Regional Releases

Calamba City, Laguna – More than 200 pieces of round and half-moon logs were apprehended during one of the continuous monitoring, patrolling, and surveillance operations of DENR CENRO Real last November 13-16, 2021 along the Magnac River located at Brgy. Maligaya and Canaway, in General Nakar, Quezon.
The apprehended forest products originated from the timberland areas of General Nakar. The said logs shall be hauled and deposited to DENR CENRO Real Impounding Area. Administrative Confiscation Proceedings (ACP) shall also be conducted in accordance with existing laws and regulations.
Currently, there are 20 identified illegal hotspots within the areas of Real, Infanta, and Nakar.
DENR CALABARZON Regional Executive Director Nilo B. Tamoria continues to emphasize the importance of close collaboration among the PENROs, CENROs, law enforcement agencies, and the communities for the anti-illegal logging operations of the agency.
DENR urges the public to report ENR related cases via hotline 8888 or social media. For citizens who would like to report illegal logging operations, you may send a message to 0956 182 5774 / 0919 874 4369, email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send us photos, videos and other information via https://www.facebook.com/DENR4AOfficial/ ###

Lemery, Batangas - Ginanap ang 4th quarter meeting ng Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) ng Taal Volcano Protected Landscape (TVPL) na pinangunahan ni DENR CALABARZON Regional Executive Director bilang PAMB Chairperson.

Ilan sa pinag usapan sa nasabing meeting ay ang pagtatayo ng establisyemento tulad ng water pumping station, water supply systems, farm to market roads, wilderness trails, at iba pang land development projects sa mga nasasakupan ng TVPL.

Patuloy rin ang pag momonitor at imbentaryo ng fish cages na matatagpuan sa Taal Lake at pagbibigay ng livelihood assistance sa fisherfolk na naninirahan malapit sa lawa. Dagdag pa rito ay pinag usapan rin ang updating ng TVPL Management Plan, Water Quality Monitoring, Biodiversity Monitoring Systems, status ng Survey and Registration of Protected Area Occupants, imbentaryo ng mga establisyemento sa 40-meter legal easement ng Taal Lake, at patuloy na monitoring ng mga establisyemento na pinagkalooban ng PAMB Clearance.
Dinaluhan ito nina Mayor Janet Ilagan ng bayan ng Mataasnakahoy, Mayor Norberto Segunial ng bayan ng Sta Teresita, at mga kinatawan mula sa Provincial Government Office ng Cavite at Batangas, iba pang mga National Government Agencies tulad ng DOST-PHILVOCS, Department of Agriculture, Department of Science and Technology, National Economic and Development Authority, Office of the Civil Defense, Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, at iba pang mga representante ng mga lokal na pamahalaan sa loob ng TVPL, at People’s

Organization tulad ng Taal Lake Aquaculture Association Inc. at Kilusan ng mga Maliliit na Mangingisda sa Lawa ng Taal.

Hinihikayat ng DENR CALABARZON ang publiko na makiisa sa laban para sa ating kapaligiran. Para sa may mga sumbong ukol sa ilegal na gawain sa loob ng Protected Area na may kaugnayan sa kalikasan ay maaaring tumawag o magbigay ng mensahe sa 8888 hotline numero 09561825774/ 09198744369 at Trunkline No. (049) 540-DENR (3367) / (049) 554-9840 - 48 local - 121. Ang mga litrato, bidyo, at iba pang impormasyon ay maaari ring ipadala sa opisyal na Facebook page ng DENR CALABARZON: https://www.facebook.com/DENR4AOfficial/. ###

DENR – Ilocos Region – Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu in his visit to Region 1 calls for the establishment of mini-forests/parks in every Local Government Unit (LGU) to help in the reforestation program of the government.

Sec. Cimatu met with the officials in the region headed by the Regional Executive Director Atty. Crizaldy M. Barcelo including the four (4) Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officers (PENRO) and seven (7) Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers (CENRO) to ascertain how the ENR programs are being implemented in this part of the country. “We should not be complacent in the performance of our duties to protect our environment particularly in this time of pandemic. It is important that we strictly implement the environmental laws on Clean Air, Clean Water and Solid Waste Management” stated by Sec. Cimatu. He also added that on top of the 3 major environmental laws to include in their priority list are the legislated Protected Areas (PA) and the National Greening Program (NGP).

According to the DENR Chief, the establishment of mini-forests or parks in the municipalities will support the government’s efforts and initiatives for clean air and augment the timber requirement of the country. This is also in line with the agency’s initiatives in mitigating the adverse effects of climate change.

He urged the key officials in the region to encourage the stakeholders and guide them on planting varieties of timber commodity that will help in promoting forestry investment and establish a good source of local wood to supplement the demand of the country. Sec. Cimatu also directed the field officials to focus on planting 1-2 varieties for the NGP Plantations and look into strategies to sustain the protection and maintenance of these plantations.

