DENR @31 “Ikaw, Ako Tayo ang Kalikasan”

DENR @31 “Ikaw, Ako Tayo ang Kalikasan”

 

Quezon City – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources celebrated its 31st year of existence at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center, Ampitheater with this year’s theme, “DENR @31: Ikaw, Ako, Tayo ang Kalikasan”.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte who graced the anniversary celebration and is proud to see the employees who are working hard to support his administration in the protection of the country’s natural wealth.

In his message, PRRD encouraged the employees to work harder in the execution of its mandate. He congratulated the leadership of Sec. Roy A. Cimatu for doing a commendable job in protecting the environment citing the Boracay rehabilitation to bring back its glory as the jewel of the world. The Chief Executive took his sweet time in making his encounter with the DENR employees on a light mode as he teased Sec. Cimatu his experience with the Secretary when he was still the Local Government Executive of Davao City and Sec. Cimatu as part of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and they were big bike buddies.

Secretary Roy A. Cimatu was a picture of a happy and contented leader seeing his subordinates who have exerted all efforts and are doing the best that they can in the protection and conservation of the environment. In his message, Sec. Cimatu, he sincerely thanked the men and women of the agency diligently working for the cause of the environment.

Sec. Cimatu took pride in sharing that the DENR completed its 30th year on a high note, by exceeding most of the agency’s targets in 2017. He also underscored the “proposed policy reinventing mining that will spread the benefits for the people without compromising the environment and natural resources of the country.”

The DENR employees cheered their respective representative in the 2018 DENR Milenyal ng Kalikasan. Participants to this contest include: DENR Central Office, MGB Central Office, NAMRIA, FMB, Regions 3, NCR, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA where the contender from National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) won the contest.

Recognizing that all of the achievements of the agency will not be realized, Sec. Cimatu likewise acknowledged the support coming from the Legislative Branch of the government in helping DENR fulfill its mandate in preserving and protecting our environment. Specifically naming Sen Loren Legarda and Congresswoman Josephine Sato who have been supportive in the efforts of the department in the conservation and management of the protected areas through crafting of significant bills for the country’s vast natural resources.

 

DENR to help Rebuild Marawi

Prior to the Chief Executive’s arrival, a Deed of Donation signing also transpired wherein DENR donates P43.5M worth of confiscated lumber to help in the rehabilitation of the battle-scarred Marawi City. This is translated to 871,453 board feet of confiscated illegally cut wood. The Task Force Bangon Marawi is chaired by Sec. Eduardo del Rosario. These confiscated forest products were seized in the DENR’s anti-illegal logging operations in the Zamboanga Peninsula, SOCSARGEN and Caraga regions. These forest products may be used to repair school buildings, build school furniture and other rehabilitation efforts solely for Marawi City. This effort will help in the agency’s pursuit in addressing the extreme degradation of the country’s forests.

 

Land Titles awarded to 75 Metro Manila Residents

On its anniversary, DENR also awarded a total of 75 land titles to residents of Metro Manila through the “Handog Titulo” program of the department. It was President Rodrigo Roa Duterte who handed over the title to the beneficiaries from the municipality of Pateros, cities of Taguig, Makati, Paranaque and Valenzuela.

This is a manifestation that the government will continue to promote social justice and poverty alleviation by way of efficiently processing and distribution of the patents. It is a vehicle to propel progress and development.

Region 1’s delegation headed by RD Reynulfo A. Juan with the Division / Section Chiefs, PENROs and CENROs and staff along with the Bureau Directors Ma. Victoria Abrera and Engr. Carlos A. Tayag of EMB and MGB respectively greeted Sec. Cimatu as the anniversary celebration coincided with his 72nd birthday.

