DENR STEPS UP IN PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

DENR STEPS UP IN PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

 

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) together with the Green Convergence (GC) organized the 2nd Philippine Environment Summit, with the theme “Mainstreaming Innovations for Sustainable Development” held last February 20-22, 2018 at the Waterfront Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City

Around one thousand (1000) partakers came from the academe – educators and students alike, environmental NGOs, from other sectors – church, business, media, and government – national and local. It was a clear demonstration of greening together, growing better, as envisioned by the convener of the event, Green Convergence for Safe Food, Healthy Environment, and Sustainable Economy.

 

An Inter-religious invocation and the San Diego Sinulog Dance Troupe started the day. They were followed by the opening remarks and keynote address from the representatives of the two convenor organizations – Dr. Angelina Galang, President of Green Convergence and Honorable Secretary Roy Cimatu of the DENR.

 

Dr. Angelina Galang asked all to work together to achieve the triple bottom line: social justice, economic progress, and ecological integrity. And called on the students to allow their youthful optimism to carry forward these aims on a personal basis by enhancing their awareness and understanding of the environmental impacts of their personal choices. In conclusion, Dr. Galang alerted everyone to actively participate in developing resolutions that will help mainstream innovations to be presented during the Summit.

 

Hon. Sec. Cimatu shared successful projects of DENR in nine (9) environmental areas, namely: solid waste management, ecotourism, national greening program, water quality, geo-hazard assessment and mapping forest protection, coastal and marine conservation, biodiversity conservation and air quality. He also shared updates on the BORACAY rehabilitation projects and expressed our department’s commitment to support and implement the administration’s target of Boracay clean-up in six (6) months.

 

Beyond the enforcement of environmental laws, we also need the direct and mass participation of the citizenry in accelerating reforestation, in coastal cleanups, in conserving energy, and in popularizing lifestyles that will enable us to reduce our carbon footprint and enhance our resilience,” Sec. Cimatu said.

 

The environment summit aims to mainstream innovations and program to promote sustainable development for the environment. It calls the government and every Filipino to unite to build a strong network for the environment’s conservation and protection.

 

Sen. Grace Poe talks on the right of every Filipino to live in a safe environment and the initiatives of the Senate in promoting a balance ecology during the last day of the summit.

 

“Importante na ipaglaban natin ang karapatan ng bawat mamayan,” Sen. Poe said.

            Green convergence was convened as a multi-sectoral, non-stock, non-profit civic organization for environmental concerns organized to promote synergy of networks, non-organizations, and individuals, in the interest of building a critical mass of citizens that understand the inter-connectedness of issues of food, environment, and sustainable economy. Green convergence also believes that education as the most effective means for confronting the challenges of the future, thus, education shapes tomorrow’s world. (RPAO)

News

Carlito M. Tuballa assumes post as new DENR Region- I head

Carlito M. Tuballa assumes post as new DENR Region- I head

San Fernando City – Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region- IX Regional Executive Director (RED) Carlito M. Tuballa formally assumed post as the new OIC RED in DENR Region- I after the Turnover Rites held at DENR- I Regional Office in Government Center, Sevilla, San Fernando City, La Union last January 8, 2019.

No less than DENR Undersecretary for Field Operations Juan Miguel T. Cuna and DENR Human Resource and Development Officer Rolando Castro who were warmly welcomed by DENR Ilocos Region officials and personnel, presided the Turnover Rites. RED Tuballa took over the cudgels of leadership from outgoing DENR- I RED Reynulfo A. Juan who rendered almost a year in the region with remarkable leadership and was appointed by DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu as the new DENR Assistant Secretary for Field Operations in Southern Luzon.

RED Tuballa born and raised in Basilan Province now a resident of Zamboanga City finished his Bachelor of Science in Forestry in Visayas State College of Agriculture and took up his Masters’ in Public Administration in Dipolog Medical Center College Foundation Inc. the same institution where he obtained his doctoral units. The new DENR- I chief executive rose from the ranks in the DENR with almost 20 years in the research sector, held positions as assistant regional director, PENRO and CENRO. In fact, it is his first time to be assigned in Luzon having been assigned in Visayas and Mindanao. During his acceptance speech, he lamented that he is excited and enthusiastic to be working here in Ilocos Region and will continue to uphold the remarkable accomplishments and leadership of outgoing DENR- I RED Juan likewise, rallied the support of all DENR Ilocos Region officials and personnel.

RED Tuballa is married to Rosina Arcillas, a nurse and are blessed with five children. (Gene Garcia- RPAO)

Photo Releases

BM Kit Ortega highlights on educating the youth on the value of environmental protection

DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu with USec. Jonas Leones (left photo) offered a fruit bearing seedling to the gradeschool pupils of Barit Elementary School as a gesture of commitment that the youth will play vital role in protecting the environment from exploitation. Right Photo shows Sec. Cimatu signs on the Pledge of Commitment Wall. #TayoAngKalikasan

Photo shows DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (5th from left) leads the Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Re- Development Old CENRO Bangui Bldg. together with DENR-I key officials led by RD Reynulfo A. Juan and Bangui Mayor Fidel Cimatu, Jr.

Discussion of subject matters during the Youth Meeting at EMB, DENR Compound last August 15, 2018.

Actual technical visit at assigned schools in Odiongan, Romblon

Regional Youth Desk Officer Zenaida L. Paday-os during the lecture proper on climate change to the students of Mayhan National High School

DENR- I spearheads International Coastal Clean-up 2018 in Region- I

MOA SIGNING: (Seated left) Mangatarem Mayor Ramil P. Ventenilla signed as witness on the signing of Memorandum of Agreement between (seated right) Regional Executive Director Reynulfo A. Juan of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region I and (middle) District Engineer Edita L. Manuel of Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Pangasinan for the Small Water Impounding Project (SWIP) at Brgy. Catarataraan, Mangatarem, Pangasinan, within the portion of Manleluag Spring Protected Landscape (MSPL). Witnessing the signing are (standing from left) MSPL Protected Area Supervisor (PASu), Marlyn Banda and Conservation and Development Division (CDD) Chief, For.Barbara Pernia.

DENR- I delegation headed by OIC, Chief, Administrative Division Mary Ann Escoto joined the opening ceremonies in the AREX Sportsfest 2018 held at DPWH Second Engineering District Office in Bauang, La Union last October 23, 2018. Highlights of the activity include a short program, AREX muse competition and opening of ball games. (G. Garcia- RPAO)

Photo shows from left: Hazel Flores (PIA-I), Generoso Garcia (DENR- I) as panel of judges, Edward Calonge of RIS, La Union- 1st Runner- up in the NSM 2018 Poster- Slogan Making Contest (Regional level in UNP, Vigan City, I. Sur last Oct. 17, 2018. At far right is David Rabelas of DSWD- I.

From L-R: OIC, CENR Officer Romeo Z. Pernia, UAP Pres. Maria Teresa Velasco, LGU Vice Mayor Jesus Franco Sison, Jr., and VWD Gen. Manager Susan Q. Sison

RED Carlito M. Tuballa assumes post as new DENR Region- I head

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