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

News

P. D. 705 VIOLATOR SENTENCE TO 26 YEARS INPRISONMENT BY COURT

Cagayan de Oro City- For illegally transporting undocumented forest products and for failing to present pertinent papers issued by the government,  Judge Evelyn J. Gamotin-Nery, Acting Presiding Judge of the Regional Trial Court Branch 11 in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon convicted a certain Pepe Tacastacas for violating Section 68, P.D. 705 as amended by Executive Order No. 277, Series of 1997.

Tacastacas was sentenced to the penalty of imprisonment of 21 years, 2 months and 10 days to 26 years, 4 months and 20 days, for having unlawfully transported a total of 805.96 board feet of lumber flitches on April 19, 2013 at Barangay Kiabo, Malitbog, Bukidnon without the required authority of permit with the use of his Fuso canter truck bearing plate No. TMR-621.

The court also acquitted co-accused John Benjamin Sepulveda, the nephew of Tacastacas’ wife and truck helper who turned state witness and testified the transportation and hauling of the undocumented forest products..

During the preliminary hearing, P/Insp. Joseph Molo of PNP-Malitbog along with PSI Russel Chaves, PO2 Richard Omongos and PO1 Renard Dilag alledged that after they received a tip from a reliable source. The team proceeded to the place and intercepted a conveyance driven by Tacastacas accompanied by Sepulveda and loaded with undocumented forest products towards the direction of Sta. Cruz, Claveria, Misamis Oriental.

The Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENR) Officer Ferdinand Dagulo, then OIC of CENRO-Manolo Fortich accompanied by Forester Mark Espital and Noel Jabagat conducted inspection on the conveyance and accounting of apprehended forest products.

Prosecution witnesses P/Insp Molo, Noel Jabagat of CENRO-Manolo Fortich testified to the court that the suspect during the apprehension has no permit while transporting the said forest products.

After weighing all the circumstances and explanations of the witnessess, the court then convicted and orders a Warrant of Arrest for Pepe Tacastacas and confiscation of the 805.96 bd. ft. of lumber flitches with the total amount of P644,768.00 and will be turned over to the government. RSCIS No. 07-255-2017

Photo Releases

PEOPLE'S DAY. CENRO- Don Carlos personnel joins with the local community of Barangay Maican, Damulog, Bukidnon headed by Barangay Chairperson Mary Jean Ruiz, barangay Officials, Maican Elementary School teachers headed by Principal Marilou Bacus (more...)

LEARNING EVENT ON NEWS WRITING, PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO PRODUCTION. Information Officers from the Regional, Provincial and Community Offices of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 learn the basic of Video Production during the Learning Event on Newswriting, Photography and Video Production in Cagayan de Oro City on July 26-28, 2017.  

IEC SCHOOL VISIT. A total of 56 senior high school students of Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School attended the Information, Education and Communication (IEC) - School Visit on June 20, 2017 in Cagayan de Oro City (more...)

DENR 10 RETIREES GET TOGETHER. DENR 10 OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot represented by OIC, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Belen O. Daba (9th from right) with lawyer Florenda Lamason – Yap (8th from right) (more...)

MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE 2017. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region 10 OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot (standing) encourages the participants of the Regional Management Conference (more...)

MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE 2017. DENR 10 OIC, Assistant Regional Director Belen O. Daba (standing) shares insights during the Regional Management Conference (more...)

CLEAN-UP ACTIVITY. Equipped with rakes, sacks, dustpans and broomsticks, employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 10 and Environmental Management Bureau Region 10 come together for the clean-up/ adopt an estero activity held at the drainage canal fronting DENR Regional Office on June 24, 2017. (more...)

ENVIRONMENT MONTH CULMINATION 2017. Winners of the Environmental Management Bureau, Region 10 (EMB 10) Photography Competition pose with DENR 10 officials headed by OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot (4th from right) (more...)

ENVIRONMENT MONTH CULMINATION 2017. DENR 10 OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot (left) awards the first prize winner of the Environment and Natural Resources Video Documentary Contest for DENR offices to PENRO-Misamis Oriental represented by PENR Officer Aldrich Resma. (more...)

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION MIDYEAR ASSESSMENT FY 2017. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 10 Assistant Regional Director for Management Service Paquito D. Melicor, Jr. encourages employees (more...)

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