In Our Region

DENR-Region 1

HANDOG TITULO IN LA UNION 

R1 Handog-Titulo-in-La-Union-web

 

Happiness and hopes are written all over the faces  of some of the 84 residents of Luna, La Union province awarded with free land patents by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in simple ceremonies held at the town’s People’s Hall.  DENR provincial chief Samuel Songcuan (in light green polo) said that ‘Handog Titulo’ is a priority program of the DENR that seeks to facilitate the government’s land distribution program. The awarded free patents, covering a total area of 5.02 hectares, are situated in 17 barangays of Luna, namely:  Ayaoan, Barrientos, Busel-busel, Magsiping, Nagrebcan, Sucoc Norte, Oaqui No. 2, Bungro, Darigayos, Oaqui No. 3, Rimos No. 4, Barangobong, Sto. Domingo Norte, Sucoc Norte, Tallaoen, Pila and Victoria.

 

 

 

 

 

DENR-Region 5

JOINT ANTI-ILLEGAL LOGGING DRIVE IN QUEZON

R4A-Anti illegal logging Quezon-web

 

 

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – Regional Executive Director (RED) for CALABARZON Reynulfo Juan (2nd from left) has signed a memorandum of agreement on joint monitoring and checkpoints with DENR-RED for Bicol Gilbert Gonzales (2nd from left) in a move to strengthen the department’s campaign against illegal logging in Quezon province.   The MOA signing was witnessed by DENR Undersecretary for Field Operations Demetrio Ignacio (right) and Forest Management Bureau Director Ricardo Calderon (left). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DENR-NCR

 

HERITAGE TREE AT SAN FRANCISCO CAMPUS

NCR Heritage-tree-web

 

 

This century-old Balete tree on the grounds of San Francisco High School in Quezon City gets recognized and protected for life following its declaration as a Heritage Tree by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – National Capital Region as part of its Urban Forestry Program.  Photo shows DENR-NCR Executive Director Neria Andin (2nd from left) and San Francisco Principal Dr. Milagros A. San Juan unveiling the heritage tree marker, as DENR Regional Technical Director for Forestry Dr. Antonio Manila (left) looks on.  About 500 students witnessed the event which coincided with the school’s 57th anniversary celebration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DENR-Region 1

SAN ROQUE POWER CORP SUPPORTS NGP

San-Roque-Power-supports-NGP2-web

 

 

 

The San Roque Power Corp. supports the government’s National Greening Program (NGP) by rehabilitating the watershed under its management in San Manuel, Pangasinan through tree planting held Sept. 12, 2013 in tandem with DENR-Region 1 and local Philippine National Police.  Seedlings planted were of  dipterocarp species like Yakal-Saplongan, Palosapis, Mamalis, Paglumbuyen and Guijo. 

 

 

 

 

 

DENR-Region 5

DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR BURIAS PASS 

Burias-Pass PEMSEA2-web

 

 

Director Robert Jara of PEMSEA (Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia) points on the map of Burias Island and west coast of mainland Bicol adjacent to the Burias Pass which the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol pushes to have a framework for sustainable development. Jara talked in the three-day forum about coastal strategy action planning for the Burias Pass which was attended by the Phil. Navy, Phil. Coast Guard, Department of Interior and Local Government and focal persons from local governments of Albay, Masbate and Sorsogon. 

 

 

 

 

 

DENR-Region 4A

SUCCESSFUL CS EXAMINEE 

R4A Successful-CS-examinee-web

For topping the Career Service subprofessional examination with a general weighted rating of 85.91 percent in the region, Aldrin Q. De Roxas was given cash reward by DENR-Regional Executive Director for CALABARZON Reynulfo A. Juan (left).  De Roxas, a contractual computer operator at the DENR-Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau, was among the 24 employees of the regional office who were honored for having passed the special Career Service professional and subprofessional examinations for DENR employees held June 16, 2013 in Batangas City.   Gracing the recognition rites at the DENR regional office in Calamba City, Laguna were Civil Service Commission – Laguna Field Director Emma B. Barrera and Regional Personnel Specialist Jeffrey C. Cruz who also personally awarded the Certificates of Eligibility to the new Civil Service eligibles. 

 

 

 

 

 

DENR-Region 10

DENR steps up anti- illegal mining campaign in Iponan river, watershed in Misamis Oriental 

Iponan-River-web2

 

The regional offices of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Cagayan de Oro City, and the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC) have joined forces to put a stop on illegal mining activities along the stretch of Iponan river and its watersheds in Misamis Oriental.

In a report to DENR Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje, DENR-Region 10 Executive Director Ruth M. Tawantawan said that a memorandum of agreement to this effect had been signed recently by regional officials of concerned agencies last month, namely: MGB Regional Director Rex S. Monsanto, Police Sr. Superintendent Raul Benitez for PNP Regional Director Catalino Rodriguez Jr, and Sr. Superintended Froilan Bonifacio representing Police Chief Superintendent Reginal Villasanta of PAOCC.

The signing was witnessed by Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno and Misamis Oriental environment officer Josito Nick Tilos representing Gov. Yevgeny Emano.

