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A total of 89 hatchlings of Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) popularly known as β€œPawikan” were released yesterday (July 6) at Wong 3A’s Beach Resort in Barangay Baliton, Glan, Sarangani Province.
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Resort owner Melvin Roy Wong said that the eggs were laid on May 9 at his beach resort and were immediately safeguarded to protect the nest from potential predators with the guidance of DENR Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Glan Park Maintenance Foreman Nelson Ycon.
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After 58 days, the hatchlings emerged from the nest and was reported by Wong to CENRO Glan.
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CENR Officer Dr. Rosalinda B. Cortez extended her gratitude for the partnership with the private sector in the preservation and conservation of marine resources. β€œWe need to protect our biodiversity from ridge to reef for our survival and to do this, our actions should be legally permissible, environmentally sustainable, socially acceptable, and economically viable,” she said.
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Meanwhile, Wong recognized his obligation as a beach owner and one who enclosed the habitat. β€œAs a private sector with the rest of the people around the area we offer our voluntary effort to help preserve and protect the marine resources,” he said. He also thanked the office for being on their feet in doing their job as far as preservation of marine and forest resources.
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According to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Administrative Order (DAO) No. 2019-09 or the Updated National List of Threatened Philippine Fauna and their Categories, the marine turtle species are considered endangered. Similarly, all wildlife in the Philippines are protected under Republic Act No. 9147, otherwise known as the β€œWildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act.” | (With report and photos from JCDumanon, CENRO Glan IO Designate
The DENR XII - Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Banga conducted a People’s Day on June 29 at Brgy. Canahay, Surallah, South Cotabato.
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Public consultation on environmental laws and policies, information on the application for Residential and Agricultural Free Patent, chainsaw registration, furniture supply contracts, and other permit and clearance requests were provided at the venue.
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Along with these were the awarding of 68 Residential Patent Titles, dissemination of flyers – β€œThe Residential Free Patent Act No. 10023”, and distribution of 300 seedlings of Timber and Indigenous species to the residents of the said area.
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Hon. Zimar E. Escanillan stressed that the event reflects the aspirations of the residents.
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β€œThis is a dream come true for the people of Brgy. Canahay -having their own title of their respective lands. Thanks to DENR – CENRO Banga for this activity”, he added.
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Meanwhile, Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer Larry P. Curias emphasized the significance of the conducted event.
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β€œLand is vital to people's sense of security and quest for a better quality of life. However, the security of people’s land tenure can only be achieved through an efficient land administration system, including efficient land survey and mapping, first-time titling of alienable and disposable land, registration of land title transfer and public land management. As such, the people's need to be secured for lands they occupy has already been recognized. In fact, this is one of the priority programs of the government and the DENR”, CENRO Curias said.
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Also present in the activity was Senior Ecosystem Management Specialist/Chief, Enforcement and Monitoring Section (EMS) Franklin M. Lebrilla, Planning Officer III/Chief, Admin Officer Ma. Leonor P. Lastico, Land Management Officer III/Chief, Regulation and Permitting Section (RPS) Fe Rosario T. Agnes, and CENRO Banga personnel. (with report and photo from Alnayah Mohammad Aymman, CENRO Banga IO Designate)
The DENR Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of South Cotabato recently conducted a free medical laboratory examination for its 49 employees on June 29 in partnership with LifeCare Diagnostic Laboratory.
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This activity is part of the Work Health Promotion Program under the Health and Wellness of PENRO South Cotabato which aims to actively promote health management for a safe and comfortable workplace with zero risks and increase employees’ physical well-being.
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(With report and photos from Mobin Edsil, PENRO South Cotabato- Alternate IO Designate)
The DENR Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of General Santos City has inked a memorandum of partnership agreement (MOPA) with the Municipal ENRO of Polomolok and Econergy Corporation in an event held recently at Barangay Silway 8, Polomolok, South Cotabato in support to the RIVERS for Life - Adopt a River Stretch Program, promoting the rehabilitation plans and efforts for Silway River.
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It can be recalled that the CENRO Gensan has bagged the 4th place in the RIVERS for Life Award during the culmination event held at the DENR Central Office at Diliman, Quezon City.
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Although the program has come to an end, the rehabilitation activities and interventions for Silway River continue.
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Said MOPA signing was graced by CENR Officer Elmer S. Mercado accompanied by CENRO Gensan personnel and staff from MENRO Polomolok and Econergy Corporation. A Ceremonial Tree Planting Activity was conducted right after the MOPA Signing. | With report from MJAZulita-Ugarte, CENRO Gensan IO Designate
The DENR-12 regional and field offices together with the line bureaus, the EMB-12 and MGB-12, officially opened this morning, June 27, the DENR Sports Festival 2022 and Cheer Dance Competition in Koronadal City.
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In his message, DENR-12 Regional Executive Director Atty. Felix S. Alicer stressed the importance of the event after years of being hampered due to the pandemic.
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β€œWe are glad that after two years, we have this Sports Festival. After months of dedicated work, it’s high time to give everyone a break. This is also an opportunity for us to promote good relationships and unity as one DENR Family,” RED Alicer said.
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During the event, PENRO South Cotabato won the 1st place in the banner raising contest, followed by the PENRO Sarangani and EMB-12 for the 2nd and 3rd places, respectively.
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In the Cheer Dance Competition, EMB-12 won the 1st place while the PENRO South Cotabato and PENRO Cotabato got the 2nd and 3rd places, respectively.
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Other events like basketball, volleyball, badminton, bowling and indoor games are still ongoing.
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Also present in the opening ceremony were ARD for Technical Services Engr. Mama G. Samaon, ARD for Management Services Forester Mamutur D. Cariga, MGB-12 Regional Director Engr. Efren Carido, EMB-12 Administrative and Finance Division Chief Forester Abdulkadir C. Andang, PENROs, CENROs, division chiefs, and other DENR employees.
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