DENR, PNP, AFP INTENSIFY ANTI- ILLEGAL LOGGING, ILLEGAL MINING CAMPAIGN IN REGION 10

For violating the provisions of Section 77 of Presidential Decree 705 or the Forestry Code of the Philippines, as amended by EO 277 and renumbered by Republic Act 7161, personnel from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) with elements from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) apprehended a total of 133,766.83 board feet of lumber, 309 cubic meters of logs/log bolts and 62 tools/equipment with an estimated value of P2,227,777 during its April 26 and 27 operation in the region.

In his report to Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable said that the apprehended forest products/timber have an estimated value of P1,258,777 and the 62 tools/equipment has an estimated value of P969,000 during the inspection of 31 wood processing plants in the municipalities of Villanueva and Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. He said documentations are on-going for the filing of cases for violators of forestry laws, rules and regulations.

It was gathered that the anti-illegal logging campaign is an offshoot of DENR Caraga ground operation. DENR Executive Director for Anti-Illegal Logging and Anti-illegal Mining Task Force Maj. Gen. Mario F. Chan (Ret) with Col. Jett Duque, Ground Commander for Mindanao Operation, and lawyer Danilo U. Uykieng, Assistant Director of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau provided the over-all directions of the two-day operation.

The DENR 10 activated an Operation Center headed by Director Adorable and organized five Special Task Action Groups (STAGs) composed of DENR personnel from the regional office and the province of Bukidnon with Misamis Oriental. Of the 31 wood processing plants inspected, the STAGS apprehended four operating without permit or expired permit and five with existing permit, Director Adorable added.

The apprehended forest products/timber were turned-over to the Provincial Police Office of Misamis Oriental for custody, while the apprehended tools/equipment were under the custody of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer of CENRO Initao. The 62 implements apprehended include 21 bandsaws, 8 electric motor, 2 grinder machines, 1 cutter machine, 14 saw blades, 1 rotary lathe, 2 circular saws and 13 flywheels.

Director Adorable is thankful to the PNP and the AFP for continuously extending their assistance to the DENR 10.

Operations against illegal mining in the region is being undertaken by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Region 10 with the local government units, AFP and PNP. (With report from the Enforcement Division, DENR 10) # 05-134-2018

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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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