To showcase the different Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Projects and community initiatives in the protection and conservation of the environment and in line with the celebration of the Philippine Environment Month, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region X spearheaded an online Photo and ENR Video Documentary Contests in June 2020.

With the Environment Month theme “Protect Nature, Sustain Our Future”, the Photo Contest aimed to show, tell, and inspire people to take care of the environment and be responsible for the consequences of the actions they have for the future generations. It was participated in by photo enthusiasts in Region X.

Albert Labalan from Cabalantin, Manticao, Misamis Oriental emerged as first place in the Photo Contest, Kirkamon Cabello from barangay Pagatpat, Cagayan de Oro City was declared as second place followed by Alandino Lingat, Jr. from barangay Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City as third place. Lingat, Jr. also bagged the People’s Choice Award.

DENR X also spearheaded ENR Video Documentary Contest participated in by Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENROs), Mines and Geosciences Bureau X (MGB X) and Environmental Management Bureau X (EMB X).

Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Misamis Oriental bagged the first place. The video entry showcased the ENR projects on the conservation of protected areas, the sustainable implementation of the Enhanced National Greening Program (ENGP) and other environment-related activities and initiatives of the province.

PENRO Bukidnon bagged the second place of the ENR Video Documentary Contest. They showcased the successful implementation of ENGP at Migcawayan, Damulog, Bukidnon. The People’s Organization Migcawayan Land Owners Tribal Association, Inc. benefited from the ENGP which provided them additional income through livelihood projects and reforested their area.

PENRO Lanao del Norte emerged as third place with video entry showcasing the protection and conservation initiatives of the province for the Mount Inayawan Range Natural Park at Nunungan, Lanao del Norte.

Mines and Geosciences Bureau X bagged the People’s Choice Award with video entry on Mangrove Reforestation and Rehabilitation Project at Bayug Island, Barangay Hinaplanon, Iligan City.

The board of judges is composed of Philippine Information Agency X Media Associate Shaun Alejandrae Uy as Chairman, DENR X Head Executive Assistant and OIC, Chief, Human Resource Development Section Georgina Padilla, and Chief, Information and Communications Technology Unit of the Planning and Management Division Ma. Lapertina Madridano.

The Photo and ENR Video Documentary entries were posted at the DENR Northern Mindanao Facebook Page and YouTube official accounts for viewing and sharing. (TayoAngKalikasan #RPAO NO. 06-171-2020)