Regional Releases

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Field Operations Isabelo Montejo leads the signing of the Declaration of Support for the National Implementation of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) as a strategy for achieving sustainable development during the National REDD+ Congress held September 12-15, 2016 in Macrohon, Southern Leyte.  ###

DENR Regional Director Leonardo Sibbaluca proudly presents a Certificate of Commendation to SPO2 Necias C. Bebit, Jr. of the Philippine National Police in Region 8, for his role in various operations relative to the enforcement of environment and natural resources laws and policies.  Also in photo is DENRRegion 8 Asst. Director for Technical Services Carlito M. Tuballa. ###

Women members of people’s organizations in Eastern Visayas are honored by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Region 8 for their leadership in rallying their respective communities in protecting and sustainably managing their environment and natural resources. Standing proudly with their certificates of recognition are: (from left) Myrna Valdez, president of Mahagnao Rural Workers Development Association in Mahagnao, Leyte, and Imelda Abadines and Carmelita A. Paloma, both members of the Bogo Women's Association in Southern Leyte. The recognition rites was held coinciding with the 29th DENR anniversary on June 10, 2016. ###

DENR-Region 8 Director Leonardo Sibbaluca awards a certificate of commendation to PO3 Reverendo E. Bascos of the Philippine Navy for his outstanding performance on various environment and natural resources law enforcement operations in Eastern Visayas.  Also in photo are (from left):  DENR Assistant Regional Director (ARD) for Management Services Arturo N. Salazar and ARD for Technical Services Carlito M. Tuballa. ###

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has partnered with 10 people’s organizations (POs) in Central Luzon to develop 450 hectares of agroforestry and other livelihood projects under DENR-Region 3’s “Community-based Forest Management-Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CBFM-CARP) project.


“The CBFM-CARP project seeks to address the twin issues of environmental security and climate change by providing them financial and technical support in the development of their agroforestry projects,” DENR-Region 3 Director Francisco Milla, Jr. said.

Milla identified the PO-beneficiaries as Alangan Farmers Producers Association in Bataan; Sentro sa Pamamahala ng Pamayanang Mambikap, Bulawen Livelihood Center and Dusoc Upland Farmers Association in Zambales; Parista Tree Planters Association in Nueva Ecija; and Dueg Agroforestry Farmers Association, Labney Upland Farmers Association, Cacupangan Tree Farmers Assocation and Bundok Sula Upland Farmers Association in Tarlac. ###