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On August 26- September 27, 2019, the Forest Management Bureau through the Lawin Unit conducted the Lawin Data Management Conference in five clusters nationwide.

The Forest Management Bureau (FMB) conducted the Mid-year Assessment Workshop on the National Implementation of the Enhance Forestry Information System (eFIS) on September 25-27, 2019 at the Splendido Hotel, Alfonso-Tagaytay Road. The conduct of the mid-year assessment workshop aims to ensure the sustainability of the eFIS as a monitoring tool, assess the regional implementation, provide venue to discuss, resolve and commit on current issues and concerns pertaining to the eFIS, and present the way forward in the implementation of the system.

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