CDORBMC EMBARKS ON SEEDLING PRODUCTION TO HELP PREVENT FLOODING

Cagayan de Oro City.  To help prevent flooding in the city, the Cagayan de Oro River Basin Management Council (CDORBMC) is establishing a nursery at the back of the Archbishop’s Palace here.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 and the CDORBMC formally opened the nursery  as part of the celebration of Earth Day 2017.

The nursery is a brainchild of the chair of CDORBMC, Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma.  He offered the area at the back of the Archbishop’s Palace as the site for raising tree seedlings for distribution to parishes.

During the opening program, Archbishop Ledesma was represented by Ada Estepa of the Ecology Desk of Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro.  She said “the earth is crying and there is a challenge for us to be responsible stewards of God’s creation.”

Once fully developed, the nursery is envisioned as a Center of Learning for Environment, wherein organic garden and sustainable agriculture will be practiced. Groups can learn and experience the environment at the CDORBMC Nursery, Estepa added.

For his part, DENR 10 OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot called on the people to do their share in protecting and conserving our natural resources and environment.  He said the DENR 10 will continue to assign personnel to provide technical assistance in the maintenance of the nursery.  The nursery is beside the Cagayan de Oro River.

During the opening of the nursery, personnel of DENR 10 including from the Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources of Misamis Oriental potted seedlings of veviter grass.  Seedlings of  lambago, narra, cranberry and other tree seedlings can be found at the nursery. 

A ceremonial cutting of ribbon marked the opening of the CDORBMC Nursery with Regional Director Andot, Ada Estepa, Father Saturnino Lumba of the Social Action Center of Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro, Dr. Rosalina Huerbana of Safer River Life Saver Foundation, Inc. and Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer Myrna Neri of Initao, Misamis Oriental.

The Earth Day activities held on April 21, 2017 include a Laudato Si Symposium with Rev. Msgr. Florencio Salvador, Jr. as resource speaker, Holy Mass at St. Augustine Cathedral and motorcade around the city. The Environmental Management Bureau, Region 10 spearheaded an Alay Lakad while the DENR 10 conducted a Lambago Planting at Sitio Cala-cala, Macasanding, Cagayan de Oro City.

Earth Day is celebrated every April 22 as a way to  honor our planet and to reaffirm environmental commitments.

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Environmental Management Bureau, Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources Office of Misamis Oriental joined the April 21 activities in Cagayan de Oro City.  Other Provincial/Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices also conducted activities to celebrate Earth Day.        RSCIS # 04-114-2017

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DENR LEADS ENVIRONMENT MONTH, OTHER ENVIRONMENT CELEBRATIONS IN JUNE

Anchored on the theme : “Beat Plastic Pollution,” the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) leads the celebration of Environment Month this June.

DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable disclosed that the month-long celebration aims to promote environmental awareness and participation among the various sectors of society. This is also in consonance to Presidential Proclamation 237 which mandates the yearly celebration of Environment Month in June to protect, enhance and develop our environment, he said.

Information, Education and Communication (IEC) on the celebration will be undertaken through multi-media and interpersonal approach. The activities include Environmental Symposium on June 20 and Environmental Quiz Show on June 29 for students and Environmental Quiz Bee for DENR employees on June 25.

To showcase high school students concern for the environment through artwork, an On-the-Spot Poster Making Contest will be conducted on June 26. A photo contest among DENR 10 offices aimed to increase the level of knowledge of stakeholders of the various programs of DENR will reel off on June 25 to 29.

Green Film Festival on June 29 at SM Cinemas will also be supported by the regional office. Youth organizations and students shall be invited to watch environment-related films during the Green Festival.

The regional office is sponsoring a Donate a Book Project to gather books from employees and stakeholders to be given to public schools in the region. Plastic Innovation, a contest on recycling of plastics will test the creativity of DENR 10 personnel will be spearheaded by the Administrative Division.

To promote health and wellness, Larong Pinoy will be conducted regionwide on June 5 and DENR 10 will celebrate the DENR Anniversary on June 8 through a Family Day and a talent search, DENR Got Talent. The DENR Anniversary is celebrated every June 10 through Executive Order No. 192.

