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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 - The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Cotabato together with the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Matalam conducted a joint site visit on January 30 to monitor the status of the Enhanced National Greening Program (eNGP) plantations in Brgy. Canaan, Antipas, Cotabato.
PENR Officer of Cotabato Radzak B. Sinarimbo, and CENR Officer of Matalam For. Abdulnagib T. Ringia with the assistance of the forest extension officers, and NGP coordinators of PENRO Cotabato and CENRO Matalam, assessed the impacts of eNGP on the implementation of the project on established eNGP plantations CY 2021, 2018, 2017, and 2015 of Canaan Farmersโ€™ Association. This initiative was done to strengthen efforts and to address issues on the ground to ensure the achievement of eNGP project targets and to encourage Peoples Organizations (POs) to sustain eNGP gains for their own and the benefit of the environment.
PENR Officer Sinarimbo is thankful for the collaborative partnerships with the POs as the projects have ultimately transformed their ways of living. This suggests that sustainable development is felt in the department's program, which restores degraded forests and is successful in providing financial help to its beneficiaries while also serving as a green initiative that gives hope to those living in poverty.
The existing National Greening Program is in line with Executive Order No. 193 which was expanded to rehabilitating all the remaining unproductive, denuded, and degraded forestlands estimated at 7.1 million hectares and following the updated Master Plan for forestry (2016-2028) to harmonize all forest development activities that will encourage and enhance the development of forest plantations with the participation of private sectors, local government units and People's Organizations. ### (๐–๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฉ๐ก๐จ๐ญ๐จ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ˆ๐Œ๐‚๐ข๐ง๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ข๐ž๐ ๐ฎ๐ž, ๐‚๐„๐๐‘๐Ž ๐Œ๐š๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐š๐ฆ ๐ˆ๐ง๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐Ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ซ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐…๐Œ๐ž๐ง๐จ๐ซ, ๐๐„๐๐‘๐Ž ๐‚๐จ๐ญ๐š๐›๐š๐ญ๐จ ๐ˆ๐ง๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐Ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ซ) | ๐‘๐’๐‚๐ˆ๐†๐‰
๐†๐„๐๐„๐‘๐€๐‹ ๐’๐€๐๐“๐Ž๐’ ๐‚๐ˆ๐“๐˜ - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 12 through the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office in General Santos City had inaugurated its new storage facility to secure the seized forest products on January 30.
DENR Secretary Maria Antonio Yulo-Loyzaga ordered that all CENROs shall establish storage facilities for seized forest products to ensure proper handling and safekeeping of these items that cannot be disposed of due to pending cases, particularly seized logs and timbers.
DENR is mandated to preserve the seized forest products until a final decision is released on the matter by the courts of law. DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2023-02 provides the guidelines on the establishment of storage facility. The order included turned-over logs covered by DENR-issued tree-cutting permits for development operations, as well as trees that must be cut down as part of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) road widening projects.
The inauguration was attended by OIC-PENR Officer Rosalinda B. Cortez, Ph.D., Enforcement Division Chief Atty. Florencio C. Amago, Jr., OIC-CENR Officer Elmer S. Mercado, together with the personnel of PENRO-South Cotabato, Enforcement Division, and CENRO General Santos City. ### (with report and photos by FABLlapitan-Tianchon, CENRO-GenSan Information Officer) ๐‘๐’๐‚๐ˆ๐†๐Š
๐‹๐Ž๐Ž๐Š: The DENR Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Kiamba in Sarangani Province has provided various planting and information, education, and communication (IEC) materials to a community at Sitio Bocay-il in Barangay Nalus of the said town during an outreach program on Tuesday (Jan. 30).
CENR Officer Felix D. Robles said the activity is part of an initiative that intends to support the region's Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDAS) of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 12โ€™s Massive Countermeasures and Revitalized Actual Engagement in GIDAS or โ€œOplan MACARAEG.โ€
The official said they have provided the community 50 narra and jackfruit planting materials and an Information drive on the preservation and protection of the environment and wildlife during the outreach program. ### (With report and photos from ADTenio, CENRO Kiamba Information Officer | ๐‘๐’๐‚๐ˆ๐†๐Œ
๐‹๐Ž๐Ž๐Š: The DENR Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Kiamba in Sarangani Province has donated on Monday (Jan. 29) a total of 96 board feet of Lauan lumber to the local government unit (LGU) of Kiamba in Sarangani Province to assist the town in the enhancement of its public facilities.
CENR Officer Felix D. Robles said the donated forest products were seized by the field office during its law enforcement operations.
Based on standing agreement under Memorandum Order No. 284, institutions such as DSWD, DPWH, DepEd, DND, and the LGUs may request and are legitimate to receive lumber donations. Moreover, forest products, equipment, and conveyance that will not be disposed through donation will be up for public bidding pursuant to DAO 97-32. ### (With report and photos from ADTenio, CENRO Kiamba Information Officer | ๐‘๐’๐‚๐ˆ๐†๐Œ
๐Š๐š๐ฅ๐š๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐ , ๐’๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐š๐ง ๐Š๐ฎ๐๐š๐ซ๐š๐ญ - The Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) of Kalamansig together with the AGAPE of Kalamansig, Inc. has planted a total of 500 narra tree seedlings in the riversides of Brgy. Sta. Maria of this town on Jan. 24.
CENR Officer Rogie T. Hagoriles said the planting of 500 seedlings, which was donated by the CENRO Kalamansig, was joined by around 50 participants from the local government unit, Philippine National Police, AGAPE of Kalamansig and DENR.
โ€œThis is one way to heighten the awareness of our participants, especially our children, on the importance of tree planting towards the attainment of a balanced ecosystem,โ€ he said. (with reports and photos from CENRO Kalamansig) | RSCIGV