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



To effectively implement the roles and responsibilities in the protection and conservation of our natural resources, the Forest Management Bureau (FMB) of the DENR, Central Office and the DENR, Region 10 conducted a three-day Geotagging and Global Positioning System (GPS) Training to Forest Protection Officers hired under the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) Program on November 28 to December 1 in Cagayan de Oro City.

The activity is in line with the DENR and the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP) program to provide livelihood assistance to people in the hinterlands. The OPAPP came up with the list of persons to be included as forest protection officers funded by the DENR. As forest protection officers, they were tasked to implement and help regular DENR personnel to protect their respective areas of responsibility.

DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable lauded the FMB team for spearheading the training to enhance the capabilities of forest protection officers and calls on participants to be equipped with knowledge and adopt the new normal that the department is implementing in their respective projects. He also asked participants to do their job well and as partners of the OPAPP and DENR that aims for the betterment of our people and protection of our natural resources.

Forester Joybert Mijares of FMB thanked Regional Director Adorable and encouraged the participants to internalize all teachings learned in the Geotagging and Global Positioning System (GPS) Training and collaborate their previous learnings on Forest Laws, Rules and Regulations.

Topics discussed during the three-day training were Introduction to Geo-tagging; Requirements for Geo-tagging; Use of GPS status, OruxMap and Photaf apps; Quality Control for Geo-tagged photos; How to download geo-tagged data; and Oruxmap data to PC and How to download data from GPS to PC using BaseCamp. (RPAO MR No. 12-419-2017)

Photo Releases

DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (right) was welcomed by Community Environment and Natural Resources Office-Initao personnel headed by CENR Officer Myrna Neri (2nd from right) during his visit to region 10 on November 27. (RPAO PR No. 12-413-2017)

DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (left) speaks with DENR 10 officials and Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office personnel of Misamis Oriental during his visit to Northern Mindanao on November 27 in Cagayan de Oro City.

Secretary Cimatu challenged the men and women of DENR 10 to strengthen its partnership and coordination with the Local Government Units in their respective area particularly on ecological solid waste management. (RPAO PR No.12-414-2017)

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu points out Air Pollution, Water Pollution and Solid Waste Management as primary focus of DENR 10 during his visit at the Regional Office, Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City on November 27, 2017(RPAO PR No. 12-416-2017)

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (center) presides the Turn-over Ceremony of outgoing DENR 10 OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot (right) and Incoming DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (left) during his visit at the Regional Office, Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City on November 27, 2017. (RPAO PR No. 12-416-2017)

ENVIRONMENTAL SYMPOSIUM. Grade IX students from Macasandig National High School join DENR 10 Information, Education and Communication (IEC) team after the recently concluded Environmental Symposium on November 17. (more...)

PAMANA PROGRAM. DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (right) challenges Forest Protection Officers (FPO) hired under the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) Program from Bukidnon to help implement the programs of the department. (more...)

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