Chief, Surveys and Mapping Division
Duties and Functions


  • Oversee all activities related to surveys, mapping and classification and enforcement of policies related to management and disposition of all alienable or disposable public lands.

Sections under the Surveys and Mapping Division


Surveys and Control Section

  • It shall evaluate/ validate measurements in relation to boundary technical descriptions and area information.
  • It shall also evaluate scaled representations of surveyed areas and review maps and plans from survey data.

Land Evaluation Survey Section

  • It shall provide data as basis of decisions about multiple or competing uses of forestlands, national parks, mineral lands and other public lands.
  • It shall evaluate policies and standards related to mapping activities and analyze computer survey data output and recommend revisions as deemed necessary.

Aggregate Survey and Correction Section

  • It shall prepare Bid Document e.g. BOQ, ABC, Work Plan and Schedule, Terms of Reference (TOR), Instructions to Bidders, etc. needed for Procurement/ Bidding of Cadastral Survey Projects.
  • It shall verify cadastral Survey Returns for approval, verify Advance Survey (AS) Plans for approval, assign highest cadastral lots on Cadastral Subdivision/ Consolidation and Original Surveys, and prepare Order of Correction and Amendments on erroneous cadastral records.

Original and Other Survey Section

  • It shall supervise the verification of survey returns of CPR/ OLT Surveys and isolated land surveys. It shall prepare letters/communication regarding defective survey returns and other lacking requirements. It shall also check proper certification on areas adjacent to bodies of water and other similar references and documents pertaining thereto and shall randomly check the compliance of the individual computation verifier, cartographer verifier and documents checker.

LAMS Data Capture of Survey Records by Administration

            Consistent with President Duterte’s directive towards the Freedom of Information, faster delivery of services, transparency and good governance, DENR and LMB developed the system called Land Administration and Management System (LAMS). This system was developed to improve the delivery of Land related services thru Automated Land Transactions, improve management of Land Records Information by promoting transparency, accountability and integrity. Improve access to integrated land information for better analysis, planning and decision-making and improve land tenure security.

            In preparation for the full implementation of LAMS, data capture/computerization of all land records such as approved subdivision surveys and public land applications had to be conducted after the inventory, sorting and grooming (ISG) of all these records were done. Said activity is supposed to be undertaken by private contractors but since there was a failure of bidding, DENR-9 through LAMS Coordinator Engr. Miguela Villarubia decided to do it by administration. An orientation/seminar on Data Capture and Validation of Public Land Records was held on February 28, 2017 in preparation for the data capture activities by administration. It was attended by the Land Records Officers and IT personnel from the different PENROs and CENROs and Regional office of the region. Hiring of IT employees under job contracts was done and desktop computers and scanners were purchased.

            While waiting for the desktop computers and document scanners to be delivered, the data capture started on May 16, 2017 with 25 IT contractuals. The documents scanners were delivered on August 22, 2017. A training/workshop on the operation and maintenance procedures of Document Scanners was conducted the following day which was attended by the hired ITs of the different PENROs and CENROs and the Regional office. Thereafter, the full swing activity of the data capture started with at least 150 IT contractuals working on three shifts, the first shift started at 6:00 in the morning to 2:00 in the afternoon and the second shift from 2:00 in the afternoon to 10:00 in the evening and the third shift from 10:00 in the evening to 6:00 in the morning of the following day.

            Presently, we are almost done with the data capture activities of all Land records at the Regional office and at the PENROs and CENROs. Hopefully, we will be able to accomplish these activities already by the end of this year.



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DENR IX Regional Office Building, President Corazon C. Aquino Regional Government Center, Balintawak, Pagadian City