According to Tawantawan, CDO Mayor Moreno has committed to support the campaign within his area of jurisdiction by providing alternative livelihood to affected communities. 

 

 

 

DENR-Region 1

DEPUTIZED FOREST PROTECTION OFFICERS    

R1 Deputized-forest-protection-officers-web

 

DENR Executive Director for Ilocos Region Samuel Penafiel (in plaid polo) poses with members of the Philippine Army from 702 Brigade in Binmaley, Pangasinan; 81 IB Brigade in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur and 548 Army Engineering Bridage in Naguilian, La Union who attended the orientation seminar on forestry law enforcement, a prerequisite to their eventual deputation as environment and natural resources officers, at the DENR Conference Room in San Fernando City, La Union.  Penafiel told the would-be DENROs on the need to strengthen forest protection and law enforcement to ensure that the region’s “good natural forest trees”, are properly protected from all forms of destruction, including the new forest plantations established under the National Greening Program.  

 

 

 

 

 

DENR-Region 10

DENR partners with 5 LGUs to fasttrack land titling in Northern Mindanao  

R10 CDO image-web

 

 

 

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) continues to forge partnerships with local government units (LGUs) in Northern Mindanao, particularly Lanao del Norte and Misamis Oriental, to fasttrack land titling in the said provinces.

DENR-Region 10 Executive Director Ruth M. Tawantawan identified the new five LGUs that signed a memorandum of partnership agreement (MOPA) with the regional office to undertake land titling activities to include the municipalities of Lala, Kolambugan, Kauswagan and Tubod, all of Lanao del Norte, and Gitagum town of Misamis Oriental.

Tawantawan told DENR Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje in her report that the new partnerships bring to 15 the number of LGUs that have responded positively to the call of the department for joint effort to bring land services to communities through MOPA.

The LGUs that earlier signed MOPAs with the DENR-Region 10 include five in Bukidnon, namely the towns of Maramag, Don Carlos, Quezon, Sumilao and Impasug-ong; three in Lanao del Norte such as Kapatagan, Linamon and Bacolog; one in Camiguin which is Mambajao and Cagayan de Oro City.

Tawantawan said the signing of the MOPAs was in consonance with DENR Administrative Order No. 2011-06 which seeks to facilitate the implementation of public land titling in partnership with local government.

Under the order, the LGU shall assign necessary officials and personnel required to undertake land titling activities, including a liaison officer between the municipality and the DENR. The DENR, on the other hand, shall provide technical assistance to the LGU personnel, as well as materials, equipment and personnel needed to undertake agreed activities. It is also expected to provide monitoring and quick response-assistance to the municipality in all phases of titling activities.

 

“We have already conducted a series of orientation on DAO 2011-06, as well as training on land laws and policies, land surveys and disposition, community mobilization and land adjudication which were participated in by personnel of LGUs, non-government organizations, and other stakeholders. But just the same, we mobilize our personnel from the Land Management Service to assist the LGUs so that we both realize the objectives of the program on land disposition,” Tawantawan explained.

She also said that not only the landowners would benefit from the program but also the LGUs in terms of revenue generation.

Also mandated to provide support to the land titling activities are land personnel from the DENR’s provincial and community environment and natural resources offices, according to her. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DENR-Region 12

 

DENR exec directs in-depth investigation on encroachment on ISF areas in Region 12  

R12 ISF-web

 

 

A top official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Region 12 has directed his field officials to look into reported encroachment by certain groups on areas covered by Certificates of Stewardship Contracts (CSC) issued by the DENR under its Integrated Social Forestry Program (ISFP).

 

DENR-Region 12 Datu Tungko M. Saikol issued the directive in the wake of complaints aired by CSC holders during the Regional People’s Organizations Strengthening and Capability-Building Seminar held last week in Barangay Tambler, General Santos City.

 

A member of Kabalantian Farmers Association, Inc. (KAFAI), who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that a tribal group from the Province of Bukidnon has allegedly encroached into their Integrated Social Forestry (ISF) project area which covers more than 5,402 hectares.

 

KAFAI is a rural workers association registered with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), with members numbering close to 200. The members, mostly Ilongos with some belonging to the Manobo-Kulamanon tribe, are claiming prior rights over the area by virtue of the Certificate of Stewardship Contract issued by the DENR in 1997.

 

The encroachment by the unnamed tribal group from a nearby town has allegedly brought instability in some parts of Barangay Kabalantian, the northernmost barangay of Arakan town in (North) Cotabato.

 

The farmer said some of the ISF beneficiaries who have the means had resorted to “pay outs” in order to free themselves from trouble. This practice, though, has encouraged more adverse claimants, according to him.

 

He called on local and national leaders to help his group to solve their predicament and “get what rightfully belongs to us and in order for us to live and work peacefully.”

 

Another farmer from Bagumbayan in Sultan Kudarat Province also brought to the attention of the DENR management the alleged encroachment of a mining company conducting an exploration into their project area.

 

“We were surprised to see a sign board of GRCO Mining within our project area which is covered by our CRMF,” the farmer said. CRMF stands for Community Resource Management Framework Plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Articles...