Press Releases

DENR-1 UNITES TO HEAL AS ONE IN THE BATTLE TO FIGHT COVID-19

 

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region 1 distributed essential needs such as food packs, face masks and face shields to frontliners including the security guards assigned in the regional office in San Fernando City, La Union. This is DENR-1’s way to provide support to the agency's frontliners and DENR Region 1's way of responding to the Bayanihan to Heal as one Act or the RA 11469.

The Samahan ng mga Manggagawa para sa Kalikasan (SAMAKA) Region 1 started a fund raising activity within its members to help the communities affected by the quarantine. Sets of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) containing microfiber suit, shoe cover and N95 masks were distributed to 3 major hospitals in La Union which are admitting Persons Under Monitoring, Persons Under Investigation and COVID positive cases. The rest of the gathered fund were used to purchase additional PPEs and food packs which were donated to garbage collectors and other recipients identified by the agency.

Regional Executive Director Atty. Crizaldy Barcelo encouraged everyone to stay home and be safe from COVID19 to prevent further outbreak. He thanked the frontliners for their utmost dedication, courage and eagerness to serve the people.

In an effort to assist LGUs in the preparation and approval of their Ten-Year Solid Waste Management Plans, the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) – Region I of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources through the Ecological Solid Waste Management Section (ESWMS) held a Review and Evaluation of Ten-Year Solid Waste Management Plans of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur, municipalities of Santiago, San Esteban, Tagudin, Cervantes and Narvacan in the Province of Ilocos Sur, and the municipalities of  Sto. Tomas and San Gabriel in the Province of La Union on May 15-17, 2019 at One Vittoria Hotel, Bantay, Ilocos Sur.  

EMB Region I Director Maria Dorica Naz-Hipe urged the LGUs to intensify the implementation of Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 in their respective municipalities. She stressed the importance of involving everyone in the community in the ecological management of solid wastes, especially the practice of backyard composting, which significantly diverts wastes from the sanitary landfills.

Director Hipe, EMB-I Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement Division Chief Engr. Antonio L. Estrada, Provincial Environment Monitoring Officers of Ilocos Sur Eduardo T. Malasig and Leonilo B. Alinio,  ESWMS OIC-Chief Marygail Antonette C. Naanep, Senior Environmental Management Specialist Immaecor Joy Alicias-Amilao, Senior Environmental Management Specialist Engr. Melecio Llanes, Jr. and ESWMS technical personnel held one-on-one coaching with Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Management Officer of Ilocos Sur Edgar Yabes and representatives from  the seven LGUs to help them improve and finalize their respective Ten-Year Solid Waste Management Plans to be submitted to the National Solid Waste Management Commission for approval.

Basista, Pangasinan – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 1 also shifted gears in highlighting its programs through the Tayo Ang Kalikasan, an advocacy and social mobilization vehicle to uplift the lives of the people, recognizing their contribution to the environment.

A 4th Class Municipality, the Local Government Unit of Basista stood tall in bolstering the heavy shift propelled by the DENR in involving the people to move towards a common goal especially in providing a solution to the glaring solid waste management concern.

The LGU Executive Manolito De Leon expressed his gratitude to the DENR – 1’s support verbalizing that “Our problem is the unmanaged solid wastes.  Philippines is not privy to the glaring in solid waste and we responded to the challenge by collaborating with the DENR here in Region 1 and came up with launching the Tayo Ang Kalikasan.  In doing so, Basista will be part of the solution and not of the problem.”

Mayor De Leon underscored in his message and gave emphasis on their best practices on SWM namely: eco-bricking, potential materials recovery for their bags for life and basura expo.  All these practices are not only a practice of the LGU but has been executed by the 13 barangays of Basista including the schools, reason for the DENR to choose and recognize their efforts in one of the environmental concerns SWM, which causes nuisance, environmental hazards or public health risks.

DENR Regional Executive Director Carlito M. Tuballa likewise thanked and lauded the efforts of Basista and their positive response on the challenge of solid waste management.  RED Tuballa correspondingly urged the Department of Education to inculcate proper waste disposal to young learners and to include the love for the environment in their curriculum. 

Committed folks

An estimated 250 participants came out strong and affirmed their commitments by sharing the vision for their municipality which is hoped to be replicated by other LGUs in the future. Participants include member of Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) Committee of the 13 barangays of the said town, DepEd and Sangguniang Kabataan.

Their desire to be part of the solution is obviously clear and commendable in spite being a 4th class municipality. 

Their dedication in helping the environment was cemented by the commitment setting and signing of the TAK Pledge of Commitment undertaken before the launch ended.

