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



To spearhead the campaign in educating the youth on the importance of wildlife, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) through its Protected Area Management and Biodiversity Conservation Section (PAMBCS) conducted a symposium on March 2, 2018 in Cagayan de Oro City.

The symposium was attended by selected students of Macabalan National High School. The activity is in observance of the World Wildlife Day which is celebrated globally every March 3, the day when the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was adopted in 1973. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Big cats: predators under threat.”

This year’s celebration focused on big cats – Lions, Tigers, Leopards and Jaguars as well as their smaller cousins such as Cheetahs, Snow Leopards and Pumas, who are facing many different threats, most of which are caused by human activities. According to SeeTheWild Organization, roughly 80 percent of the 40 wild cat species are shrinking and sixteen of them are considered vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered.

In his lecture, Ranoray Love A. Noro, Chief of PAMBCS reiterates that wildlife is important for their roles in preserving the balance of nature in the ecosystem where they belong. He also presented the threats to wildlife which includes illegal trade and habitat destruction.

The students also learned about Republic Act 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act of 2001, an act providing for the conservation and protection of wildlife resources and their habitats. They also had a chance to visit the Regional Rescue Center inside the DENR 10 compound where they encountered real wild animals like the Philippine Hawk Eagle, the Python and the Cobra.

Noro gave emphasis on teaching the youth the importance of conserving and preserving biodiversity, including wildlife, because the youth will be next in line in the stewardship of our mother Earth. Ana Mae Sumalinog (RPAO MR No. 03-57-2018)

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WORLD WILDLIFE DAY. Ranoray Love Noro (standing), Chief, Protected Area Management and Biodiversity Conservation Section of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 discusses characteristics of different big cats to the students of Macabalan National High School. (more...)

WORLD WILDLIFE DAY. A student receives her prize as she correctly answered one of the questions in the Q&A portion of the symposium conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10. (more...)

WORLD WILDLIFE DAY. Students of Macabalan National High School get a chance to visit and encounter the wild animals housed in the Regional Rescue Center of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10. (more...)

WOMEN'S MONTH CELEBRATION. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) celebrates International Women’s Day with a bloodletting activity on March 8, 2018 in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

PUBLIC LAND TITLING TRAINING. Forester Roel Dahonog (right, standing), OIC-Chief License Patents and Deeds Division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources 10 (DENR 10) discusses the Modes of Land Disposition, Qualification and Requirements of Land Application Forms on Rapid Land Tenure Appraisal. (more...)

PUBLIC LAND TITLING TRAINING. Engr. Agnes A. Dejoras, OIC-Chief Surveys and Mapping Division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources 10 (DENR 10) explains the Land Surveys and presents the programs and projects initiated by the department on March 8. (more...)

ORIENTATION ON THE PROCESSING OF WATER PERMIT APPLICATION. Personnel from the Provincial/Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices in Region 10 attend the Orientation on the Processing of Water Permit Application on March 13, 2018 in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

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