DENR 10 CULMINATES ENVIRONMENT MONTH WITH AWARDING OF WINNERS OF ADVOCACY CONTESTS

Winners of photography and documentary contests sponsored by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 were honored during the culmination program of the Environment Month on June 30 in Cagayan de Oro City.

According to OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot the contests were aimed to inculcate in the minds of the public the responsibility of caring for Mother Earth.  He said this year’s contests include Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Video Documentary Contest for local government units (LGUs) and DENR offices and ENR Photo Essay Contest for Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices.  The Environmental Management Bureau, Region 10 (EMB 10) also conducted a Photography Competition.

He stressed that this year’s theme of the Environment Month “Connecting People to Nature” reminds us to take time to commune with nature and be responsible stewards of God’s creation.  He thanked the LGUs and other partners for their participation to the Environment Month activities.

Director Andot with OIC, Assistant Regional Director Belen O. Daba awarded the prizes to the winners. The LGU of Nunungan, Lanao del Norte represented by Mayor Marcos Mamay received a Certificate of Recognition and P5,000 as first prize winner of the ENR Video Documentary Contest for LGUs.  The second place went to LGU of Balingasag, Misamis Oriental and third place went to LGU-Bacolod, Lanao del Norte.  The winners received a Certificate of Recognition and cash prize of P3,000 and P1,000 for the 2nd and 3rd prize, respectively.

For the ENR Video Documentary Contest for DENR offices, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office of Misamis Oriental emerged as first place, 2nd place – PENRO-Misamis Occidental and 3rd place – Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Region 10 (MGB 10).  All winners received Certificate of Recognition with the 1st place – P5,000, 2nd place – P3,000 and 3rd place – P1,000, respectively.

The photo essay contest winners are 1st place – Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) – Initao, Misamis Oriental,  second place – CENRO-Valencia and third place – CENRO-Oroquieta City.  Each winner received a Certificate of Recognition and P5,000, P3,000 and P1,000, respectively.

The winners of the EMB 10 Photography Competition are first place – Jhun Rey Nale,  second place – Kim Rochie Lumban and third place – Raphael P. Uy.  Each winner received a Plaque of Recognition and cash prize of P6,000, P3,000 and P2,000, respectively.

A Pista sa Nayon with contest on dancing ball, egg relay and maria went to town played by DENR teams from the Management Services, Technical Services, Environmental Management Bureau and Mines and Geosciences Bureau was conducted followed by a “boodle fight.”

The DENR spearheads the celebration of Environment Month in June per Presidential Proclamation 237 signed in 1988 by then President Corazon C. Aquino. The Environment Month celebration was opened with a Thanksgiving Mass, tree growing, Information, Education and Community – School Visits at Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School and Cagayan de Oro National High School, sportsfest, among others.  The EMB 10 and MGB 10 participated in the celebration of Environment Month at the regional office of DENR 10.  This year the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau – Forest and Timber Resources Research Center led by its Center Head Conrado B. Marquez joined the sportsfest. (RSCIS # 07-236-2017)

 

 

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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)

Photo Releases

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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ANNUAL ASIAN WATERFOWL CENSUS. Joint DENR 10 regional and field personnel from Community Environment and Natural Resources Office-Gingoog City patiently count migratory bird Little Stint (Calidris minuta) species (more...)

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