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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 - DENR-12 Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Cotabato showed its support by participating in the One-Millionth Tree Ceremonial Planting of Canopy 25โ€™ Program during the 26th Charter Day of Kidapawan City on February 12 at the City Plaza.
The ceremonial planting signified a total of one million trees planted since last year particularly in the forests and watershed within Mt. Apo Natural Park (MANP) by the LGU Kidapawan, PENRO Cotabato, other national agencies, and other stakeholders.
The program was spearheaded by the City Mayor of Kidapawan Atty. Jose Paulo Evangelista, together with PENR Officer Radzak B. Sinarimbo, CENR Officer of Matalam Abdulnagib T. Ringia, City ENRO Edgar Paalan, Engr. Romeo I. Kee of Mt. Apo Geothermal Plant, Stella M. Gonzales of Metro Kidapawan Water District, and other stakeholders.
The project encourages community participation and a sense of responsibility in the shared goal of environmental sustainability. Beyond its definition, the Canopy โ€™25 program symbolizes resources, diversity, resilience, and life. ### (๐–๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐‡๐Œ๐‘๐จ๐ช๐ฎ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฉ๐ก๐จ๐ญ๐จ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐๐„๐๐‘๐Ž ๐‚๐จ๐ญ๐š๐›๐š๐ญ๐จ) | ๐‘๐’๐‚๐ˆ๐†๐‰
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 DENR-12 Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) โ€“ 12, the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Midsayap, and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Pikit, North Cotabato partnered on imparting information, education, and communication (IEC) on ENR laws and policies to the Barangay Local Government Unit (BLGU) and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials on February 07 at Pikit, Province of Cotabato.
Salient features of Revised Forestry Code PD 705 were discussed by CENRO Midsayap, Enforcement Chief Forester Nor-Hassan R. Batugan. He also discussed Executive Order 23, and the moratorium on cutting and harvesting timber, where he explained the exemptions of such provision.
For. Batugan also discussed RA 9175 or the Chainsaw Act of 2002 and DAO 2021-07, which edified the participantsโ€™ role in the control of the produced forest products. Further, the guidelines on the establishment of legal easement were also discussed to inform the participants about the basic policies such as establishing safeguard measures on the establishment of salvage zones and legal easements along seas, rivers, lakes, esteros, creeks, and other wetland areas.
EMB XII team headed by Senior Environmental Management Specialist Mark Valdez on the other hand discussed the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act 2002 (RA 9003). He emphasized that solid waste management has been repeatedly disseminated to resolve issues on waste. SEMS Valdez reiterated that proper segregation must start from the barangays so it makes it easy and convenient for the LGU to collect the waste.
The activity aimed to capacitate the participants on the environmental laws and policies for which Pikit MENR Officer Harris Suleik expressed his deep appreciation for the imparted knowledge and awareness to his constituents. LGU Pikit wishes more joint partnerships with the DENR in implementing environmental programs and projects in their community. ### (๐–๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐Œ๐€๐”๐ค๐จ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฉ๐ก๐จ๐ญ๐จ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐‚๐„๐๐‘๐Ž ๐Œ๐ข๐๐ฌ๐š๐ฒ๐š๐ฉ) | ๐‘๐’๐‚๐ˆ๐†๐‰
๐‹๐Ž๐Ž๐Š: Various officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 12 field offices have commended the efforts of peopleโ€™s organizations (POs) in Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat in maintaining the Enhanced National Greening Program (eNGP) plantations.
In a joint site visit on eNGP established plantations in the said town on Tuesday (Feb. 6), the team led by Sultan Kudarat PENR Officer For. Dirie P. Macabaning and Kalamansig CENR Officer Engr. Rogie D. Hagoriles, applauded the efforts of of Sta. Clara Upland Farmers Multi-Purpose Association, Getang Kalabaw Christian Manobo Free Farmers, and Sangay Banamma Farmers Assn., of SK Inc. in maintaining and continuously improving the NGP areas, including the graduated sites.
PENR Officer Macabaning said that they will continue to heighten their partnership with the POs by consistently providing assistance to ensure the proper implementation of the project that provides various benefits including the promotion of environmental stability, biodiversity conservation, and food security; poverty reduction; and enhancing climate change mitigation and adaptation. (With report and photos from POEleazar, PENRO Sultan Kudarat Information Officer and AJTano, CENRO Kalamansig Information Officer) | RSCIGV
๐‹๐Ž๐Ž๐Š: A total of 22 identified Enhanced National Greening Program (eNGP) beneficiaries in Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat were recently capacitated by the DENR Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) of Kalamansig to boost forest protection and conservation partnership conservation.
In an information, education, and communication (IEC) campaign conducted by the field office on Sunday (Feb. 4) at Sitio Upper Kuboy Kilometer 10 in Barangay Nalilidan of the said town, the beneficiaries were told that they play an important role in establishing plantations aimed at increasing forest cover and biodiversity and uplifting their standard of living through the eNGPโ€™s family approach.
OIC-CENR Officer Engr. Rogie D. Hagoriles said that the โ€œfamily approachโ€ is one of the modes of engaging Filipino families in the (NGP) under the DENR Technical Bulletin No. 30. that will benefit the field officeโ€™s potential beneficiaries, the Highlander Farmers Multi-Purpose Association Inc.
He also encourages the use of fast-growing indigenous plants that are suitable to the verified eNGP CY 2024 planting sites for plantations to protect biodiversity and the forest environment. (with report and photos from AJTano, CENRO Kalamansig Information Officer) | ๐‘๐’๐‚๐ˆ๐†๐•
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 - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Mt. Apo Natural Park Protected Area Management Office (MANP PAMO) marked the 20th anniversary of Mt. Apo's designation as a Protected Area through Republic Act 9237, also known as the Mt. Apo Protected Area Act of 2003, as a symbolic tribute to the two-decade milestone of environmental conservation.
As part of the commemorative activities, the MANP PAMO organized a tree planting initiative aimed at rejuvenating the forest cover along the Mandangan trail and the adjacent slope facing the MANP Monitoring Station at Sitio Mandangan, Brgy. Ilomavis, Kidapawan City, recently.
The employees and staff, together with the former Deputy PASu, now Management Services Division Chief of PENRO Cotabato For. Shirley P. Uy, took part in the effort of planting Agoho and Tinikaran trees to enhance the biodiversity and contribute to the sustained health of the ecosystem.
The tree planting activity not only symbolizes a commitment to environmental conservation but also serves as a tangible contribution to the ongoing efforts to restore and maintain the ecological integrity of Mt. Apo. DENR-12 remains steadfast in its dedication to the sustainable management of Mt. Apoโ€™s Protected Area, ensuring that this natural wonder continues to thrive for generations to come. ### (๐–๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐Š๐˜๐‚๐Œ๐ž๐ง๐๐จ๐ณ๐š ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฉ๐ก๐จ๐ญ๐จ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐Œ๐€๐๐ ๐‚๐จ๐ญ๐š๐›๐š๐ญ๐จ) | ๐‘๐’๐‚๐ˆ๐†๐‰