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๐Š๐Ž๐‘๐Ž๐๐€๐ƒ๐€๐‹ ๐‚๐ˆ๐“๐˜, ๐’๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก ๐‚๐จ๐ญ๐š๐›๐š๐ญ๐จ โ€“ The readiness of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 12 and its partners was put into test during the Joint Marine Pollution Exercise (MARPOLEX) spearheaded by the Philippine Coast Guard (PSG) District Southern Mindanao on Sunday (March 26) in General Santos City.
The two-hour activity simulated an oil spill scenario to assess the respondersโ€™ capability, operational coordination, and communication protocols.
Atty. Felix S. Alicer, regional executive director (RED) of the DENR-12, said it is imperative that the responders from DENR and other agencies are capable and prepared should the oil spill occur in the region.
"Our snappy salute to our personnel in uniform for spearheading this kind of activity which is very significant in saving our marine resources. In the event that an oil spill incident happens in our waters, especially the SBPS, at least we can respond immediately and reduce the possible damages,โ€ he said.
PCG Capt. Dennis A. Pandeagua said, "We acknowledge the role of the DENR in events like this. It is important that all key players are well prepared to help us move forward as one.โ€
The simulation exercise was also joined by other national government agencies, local government units, and industries. (With report and photos from DENR-PENRO Sarangani) | RSCIGM
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region XII has been conferred with Bronze Award for the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM) today, March 28 at the DENR 3rd Floor Conference Hall.
Regional Executive Director Atty. Felix S. Alicer and ARD for Management Services, For. Mamutur D. Cariga received the award from CSC Acting Director III Teresita R. Antolin
ARD Cariga assured the Civil Service Commission (CSC) 12 that the DENR shall continue to sustain its compliance to improve the HRM system.
โ€œThis award will remind us to extend extra effort to meet the maturity indicator of the next higher level. I am confident that with our collective efforts and the untiring support of our partners including the CSC, we can possibly beat the impossible in providing efficient and effective services to the Filipino peopleโ€, he said.
The conferment of the Bronze Award signifies that DENR has exemplified a process-defined human resource management in all the four core HRM systems under the enhanced PRIME-HRM namely (1) recruitment, selection, and placement; (2) learning and development; (3) performance management; and, (4) rewards and recognition.
Meanwhile, Director Teresita R. Antolin congratulated the DENR for their efforts in complying with all the requirements of PRIME HRM.
โ€œYour strengthened workforce, supported with better systems of recruitment, selection and placement, performance management, learning and development and rewards and recognition is now more competently equipped to deliver excellent public serviceโ€, she said.
The awarding was followed by an orientation on PRIME HRM Level II Accreditation given by Director Antolin.
Present at the event is the DENR Administrative Division Chief, Iki M. Ontawar, CSC personnel together with their Chief Human Resource Specialist Mariann Amabelle C. Salcedo, DENR 12 Division Chiefs and other employees. PENROs and CENROs also joined the awarding via Zoom platform. | RSCIGP
A total of 42 participants from CENRO Kiamba, MENRO Maitum, Philippine National Police, Philippine Army, and local communities took part in the Dakeol Forest Action Planning and orientation of Wildlife Enforcement Officers (WEO) on March 23 in Maitum, Sarangani Province.
According to CENR Officer Abdul D. Cariga, the activity aims to capacitate the departmentโ€™s partners on various environmental laws and to strengthen the conservation and protection efforts in Dakeol Forest, a municipal declared critical habitat.
Forester Ammar H. Sangcopan, chief of the monitoring and enforcement section, presented to the participants the Revised Forestry Code of the Philippines, Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act, Chainsaw Act, and the duties and responsibilities of WEO.
Conservation and Development Section (CDS) Chief Stephany Kaye B. Mangacop said the Maitum has diverse species of flora and fauna and the townโ€™s Dakeol Forest serves as a breeding ground, foraging area, and nesting site of Philippine Eagle โ€œSarangani Pride.โ€
Recently, the CENRO Kiamba CDS team sighted the two Philippine Eagles (juvenile and adult) during their regular monitoring in the Dakeol Forest. (With report and photos from FAMendoza, CENRO Kiamba Alternate IO Designate) | RSCIGM
๐Š๐Ž๐‘๐Ž๐๐€๐ƒ๐€๐‹ ๐‚๐ˆ๐“๐˜, ๐’๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก ๐‚๐จ๐ญ๐š๐›๐š๐ญ๐จ - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 12 presented the fiscal year (FY) 2024 budget proposal to various civil society organizations (CSOs) in a consultation meeting on March 20, 2023 at the departmentโ€™s function hall in this city.
DENR-12 Regional Executive Director Atty. Felix Alicer welcomed the participants from various sectors and underscored the importance of the said consultation meeting.
โ€œThe involvement of the beneficiaries on the budget proposal for 2024 is significant to check and balance the implementation of programs and projects toward environmental protection and conservation in the region,โ€ he said.
Borrowing the words of Pres. Marcos Jr, โ€œRED Alicer also said that the preservation of the environment is the preservation of life.โ€
"Our plans is useless if the future of our environment is compromised,โ€ he added.
RED Alicer added that the presence of CSOs is important in reviewing the proper utilization of the proposed budget for next year.
Planning and Management Division Chief Forester Vicente Y. Curtiz said that the meeting was a requisite to National Budget Memorandum No.145 or the National Budget Call for FY 2024.
โ€œThis consultation provides an opportunity for the department to present the thrust and priorities, major programs, activities, and projects (PAPs), and the departmentโ€™s accomplishments for calendar year 2022, including FY 2024 Budget Proposal of DENR for CSO,โ€ Chief Curtiz said.
Several issues and concerns from the peopleโ€™s organizations were also discussed particularly the commodities that should be planted on identified areas aligned to the FY 2024 proposal and the devolved functions between the DENR and local government units (LGUs).| RSCIGV
Officials of the DENR Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office of Sarangani and Sarangani Provincial Police Office recently discussed the several steps to strengthen their partnership in enforcing environmental laws in the province.
PENR Officer Maria Elvira V. Lumayag said a capacity building on case build-up for DENR enforcement personnel will be scheduled to avoid technicalities on the cases filed by the DENR that usually lead to case dismissal.
She added that a convergence activity with the Provincial Government of Sarangani and concerned national government agencies will also be conducted to identify loopholes, strengths, and partnerships and to allocate resources for the implementation of environmental laws in Sarangani. (With report and photos from SRCabildo, PENRO Sarangani IO Designate)