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๐Š๐จ๐ซ๐จ๐ง๐š๐๐š๐ฅ ๐‚๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ, ๐’๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก ๐‚๐จ๐ญ๐š๐›๐š๐ญ๐จ โ€“ The Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) of Libungan River Watershed Forest Reserve (LRWFR) presented through Protected Area Superintendent (PASu) Adiel R. Pamikirin the proposed application of the Asik-Asik Falls in the United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Global Geo-Parks during their 1st PAMB En Banc Meeting on February 13 at Midsayap, Cotabato.
With the possible declaration of Asik-Asik Falls as a Global Geo-Park, LRWR-PAMB believes that it will help invite more tourists to the area thus generating more income and job opportunities for the locals while still upholding sustainability and strengthening the protection of the area.
Regional Executive Director (RED) and PAMB Chairman Atty. Felix S. Alicer presided over the meeting for which twenty-seven (27) out of the thirty-six (36) members of the board attended. RED Alicer welcomed the newly elected Barangay officials from the Municipalities of Alamada and Libungan as the new PAMB members of LRWFR. He challenged the members to contribute more efficient innovations in the management of the Libungan River.
Meanwhile, PENR Officer of Cotabato Radzak B. Sinarimbo stated that the PAMB will face many challenges this year, particularly in light of the landslides that have occurred in Davao. The PAMB should be aware of its role and concentrate on the proper management and protection of the Protected Area (PA) to prevent similar incidents from occurring in Cotabato. He also emphasized that the PAMB will overcome these obstacles if it works as a team.
The proposed Work and Financial Plan (WFP) from the IPAF of the LRWFR-PAMB presented by FT II Shuahmed H. Bago, among the targets are the Capacity Development Program, IEC, LRWFR Inter School Quiz Bowl, and the Initial Activity of the application of Asik-Asik Falls as UNESCO Geo-Parks. The proposed WFP was unanimously approved by the Board.
Also present during the meeting were Board Member Eljorie Antao-Balisi, representative of Governor Emmylou T. Mendoza, Alamada Vice Mayor Leonigildo A. Calibara representative of Mayor Jesus N. Sacdalan, MENRO Arnold J. Ferenal representative of Mayor Angle Rose Cuan of Libungan, nineteen (19) Punong Barangays from Libungan and Alamada, Apollo Y. Manlawe of NEDA 12, John Luceo Cadut of DA 12, Jocelyn Casiple of PNP 12, Lucresia M. Neri from the Civil Society Organization and some DENR personnel. ### (๐–๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐’๐‡๐๐š๐ ๐จ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฉ๐ก๐จ๐ญ๐จ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐‹๐‘๐–๐…๐‘ ๐‚๐จ๐ญ๐š๐›๐š๐ญ๐จ) | ๐‘๐’๐‚๐ˆ๐†๐‰
๐Œ๐€๐‹๐”๐๐†๐Ž๐, ๐’๐š๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ ๐š๐ง๐ข ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ž - A Letter of Agreement (LOA) was signed on Monday (Feb. 12) in this town by three (3) people's organizations (POs) under the Enhanced National Greening Program (eNGP), allocating a total of 120 hectares for planting bamboo, cacao, coffee, timber, and fruit trees for the current year.
Joy C. Ologuin, community environment and natural resources officer (CENRO) of Glan, explained in her message the roles and responsibilities of the POs during the project's implementation, including three main activities: seedling production, plantation establishment, and first year maintenance and protection.
For. Shalimar A. Disomangcop, PENRO of Sarangani, encouraged barangay officials to motivate other community members to join the POs, emphasizing inclusivity for the less fortunate and members of indigenous people to ensure comprehensive representation. He also highlighted the Ridge-to-Reef approach, emphasizing the rehabilitation of the Malungon River through this project to protect coastal and marine resources in Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape (SBPS).
