To highlight the people’s shared responsibility for the environment, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region 10 will spearhead the celebration of Earth Day on April 22, 2017.

Earth Day is observed every year on April 22 to create awareness and support among the people in conserving and protecting the environment. It also educates the people to protect the natural resources and wildlife. The event encourages people to opt for green projects and boost recycling efforts.

DENR 10 will conduct an Alay Lakad from Capitol Grounds to St. Augustine Cathedral, Cagayan de Oro City followed by a Holy Mass and motorcade to DENR 10 compound on April 21. A Laudato Si Symposium and lecture will also be conducted in DENR 10. Topics will include environment-related sand and gravel and quarry resources operations. There will be a Bamboo and Lambago tree growing activity at Sitio Cala-Cala, Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City riverbank in coordination with Safer River Life Saver Foundation, Inc. Selected DENR 10 personnel, students of Liceo de Cagayan University and LGU of Barangay Macansandig will participate in the said activity on April 21.

DENR 10 field offices will also conduct tree growing activities, coastal clean-up, lecture on biodiversity and climate change and Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign as part of the month-long Earth Day celebration.

Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 to focus on the unique environmental challenges such as climate change, global warming and other critical environmental issues.

This year’s theme is anchored on “Environmental and Climate Literacy” creating green voters and advancing environmental and climate laws and policies and accelerating green technologies and jobs.

Presidential Proclamation No. 1481 declared April 22 as Earth Day in the Philippines. (RSCIS # 04-98-2017)




The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region 10 –Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), Ozamiz City apprehended one Yellow-Crested Cockatoo and male and female Silver Pheasants at Ozamiz City Port Area on August 22, 2017.

Two suspicious individuals carried the wildlife species in the port area placed inside the two-cage boxes and were later abandoned after the Philippine Coast Guard-Ozamiz City halted them for inspection. The Philippine Coast Guard officers confiscated the items and turned-over to CENRO Ozamiz City for appropriate action. 

The Yellow-Crested Cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea) (upper photo) is a large white parrot with a dark grey-black bill, a distinctive sulphur-yellow crest and a yellow wash on the underside of the wings. On the other hand, the Silver Pheasant (Lophura nycthemera) species are often found in forests, mainly in mountains. Male Silver Pheasant (below photo, left) is adorned with white, long, patterned tail and black dropping crest on its crown while the female Silver Pheasant (below photo, right) is olive brown with black-tipped crest. Both wildlife species are exotic and categorized as critically endangered and least concern species, respectively.

Pursuant to Republic Act 9147 or the “Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act”, the seized wildlife species under the category of endangered and critically-endangered species without corresponding authorization documents in the act of trade, transport and possession should be confiscated by the government.

The said wildlife species were turned-over by CENRO Ozamiz City to DENR 10- Wildlife Rescue Center for custody on August 23, 2017. RSCIS No. 09-283-2017

Photo Releases

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...)

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 10 OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot (inset photo) encourages the Wood Processing Plant Permit (WPPP) holders/operators in Region 10 (more...)

IEC ON WATER USE REGULATION. To educate key stakeholders in the processing of Water Permit Application and Water Use Regulation, municipal planning and development officers from the Local Government Units of Region 10 (more...)

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...)

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...)

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