An Open House which will serve as a venue for People’s organizations and other stakeholders to display and sell their products will be undertaken on June 26 to 29 at the regional office.

Culminating activities of the Environment Month include a Thanksgiving Mass, program with the grand finals of the DENR Got Talent and awarding of prizes to winners of different contests. The raffle draw of the Environment and Natural Resources Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative (ENREMCO) will also be conducted on June 29.

Aside from the Environment Month celebration, the DENR 10 will spearhead the celebration of Philippine Eagle Week from June 4 to 10 with a photo exhibit at the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon and other IEC activities to encourage communities and individuals to help protect our national bird, the Philippine Eagle.

The DENR 10 joins the celebration of Coral Triangle Day on June 9 to foster protection and conservation of this natural treasure. The event is celebrated in countries in the Coral Triangle region - Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste. This year the DENR 10 will undertake a coastal clean-up at Barangay Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City and distribution of Marine Protected Area (MPA) marker buoys to support the maintenance and protection of established MPAs in Eastern Iligan Bay.

In celebration of Arbor Day youth groups with other stakeholders are scheduled to participate in a tree growing at Malasag, Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City on June 23 and a mangrove clean-up and replanting will also be conducted at Bonbon, Cagayan de Oro City on June 27. By virtue of Proclamation No. 369, Arbor Day is celebrated every 25th of June in the Philippines. #TayoAngKalikasan (RPAO # 05-154-2018)

Photo Releases

REGIONAL ANTI-ILLEGAL LOGGING TASK FORCE. DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (left) reports to the members of the Regional Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force (RAILTF) the recent Anti-Illegal Mining and Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force operation headed by BGen. Mario F. Chan (Ret) and Col. Jett L. Duque in the localities of Tagoloan and Villanueva in Misamis Oriental on April 26 and 27. (more...)

ANTI-ILLEGAL LOGGING OPERATION OF REGION 10. Hired laborers load apprehended wood trimmer/cutter machines and dismantles electric fuse and motors used in the illegal operation of wood processing plants on April 26 in the vicinities of Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. (more...)

CDORBMC TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP ON PES MEETING. DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable represented by Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Paquito D. Melicor, Jr. (center) welcomes the members of the Cagayan de Oro River Basin Management Council (CDORBMC) Technical Working Group (TWG) on Payment for Ecological Services. (more...)

CDORBMC TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP ON PES MEETING. Forester Marilou Clarete (left, standing), Chief Conservation and Development Division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region 10 gives the Overview of the Payment for Ecological Services in Cagayan de Oro River Basin. (more...)

Rey Fernandez (2nd from left), Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer of Misamis Occidental receives the flagship mascot for Baliangao Protected Landscape and Seascape (BPLS). (more...)

DENR 10 Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Paquito Melicor, Jr. (right) turns-over the flagship mascot to Forester Eddie Macasusi (2nd from left), Protected Area Superintendent of the Initao-Libertad Protected Landscape and Seascape (ILPLS) in Misamis Oriental. (more...)

IEC TRAINING/WORKSHOP ON IEC MATERIALS DESIGN AND PRODUCTION.Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region 10 Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Paquito D. Melicor, Jr. (standing) encourages the participants to work harder in raising awareness to protect and conserve the natural resources for the present and future generations (more...)

IEC TRAINING/WORKSHOP ON IEC MATERIALS DESIGN AND PRODUCTION. Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Mamacaya M. Lucman (standing) of Lanao del Norte welcomes participants to the Training/Workshop on IEC Materials Design and Production on May 17-19, 2018 in Iligan City. (more...)

IEC TRAINING/WORKSHOP ON IEC MATERIALS DESIGN AND PRODUCTION. Participants discuss the content and layout of the IEC materials for DENR 10 Integrated Natural Resources Management Project (INREMP) in Lake Lanao River Basin during the Training/Workshop on IEC Materials Design and Production on May 17-19, 2018 in Iligan City. (more...)

MONTH OF THE OCEAN. Bonbon residents headed by its barangay officials join the DENR in celebrating the Month of the Ocean 2018 with the theme, “Stand up, Save our Reefs.” The said clean-up activity was conducted on May 11 in the coastal areas of Barangay Bonbon, Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

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