NWRB DEPUTIZE DENR ON CERTAIN FUNCTIONS OF WATER USE REGULATION

To properly implement the Water Code of the Philippines, the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) deputized the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to perform certain functions of water use regulations in the country.

The NWRB is the national regulating and coordinating agency on water resources management and development and is mandated to implement the Water Code of the Philippines. It is tasked to conduct monitoring and enforcement activities all over the country.

Some of the certain functions of water use regulations deputized to the DENR regional offices under the Licenses, Patents and Deeds Division (LPDD) are to accept/verify water permit applications, conduct continuing inventory of water users, identify water sources and make sources inventory map.

Types of water permit application include water permit for agricultural purposes, Hydraulic power development and industrial purposes, municipal purposes and recreational, fisheries and other purposes.

The LPDD shall serve as NWRB's Deputy in the DENR Regional Offices to perform some functions relative to regulation of water use to complement the existing deputized agents such as the Department of Public Works and Highways, National Irrigation Administration and some water districts.

DENR conducted series of information, education and communication campaign on the Water Code of the Philippines and Its Implementing Rules and Regulations to key stakeholders in collaboration with NWRB, re-echo training for PENROs and CENROs and coordination meetings with other deputized agents in the area, and other related activities assigned in accordance with the Water Code.

The Water Code of the Philippines aims to establish the basic principles and framework relating to the appropriation, control and conservation of water resources, define the extent of the rights and obligations of water users and owners including the protection and regulation of such rights, and adopt a basic law governing the ownership, appropriation, utilization, exploitation, development, conservation and protection of water resources and rights to land related thereto. (RSCIS # 07-251-2017)

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DENR, PNP, AFP INTENSIFY ANTI- ILLEGAL LOGGING, ILLEGAL MINING CAMPAIGN IN REGION 10

For violating the provisions of Section 77 of Presidential Decree 705 or the Forestry Code of the Philippines, as amended by EO 277 and renumbered by Republic Act 7161, personnel from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) with elements from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) apprehended a total of 133,766.83 board feet of lumber, 309 cubic meters of logs/log bolts and 62 tools/equipment with an estimated value of P2,227,777 during its April 26 and 27 operation in the region.

In his report to Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable said that the apprehended forest products/timber have an estimated value of P1,258,777 and the 62 tools/equipment has an estimated value of P969,000 during the inspection of 31 wood processing plants in the municipalities of Villanueva and Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. He said documentations are on-going for the filing of cases for violators of forestry laws, rules and regulations.

It was gathered that the anti-illegal logging campaign is an offshoot of DENR Caraga ground operation. DENR Executive Director for Anti-Illegal Logging and Anti-illegal Mining Task Force Maj. Gen. Mario F. Chan (Ret) with Col. Jett Duque, Ground Commander for Mindanao Operation, and lawyer Danilo U. Uykieng, Assistant Director of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau provided the over-all directions of the two-day operation.

The DENR 10 activated an Operation Center headed by Director Adorable and organized five Special Task Action Groups (STAGs) composed of DENR personnel from the regional office and the province of Bukidnon with Misamis Oriental. Of the 31 wood processing plants inspected, the STAGS apprehended four operating without permit or expired permit and five with existing permit, Director Adorable added.

The apprehended forest products/timber were turned-over to the Provincial Police Office of Misamis Oriental for custody, while the apprehended tools/equipment were under the custody of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer of CENRO Initao. The 62 implements apprehended include 21 bandsaws, 8 electric motor, 2 grinder machines, 1 cutter machine, 14 saw blades, 1 rotary lathe, 2 circular saws and 13 flywheels.

Director Adorable is thankful to the PNP and the AFP for continuously extending their assistance to the DENR 10.

Operations against illegal mining in the region is being undertaken by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Region 10 with the local government units, AFP and PNP. (With report from the Enforcement Division, DENR 10) # 05-134-2018

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‘LAUDATO SI’ SYMPOSIUM. Father Reynaldo Raluto (right) was the resource speaker during the ‘Laudato Si’ Symposium spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10. (more...)

‘LAUDATO SI’ SYMPOSIUM. DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable encourages selected residents of Barangay Puntod, Cagayan de Oro City to do their share in proper waste management (more...)

ANTI-ILLEGAL LOGGING OPERATION OF REGION 10. PSSupt. Rolando E. Destura (3rd from left) Police Provincial Director of Misamis Oriental witnesses the unloading of lumbers and logbolts recently apprehended by the DENR-Special Tasks Action Groups (STAGs) during the anti-illegal logging campaign in the vicinities of Tagoloan and Villanueva, Misamis Oriental. (more...)

EMB NATIONAL MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE. Department of Environment and Natural Resources-10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (standing) delivers an inspiring message (more...)

EMB NATIONAL MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE. Environmental Management Bureau (EMB)-10 Regional Director Sabdullah C. Abubacar (standing) welcomes the participants (more...)

ANTI-ILLEGAL LOGGING OPERATION OF REGION 10. Hired laborers load apprehended wood trimmer/cutter machines and dismantles electric fuse and motors used in the illegal operation of wood processing plants on April 26 in the vicinities of Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. (more...)

ANTI-ILLEGAL LOGGING OPERATION OF REGION 10. Apprehended lumbers of various dimension are loaded in trucks following a series of apprehension conducted by DENR 10 Special Tasks Action Groups (STAGs) in Tagoloan and Villanueva, Misamis Oriental during the Anti-Illegal Mining and Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force operation on April 26-27. (more...)

EMB NATIONAL MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE. Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Director Metodio U. Turbella (standing) reminds the participants of the strict implementation of Clean Air and Water as part of the mandate (more...)

CDORBMC TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP ON PES MEETING. DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable represented by Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Paquito D. Melicor, Jr. (center) welcomes the members of the Cagayan de Oro River Basin Management Council (CDORBMC) Technical Working Group (TWG) on Payment for Ecological Services. (more...)

CDORBMC TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP ON PES MEETING. Forester Marilou Clarete (left, standing), Chief Conservation and Development Division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region 10 gives the Overview of the Payment for Ecological Services in Cagayan de Oro River Basin. (more...)

REGIONAL ANTI-ILLEGAL LOGGING TASK FORCE. DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (left) reports to the members of the Regional Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force (RAILTF) the recent Anti-Illegal Mining and Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force operation headed by BGen. Mario F. Chan (Ret) and Col. Jett L. Duque in the localities of Tagoloan and Villanueva in Misamis Oriental on April 26 and 27. (more...)

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