The DENR XII Enforcement Division (ED) personnel together with PENRO Sultan Kudarat and CENRO Tacurong City staff spearheaded the conduct of a Consultation Meeting through an Environmental Lecture with some stakeholders of Barangay Titulok in Bagumbayan, Sultan Kudarat yesterday, August 15.

The consultation has shed light to the concerns of stakeholders during the discussion on RA 9175 Chainsaw Act, the PD 705 Forestry Code, EO 23 Moratorium on the Cutting of Trees and the Creation of the Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force, RA 9147 Wildlife Act and the Integrated Social Forestry Program.

ED Chief Forester Dirie Macabaning has continuously pushed for the regular conduct of this activity in order to spread understanding of environmental laws and policies.

“It is our role to bring information to the public. Let us be a catalyst to help in the prevention of committing more environmental crimes that has claimed lives and has damaged our biodiversity,” Forester Macabaning said. | Report and Photos by: MMAdam/NPanontongan



In line with the directive of DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu to strengthen the department's frontline services, a total of 40 employees from DENR 12 field offices are currently undertaking the six-day Environment and Natural Resources Basic Course being conducted by the agency in General Santos City.

The purpose of the activity is to equip the employees with the basic knowledge and deeper understanding about the DENR. It also aims to impart knowledge on the various programs, projects and environmental laws being implemented by the department.

Resource persons are ARD for Management Services Donna Mayor-Gordove, CESO IV, EMB XII Regional Director Engr. Alex D. Jimenez, Planning and Management Division Chief Shirley P. Uy, Enforcement Division Chief Forester Dirie P. Macabaning, Licenses, Patents and Deeds Division Chief Emily B. Ampatuan, PENRO Cotabato Technical Services Division Chief Dr. Cesar Guevarra, Atty. Adjuria K. Kansi, DMO IV Elmer S. Mercado, Forester Pinky Maglasang, Engr. Franciso C. Mancera, MGB XII's Engr. Hernani Abdon and Vilma F. Nitura from ERDB-ARDEC. (MMMaulana) | Photos by: RJEbita

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