The Youth for Environment Schools Organization (YES-O) Technical visit in Odiongan, Romblon

The Youth for Environment Schools Organization (YES-O) Technical visit in Odiongan, Romblon

Romblon, MIMAROPA – “Tayo ang Kalikasan”, this was the tag line yelled by the little voices of students in Tuburan Elementary School and Mayha National High School, during the environmental lecture and technical visit in Odiongan, Romblon last August 29, 30 and 31, 2018.

The Youth for Environment Schools Organization (YES-O) Technical visit composed of Region 1- Ilocos Region, Region 5 – Bicol Region, Region 6 – Western Visayas and Strategic Communication and Initiatives Services – Youth Desk and Information Officers, conducted environmental education to equip awareness on the privailing issues and concerns, opportunities, conservation, protection and proper management on our environment.

The lecture basically focused on climate change, forest ecosystem laws and environment protection and waste management offered to hundred students participated in the activity.

Elementary students of Tuburan joined the Recycling contest during the Technical visits, of which each participants made creative and useful design like basket, tissues holder out of the bottled water pleated with cloth turn out to be a small skirt.

The Junior and Senior High School students were actively participated during the discussions particularly on the reciting of the “makakalikasang hugot” presented to them relating to their present millenial time. An example of the “makakalikasang hugot”, “Hwag mo akong idamay sa kaPLASTIKan mo” – ocean. “; “Sinaktan, winasak, at iniwan. Pero babangon, gaganda, at kakayaning mag-isa.” – Boracay Island; “Punuin mo rin sana ako ng pagmamahal. Pagmamahal sa kalikasan at karagatan.” – Basurahan; “Hindi lahat ng patapon, wala nang silbi” – Plastic bag; “Kahit saan ako tumingin. Pumilit man ako o dumilat. IKAW at ikaw pa rin ang nakikita ko” - Plastic

“Hugot” lines regarding waste management were presented to the studetns based on actual facts and figures pertaining to environmental protection.

Informative animations were presented to the elementary studetns which depicts the effects of greenhouse gases and its contribution to climate change. An audio-video presentation of the “Tayo and Kalikasan” activities involving the youth in beating plastic pollution and tree planting activities were also shown during the lectures.

Games involving waste decompostion, climate change and forest protection were actively participated by the students and those who have answered correctly were awarded by Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials.

In line with the celebration of our “Buwan ng Wika” for the month August, the environmental lecture, audio visual presentation and educational games were all translated to Filipino words.

Empowering the youth on environmental protection is a big step in increasing awareness and involvement of the Filipino society towards a greener environment.


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

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


CABA, LA UNION – International Coastal Clean-up (ICC)  is the largest volunteer effort for our ocean’s health. Held annually every third of September, people around the world gather on beaches, coasts, rivers, waterways and underwater dive sites to remove trash and record information on the debris collected. Results will aid in better waste management policies, plans, product packaging designs and in rousing consciousness among people. This year’s ICC theme in the Philippines is, “ Tayo ang Solusyon sa Polusyon.” The 2018 ICC activities resemble the continuation of this year’s “ Environment Month Celebration” with the theme, “Beat Plastic Pollution,” the global awareness to reduce plastic wastes most particularly in our oceans.

In Ilocos Region , the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region- I (DENR- I), spearheaded the clean- a- shore activities simultaneously held last September 22, 2018 in line with the observance of the International Clean- up embodied in the Presidential Proclamation No. 470. DENR- I key officials and personnel led the coastal clean- up activities in various coastal municipalities in the province of La Union. Each division of DENR- I office were assigned in the following respective areas; Office of the Regional Director, Regional Public Affairs Office (RPAO) and Legal Division- (Brgy. Wenceslao, Caba), Conservation and Development Division (CDD)- (Brgy. Taberna, Bauang), National Greening Program (NGP) and Finance Division (Brgy. Paratong 3 and 4, Bangar), Licensing, Patents and Deeds Division (LPDD), Survey Planning and Management Division (SMD) (Paratong Norte, Bangar), Enforcement Division, Administrative Division, Planning and Management Division (PMD) (Brgy. Samara, Aringay).

Personnel from various government line agencies, youth from the academe, local government units, coastal communities and volunteer groups from the province of La Union likewise, joined the coastal activities. Assigned participants in the event recorded the collected trashes and recorded/ consolidated in the ICC Ocean Trash Data Form.

Let us unite to beautify our beaches, coasts, and waterways, let us do our part to help save Mother Earth and be a part of the solution for our ocean’s health. ( G. Garcia- RPAO )

Photo Releases

New DENR 1 RD Reynulfo A. Juan’s smile shows a sincere commitment in upholding the DENR mandate

The Officials on the Presidential Table (L-R) LMB Dir. Atty. Emelyne Talabis, BM Francisco “Kit” Ortega Jr., EMB1 RD Ma. Victoria Abrera, DENR1 RD Reynulfo A. Juan, ASec. Marcial Amaro, Jr., DENR ARD-TS Gwendolyn Bambalan and MGB1 RD Carlos Tayag.

DENR Assistant Secretary Marcial C. Amaro Jr. enjoins the participants to identify activities that will put a stop on destructive activities along the coastlines of Ilocos Region.

Pangasinan 2nd District Representative Leopoldo N. Bataoil manifested his support to the undertaking

RD Reynulfo A. Juan as he encouraged everyone to be part of the solution to the glaring environmental concern.

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

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