DENR 10 inks MOA with Bukidnon LGUs for Rural Infrastructure Subproject

Four local government units (LGUs) of Bukidnon will jumpstart the implementation of Rural Infrastructure Subproject (RIS) under the Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project (INREMP) following the signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10).

Together with the City of Valencia and municipalities of Kibawe, Kadingilan, and Damulog, Regional Director Ruth M. Tawantawan signed the MOA for their respective infrastructure projects for the Bukidnon Upper Watershed.  The signatories of the MOA were Valencia City Mayor Azucena P. Huervas, Kibawe Mayor Minerva C. Casinabe, Kadingilan Mayor Jerry O. Canoy, Sr. and Malitbog Mayor Osmundo Y. Dela Rosa. The signing of the MOAs was held recently at the DENR, Region 10 in Cagayan de Oro City.

The Rural Infrastructure Subproject includes the 3.20 kilometer rehabilitation of New Kidapawan Poblacion – Basiawon in Kibawe; 1.68 kilometer rehabilitation of Impahanong-Bayawa-Linabo Access Road in Malitbog; 2.68 kilometer rehabilitation of Tandacol Access Road in Valencia City; and 3.45 kilometer rehabilitation of Rapagas Macao Access Road in Kadingilan.

Regional Director Tawantawan said that there is a need to fast track the implementation of the Rural Infrastructure Project as it would pave the way for the development in their respective areas.  She said development would bring peace and soon poverty will be addressed. 

She further said that INREMP focuses on the upliftment of the lives of the poor and the underprivileged which is also the aspiration of people.  “The implementation of the INREMP contributes to the fulfilment of the dreams of President Rudy Roa-Duterte and the Mindanaons,” she added. 

For his part, Director Edwin Domingo of the Foreign-Assisted and Special Project Services challenged the LGUs to take advantage of the project and display a good track record in the implementation of the project.  

The municipal and city mayors declared their commitment to the project and were in unison in thanking the DENR for the project.  

Forest Management Bureau Assistant Director Mayumi Q. Natividad said the commitment of the local chief executives show their love for the environment and she lauded the LGUs for their continuing support to INREMP. 

IMREMP Project Manager Amie Rabang of the National Project Coordination Office said the 80% funding of the RIS will come from INREMP while the 20% will be from the local government units as equity. 

Other Rural Infrastructure Subprojects to be implemented are in Malaybalay City with the 19 kilometer rehabilitation of Canayan-Kibalabag-Manalog Access Road; Damulog with 5.97 kilometer rehabilitation of Purok 1 to Purok 3 via Purok 2, San Isidro Access Road; and Pangantucan with 5.26 improvement and rehabilitation of New Eden – Concepcion Access Road and Foot Trail.

INREMP is a seven year (2013- 2020) project of DENR with funding support from Asian Development Bank, International Fund for Agricultural Development, Global Environmental  Facility and Climate Change Fund.

It aims to address the growing concerning for unsustainable watershed management, focusing on indigenous people and resource-poor communities by reducing watershed degradation, forest denudation, and unsustainable farming practices by generating sufficient and tangible benefits.

Forester Arnulfo Osio, focal person of INREMP, Region 10 gave a briefing about the project and the duties and responsibilities of the DENR and the LGUs on the implementation of the Rural Infrastructure Subproject prior to the signing of the MOA.

The activity was attended by OIC, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Ma. Theresa J. Allen, other LGU and DENR personnel.

The Upper Bukidnon River Basin covers the watersheds and river basins of Tagoloan River Basin, Cagayan de Oro River Basin and Agusan – Cugman Watershed.  The downstream communities of Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro City will also benefit from  the project. 

