WPP PERMIT HOLDERS/OPERATORS ENCOURAGED TO ORGANIZE

Acknowledging that the government cannot do it alone, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 10 OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot encouraged the Wood Processing Plant Permit (WPPP) holders/operators in Region 10 to organize and convene into a federation to police the industry against illegal operations.

A meeting with Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers (PENROs) and the WPPP holders/operators in Region 10 was conducted on August 24, 2017 at the DENR 10 conference room. RD Andot, in his message, reiterated that the WPPP holders/operators are the best people to police their own industry because they are assumed to know the illegal players operating in their areas.

Operators from each province appointed interim representatives for the federation. Misamis Occidental operators appointed Ms. Alicia Camunay and Mr. Winston Catane. Mr. Mario Huervas, Mr. Juanito Nasara, Mr. Oscar Obial, Mr. Eduardo Suarez, Jr. and Mr. Raul Carlito Gentallan were named as representatives for Bukidnon province. Mr. Margarito Jaque, For. Darsky Irigian and Ms. Perlita R. Salac were appointed as representatives for the province of Lanao del Norte while Rev. Prodencio Plaza, Mr. Jay Yap, Mr. Nilo Micabalo and Mr. Ating Co were appointed to represent Misamis Oriental.

During the open forum, RD Andot answers issues and concerns of the operators. He assured them that the DENR is a partner of the private sector and all stakeholders in working for the advancement of the wood processing industry.

RD Andot also gave emphasis on the stand of the DENR against corruption, further challenging the operators to stop unnecessary handouts and to report directly to his office any employee who displays unethical conduct in their transactions.

The federation is expected to assemble for an election and to establish its structure and guidelines that will be anchored in the aspirations of advancing the interest of the WPPP holders/operators and all stakeholders of the industry. Ana Mae Sumalinog RSCIS No. 08-270-2017

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DENR-PENRO Bukidnon awards Outstanding Urban Barangays on Plastic Waste Management

Barangay 1, Malaybalay City emerged as champion with Barangay Mabag-o, Valencia City as 1st runner-up and Barangay Mibantang, Quezon as 2nd runner-up in the recently concluded Search for Outstanding Urban Barangay on Plastic Waste Management sponsored by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Bukidnon.

The winners received a Plaque of Recognition and the champion received a cash prize of P10,000 and the 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up received P3,000 each.

In his report to DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable, Bukidnon OIC, PENR Officer Virgilino P. Alima said the contest was conducted to address environmental issues on Solid Waste Management.

He further said the winners exemplify the best barangay in recycling, segregation and composting which are in line with the compliance of Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000. The contest was conducted as part of the Environment Month celebration in June 2018.

The criteria for judging include segregation at source – 25 points, segregated collection – 20 points, materials recovery facility – 33 points and barangay committee for Ecological Solid Waste Management – 22 points.

Meanwhile, the PENR Office of Bukidnon also honored three individuals who sacrificed their lives in protecting and conserving the environment. Posthumous award was given to the bereaved families considered as Bukidnon Environmental Heroes. The posthumous awardees were Alex Banilar and Wilfredo Batico, who died during the fire suppression at the Bukidnon Provincial Tree Park on April 6, 2018 and Villamor Sihagan, a Kitanglad Guard Volunteer who died during the conduct of patrolling and monitoring activity at Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park. Their respective families received the award during the culmination program of the Environment Month celebration in Malaybalay City recently.

The celebration of Environment Month is mandated through Presidential Proclamation 237 which focuses public attention to the protection and conservation of the country’s natural resources. This year’s theme is “Beat Plastic Pollution.” (Arhleen Arat) #TayoAngKalikasan

Photo Releases

ENVIRONMENT MONTH CULMINATING PROGRAM. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 Director Arleigh J. Adorable encourages everyone to be catalysts for change in combating plastic pollution during the Environment Month Celebration Culminating Program on July 2, 2018 in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

ON-THE-SPOT POSTER MAKING CONTEST. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (right) together with (L-R) Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Paquito D. Melicor Jr. OIC, Assistant Regional Director for Management Services Felix S. Mirasol, Jr. and Chief, Legal Division Lawyer Florenda Lamason-Yap (more...)

PHOTO POSTER CONTEST. The Photo Poster Contest showcases the DENR 10 Programs and Projects as part of the Environment Month Celebration on June 28, 2018 in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

DENR 10 FITNESS CENTER. DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (2nd from right) leads the cutting of ribbon of the new DENR 10 Fitness Center beside the Department’s multi-purpose covered court. The Fitness Center will serve as physical fitness area for DENR employees. (more...)

TRAINING ON ENR MANAGEMENT AND ENR LAW ENFORCEMENT. DENR 10 Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Paquito D. Melicor, Jr. (standing) inspires personnel assigned in checkpoints to better serve the public by equipping themselves with updated knowledge and enhanced skills. (more...)

TREE GROWING ACTIVITY. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-10) conducts a tree growing activity at Mapawa Nature Park, Cugman, Cagayan de Oro on June 23, 2018. (more...)

TREE GROWING ACTIVITY. The participants from Teach for the Philippines, Oro Youth Development Council, DENR-10 and Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School (MOGCHS) get three to five seedlings of Acacia Mangium (more...)

GREEN FILM FESTIVAL. Junior students from Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School and Xavier University High School and On-the-Job Trainees from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-10) and Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-10) participate in the Green Film Festival at SM Uptown, Cinema 1, Cagayan de Oro City on June 19, 2018. (more...)

COASTAL CLEAN-UP. DENR 10 personnel conduct Coastal clean-up during the Mangrove planting activity on June 27, 2018 at Barangay Bonbon, Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

LARONG PINOY. DENR 10, Environmental Management Bureau 10 and Mines and Geosciences Bureau 10 personnel participate in the Larong Pinoy as part of the Environment Month Celebration on June 5, 2018 in the DENR 10 Covered Court, Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

MANGROVE PLANTING. A total of 950 Mangrove propagules were planted by DENR 10 personnel during the Mangrove planting activity on June 27, 2018 at Barangay Bonbon, Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

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