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 10 CELEBRATES WORLD WILDLIFE DAY

To spearhead the campaign in educating the youth on the importance of wildlife, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) through its Protected Area Management and Biodiversity Conservation Section (PAMBCS) conducted a symposium on March 2, 2018 in Cagayan de Oro City.

The symposium was attended by selected students of Macabalan National High School. The activity is in observance of the World Wildlife Day which is celebrated globally every March 3, the day when the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was adopted in 1973. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Big cats: predators under threat.”

This year’s celebration focused on big cats – Lions, Tigers, Leopards and Jaguars as well as their smaller cousins such as Cheetahs, Snow Leopards and Pumas, who are facing many different threats, most of which are caused by human activities. According to SeeTheWild Organization, roughly 80 percent of the 40 wild cat species are shrinking and sixteen of them are considered vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered.

In his lecture, Ranoray Love A. Noro, Chief of PAMBCS reiterates that wildlife is important for their roles in preserving the balance of nature in the ecosystem where they belong. He also presented the threats to wildlife which includes illegal trade and habitat destruction.

The students also learned about Republic Act 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act of 2001, an act providing for the conservation and protection of wildlife resources and their habitats. They also had a chance to visit the Regional Rescue Center inside the DENR 10 compound where they encountered real wild animals like the Philippine Hawk Eagle, the Python and the Cobra.

Noro gave emphasis on teaching the youth the importance of conserving and preserving biodiversity, including wildlife, because the youth will be next in line in the stewardship of our mother Earth. Ana Mae Sumalinog (RPAO MR No. 03-57-2018)

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Forester Antonietto C. Añora (left) accepts the Certificate of Recognition for and in behalf of the Holcim Resources and Development Corporation (HRDC) from DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (center) and Mines and Geosciences Bureau 10 Regional Director Rex S. Monsanto (right) during the DENR 10’s Monday Convocation program on April 10 in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

Engr. Roel L. Piloton (left) accepts the Certificate of Recognition for and in behalf of the Republic Cement Iligan, Inc. (RCI, Inc.) from DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (center) and Mines and Geosciences Bureau 10 Regional Director Rex S. Monsanto (right) during the DENR 10’s Monday Convocation program on April 10 in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (right) leads the oath taking of nine newly hired and promoted DENR Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office personnel from Camiguin on April 10 at the DENR 10 regional office in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

KICK-OFF ACTIVITY OF WOMEN'S MONTH. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable welcomes the participants to the Kick-Off Activity (more...)

WOMEN’S MONTH. Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (2nd from left) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) awards the Certificate of Appreciation to Dr. Simer E. Belacho (4th from left) for being the resource person in a lecture on Sexual and Reproductive Health during the Monday Convocation of DENR 10 on March 19, 2018 in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

YOUTH CAMP. DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (right) congratulates the youths (left) from Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte and other localities in Cagayan de Oro City for grabbing the chance to participate in the annual Environmental Youth Camp (more...)

MARINE PROTECTED AREA MARKERS. To promote coral reef conservation and as part of the celebration of the International Year of the Reef, the DENR 10 represented by Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Paquito D. Melicor, Jr. (3rd from right) recently distributed Marine Protected Area markers (more...)

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