Some officials who witnessed the DENR anniversary also include DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones, Congressmen Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte and Vincent “Bingbong” Crisologo of Quezon City, Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, Former DENR Secretaries Gina Lopez, Heherson Alvarez, and Horacio Ramos. (RAS)

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DENR- I AND PENRO LA UNION CONDUCTED DALAW TURO IN CELEBRATION OF WORLD WILDLIFE DAY 2019

DENR- I AND PENRO LA UNION CONDUCTED DALAW TURO IN CELEBRATION OF WORLD WILDLIFE DAY 2019

 

In line with the celebration of the World Wildlife Day this 2019 with the theme “Life Below Water: For people and planet”, which focuses on the conservation and sustainable use of marine wildlife, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region I (DENR-1) through the Conservation and Development Division (CDD), Regional Public Affairs Office (RPAO), and Provincial Environment and Natural Resources – La Union (PENRO- La Union) jointly conducted Communication Education Public Awareness (CEPA) through Dalaw Turo activity highlighting the importance of wildlife.

The activity aims to educate the children about the importance of marine life and the need to conserve and protect the wildlife.

The said activity was held at Taboc Elementary School, San Juan, La Union last March 1,2019 which was attended by Seventy Eight (78) primary students and teachers headed by their Principal, Mrs. Charmaine F. Potente.

Renelita Santos, Chief,  RPAO  urged the students and teachers seriously embraced during their class sessions regarding science subject matters, like aquatic life, the importance of wildlife and the benefits we derive from them.

Santos stressed that, teachers need to further strengthen the wildlife awareness and let the grip the worth of these wildlife including their protection and their environment.

A life of a Sea Turtle was dramatized dubbed “Si Zura at ang Straw” through a stage play prepared by personnel PENRO La Union and CDD, which shows that pawikan’s life is endangered triggered by wastes thrown at the ocean. However, the audience became intense when Malagrosa mascot appeared. Malagrosa as we drew back was introduced to the audience as one of the Flagship Species of a living organism found in the coastal and marine ecosystem and serve as a symbol marine conservation, protection and preservation.

In order to strengthen the objective of the activity, Ms. Zenaida L. Paday-os, Youth Desk Focal Person, discussed the topic “Faults in our Trash”, which shows the advantages and disadvantages of proper waste disposal, consequences and management.  Likewise, the individual’s attitude on waste disposal.

The World Wildlife Day was globally celebrated on March 3, the day the landmark Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was land signed adopted in 1973.

Photo Releases

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.

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

ENVIRONMENTAL WARRIORS. Over a hundred students from Grade 4 to Junior high school of La Marea Academy actively participated to the different environmental lectures during the environmental campus tour of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Environmental Management Bureau I on January 18, 2019. The activity aimed to raise environmental awareness among students and to promote sustainable and eco-friendly practices in schools.

Photo shows Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region- I (DENR- I) key officials led by newly- installed Regional Executive Director Carlito M. Tuballa receiving the PRIME- HRM Bronze Award from Civil Service Commission, Region- I (CSC RO1) Regional Director Hedy Jose R. Lardizabal during the Regional Recognition Rites at the Provincial Capitol, San Fernando City, La Union last January 28, 2019. Also in the photo are DENR- I ARD for Management Services Leduina S. Co, OIC, Chief Administrative Division- Mary Ann Escoto, HRM personnel headed by Julinda Zamoranos.

The “Environmental Dancers” of Amlang-Nagtagaan High School wearing their kaleisdoscopic costumes – represents the Sun, Water and Land.

Photo shows group of Lumber Dealers together with (front row) ARD William C. Savella (in checkered polo), PENRO Rose Jornacion, CENRO Alfredo Racoma, LPDD Chief, Manny Ydia, Enforcement Division Chief, Frank Vincent Danglose, CENRO Francisco Arenas.

In line with the celebration of the World Wildlife Day this 2019 with the theme “Life Below Water: For people and planet”, which focuses on the conservation and sustainable use of marine wildlife, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region I (DENR-1) through the Conservation and Development Division (CDD), Regional Public Affairs Office (RPAO), and Provincial Environment and Natural Resources – La Union (PENRO- La Union) jointly conducted Communication Education Public Awareness (CEPA) through Dalaw Turo activity highlighting the importance of wildlife.

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