DENR 10, PARTNERS FIRM UP STRATEGIES ON ANTI-ILLEGAL LOGGING CAMPAIGN FOR 2018

Strategies on the anti-illegal logging campaign in Northern Mindanao were shared by members of the Regional Anti-illegal Logging Task Force (RAILTF) during a year-end assessment led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) in Cagayan de Oro City recently. 

Newly-designated DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable said there is a need for the Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices to further strengthen its partnership with the military, police, Department of Interior and Local Government and local government units in the enforcement of forestry laws. 

He recognized the efforts of the military, police and other partners in the crusade to protect and conserve our natural resources.  “I am thankful to our partners for their commitment and support to the DENR 10,” he added.  

Director Adorable also instructed the DENR 10 offices to maximize the work of the lawyers to pursue cases against violator of forestry laws.For her part, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services, lawyer Florenda Lamason – Yap exhorted the PENROs and CENROs to conduct trainings to capacitate DENR partners in their work.  She further encouraged DENR 10 forest protection employees to continually coordinate with their partners to have an effective forest protection campaign.

As of December 15, 2017, the DENR 10 has confiscated logs, lumber, flitches and other forest products with a total volume 146,001.80 board feet (bd. ft.) and estimated value of which is P4,919,967.43.

The Provincial DENR Office of Misamis Oriental has confiscated 47,645.94 bd. ft. of  forest products with an estimated value of P1,625,254.60; Bukidnon with 34,865.72 bd. ft. with an estimated value of  P1,522,076.66; Lanao del Norte – 22,529.57 bd. ft. with an estimated value of P1,317,193.85; Misamis Occidental – 32,159.27 bd. ft. with an estimated value of P286,600.77; and Camiguin – 8,801.30 bd. ft. with an estimated value of P168,841.55.

A total of 35 units of trucks and other conveyances with an estimated value of P13,555,548.66 were confiscated regionwide.

Forester Nestor B. Agosto, Chief of the Enforcement Division welcomed the participants to the year-end assessment.  He said the RAILTF-10 has conducted meetings and deputized 25 personnel as forest protection officers. (RPAO # 12-433-2017)

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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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