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)



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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