Provincial, Sub-watersheds Management Councils organized for Lake Lanao River Basin

Planning and implementation of the different phases of the Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project (INREMP) will soon commence with the recent creation of the Watershed Management Councils for Lake Lanao River Basin.    

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) and the Provincial Government of Lanao del Sur recently conducted a meeting with  stakeholders for the organization of the watershed management councils for Lake Lanao River Basin.  

The Watershed Management Council is composed of representatives from the provincial and municipal government units, government agencies/institutions, academe, civil society organizations and the private sector. 

INREMP aims to address unsustainable watershed management in the project site.  It focuses on indigenous people and resource-poor communities by reducing watershed degradation, forest denudation, and unsustainable farming practices by generating sufficient and tangible economic benefits. 

Lanao del Sur Provincial Governor Bedjoria Soraya A. Adiong called on participants to cooperate for the proper management and implementation of INREMP.

She further said that  failure to protect the lake will have a negative impact on the lives  not only of the  Maranaos but also to  all  Mindanaoans. 

Governor Adiong stressed the economic, recreational, aesthetic, cultural, educational, scientific and ecological benefits of Lake Lanao. 

For her part, DENR 10 Regional Director Ruth M. Tawantawan sought the help of the Maranaos to successfully implement INREMP. She said the Watershed Management Council has a “very crucial role because it is the governing body in the decision making process and project’s planning and implementation activities.” 

The Provincial and five sub-watershed management councils were installed into office by Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Secretary Datu Abul Khayr Dangcal Alonto  represented by Lourdile S. Enjambre. 

The Provincial Watershed Management Council is chaired by Governor Adiong and co-chaired by DENR 10 Regional Director Tawantawan with members coming from other government entities/organizations and civil society organizations  and the chairpersons of the five sub-watershed management councils. 

The Lake Lanao River Basin comprises 27 municipalities of Lanao del Sur and Marawi City.  

The meeting was an offshoot of the Memorandum of Agreement signed in September 21, 2016 between DENR 10 and the Provincial Government of Lanao del Sur for the implementation of INREMP.   It was also attended by Vice Governor  Mamintal Adiong, Jr., municipal mayors and representatives from various sectors of society.

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.  The project sites of INREMP are Chico River Basin in the Cordillera Administrative Region, Wahig-Inabanga River Basin in Bohol, Bukidnon River Basin in Northern Mindanao and Lake Lanao Watershed in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao. (RSCIS # 01-02-2017)

 

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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)

 

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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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