LAND RECORDS TRANSFER. DENR-12 and BARMM environment officials sign documents turned over from the Cotabato City DENR office to the BARMM’’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources on Friday (April 30, 2021). The city environment office now operates under BARMM after Cotabato City voted 'yes' to join the fledgling autonomous region during a two-part plebiscite held in 2019. (Photo courtesy of MENRE-BARMM)

DENR transfers Cotabato City land records to MENRE-BARMM

COTABATO CITY—The Land Management Services (LMS) of the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MENRE-BARMM) had received the first batch of Cotabato City land records from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR 12), the Philippine News Agency (PNA) said Friday quoting officials to have said.
LMS Director Eshan Karl O. Mabang and Assistant Regional Director Mama G. Samaon led the MENRE and DENR-12 teams, respectively, led the turnover on Friday afternoon.
The Cotabato City land records include approved survey plans and records, the PNA report said..

“There will be a series of turnover from DENR-12 to MENRE-BARMM for the land records of Cotabato City including the electronic copies of these documents,” Mabang said during the turn-over. 
The records section of LMS in the MENRE is changing to develop the management, storage, and access to land-related documents in the BARMM to achieve an overall improvement in operations.

The DENR-12 is doing its best to hand over all land documents in a systematic manner for easy referral of MENRE-BARMM in the future, Samaon said as quoted by PNA.