Aside from the Upper Bukidnon River Basin, the INREMP sites are Chico River Basin in Cordillera Administrative Region, Upper Wahig-Inabanga River Basin in Bohol and Lake Lanao Watershed in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao.  (RPAO # 11-301-2016)

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CIMATU AWARDS SPECIAL PATENT TO PHILIPPINE ARMY IN CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, DONATES CONFISCATED LUMBER TO TWO MILITARY CAMPS IN MINDANAO

Cagayan de Oro City. Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu today awarded a Special Patent covering an area of 43,547 square meters of public land to the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine Army, 4th Infantry Division (4ID) at Camp Evangelista in Barangay Patag here.

The Special Patent was received from Secretary Cimatu by Army Chief Maj. Gen. Rolando Joselito Bautista which was turned-over to 4ID Commander, Maj. Gen. Ronald C. Villanueva. The DENR 10 headed by Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable facilitated the awarding of the Special Patent which was signed by Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer of Misamis Oriental Aldrich S. Resma and the registration of the title signed by Cipriano Benedicto E. Ratunil of the Register of Deeds.

Cimatu was the guest of honor and speaker during the 48th Founding Anniversary of the 4ID where he once served as Commander prior to his stint as Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

A Special Patent is awarded by DENR on public land actually occupied and used for public schools, municipal halls, public plazas or parks and other government instiutions for public use.

The DENR also donated a total of 50,000 board feet of confiscated lumber for the repair and construction of facilities of the 4ID and 103rd Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Kampo Ranao, Marawi City.

The deeds of donation of confiscated forest products were signed by Secretary Cimatu with Maj. Gen. Villanueva of 4ID and Colonel Generoso Ponio, commander of the 103rd Infantry Brigade, Kampo Ranao, respectively.

Cimatu said 40,000 board feet of lumber was donated to the 4th Infantry Division and 10,000 board feet was donated to the 103rd Infantry Brigade, Kampo Ranao for their lumber/wood material needs.

It can be recalled that officials of the two military camps requested the DENR for the donation of confiscated forest products.

The DENR, Region 13 (CARAGA) facilitated the donation of their lumber/wood materials composed mostly of Lauan species for the two military camps. (RPAO MR No. 02-20-2018)

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DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (2nd from right) awards to Army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Rolando Joselito Bautista (3rd from right) the Special Patent in favor of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine Army, 4th Infantry Division (4ID) (more...)

DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (seated, 2nd from right) and Maj. General Ronald C. Villanueva (2nd from left), 4th Infantry Division (4ID) Commander sign the documents pertaining the Deed of Donation of 50,000 board feet of confiscated forest products (more...)

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (left, standing) expresses gratitude to the 4th Infantry Division for their support and active participation in the Anti-Illegal Logging Campaign during the 48th Founding Anniversary of 4th Infantry Division at Camp Evangelista, Patag, Cagayan de Oro City on February 1, 2018. (more...)

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (2nd from left) inspects the 50,000 board feet of confiscated forest products for donation to two Philippine Army Camps in Mindanao. (more...)

DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (left), congratulates the men and women of the Philippine National Police headed by Police Chief Superintendent Timoteo Gascon Pacleb (not in photo), Regional Director, Police Regional Office 10 for celebrating its 27th Foundation Day on February 5 at Camp 1Lt Vicente G. Alagar in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

Police Senior Superintendent Tyrone V. Masigon (right), Deputy Regional Director for Administration, Police Regional Office 10 and DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (left) lead the Wreath laying to the monument of 1Lt Vicente G. Alagar during the 27th PNP Foundation Day at the Police Regional Office 10 on February 5, 2018 in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (right) receives a Plaque of Appreciation from Police Senior Superintendent Tyrone V. Masigon (left), Deputy Regional Director for Administration, in behalf of Police Chief Superintendent Timoteo Gascon Pacleb, Regional Director, Police Regional Office 10, for his unwavering support extended to the Philippine National Police. (more...)

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region 10 OIC, Chief Ranoray Love Noro (center) of the Protected Area Management and Biodiversity Conservation Section gives a brief background on the wildlife species found at the Regional Wildlife Rescue Center (more...)

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