Atty. Maria Theresa Constantino, municipal mayor of Malungon, who attested the LOA Signing, expressed her unwavering commitment to the department's program. She assured the municipality's readiness to provide technical assistance whenever necessary, underlining the collaborative spirit necessary for the success of such initiatives.
The LOA signing marks the beginning of calendar year 2024, continuing support for the implementation of eNGP, a major program of the department. It also strengthens the government's collaboration with local POs and facilitates the exchange of ideas to address environmental issues.
The said activity was graced by the townโ€™s councilors, indigenous peoplesโ€™ mandatory representative (IPMR), OIC-MENRO Perlyn Jean Mestiola, three POs with their respective punong barangays (Kawayan, Upper Lumabat, and Datal Tampal) and CENRO Glan section chiefs and NGP coordinator. ### (With report from JCDumanon, CENRO Glan IO Designate) | ๐‘๐’๐‚๐ˆ๐†๐Œ
๐‹๐Ž๐Ž๐Š: To strengthen the campaign on the protection and conservation of wildlife species, the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Banga, facilitated an orientation for the prospective Wildlife Enforcement Officers (WEOs) with participants from the Municipalities of Lake Sebu and Norala, and Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO), on February 7, at MRF/MENR Office, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato.
During the orientation, the topics discussed were the salient features of RA 9147 also known as the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act or the Wildlife Act of 2001, the different kinds of permits including its applications, WEO deputation, functions of deputized WEOs, Identification of commonly traded wildlife species and other related laws.
Enforcement Division of the regional office and the concerned technical staff from CENRO Banga served as resource persons in the event. ### With reports and photos from AHAndatuan I ๐‘๐’๐‚๐ˆ๐†๐Š
๐‹๐Ž๐Ž๐Š: The DENR Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Kiamba has increased the environmental awareness of several students from Kiamba Central School SPED Center in an environmental lecture spearheaded by the field office on Monday, Feb. 12.
CENR Officer Felix D. Robles emphasized in his message the significant role that the youth play in environmental protection and conservation, especially in preserving trees.
"Trees play a crucial role in producing oxygen that supports the respiration of many organisms, including humans. They also absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere which help to mitigate the impacts of human activities that release carbon dioxide. This contributes to maintaining biodiversity and the balance of gases in the atmosphere," CENRO Robles said to the grades three and six students.
The lecture featured presentations from resource persons For. Abdul Mohaimen Mangorobong and For. Aryan A. Hadjisaid, who discussed various topics related to the importance of trees and ecosystems.
After the program, the students also joined the DENR Forest Management Bureauโ€™s "Tree Hugging Campaign." ### (With report and photos from ADTenio, CENRO Kiamba IO Designate) |
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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 12 has issued a special patent to the Agricultural Training Instituteโ€“ Regional Training Center (ATI-RTC) -12, covering an area of 15, 000 square meters located at Brgy. San Felipe, Tantangan, South Cotabato, on February 7.
South Cotabato PENR Officer Rosalinda B. Cortez and Community ENR Officer of Banga Forester Abdul D. Cariga awarded the said patent during the ATI-RTC XIIโ€™s 37th anniversary on the same day, which was received by its Regional Director (RD) Abdul D. Daya-an.
In her message, PENR Officer Cortez congratulated RD Abdul D. Daya-an on his retirement and expressed her gratitude to ATI-RTC XII for the trust given to the DENR. She also commended CENRO Banga for the effort in this first Handog Titulo Program awarding ceremony and looking forward to more patents being processed and issued.
Meanwhile, ATI-RTC XII RD Daya-an expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the DENR for the fast delivery of services on processing and awarding of the special patent, which will serve as his legacy in the said institution.
A special patent is a patent issued to grant, cede, and convey in full ownership of alienable and disposable lands of the government in accordance with Section 4 of Republic Act 10023. ### With reports and photos from AHAndatuan I ๐‘๐’๐‚๐ˆ๐†๐Š