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The Protected Area Management Office (PAMO) of Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape (SBPS) has recently recorded the first sighting of Rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis) in the bay.
During the recent marine mammal monitoring in the protected seascape, the team from PAMO-SBPS, Sarangani Environmental Conservation and Protection Center (ECPC), local government unit of General Santos City, and DENR-12 sighted a pod with 10-12 individuals of Rough-toothed dolphins feeding on squids at the coastal waters of Glan, Sarangani Province.
This dolphin is fairly large that can be found in deep warm, tropical and subtropical water from the western Pacific to the Mediterranean.
Fish and squid as well as mollusks and cephalopods serve as foods of this dolphin.
Rough-toothed Dolphins’ teeth are sharp and serrated. Their lips, throat and belly are pinky-white.
They have light grey flanks and their back and dorsal fin are much darker grey. They grow up to about 2.5 meters in length and weigh about 150 kilograms. | With reports from PAMO-SBPS


Under the leadership of the Regional Executive Director, Atty. Felix S. Alicer, the DENR XII through the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of General Santos City headed by CENR Officer Maria Elvira V. Lumayag conducted a Mangrove Planting Activity yesterday, October 3, 2021, at Prk. Minanga, Brgy. Buayan, this city.
Over 100 propagules were planted during the activity which was graced by DENR-Central Office Undersecretary for Protected Areas and Special Concerns, USEC. Edilberto D. Leonardo & his team.
In an opening message, CENRO Lumayag highlighted the importance of planting mangroves.
"Engaging in activities such as this is beneficial to our oceans, as mangroves are important in providing habitat for various species. Our mangroves also protect and stabilize our shores, and enhance our water quality," she said.
Meanwhile, USEC. Leonardo acknowledged the participants and further highlighted the importance of environmental awareness and conserving our natural resources. He also emphasized the significance of sustainable management and development of our environment in order to enjoy the ecological services it provides.
He added that the mangrove planting activity is one of the efforts we could do to protect and conserve the environment.
Also present in the said activity was Sarangani PENR Officer, Renato Domingo, BLGU Buayan led by Hon. Rogelio Solis, CIDG GenSan personnel and Regional Chief, PCOL Marvin Wynn Marcos, Minanga Baybay Fisherfolk Association, Philippine National Police (PNP), Police Regional Office 12 (PRO), City ENRO headed by CENRO Allan Marcilla, Protected Area Superintendent of PAMO SBPS, PASu Joy Ologuin, and CENRO Gensan personnel. (With report from CENRO Gensan designated Information Officer MJAZulita)


To strengthen the advocacy of DENR XII relative to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), an information dissemination drive about the significance of ADR was conducted by the Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) Kiamba on September 29, 2021.
CENRO Kiamba through its staff, LMO III Ma. Fe Bulnes and Special Investigator I Evanly W. Kusin, distributed IEC materials such as pamphlets and brochures containing ADR information to Barangay Upo, Barangay Kalaneg, Barangay Malalag and Old Poblacion at Maitum, Sarangani.
DENR XII promotes ADR to address issues on land conflicts through mediation, and neutral evaluation.
These processes are generally confidential, less formal, and can be availed free by the citizens of the state.. (With photos from CENRO Kiamba)
Relative to the month-long celebration of the 120th Founding Anniversary of Land Management Bureau with the theme: "Overcoming Hurdles and Surpassing Boundaries on Land Administration and Management through Digital Transformation”, the DENR XII through the Regional Strategic Communications and Initiatives Group (RSCIG) conducted a virtual orientation on Land Titling and Other Land Matters on September 22, 2021, via zoom platform.
In his opening message, Regional Executive Director (RED) Atty. Felix S. Alicer emphasized the roles of DENR and Land Management Bureau (LMB) in terms of the land titling process and other land matters.
Meanwhile, for the Lecture Proper, DENR XII Licenses, Patents and Deeds Division (LPDD) Chief Emily B. Ampatuan discussed the general information about land titling, guideline, and procedure, and differentiation between land administration and management.
Also, Special Investigator II of LPDD, Mr. Rajiv Macamimis presented the Legal Policies and Institutionalization. Lastly, Surveys and Mapping Division Engr. Tajoden A. Naga presented the Land Administration and Management System (LAMS), and its digital transformation.
The virtual lecture on the said topics laid down the significance of title registration to facilitate transactions of land, to protect property rights, and to enable land to be used as collateral in businesses.
DENR XII considers that the advent of digital transformation contributes significantly in the land titling and other land matters through a reliable, speedy, and affordable process. |(Photos by: RSCIG)
The Department of Environment and Natural Resource (DENR) XII through its Regional Strategic Communications and Initiatives Group (RSCIG) conducted a Virtual Lecture for the month-long celebration of International Coastal Cleanup 2021 via Zoom on September 21, 2021.
In his opening message, Regional Executive Director (RED) Atty. Felix S. Alicer said that it is timely and relevant to discuss matters on protecting the coastal areas.
The virtual lecture was joined by participants coming from various sectors in the region.
During the lecture proper, DENR XII - Chief for Conservation and Development Division (CDD) Doc. Ali M. Hadjinasser, Ph.D. discussed about the background and the annual celebration of International Coastal Clean-Up Day., while Asst. PASu of Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape (SBPS), Mr. Cirilo Lagnason Jr. presented the Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape (SBPS) and the possible avenues of participation of the various sectors in the protection and conservation of coastal areas. An Open Forum was also facilitated to cater the queries and concerns of the participants. |Photos by: RSCIG