Vigan, Ilocos Sur –  “We need to start shaping up and uphold the DENR Core values at all times.” This was the callout of Assistant Secretary for Human Resource and Development and Legislative Affairs Joan A. Lagunda to all DENR Ilocos Region Officials during her visit to the north as part of her DENR HRD appraisal and assessment.

ASec. Lagunda reviewed and checked the HRD activities and interventions of Ilocos Region despite of the bad weather.  She was prompt and outspoken on what she wants to impose in improving the jewels of the organization, its employees. She believes that an organization’s asset lies in its people and it is very crucial to invest in the development of employees thus, she finds time to go to the field offices to instill the core values of the agency and gave a stern warning in those not following the civil service rules and policies as prescribed by the Civil Service Commission.

She presented the DENR core values which is also coined from the DENR acronym.  The Core Values of DENR according to ASec. Lagunda is D-for Discipline, E-for Excellence, N-for Nobility and R-for ResponsibilityDiscipline exemplifies giving value for people, work and organization; Excellence is for enhancing competencies, enforcing environmental laws and achieving goals with service quality; Nobility is exemplifying integrity with compassion, pride and honor and Responsibility for being committed, accountable, transparent and participatory towards good governance.

In her message towards achieving a competent workforce, she mentioned about having a good and positive mind-set to be a model DENR employee.  Gone are the days that we forget about the image of the organization we work for, but because of the leadership of Sec. Roy A. Cimatu,who himself exemplifies the DENR core values, his army must also follow suit and keep being accustomed to the values of the agency.

Her visit was the 5th leg in her HRD caravan.  She was with HRD Director Ric Enriquez as they were warmly welcomed by the DENR Ilocos Region Officials headed by Regional Executive Director Carlito M. Tuballa.

TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY IN THE DELIVERY OF PUBLIC SERVICE  BY REDUCING BUREAUCRATIC RED TAPE

PURPOSE OF CITIZEN’S CHARTER

To promote transparency in the DENR with regard to the manner of transacting with the public through the simplification of frontline service procedures, formulation of service standards for every transaction, and making these known to the customer.

DENR MANDATE

The DENR is the primary government agency responsible for the conservation, management, development and proper use of the country’s environment and natural resources.

VISION

A nation enjoying and sustaining its natural resources and a clean and healthy environment.

MISSION

The DENR shall be the driving force in the pursuit of sustainable development, enabling stakeholders’ participation in the protection, conservation and management of the environment and natural resources for the present and future generations.

In pursuit of the foregoing, the  fast, efficient and satisfactory performance of the following frontline services of the DENR may be demanded by customers:

Click to see process flow:

1.  APPLICATION FOR FREE PATENT

2.  ISSUANCE OF SURVEY AUTHORITY

3.  ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF TREE PLANTATION OWNERSHIP (CTPO)

4.  ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF VERIFICATION(CUTTING/ TRANSPORT NON-WOOD FOREST PRODUCTS WITHIN PRIVATE LAND e.g. BAMBOO, VINES, NIPA, ETC.)

5.  ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF VERIFICATION (CUTTING AND TRANSPORTING OF PLANTED AND NON PREMIUM TREES WITHIN PRIVATE LAND)

6.  APPLICATION FOR CHAINSAW REGISTRATION

7.  PROCESSING OF CITES PERMIT APPLICATIONS FOR THE IMPORT OF WILDLIFE, INC. BY-PRODUCTS AND DERIVATIVES  

8.  PROCESSING OF CITES PERMIT APPLICATIONS FOR THE EXPORT/RE-EXPORT OF WILDLIFE, INCLUDING BY-PRODUCTS AND DERIVATIVES 

9.  RESIDENTIAL FREE PATENT

10. TREE CUTTING PERMIT

CITIZEN CHARTER UPDATES (CY2016)

11. ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATION OF NO RECORDS/APPEAL/MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION, ETC.

12.  DOCUMENT AUTHENTICATION

13.  SALE OF BIDDING DOCUMENTS

14.  PREPARATION OF OBLIGATION REQUEST AND STATUS (ORS) FOR ALL DISBURSEMENT VOUCHERS, CONTRACTS AND OTHER TRANSACTIONS

15a. PROCESSING OF DISBURSEMENT VOUCHER (DV)

15b. PROCESSING OF PURCHASE ORDER, JOB ORDER AND CONTRACT OF SERVICE

16.  PREPARATION, PROCESSING AND ISSUANCE OF CHECKS/ADA

Click to see Procedure for Filing of Complaints: