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Representatives from Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy - Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MENRE-BARMM) visited DENR Regional Office XII for the turn-over of the document on Land Records: Cotabato Cadastre (CAD–52) and other approved Isolated Map and Reconstructed Map of Marawi including Dansalan Cadastre (Q-124) on April 30, 2021, at Koronadal City.
Present in the said turn-over were MENRE-BARMM Key Officials headed by Director II of the Land Management Services Eshan Karl O. Mabang, Chief of Survey Division Engr. Misuari Macamimis, Forester Mohaminah E. Abdullah, Ph. D. of License Utilization Development Division and Records Officer Athena Camsa.
Also in attendance were DENR XII ARD for Technical Services Engr. Mama G. Samaon, Land Management Administration and Management System (LAMS) Regional Coordinator Engr. Tajoden Naga, and Records Officer Sittie Mairah Abduladsis.
The said initiative was significant in the upcoming installation of the LAMS at MENRE-BARMM.| (Photos by: DYBalindong)
DENR-12 Regional Executive Director (RED) Atty. Felix S. Alicer (middle), ARD for Technical Services Engr. Mama G. Samaon (2nd, left), Enforcement Division Chief Dirie P. Macabaning (leftmost), Brigade Commander of 601 Brigade, 6th Infantry Division BGen. Roy M. Gallido (2nd, right) and Major Mark Anthony P. Tornalejo (rightmost) discussed on Friday, April 30, 2021 at the Office of DENR-12 RED in Koronadal City, the initial plan to accomplish the missions of the newly-created SOCCSKSARGEN Environmental Protection Task Force.
BGen. Gallido, the head of the Task Force, provided the names of three (3) Brigade Commanders who have jurisdictions of areas in Region 12 in case there incident reports on environmental violations while the Task Force’s Operation Manual preparation is still ongoing.
Meanwhile, RED Alicer suggested that on the forthcoming meeting of the Task Force, the Armed Forces shall present a jurisdictional map of the four (4) concerned brigades for proper coordination and reporting of the DENR Field Offices and other member agencies.
He also instructed the Enforcement Division to prepare a presentation on ENR policies, rules and regulations to capacitate the law enforcers from various partner agencies. | With report and photo from Enforcement Division
In view of DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu’s priority program to intensify forest protection and anti-illegal logging efforts, the DENR XII and DENR XI convened in an Inter-Regional meeting on April 29, 2021, at Koronadal City.
In his opening message, DENR XII Regional Executive Director (RED) Atty. Felix S. Alicer commended the initiative of DENR XI for an inter-regional meeting to toughen the two regions’ partnership towards law enforcement on forest protection.
“It is time for DENR to effectively implement the laws. There has to be coordinated efforts among regions", RED Alicer emphasized.
Meanwhile, DENR XI RED Bagani Fidel A. Evasco expressed his gratitude to DENR XII for hosting the meeting.
He also added that their full-force presence with the Provincial/Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers PENRO/CENROs manifested serious implementation on environmental laws.
“We are here to strengthen our enforcement, environmental laws, rules, and regulations," RED Evasco said.
The whole day meeting was set to discuss matters on illegal cutting, and inter-regional transport of forest products including those apprehended within Mt. Apo Natural Park, and issues on the overlapping of political boundaries.
The meeting followed the prescribed protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.| (Photos by: DYBalidong)
The DENR-12 Land Evaluation Section-Regional Delineation Teams (LES-RDTs) are currently conducting the ground delineation of Production Forests for Investment (PFI) in the municipalities of Arakan, Antipas, President Roxas and Magpet in Cotabato Province.
Forester Magad Salic, regional delineation coordinator, explained that it is very important to delineate and map-out the boundaries of protection and production forests as we cannot sustainably manage what we do not know on the ground.
“The ground delineation and mapping of PFI is basically identifying production forests that can be available and suitable for timber and agroforestry production, and other special uses such as ecotourism,” he said.
Forester Gulam Malawani added the RDTs have been conducting the said activities since March of this year. | With report from Forester Zobair Sidic
A total of 217 families from the towns of Glan, Malapatan and Malungon in Sarangani Province recently signed the letters of agreement (LOA) with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 12 to be partners of the DENR in restoring forest cover in the said areas.
Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) of Glan Dr. Rosalinda B. Cortez said that the project aims to restore forest cover and encourage the active participation of the family-beneficiaries in enhancing the protection of the forests.
The project, which comprises 518 hectares, will be established and developed with agroforestry plantations composed of cacao, coffee, bamboo and fruit trees.
CENR Officer Cortez said that the family-beneficiaries will be provided with budget for seedling production, plantation establishment and one-year maintenance activities.
On May 6, 2020, Secretary Roy A. Cimatu signed a memorandum wherein the DENR adopts the “family program approach” as one of the modes of engaging families in the National Greening Program (NGP).
Pursuant to DENR Administrative Order No. 2019-03 or the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations for Executive Order No. 193, series of 2015, the partnership of families with DENR in developing plantations and rehabilitating qualified areas for NGP was facilitated. | with report from JCDumanon of CENRO Glan