𝑲𝒐𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒅𝒂𝒍 𝑪𝒊𝒕𝒚, 𝑺𝒐𝒖𝒕𝒉 𝑪𝒐𝒕𝒂𝒃𝒂𝒕𝒐 - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 12 conducted its first meeting on the creation of Risk Resiliency Program (RRP) Inter-Agency Technical Working Group (TWG) on October 18, 2023 at Cinco Niñas, Koronadal City.
On behalf of DENR-12 Regional Executive Director (RED) Atty. Felix S. Alicer and RRP chairperson, Conservation and Development Division (CDD) Chief Ali M. Hadjinasser, Ph.D. presided over the meeting. He emphasized that the RRP-TWG served as a convergence approach to discuss the climate-resilient proposals for the communities of the identified vulnerable provinces of the region.
RRP-related topics were on the agenda for the meeting’s discussion. CDD planning Officer I Princess Jessa M. Sudueste, spoke about the program's overview. Senior Economic Development Specialist of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) 12 Ricardo L. Lamorena discussed the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2023–2028 on Enabling Environment. Accounting Section Chief, Marissa Kalim, CPA, spoke about the budgeting for the convergence program. PEO III and Chief of Monitoring and Evaluation Section Ruth Pangcoga, spoke about the subject. Lastly, the climate change focal, Mary Ann C. Tenorio, discussed the roles of member agencies and updates of IPRRs of the region.
The Risk Resiliency and Sustainability Program (RRSP) places a strong emphasis on RRP for the Philippine government's long- and medium-term development plans. The initiative to present remedies for environmental risks that have an impact on communities has the full support of DENR.
Also present during the initial meeting were the Regional Director of Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) 12 Raylindo S. Aniñon, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) of South Cotabato Radzak B. Sinarimbo, PENRO of Cotabato Renato C. Domingo, PENRO of Sultan Kudarat Dirie P. Macabaning, PPDO Sarangani Alain Alcala, PDRRMO Rene A. Punzalan, PDRRMO Arnulfo Villaruz, and representatives from NEDA -12, DA-12, PENRO Cotabato, and some DENR-12 employees. (𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘙𝘚𝘊𝘐𝘎) | 𝘙𝘚𝘊𝘐𝘎𝘑