The Secretary reminded that the field offices are the frontliners in the successful implementation of the agency’s programs and projects. That “it is very important to always keep in mind the mission statement of the agency in mobilizing the citizenry in the protection, conservation and management of the environment and natural resources for the present and future generations.”
. Cimatu is the brainchild of big environmental tickets like the Boracay Island and Manila Bay Rehabilitation and the Build Back Better project in Cagayan and Marikina Rivers. ###

 

 

R4A Photo PR Pagpapaigting ng forest protection binigyang diin sa UMRBPL 08 20 2021a

Calamba City, Laguna - Sa direktibang ibinigay ni DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu noong August 10 sa kanyang pagbisita sa Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape (UMRBPL), inatasan nya si Environmental Law Enforcement and Protection Service (ELEPS) Director Reuel Sorilla at DENR CALABARZON Regional Executive Director Nilo B. Tamoria na agarang umpisahan na ang Enforcement Training para sa magiging Deputized Environment and Natural Resources Officers (DENROs). Ang ahensya ay mag dedeputize ng dagdag na DENROs upang maging opisyal na katuwang ng kagawaran sa pagpapatupad ng mga batas sa loob ng pinangangalagaang pook (Protected Area).

“Hindi ko pinapayagan ang anumang illegal na gawain lalo dito sa loob ng Protected Area. We will deal with them one by one”, ito ang naturan ng Kalihim kaharap ang mga kawani at civil society organizations. Naitala na noong 2014 ay mayroong 1,346 na households ng tenured migrants sa loob ng UMRBPL samantalang 2,066 naman ang non-tenured migrants. Ang mga tenured migrants ay mga naninirahan sa loob ng pinangangalagaang pook limang (5) taon bago ito naitatag bilang pinangangalagaang pook. Kalimitan ang hanapbuhay nila ay nakadepende sa likas na yaman na matatagpuan doon.R4A Photo PR Pagpapaigting ng forest protection binigyang diin sa UMRBPL 08 20 2021b1

Binigyang diin din sa pagbisita ng Kalihim ang pakikipag ugnayan sa 80th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army, at PNP-SAF para sa pagpapalakas ng military force sa loob ng UMRBPL. Patuloy naman ang pakikipag ugnayan ng ahensya sa NBI para sa posibleng pag aresto at pagsampa ng kaso sa mga lumalabag sa batas pangkalikasan sa loob ng Protected Area. Patuloy din ang pagsulong ng Environmental Protection and Enforcement Bureau (EPEB) Bill upang ito ay maisabatas na. Hinihikayat ng DENR CALABARZON ang publiko na makiisa sa laban para sa ating kapaligiran. Para sa may mga sumbong ukol sa ilegal na gawain na may kaugnayan sa kalikasan ay maaaring tumawag o magbigay ng mensahe sa 8888 hotline numero 09561825774/ 09198744369 at Trunkline No. (049) 540-DENR (3367) / (049) 554-9840 - 48 local - 121. Ang mga litrato, bidyo, at iba pang impormasyon ay maaari ring ipadala sa opisyal na Facebook page ng DENR CALABARZON: https://www.facebook.com/DENR4AOfficial/. ###

As a measure to rehabilitate the Bicol River Basin, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) - Bicol Region led the planting of some 49,509 Bamboo (Bambusa blumeana) culms for riverbank stabilization in the provinces of Albay, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte and Catanduanes on February 9 to 12, 2021.

DENR Assistant Secretary for Field Operations in Southern Luzon, Engr. Gilbert C. Gonzales led the Bamboo planting at Barangay Balinad, Polangui, Albay, which was participated in by representatives of the various government agencies.

“This is just the beginning of a continuing collective endeavor. With the support from almost all national agencies and the local government units or LGUs, we can abate the effects of destruction in our communities,” said Asec Gonzales.

DENR Bicol OIC, Regional Executive Director Atty. Antonio A. Abawag and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Arnel B. Garcia signed a memorandum of agreement on January 22, 2021. This is to strengthen the initiatives under the Executive Order 120 or the “Strengthening Rehabilitation and Recovery Efforts in Typhoon-Hit Areas Through the Creation of the Build Back Better (BBB) Task Force”.

Some 551 local residents were hired to plant the bamboo culms in the towns of Bula, Lupi and Sipocot in Camarines Sur, San Lorenzo Ruiz and Basud in Camarines Norte, Polangui and Guinobatan in Albay and San Andres in Catanduanes. In turn, they received food packs under the Food-for-Work Program of the DSWD.

Mayor Peter C. Cua of San Andres, Catanduanes has assured the DENR the full support of the LGU to the stabilization program. “We should care for the protection and management of our watershed to maintain its cleanliness for us to continue to enjoy a clean supply of water not just today but for the future to come,” Mayor Cua said.

Meanwhile, Bula town Mayor Amelita A. Ibasco expressed her gratitude to the DENR for choosing their town as a site for the activity. “This bamboo planting will greatly help our rivers, especially when there are typhoons which causes flooding in our communities,” she added.

The Regional BBB Task Force has earlier announced that various activities are underway under the different Key Result Areas of EO 120.

“With the concerted effort of all national government agencies, LGUs and the communities, we are hopeful that this Build Back Better Project will bring a significant impact to our fellow Bicolanos,” said RED Abawag.