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



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

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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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