Cagayan de Oro City. As part of the celebration of the Month of Ocean this May and to further raise awareness on the importance of coastal and marine environment protection, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 10 conducted a lecture on the Implementation of the Coastal and Marine Ecosystem on May 16, 2017 at the DENR 10 Conference Room, Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City.

The lecture was conducted by the Coastal Resources and Foreshore Management Section (CRFMS) and attended by college students coming from the different universities in the City.

In his opening message, DENR 10 Assistant Regional Director for Management Services Paquito D. Melicor, Jr. stressed the equal capacity of the youth to spark significant change in advancing the campaign for a better environment. He further said that as future leaders, it is important to educate them while they are young and plant the seed of consciousness in their minds while they are vibrant and idealistic.

Students had the chance for an open forum where they asked questions about various issues on coastal and marine environment. Forester Mercedita G. Barbarona, Chief of CRFMS, answered the questions and served as the resource speaker for the lecture.

Early on that day, a Holy Mass presided by Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma was offered at the St. Augustine’s Cathedral. It was followed by a motorcade around the city participated by employees of DENR Region 10.

Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources offices also joined the celebration with various activities which include a launching ceremony of the Cleanest Coastal Community in Oroquieta City, the annual Macajalar Bay Develeopment Alliance’s Pista sa Dagat in Balingasag, Misamis Oriental, and Mangrove planting and distribution of Marine Protected Area markers and buoys in Gingoog City.   

This year’s Month of Ocean celebration is anchored on the theme, “People and the Ocean” giving focus on conserving and protecting our marine environment for healthy oceans, abundant resources and happy people. The Month of Ocean is celebrated every May pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 57, series of 1999. Ana Mae Sumalinog (RSCIS No. 05-139-2017)



Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 10 OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot urged the personnel to live up to the mission of the Department. He challenged everyone to make it a personal commitment to care for Mother Earth.

He further sighted examples of simple things that could be done at home like rainwater harvesting and practicing solid waste management that will greatly impact in ecological advancement. He made this call during the Opening Program of the 2017 Environment Month celebration on June 02, 2017 at the DENR 10 covered court.

Quoting Evo Morales, he shared that “What human beings must know is that mankind cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.” Thus, the theme of this year’s Environment Month celebration “Connecting People to Nature” encourages to reconnect and reconcile human activities and daily life decisions in the context of environmental protection.

The DENR Region 10 has lined up various activities for the month-long celebration which include a Sports Fest, several environmental symposia, and Pista sa Nayon. A tree planting activity will also be conducted for the Arbor Day celebration on June 26, 2017 at the Arboretum Area in Mapawa Nature Park, Malasag, Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City.

This year’s Environment Month celebration aims to increase the level of knowledge of the stakeholders on the various programs of the DENR, seek participation and encourage a closer working relationship within the DENR community.

The Regional Office will also host an ENR Documentary Contest that will be participated by the Local Government Units, Non-Government Organizations and Provincial/Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices. There will also be a Retirees’ Get Together event that hopes to gather loyal and dedicated employees that became a part of the Department’s many years of challenges and successes.

June was declared as the Philippine Environment Month, by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 237, signed in 1988, by then President Corazon Aquino. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is the primary agency, implementing various activities to raise awareness on the value of the environment, through its bureaus, agencies, partners and stakeholders. Ana Mae Sumalinog (RSCIS No. 06-177-2017)


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MOA ON FLUP. Malitbog, Bukidnon Mayor Osmundo N. dela Rosa (3rd from right) and DENR 10 OIC Regional Director Edwin B. Andot (3rd from left) sign the Memorandum of Agreement (more...)

ENVIRONMENT MONTH KICK-OFF ACTIVITY. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 10 opens the celebration of Environment Month 2017 with a Holy Mass on June 2, 2017 at the DENR 10 covered court. (more..)  

HATAW ACTIVITY. Employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 10 move to the rhythm for a healthier life in a Hataw on June 02, 2017 (more...)

MACAJALAR BAY PISTA SA DAGAT.  DENR 10, OIC Regional Director Edwin B. Andot (9th from right) joins Balingasag Mayor and Chairperson of the Macajalar Bay Development Alliance Marrietta Roa-Abogado (8th from right) and Chairperson of the Macalar Bay Development Alliance (more...)

DENR 10 Assistant Regional Director for Mangement Services Paquito D. Melicor, Jr. (inset) inculcates into the minds of participating Special Land Investigators from different PENROs and CENROs of the DENR 10 (more...)

PARA-LEGAL TRAINING. DENR 10, OIC Regional Director Edwin B. Andot (standing) challenges volunteers to listen attentively to resource speakers during discussions to enhance their knowledge on laws, rules and regulations (more...)


Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno (center) and DENR 10 OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot (left) sign the Memorandum of Partnership Agreement on the roles and responsibilities of both parties (more...)

DENR 10-LGU TUBOD, LANAO DEL NORTE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region 10 OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot (more...)

DENR Region 10 OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot (right) gives an encouraging message during the Retooling on Environment and Natural Resources (more...)

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