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The DENR Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Kiamba in Sarangani Province joined the planting of 260 seedlings of various tree species on Thursday (Sept. 21) spearheaded by the local government unit (LGU) of Kiamba in line with the celebration of Philippine Councilors League (PCL) Week.
A total of 67 participants from DENR, LGU-Kiamba, and Golden State College, Inc. took part in the said greening efforts conducted at the portion of the LGU’s sanitary landfill in Barangay Kapate which is currently being proposed as a communal forest.
The said activity is one of the climate change mitigation programs of the town and is part of the β€œ1 Million Trees” project of Sarangani. ### (With report and photos from ADTenio, CENRO Kiamba IO Designate) | π‘π’π‚πˆπ†πŒ
Various officers of the People’s Organizations Federation and coordinators under the Community-Based Forest Management (CBFM) program of the DENR-12 took part in the two-day planning workshop which started on Thursday (Sept. 21) in Koronadal City in preparation for the upcoming Regional Multi-Stakeholder Action and Communication Planning in support for the updating of CBFM Strategic Plan for 2023 to 2032.
The activity, which was spearheaded by PFMS-CBFM under the Conservation and Development Division, aimed to ensure that the CBFM Strategic Plan is aligned with other plans such as the Philippine Master Plan for Climate Resilient Forestry Development; National Climate Change Action Plan for 2011-2018; Philippine Development Plan for 2023-2028; Philippine National REDD Plus Strategy and Action Plan; Philippine Biodiversity Strategic Action Plan; National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Plan; and Sustainable Development Goals.
The CBFM started in 1995 though the Executive Order No. 263. It was designed to sustainably manage the forest resources, promote social justice and improve the well-being of the communities, and develop a strong partnership between the DENR and communities. ### | π‘π’π‚πˆπ†πŒ
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 12 conducted its third Regional Management Conference (ManCon) for calendar year 2023 on Thursday, September 21 in General Santos City.
The two-day ManCon aims to address the latest instructions, information, policy updates, issues and concerns, accomplishment of targets under the 10-Point Agenda including other major priorities, and commitments on the completion of targets.
DENR-12 Regional Executive Director Atty. Felix S. Alicer reminded the regional and field offices on the directives and commitments based on plans and programs pursuant to the work and financial plan that should be delivered and accomplished.
"I would like to appreciate and extend my recognition for accomplishing your targets. We are here to do our jobs to materialize our sense of responsibility." RED Alicer said.
The ManCon was attended by key officials and employees from the department's regional and field offices including the two line bureaus, the EMB and MGB. ### | RSCIGV
Various participants from the DENR-12 regional office were oriented on the significance of mental awareness on Wednesday, September 20 in Koronadal City.
DENR-12 Assistant Regional Director for Management Services Maria Elvira V. Lumayag emphasized the need to raise the level of awareness on mental health issues and to maintain a gender-sensitive workplace that will contribute to the well-being of the public servants.
"Mental health is a serious problem, there is no exception and everyone is vulnerable. We need to be physically, emotionally and mentally prepared in order for us to have a better relationship within our workplace," she said.
During the lecture, resource person Renz Anthony R. Sumapal, RPsy discussed the Mental Health Statistics; Differences between mental health and mental disorder and their causes; Ways to Address Mental Illness; Misconception and Treatment; and Stress and Work-related Stress. He also underscored that mental well-being is just as important as physical well-being which are need to be both maintained in order to stay fit and healthy.
The participants were also oriented on Gender Identity by Marialyn S. Sarte and Republic Act No. 7787 (Anti-sexual Harassment Act), RA 9262 (Violence Against Women and their Children) and Sexual Orientation by Evelyn Kimberly D. Felicio, RN. ### | RSCIGV
The DENR Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Kiamba in Sarangani Province led a cleanup activity in Barangay Poblacion of the said town this morning, September 20, in celebration of this year’s National Clean-up Month.
A total of 197 kilos of wastes composed of plastic food wrappers, bags, caps, and bottles, fishing nets, and fishing hooks were accumulated by 84 participants from DENR, PNP, BFP, PCG, Philippine Army, local government units, Kiamba Municipal Council of Women, OND-Hesed Foundation, Inc., youth and senior citizen sectors, and communities.
The National Clean-up Month is celebrated annually every September by virtue of Proclamation N. 244 series of 1993. ### (With report and photos from ADTenio, CENRO Kiamba IO Designate) | π‘π’π‚πˆπ†