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)



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

Photo Releases

DENR 10 RETIREES GET TOGETHER. DENR 10 OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot represented by OIC, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Belen O. Daba (9th from right) with lawyer Florenda Lamason – Yap (8th from right) (more...)

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 10 OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot (inset photo) encourages the Wood Processing Plant Permit (WPPP) holders/operators in Region 10 (more...)

IEC ON WATER USE REGULATION. To educate key stakeholders in the processing of Water Permit Application and Water Use Regulation, municipal planning and development officers from the Local Government Units of Region 10 (more...)

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...)

LEARNING EVENT ON NEWS WRITING, PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO PRODUCTION. Information Officers from the Regional, Provincial and Community Offices of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 learn the basic of Video Production during the Learning Event on Newswriting, Photography and Video Production in Cagayan de Oro City on July 26-28, 2017.  

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...)

MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE 2017. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region 10 OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot (standing) encourages the participants of the Regional Management Conference (more...)

MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE 2017. DENR 10 OIC, Assistant Regional Director Belen O. Daba (standing) shares insights during the Regional Management Conference (more...)

CLEAN-UP ACTIVITY. Equipped with rakes, sacks, dustpans and broomsticks, employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 10 and Environmental Management Bureau Region 10 come together for the clean-up/ adopt an estero activity held at the drainage canal fronting DENR Regional Office on June 24, 2017. (more...)

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