By: Elsa S. Subong
THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources-6 (DENR) recently held a bidding for its cadastral survey of nine municipalities in the region.
DENR-6 Executive Director Julian Amador said seven contractors participated in the bidding for the municipalities in the provinces of Guimaras, Antique, Iloilo and Negros Occidental.
Amador said a cadastral survey is a type of land survey intended to determine the administrative property of a city or municipality and its component barangays, including the determination of administrative boundaries of public lands in alienable and disposable lots for titling purposes.
He said the competitive bidding was intended to hasten the conduct of the cadastral survey in the region so that local government units can be informed of the boundaries of their localities to help them in their planning, taxation and internal revenue allotment purposes.
Contractors who have complied with the bid requirements were Geograph Solutions and Geolane Land Consultants (Joint Venture) for the cadastral survey of Kabankalan, Negros Occidental; Manangan Surveying Office for Sipalay, Negros Occidental; and RUC Survey and Realty for Sibunag, Guimaras.
Amador said DENR Undersecretary for Staff Bureaus and Project Management Manuel D. Gerochi attended the bidding as an observer, as Environment Secretary Ramon Paje has tasked the agency’s senior officers to monitor the conduct of the cadastral survey biddings across the country.
On the other hand, DENR Bids and Awards Committee chair, Dr. Alicia Lustica said the funding for the cadastral survey for the above-mentioned municipalities will be sourced out from the regular allotment of the DENR.
Lustica said cadastral surveys for the other municipalities will be funded by the World Bank.
For 2012, the DENR said, the Aquino administration has allotted P3.56 billion for the cadastral survey program.