Geodetic Engineering Laws and Practices contains, in general, laws and DENR Administrative Orders of great significance to the practice of the geodetic engineering profession.
It covers specific law subjects and other professional courses listed in the curriculum outline for the degree of Bachelor of Sciences in Geodetic Engineering as prescribed under Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Memorandum Order #12 Series of 2008.
Knowledge on these relevant laws essential to the practice of the geodetic engineering profession accompanied by pertinent technical issuances will give a better understanding and compliance to the statutes on land administration and management that will redound to a better service to the public.
- Manuel D. Gerochi
With its updated laws, rules and regulations, it will be a good refresher for all geodetic engineers and a ready reference for lecturers on geodetic engineering laws.
- Engr. Cecilio Reyes
GEP National President
With various land-related law subjects prescribed in the curriculum for the degree of Bachelor of Sciences in Geodetic Engineering by the CHED, this book will serve as a ready reference for instructors and students of geodetic engineering.
- Prof. Epifanio D. Lopez
Reading this book will certainly enrich our knowledge on the new regulations particularly about the Philippine Reference System '92 (PRS 92) which is mandated for all surveying and mapping activities. This will truly serve as guide to the present and succeeding generations in our search for excellence.
- Benjamin O. Mindajao
Chairperson, Board of Geodetic Engineering
Philippine Regulations Commission
About the Author
Engr. Jose P. Gatus, MSNSA, FGEP is a retired Career Executive Service Officer with forty-six years of service with the DENR, more particularly with the Bureau of Lands. He served the department in various capacities, starting as Survey Aude and retired as Director, practically occupying all major technical and managerial positions focused on land administration and management as he rose from the ranks. He finished is BS in Geodetic Engineering at the University of the Philippines and Masters in National Security Administration at the National Defense College of the Philippines.
He is among the founding members and officials of the integrated and Accredited Professional Organization (APO) in 1975, the Geodetic Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (GEPI). As one of the GEPI Past National Presidents, his considered legacy is the creation of the GEP Academy wherein he is the Chair Emeritus. The academy is the conduit of the GEPI that caters to the continuing education of the members for the advancement of knowledge and practice of the geodetic engineering profession.
Currently, he is a regular lecturer at the GEP Academy of Geodetic Engineering Laws and Property Survey Modules for updating the knowledge of the upgraded geodetic engineers.