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



Three vehicles worth P734,000 were turned-over by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Employees Association (DENREA) – Lanao del Norte Chapter to the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO), Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Iligan City and Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte recently.

The vehicles were turned-over by DENREA – Lanao del Norte president Hermosilla C. Flores to Lanao del Norte PENR Officer Mamacaya M. Lucman, OIC – CENR Officer of Iligan Palao D. Abantas and Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte OIC-CENRO Pacasum Mascara representative, Development Management Officer IV Solaiman Y. Gauntel.

DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable cited the initiative of the employees’ union for purchasing the three service vehicles for the mobility of Lanao del Norte personnel. He said that this is the first time that a union bought and turned-over vehicles for its employees.

For his part, PENR Officer Mamacaya M. Lucman expressed his appreciation to the current officers of DENREA – Lanao del Norte for their dynamism in pursuing the project for the benefit of all employees. He encouraged the personnel to take care of the vehicles and for the union to continue to work for the welfare of the members. Officials from the CENR Offices of Lanao del Norte committed to take good care of the vehicles.

The service vehicle for the PENR Office is worth P257,000, CENRO Kolambugan – P209,000 and CENRO Iligan – P268,000.

The vehicles were earlier blessed by an Imam for Muslims and a priest for Christians. (From the report of Norania T. Abdulmorid) #TayoAngKalikasan RPAO # 07-204-2018

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



More than a hundred key officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) led by Secretary Roy A. Cimatu gathered in Cagayan de Oro for the DENR National Management Conference on July 23-25, 2018.

The conference aimed to assess the performance of regional offices and bureaus with regards to the ten priority programs of the department. A review on the physical and financial performance of the regions vis-à-vis the targets for the first semester of 2018 was conducted.

In his message, Secretary Cimatu shared the honors that the department is receiving for its efforts of rehabilitating Boracay. He said that the success of the Boracay undertaking is a result of the concerted efforts of all the regions who had been alternately sending their field personnel to support the mission.

He encouraged the regions to double their efforts in attaining their targets and work harder in performing their mandate.

Secretary Cimatu also disclosed that the department is looking into the possibility of organizational changes to further address the environmental problems of the country. A review in the organizational structure is currently being undertaken and plans for additional offices and field officials are underway.

Also discussed during the Management Conference are congressional issues and concerns by region, Fiscal Year 2019 National Expenditure Program, and the launching of the Search for the R.I.V.E.Rs (Recognizing Individuals/Institutions towards Vibrant and Enhanced Rivers) for Life Award.

The participants of the Management Conference were undersecretaries, assistant secretaries, bureau directors, service directors and regional directors of the DENR, Environmental Management Bureau and Mines and Geosciences Bureau. #TayoAngKalikasan (RPAO MR No. 08-211-2018)



The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 10 successfully culminated the Environment Month Celebration on July 2, 2018 at Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City.

The Environment Month is celebrated every June per Proclamation No. 237, s. 1998, to focus public attention to the protection and conservation of the Philippine natural resources. Various contests were conducted and participated in by different schools, organizations and offices during the celebration.

DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable awarded a Plaque of Recognition to Mr. Nikolai Marlance Bagsac, a student of Agusan National High School, who won the First Place during the On the Spot Poster Making Contest on June 26. The second place was Mr. Reiner Jhon B. Uba of Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School and third place was Ms. Jaycel Mae Apat from Sacred Heart Academy. A student from Capitol University Basic Education Department, Mr. Joel Obias also won the Social Media Favorite.

For the Environmental Quiz Bee participated in by the DENR employees on June 25, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Bukidnon won the first place, second place was the Technical Services and the third place was the Environmental Management Bureau.

A Photo Poster Contest was conducted last June 28. The PENRO Misamis Oriental won the first place, second PENRO Bukidnon and the third was PENRO Camiguin.
The highlight of the culmination was the DENR Got Talent where PENRO Bukidnon won the first place, Management Services the second place and third place was the Technical Services.

The said activities aimed to build camaraderie and participation of different organization to collaborate in the action for the betterment of the environment especially in combating plastic pollution. #TayoAngKalikasan (RPAO PR No. 07-184-2018)