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



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

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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...)

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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...)

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