Regional Releases

More than 300 volunteers showed up and took part in the clean-up of the Apagonanriver in Aparri, Cagayan on Monday, June 17, 2019, marking the start of the river’s rehabilitation.

Addressing the participants, DENR Region 2 Executive Director Atty. Antonio Abawagurged the local officials to pass ordinances supporting the rehabilitation of the 18-kilometer Apagonan River.

This, even as he warned businesses and residents to comply with environmental laws, or face the consequences of their non-compliance.

“I’m giving the business establishments and households along the riverbank six months to comply with environmental laws, particularly the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act and Clean Water Act. Otherwise, we will issue notice of violations and file cases against those discharging their waste directly into the river,” Abawag said.

The regional environment chief has ordered the officials of  PENR Office- Cagayan to meet with the barangay officials to brief them on the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act and the Philippine Clean Water Act to remind them of their roles and responsibilities under said laws.  He also instructed the provincial head to attend the Sangguniang Bayan sessions.

In July 2018, the DENR launched the RIVERS for Life Award, a nationwide search that will give recognition to individuals and institutions for their efforts in the conservation and protection of rivers.

Classified as Class C, the Apagonan River covers 10 barangays of Aparri.  

According to PENRO Ismael Manaligod, the Apagonan River is a breeding ground of both freshwater and marine species as it is connected to the estuary of the Cagayan River and the Babuyan Sea.

During the occasion, acting Mayor RiaCapiñahas committed to pass ordinances for the strict implementation of the solid waste management law.

“The rehabilitation of our Apagonan River is important, being one of the primary sources of income of the people of Aparri,” Capiña said.

A total of 102 sacks of solid waste were collected by the volunteers, representing different government agencies, non-government organizations, business sector, media and DENR employees.###

More than 300 volunteers showed up and took part in the clean-up of the Apagonanriver in Aparri, Cagayan on Monday, June 17, 2019, marking the start of the river’s rehabilitation.

Addressing the participants, DENR Region 2 Executive Director Atty. Antonio Abawagurged the local officials to pass ordinances supporting the rehabilitation of the 18-kilometer Apagonan River.

This, even as he warned businesses and residents to comply with environmental laws, or face the consequences of their non-compliance.

“I’m giving the business establishments and households along the riverbank six months to comply with environmental laws, particularly the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act and Clean Water Act. Otherwise, we will issue notice of violations and file cases against those discharging their waste directly into the river,” Abawag said.

The regional environment chief has ordered the officials of  PENR Office- Cagayan to meet with the barangay officials to brief them on the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act and the Philippine Clean Water Act to remind them of their roles and responsibilities under said laws.  He also instructed the provincial head to attend the Sangguniang Bayan sessions.

In July 2018, the DENR launched the RIVERS for Life Award, a nationwide search that will give recognition to individuals and institutions for their efforts in the conservation and protection of rivers.

Classified as Class C, the Apagonan River covers 10 barangays of Aparri.  

According to PENRO Ismael Manaligod, the Apagonan River is a breeding ground of both freshwater and marine species as it is connected to the estuary of the Cagayan River and the Babuyan Sea.

During the occasion, acting Mayor RiaCapiñahas committed to pass ordinances for the strict implementation of the solid waste management law.

“The rehabilitation of our Apagonan River is important, being one of the primary sources of income of the people of Aparri,” Capiña said.

A total of 102 sacks of solid waste were collected by the volunteers, representing different government agencies, non-government organizations, business sector, media and DENR employees.###

Regional Executive Director (RED) Francisco Milla, Jr. of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) calls on the agency’s employees in Iloilo City to patronize the produce of local people’s organizations (POs) to help generate more income for the members of the POs.

Milla made the call during the opening of the “Tiangge sa DENR”, which he spearheaded on Monday (June 10, 2019) as part of the 32nd anniversary celebration of the department.

On display and for sale in the “Tiangge” are products made from recycled materials, handicrafts, as well as local produce such as fruits, vegetables and native foods. Photos above show (clockwise): 1. DENR-Region 6 Executive Director Francisco Milla, Jr. leading the ceremonial ribbon cutting to formally open the “Tiangge sa DENR”which will run for a week; 2. Display of recycled products and the famous handcrafted shawls from the town of Miag-ao; 3. Locally-grown bananas, chicharon and salabat; 4. RED Milla with other regional employees visit one of the booths selling native delicacies. ###

 

Regional Executive Director (RED) Francisco Milla, Jr. of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) calls on the agency’s employees in Iloilo City to patronize the produce of local people’s organizations (POs) to help generate more income for the members of the POs.

Milla made the call during the opening of the “Tiangge sa DENR”, which he spearheaded on Monday (June 10, 2019) as part of the 32nd anniversary celebration of the department.

On display and for sale in the “Tiangge” are products made from recycled materials, handicrafts, as well as local produce such as fruits, vegetables and native foods. Photos above show (clockwise): 1. DENR-Region 6 Executive Director Francisco Milla, Jr. leading the ceremonial ribbon cutting to formally open the “Tiangge sa DENR”which will run for a week; 2. Display of recycled products and the famous handcrafted shawls from the town of Miag-ao; 3. Locally-grown bananas, chicharon and salabat; 4. RED Milla with other regional employees visit one of the booths selling native delicacies. ###

 

Townfolkof Glan, Sarangani bid farewell to their adopted pawikan(left photo) they named “Aryana,” to mean “spotless lady”, as the 66-lbs. female Olive Ridley (Lepidochelysolivacea) is released back to the sea after almost a year of recovery under the care of NenaEbba (in striped blouse) who rescued her from a net of a fish trawler that anchored near her house in Barangay Burias, Glan in July 2018. DENR-Region 12 Executive Director NiloTamoria (in blue-white shirt) led the release in simple rites last May 23 as part of DENR’s sea turtle conservation program. Prior to her release though, Aryana was attached with a metal tag at its flipper (right photo) by wildlife officers for tracking purposes. At least 39,000 pawikanhatchlings had been released into the Sarangani Protected Seascape coastlines since 2015 from Sarangani’s three pawikanhatchery centers in Maitum, Maasim and Glan towns. Sea turtles play an important role in the marine food chain as their diet includes sea grasses and jellyfish, thereby keeping the marine ecosystem balanced and enables small marine organisms to thrive . ###