DENR 10 keeps tab of targets for CY 2016

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) continues its work in attaining all its targets for this year. 

In her report to Secretary Regina Paz L. Lopez, DENR 10 Regional Director Ruth M. Tawantawan said that Region 10 is on track in accomplishing all its CY 2016 physical and financial  targets.  

Director Tawantawan reported that a total of 19,611 hectares of forest lands were planted with forest tree species under the National Greening Program (NGP).  The accomplishment is from January to September 2016.  The NGP has also generated 41,058 jobs for the same period.  Validation of established plantations are conducted by regional office and/or jointly conducted with Central Office personnel to ensure the veracity of reports. 

She further disclosed that a total of 2,377 residential free patents were approved and transmitted to the Register of Deeds.  The DENR issues free patents on residential lands as mandated by Residential Free Patent Act or Republic Act No. 10023. 

The DENR 10 provides technical assistance to local government units (LGUs) through its different programs and projects.  Under the  watershed management planning, the Integrated Watershed Management Plan for the Molugan and Alubijid watersheds were submitted to the concerned municipal LGUs for legitimation process. 

The nine protected areas in the region with its Protected Area Management  Boards (PAMBs) have approved 104 resolutions.  The protected areas include Mt. Kitanglad and Mt. Kalatungan Range Natural Parks in Bukidnon; Mt. Timpoong-Hibok-Hibok Natural Monument in Camiguin; Mt. Inayawan Range Natural Park in Lanao del Norte; Mt. Malindang Range Natural Park and Baliangao Protected Landscape and Seascape in Misamis Occidental; and Initao-Libertad Protected Landscape and Seascape, Mt. Balatukan Range Natural Park and Mimbilisan Protected Landscape and Seascape in Misamis Oriental. 

On habitat protection, a total of 31 volunteers were registered by the PAMBs.  Community dialogues and advocacy activities were undertaken to promote biodiversity protection and conservation.  Two critical habitats are being managed by DENR 10. These areas are the Rafflesia Critical Habitat in Baungon, Bukidnon and Magsaysay Critical Habitat for hawksbill sea turtles.  These areas are protected to safeguard the survival of critically endangered flora and marine species.  

Meanwhile, the regional office, Provincial DENR offices in Camiguin and Misamis Oriental are maintaining a Wildlife Rescue Center (WRC). A WRC is an establishment that functions as repository and rehabilitation facility for confiscated, donated, retrieved, turned-over or abandoned wildlife species according to the Biodiversity Management Bureau of  DENR. (With report from the DENR 10 Planning and Management Division)  RPAO # 10-291-2016



The Cagayan de Oro River Basin Management Council (CDORBMC) opened its doors by sharing its best practices to the Agusan River Basin Organization (ARBO) during a cross visit and benchmarking in the region on September 29, 2017.

Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) Regional Director Edwin B. Andot welcomed the ARBO Governing Board in his message and encouraged everyone to take advantage of the opportunity to learn, ask questions and give feedback. He reiterated the significance of benchmarking and sharing of best practices as we are one in our mission in government service.

Forester Fidel P. Gamos, Jr., Head of the River Basin Project Management Office of DENR 10 presented the profile and history of the CDORBMC and revealed that Typhoon Ondoy in 2009 was one of the contributing factors in the creation of the Council in 2010 under the leadership of Archbishop Ledesma and then DENR 10 RED Maximo Dichoso.

Forester Marilou M. Clarete, Chief of the Conservation and Development Division of DENR 10, discussed the Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) established by the CDORBMC and piloted in Mt. Kalatungan in the province of Bukidnon. It was followed by a PES Status Update given by the Xavier Science Foundation represented by Mr. Rowe Dawin Esmaya.

Part of the cross visit is a short meeting with the Chairman of the Cagayan De Oro River Basin Management Council Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma, where The Most Reverend welcomed the Board and shared to them valuable lessons and experiences in supervising the Council.

The activity ended with a site visit in the waterways of Cagayan de Oro River including the famous Macahambus Cave, the landing site of White Water Rafting Adventures and the Uguiaban Bridge, the site of the DOST-installed Early Warning Device to monitor the flow of water and rain.

The Agusan River Basin Governing Board is composed of representatives from different national government agencies, local government units, security agencies and other stakeholders from Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur. Ana Mae Sumalinog RSCIS No. 10-337-2017

Photo Releases

AGUSAN RIVER BASIN GOVERNING BOARD (ARBGB) CROSS VISIT. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) Regional Director Edwin B. Andot encourages the Governing Board of the Agusan River Basin Organization (ARBO) (more...)

AGUSAN RIVER BASIN GOVERNING BOARD (ARBGB) CROSS VISIT. The Most Reverend Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma (center), Chairman of the Cagayan de Oro River Basin Management Council welcomes the Governing Board of the Agusan River Basin Organization (ARBO) in a short meeting at the Bishop’s Palace in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP 2017. Employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) join other national government agencies and civil society organizations in the International Coastal Clean-up 2017. This is part of a simultaneous coastal clean-up held on September 16, 2017 in different coastal areas in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP 2017. Officials/residents of barangay Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro city join in the coastal clean-up in their area on September 16. (more...)

DENR 10 Chief, Legal Division lawyer Florenda Lamason – Yap gives a briefing to eight newly-hired lawyers on their duties and responsibilities. (more...)

ENVIRONMENTAL SYMPOSIUM ON MARINE ENVIRONMENT. DENR 10 Chief, Coastal Resources and Foreshore Management Section Mercedita Barbarona informs the participants about the International Coastal Clean-up Day (more...)

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP 2017. Residents of barangay Puerto and students from Puerto National High School and other stakeholders take time to join the clean-up along the coastal areas during the 32nd  International Coastal Clean-up celebration on September 16 in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

ORIENTATION/WORKSHOP FOR DENR 10 YOUTH DESK OFFICERS. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) Chief of Finance Division Pura T. Pallares highlights the critical role of the DENR (more...)

ENVIRONMENTAL LECTURE. Maria Magnolia Danganan (standing), Youth Desk Officer of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Central Office gives a lecture (more...)

ENVIRONMENTAL LECTURE. Students of Lapasan National High School prepare their pledge of commitment to protect the environment by doing simple things in their everyday lives. The Pledge of Commitment was done after the Environmental Lectures conducted by DENR 10 on October 4, 2017. Ana Mae Sumalinog RSCIS No. 10-351-2017

ITAPS Seminar. Lawyer Florenda Lamasaon – Yap, Chief, Legal Division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) reminds the participants that public office is an occupation with the purpose of exercising the authority of the government. (more...)

ITAPS Seminar. Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers of DENR in Region 10 participate in a workshop facilitated by the Office of the Ombudsman on Integrity, Transparency and Accountability in Public Service at the DENR 10 conference room on October 10, 2017. Ana Mae Sumalinog RSCIS No. 353-2017

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