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)



To further ensure work environment is free from all forms of discrimination, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) has set its guideline on Adoption of Equal Employment Opportunity Principle following its signing by Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable recently.

Regional Director Adorable said the guideline was prepared to remind all officials and employees that regardless of ranks, everybody is entitled to be protected under existing laws, rules and regulations of the office.

The guideline covers all DENR-10 employees (regular, casual and contract of service or job order); applicants for employment; clients; and the visiting public from all forms of discrimination especially those based on ethnicity, religion, gender identity and orientation, physical disability including pregnancy and senior citizens, political affiliation or other non-merit based factors.

Management practices and decisions, including application and renewal of permits; recruitment and hiring practices; appraisal systems; promotion; career path; recognition and awards; scholarship; training and career development programs are covered under the guideline.

Any employee or applicant who believes he or she has been subject to discrimination or retaliation should immediately report the matter to the DENR Action Center c/o Office of the Regional Director, the Chief, Administrative Division or the President of the employees union or the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Employees Association - 10 (DENREA 10).

The guideline further guarantees that “officials, employees, applicants and the public are protected against retaliation. Retaliation means to do something in response to an action done to oneself or an associate, especially to attack or injure someone as a response to a hurtful action.”

Based on the guideline, sanctions are meted on employees who fail to follow the guideline. For first offense, the employee will be reprimanded if the explanation is unjustified. For second offense, the employee will be suspended from One day to Thirty days and for non-organic personnel the sanction will be non-renewal of Contract of Service and third office is dismissal from government service. #TayoAngKalikasan
RSCIS # 08-222-2018

Photo Releases

NATIONAL MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE. DENR-Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Region 10 (DENR-MGB 10) Geologist Osin Sinsuat, Jr. (left), Chief, Mines and Geosciences Division briefs DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (2nd from left) (more...)

NATIONAL MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE. DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable welcomes officials from the DENR central office headed by Undersecretary and Chief of Staff Rodulfo C. Garcia and Undersecretary Ernesto D. Adobo, Jr. during the day 1 activity of the DENR National Management Conference on July 23-25 in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

NATIONAL MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE. DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu underscores his plan to retailor the current structure of the department to the Undersecretaries, Assistant Secretaries, down to all Regional Directors (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...)

TURN-OVER OF VEHICLES. DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (center) witnesses the turn-over ceremony of a multicab donated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Employee Association (DENREA) – Lanao del Norte Chapter (more...)

TRAINING/WORKSHOP ON LAWIN FOR BUKIDNON UPPER RIVER BASIN UNDER INREMP. DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (right) welcomes the participants of the 2-day training/workshop on Landscape and Wildlife Indicator (LAWIN) for Bukidnon Upper River Basin under Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project (INREMP). (more...)

BRING ECHO TRAINING. Forester Marilou M. Clarete (standing), Chief of the Conservation and Development Division of DENR 10 welcomes the participants to the Biodiversity Resource Information Network Group (BRING) Echo Training in Cagayan de Oro City on July 31 – August 1, 2018. (more...)

BRING ECHO TRAINING. Municipal Agriculture Officers of municipalities along Panguil Bay in Lanao del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur and Misamis Occidental participate in the Biodiversity Resource Information Network Group (BRING) Echo Training on July 31-August 1, 2018 in Cagayan de Oro City. (more..)

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