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DENR OIC-Assistant Secretary for Administration and Human Resources Ruth M. Tawantawan, CESO II was warmly welcomed yesterday,
December 14 (Monday) by DENR-12 key officials and employees for the regional and field offices during her visit in DENR-12 Regional Office in Koronadal City.
ASEC. Tawantawan together with DENR-12 Regional Executive Director Atty. Felix S. Alicer, ARD for Management Services Donna Mayor-Gordove, CESO IV, ARD for Technical Services Engr. Mama G. Samaon, EMB-12 RD Engr. Omar M. Saikol, PENROs, CENROs and division chiefs from the regional office discussed the current status of human resource management in DENR-12.
 
 
 
   
 
DENR OIC-Assistant Secretary for Administration and Human Resources Ruth M. Tawantawan, CESO II was warmly welcomed yesterday, December 14 (Monday) by DENR-12 key officials and employees for the regional and field offices during her visit in DENR-12 Regional Office in Koronadal City.
ASEC. Tawantawan together with DENR-12 Regional Executive Director Atty. Felix S. Alicer, ARD for Management Services Donna Mayor-Gordove, CESO IV, ARD for Technical Services Engr. Mama G. Samaon, EMB-12 RD Engr. Omar M. Saikol, PENROs, CENROs and division chiefs from the regional office discussed the current status of human resource management in DENR-12.
 

  

Environment personnel in General Santos City ensured the safety of a Rufous Night-Heron (Nycticorax caledonicus) after it was turned over by a concerned citizen on Sunday, September 27.
Jovelle Mae Dalid said that a boy handed over the bird to her at lunch time on Saturday after the latter found the species near bamboo shoots at Buayan River.
Dalid immediately notified the Gensan Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) to secure the safety of the bird.
“I know it is illegal to keep wild species as pets that’s why I instantly called the personnel of CENRO Gensan,” Dalid said.
Forester Rafael M. Lagos and Forest Ranger Cristopher M. Gimenez, CENRO Gensan personnel who rescued the wildlife, said that the bird was not harmed or injured.
The Rufous Night-Heron has an 82 centimeters wingspan, 36 cm body length (head to tail) and 6 cm head size upon examination conducted by the CENRO Gensan personnel.
Forester Lagos said that the bird is healthy and fit for release.
The wild bird was freed in a mangrove area at Minanga in Barangay Buayan.
Although listed as one of the “Least Concern” species of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Rufous Night-Heron is still protected under the provisions of Republic Act 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act. With reports from CENRO Gensan | Photos by: MMBimpolok

 

Calapan City Bishop Monsignor Warlito Cajandig  blesses the marker for the Naujan Lake National Park in simple rites coinciding with the launch of “Bangklase,” an innovative education shipboard project, in Socorro, Oriental Mindoro.  Declared as a Ramsar Site or “wetland of international importance,” Naujan Lake boasts of rich biodiversity and serves as a critical area for breeding and migrating waterfowl and shorebirds. Also in the photo are Regional Director Oscar C. Dominguez (left) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources - MIMAROPA Region and Fr. Anthony Ibarra B. Fabella, president of the Divine Word College of Calapan (DWCC). 

Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) Director Mundita Lim (2nd from left) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Wild Bird Club of the Philippines (WBCP) president Gina Mapua (2nd from right) present the five-year BMB-WBCP agreement formalizing their collaboration to pursue activities that would ensure the protection of Philippine birds in the wild as well as the conservation of their habitats, including the operation of a WBCP-run rehabilitation facility for rescued wild birds in support to BMB’s Wildlife Rescue Center. Also in photo are BMB-Priority Programs Executive Director Vincent Hilomen, and WBCP member Christina Cinco (right).