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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RD ANDOT URGES EMPLOYEES TO LIVE UP TO THE DENR MISSION

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 10 OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot urged the personnel to live up to the mission of the Department. He challenged everyone to make it a personal commitment to care for Mother Earth.

He further sighted examples of simple things that could be done at home like rainwater harvesting and practicing solid waste management that will greatly impact in ecological advancement. He made this call during the Opening Program of the 2017 Environment Month celebration on June 02, 2017 at the DENR 10 covered court.

Quoting Evo Morales, he shared that “What human beings must know is that mankind cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.” Thus, the theme of this year’s Environment Month celebration “Connecting People to Nature” encourages to reconnect and reconcile human activities and daily life decisions in the context of environmental protection.

The DENR Region 10 has lined up various activities for the month-long celebration which include a Sports Fest, several environmental symposia, and Pista sa Nayon. A tree planting activity will also be conducted for the Arbor Day celebration on June 26, 2017 at the Arboretum Area in Mapawa Nature Park, Malasag, Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City.

This year’s Environment Month celebration aims to increase the level of knowledge of the stakeholders on the various programs of the DENR, seek participation and encourage a closer working relationship within the DENR community.

The Regional Office will also host an ENR Documentary Contest that will be participated by the Local Government Units, Non-Government Organizations and Provincial/Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices. There will also be a Retirees’ Get Together event that hopes to gather loyal and dedicated employees that became a part of the Department’s many years of challenges and successes.

June was declared as the Philippine Environment Month, by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 237, signed in 1988, by then President Corazon Aquino. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is the primary agency, implementing various activities to raise awareness on the value of the environment, through its bureaus, agencies, partners and stakeholders. Ana Mae Sumalinog (RSCIS No. 06-177-2017)

 

Photo Releases

MOA ON FLUP. Malitbog, Bukidnon Mayor Osmundo N. dela Rosa (3rd from right) and DENR 10 OIC Regional Director Edwin B. Andot (3rd from left) sign the Memorandum of Agreement (more...)

ENVIRONMENT MONTH KICK-OFF ACTIVITY. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 10 opens the celebration of Environment Month 2017 with a Holy Mass on June 2, 2017 at the DENR 10 covered court. (more..)  

HATAW ACTIVITY. Employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 10 move to the rhythm for a healthier life in a Hataw on June 02, 2017 (more...)

MACAJALAR BAY PISTA SA DAGAT.  DENR 10, OIC Regional Director Edwin B. Andot (9th from right) joins Balingasag Mayor and Chairperson of the Macajalar Bay Development Alliance Marrietta Roa-Abogado (8th from right) and Chairperson of the Macalar Bay Development Alliance (more...)

DENR 10 Assistant Regional Director for Mangement Services Paquito D. Melicor, Jr. (inset) inculcates into the minds of participating Special Land Investigators from different PENROs and CENROs of the DENR 10 (more...)

PARA-LEGAL TRAINING. DENR 10, OIC Regional Director Edwin B. Andot (standing) challenges volunteers to listen attentively to resource speakers during discussions to enhance their knowledge on laws, rules and regulations (more...)

 

Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno (center) and DENR 10 OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot (left) sign the Memorandum of Partnership Agreement on the roles and responsibilities of both parties (more...)

DENR 10-LGU TUBOD, LANAO DEL NORTE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region 10 OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot (more...)

DENR Region 10 OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot (right) gives an encouraging message during the Retooling on Environment and Natural Resources (more...)

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