LGU-MALITBOG,BUKIDNON SIGNS MOA ON FLUP WITH DENR 10

To effectively manage and develop their timberland areas, the Local Government Unit of Malitbog, Bukidnon signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) on the creation of the Municipal Forest Land Use Plan (FLUP) on May 22 in the said Municipality.

The approved FLUP through the MOA will serve as the main basis of the DENR 10, LGU-Malitbog and other stakeholders, for the promotion and processing of various instruments for closing open access regimes in forests and forestlands. 

Malitbog Mayor Osmundo N. dela Rosa appreciates the effort of the DENR 10 headed by OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot for the all-out support in the realization of the signing of the MOA on the FLUP in his Municipality.

Regional Director Edwin B. Andot in behalf of the department expressed his sincerity in partnering with LGU-Malitbog and emphasized his gratitude to the local officials headed by Mayor dela Rosa for giving importance and support to the DENR projects in their area.

He also assures Mayor dela Rosa that DENR will provide technical assistance in forest land use planning that may provide necessary data, maps, participation in FLUP training modules, capacity building, cross visits and practicum related works.

As agreed in the MOA regular meetings shall be chaired by the municipal Mayor and co-Chaired by the concerned CENRO Officer of DENR-10 to determine the progress of activities. Both parties were committed to jointly support and contribute to participate in the preparartion, validation approval , legitimization, and implementation of the FLUP of the Municipality.

The signing of the Memorandum of Agreement on the Forest Land Use Plan was witnessed by Vice-Mayor Cindy Aritrangco, members of Sangguniang Bayan of Malitbog, DENR-Bukidnon OIC, Provincial Officer Vergilino Alima and Forester Virgilio Batocael, the OIC Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer of CENRO-Manolo Fortich.

In another development, DENR 10, OIC Regional Director Edwin B. Andot attended the 2ND Macajalar Bay Pista sa Dagat 2017 on May 25 in the municipality of Balingasag, Misamis Oriental.

Balingasag Mayor and Chairperson of the Macajalar Bay Development Alliance (MBDA) Marietta Roa-Abogado personally thanked DENR, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot for the support extended to the 2ND Macajalar Bay Pista sa Dagat 2017 activity. She welcomed all DENR programs and projects that can benefit not only to the people of Balingasag but also for the members of the Alliance as a whole.  

RD Andot in his response, acknowledged the MBDA, fisherfolks and other stakeholders for the success of the  2nd Macajalar Bay Pista sa Dagat 2017 and pledged support to the programs of MBDA and recognized the partnership of MBDA with DENR in the conservation and protection of our coastal areas particularly the marine resources.

He also called on local chief executives member of the Macajalar Bay Development Alliance, fisherfolks and other organizations to help the DENR locate areas where to establish mangrove plantation for their livelihood. He said the department had allocated funds for the program from the start of the mangroves propagule planting including the maintenance for the next three years. Interested parties are adviced to visit the nearest Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) for proper documentation of the area, he added.

The 2ND Macajalar Bay Pista sa Dagat 2017 activity was simultaneously celebrated with the Ocean and Fisherfolk Month celebration spearheaded by the Macajalar Bay Development Alliance (MBDA) and the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. (DENR-RSCIS PR # 06-172-2017)

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DENR 10 CONDUCTS ANNUAL ASIAN WATERFOWL CENSUS IN NORTHERN MINDANAO

To monitor the number of migratory bird that pass through the coastal and wetland areas in Northern Mindanao, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 conducted the Annual Waterfowl Census (AWC) in the provinces of Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental.

The conduct of the annual waterfowl census will determine the areas frequently visited by migratory birds, its condition as well as the status of coastal and wetland areas which is affected by land conversion, natural calamities and other human activities.

During the 2017 AWC assessment, a total of 1,988 migratory birds of 31 species were identified in ten wetland areas in northern Mindanao that include Pulangi Wetland (NAPOCOR Dam) in Bukidnon; Alubijid Wetland, El Salvador Wetland, Magsaysay Wetland, Opol Wetland, Pangasihan Wetland all from Misamis Oriental; Bonifacio Wetland, Sinacaban Wetland in Misamis Occidental; and Matampay Bukana Wetland and Mukas Karomatan Wetland in Lanao del Norte.  

For 2018 AWC assessment, according to Donato Bojo, a staff from the Protected Areas Management, Biodiversity Conservation Section, DENR field personnel has yet to finalize their reports and as per initial observation, there are possibilities that a decrease in numbers of migratory birds will be observed this year, he added.

Bojo stressed out that the decrease of migratory bird population will be due to external factors observed during the actual counting to include high water level in some fishponds, other sites were converted to commercial areas and the unpredictable weather conditions due to climate change.  

The annual Waterfowl Census is conducted by the DENR simultaneously with other countries along the Austral-Asian bird migration flyway, to provide information on the global status of wetlands. Wetlands, which include lakes, rivers, marshes, mudflats, mangrove swamps, etc., play a vital role in human existence. (RPAO PR No. 01-05-2018)

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DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (right) was welcomed by Community Environment and Natural Resources Office-Initao personnel headed by CENR Officer Myrna Neri (2nd from right) during his visit to region 10 on November 27. (RPAO PR No. 12-413-2017)

DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (left) speaks with DENR 10 officials and Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office personnel of Misamis Oriental during his visit to Northern Mindanao on November 27 in Cagayan de Oro City.

Secretary Cimatu challenged the men and women of DENR 10 to strengthen its partnership and coordination with the Local Government Units in their respective area particularly on ecological solid waste management. (RPAO PR No.12-414-2017)

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu points out Air Pollution, Water Pollution and Solid Waste Management as primary focus of DENR 10 during his visit at the Regional Office, Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City on November 27, 2017(RPAO PR No. 12-416-2017)

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (center) presides the Turn-over Ceremony of outgoing DENR 10 OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot (right) and Incoming DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (left) during his visit at the Regional Office, Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City on November 27, 2017. (RPAO PR No. 12-416-2017)

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