueno, PENRO Lead Management Officer III.

For the BU officials, present were President Dr. Arnulfo M. Mascariñas; Atty. Joseph L. Bartolata, VP for Administration and Finance; Dr. Luis O. Amano, VP for Research Development and Extension; Dr. Amelia A. Dorosan, VP for Academic Affairs; Prof. Jerry S. Bigornia, VP for Planning and Development; Atty. Norly P. Reyes, Chief Administrative Officer of Admin Services and Acting University and Board Secretary; Atty. Loid P. Casais, Chief Administrative Officer - Finance; Atty. Daryl A. Redoblado, University Legal Officer and Member of the University Land Titling Committee; Cyrus A. Barrameda, Chief of Internal Audit Services; Engr. Ulysses R. Bello, Director of BU Physical Development and Maintenance Office and Member of the University Land Titling Committee; Engr. Ana Marie R. Abante, Director of BU Resource Generation and Physical Assets Management Office with Engr. Chantelle Dane Bausing, Technical Staff and both Members of the University Land Titling Committee.

The program started with an invocation by Dr. Reina O. Habalo, Chief of Presidential Management Staff. An opening message and an overview of the activity was then delivered by Prof. Bigornia followed by another message from university president Dr. Mascariñas. Afterward, the consultation meeting proper between BU and DENR took place.

A land title turnover was also held awarding the university 6,774 square meters or 1.7 acre of land situated in the main campus.

After awarding the certificates of appreciation and tokens to DENR officials, Regional Executive Dir. Milla gave a message followed by a closing remark from Atty. Bartolata. The DENR personnel expressed their pride in their statement, noting that the majority of them were BU graduates.

Dr. Renelyn E. Bautista, Director of the Communication and Public Relations Office, facilitated the event. Strict health and safety protocols were observed in the conduct of the activity.
 (written by: Arnold C. Noda, CPRO)