DENR 10 reforests 97,220 hectares under the National Greening Program

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 has rehabilitated 97,220 hectares of forestlands with 79,020,285 seedlings of various tree species under the National Greening Program (NGP) from  2011 to 2016. 

The DENR 10 is still off the list of areas with hotspot on illegal logging with the intensified campaign on forest protection.  It  has mobilized communities and volunteers to help in the forest protection campaign.

With the recent massive flooding in Cagayan de Oro City and other areas of Northern Mindanao, DENR 10 Regional Director Ruth M. Tawantawan  belied  reports that unabated tree cutting and deforestation is  the cause of the flooding. 

“We can proudly say that we are doing our well to safeguard our environment and we remain steadfast with our commitment to make the communities happy with our work”, Regional Director Tawantawan said.

The headwater of Cagayan de Oro City emanates from  Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park and Mt. Kalatungan Range Natural Park in Bukidnon.  Regional Director Tawantawan disclosed that Bukidnon has very high elevation against Cagayan de Oro City and the slope is very steep.  High volume of water will flow rapidly to the cities (Cagayan de Oro and Iligan) during rainfall.  It is important to have clean and unobstructed waterways, she added.

The DENR 10 continues to manage and protect ten priority protected areas namely; Mt. Kitanglad and Mt. Kalatungan Range Natural Parks in Bukidnon; Mt. Timpoong – Hibok-Hibok Natural Monument in Camiguin; Initao-Libertad Protected Landscape and Seascape, Mt. Balatukan Range Natural Park and Mimbilisan Protected Landscape in Misamis Oriental;  Mt. Inayawan Natural Park and Bacolod – Kauswagan Protected Landscape and Seascape in Lanao del Norte; and Mt. Malindang Range Natural Park and Baliangao Protected Landscape and Seascape in Misamis Occidental.

The conservation and protection of Cagayan de Oro River Basin is a major concern of the DENR. It has organized the Cagayan de Oro River Basin Management Council (CDORBMC) on November 10, 2010.  It is one of the active management councils in the country today. 

The Council is a multi-sectoral group of concerned individuals, agencies and institutions who dedicate themselves in protecting, preserving, rehabilitating and managing of the Cagayan de Oro River Basin which has a total land area of 137, 934 hectares.  It has eight tributaries from  municipalities/cities namely Cagayan de Oro City, Libona (Bukidnon), Baungon (Bukidnon), Talakag (Bukidnon)  and Iligan City .  (RSCIS # 01-08-2017)

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DENR 10 INFORMATION OFFICERS GEAR UP FOR BETTER ONLINE PRESENCE

To keep up with the demands of time and fast-paced information sharing, Information Officers from the Provincial/ Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices in Region 10 participated in a Learning Event on Social Media and Infographics on October 25-27, 2017 in Cagayan de Oro City.

The 3-day Learning Event also aimed to enable Information Officers to be updated on social media and technology trends and be more engaged in the online community which will be very useful in communicating DENR campaigns, projects and programs.

Resource speakers from the Environmental Management Bureau gave lectures on the priority programs of the DENR, the Ecological Solid Waste Management (RA 9003) and the Philippine Clean Air Act (RA 8749). Climate Change and Carbon Footprint Inventory lectures were also conducted.

Communications Development Officer Rosita Lubguban and Information Officer Marlowe Paragas from the Regional Office echoed their learning on Social Media for Development. They discussed on the significant use of social media in promoting campaigns and propaganda especially for government information dissemination.

Sigrid Joy T. General gave a lecture on Infographics. She discussed its importance and uses. A workshop was also conducted with Information Officers preparing their own Infographics.

The participants learned the advantages of using a picture-based IEC material as a better tool in capturing the attention of the youth and the online community. Infographics are also used in presenting processes in a simpler, condensed and creative manner.

Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Lawyer Florenda Lamason-Yap encouraged the Information Officers to always do their best on their job. She said designations are proof of trust and confidence given to them as public employees.

DENR 10 Chief of the Finance Division Pura Pallares, representing Regional Director Edwin B. Andot, expressed her compliments to the facilitators for conducting a timely and relevant learning event that will be very valuable in the Office’s information dissemination. Ana Mae Sumalinog RSCIS No. 11-377-2017

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ORIENTATION/WORKSHOP FOR DENR 10 YOUTH DESK OFFICERS. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) Chief of Finance Division Pura T. Pallares highlights the critical role of the DENR (more...)

ENVIRONMENTAL LECTURE. Maria Magnolia Danganan (standing), Youth Desk Officer of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Central Office gives a lecture (more...)

ENVIRONMENTAL LECTURE. Students of Lapasan National High School prepare their pledge of commitment to protect the environment by doing simple things in their everyday lives. The Pledge of Commitment was done after the Environmental Lectures conducted by DENR 10 on October 4, 2017. Ana Mae Sumalinog RSCIS No. 10-351-2017

ITAPS Seminar. Lawyer Florenda Lamasaon – Yap, Chief, Legal Division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) reminds the participants that public office is an occupation with the purpose of exercising the authority of the government. (more...)

ITAPS Seminar. Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers of DENR in Region 10 participate in a workshop facilitated by the Office of the Ombudsman on Integrity, Transparency and Accountability in Public Service at the DENR 10 conference room on October 10, 2017. Ana Mae Sumalinog RSCIS No. 353-2017

ITAPS SEMINAR. Participants from the Technical Services of Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region 10 (DENR 10) actively join the workshop provided by the Office of the Ombudsman during the Integrity, Transparency and Accountability in Public Service at the DENR 10 conference room on October 11, 2017. 

Pura T. Pallares, Chief of the Finance Division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 expresses her compliments to the facilitators in conducting a timely and relevant learning event for the Information Officers of DENR 10. (more...)

LEARNING EVENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND INFOGRAPHICS. Information Officers from the Provincial/ Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices in Region 10 participate in a workshop on creating Infographics during the 3-day Learning Event on Social Media and Infographics on October 25-27, 2017 in Cagayan de Oro City.

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