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The DENR Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Kiamba in Sarangani Province led the planting of 328 mangrove propagules on Friday morning (January 19) in a coastal area of Barangay Kiambing, Maitum town, in partnership with the barangay and municipal local government units.
CENR Officer Felix D. Robles stated that the planting of mangroves has several benefits that address ecological, economic, and social aspects while contributing to the overall well-being of coastal ecosystems and communities.
"As part of our commitment to support this initiative, I have tasked personnel from CENRO Kiamba to actively engage in and facilitate various activities aimed at advancing the campaign for a clean and healthy coastal area," he added. ### (With report and photos from ADTenio, CENRO Kiamba Information Officer) | ๐‘๐’๐‚๐ˆ๐†๐Œ

KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato โ€“ In celebration of the January Zero Waste Month, personnel from the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) General Santos City led the information education and communication (IEC) campaign on solid waste management (SWM) in partnership with the Sangguniang Kabataan of Barangay Labangal, January 13, this city.

During the event, the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, or the Republic Act 9003, which addresses the country's SWM issues, was discussed, and its primary objective is to promote and implement comprehensive programs on the matter. It also emphasized that the office responsible for managing and implementing the law is the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB).

Youth leader participants of the said barangay were also encouraged to take-action in conserving and protecting the environment.

SK Officials expressed their gratitude for being chosen for the said activity and looking forward to the next collaboration with CENRO-GenSan.

Zero Waste Month is celebrated annually, every January to raise awareness about waste reduction practices, encouraging individuals and businesses to minimize waste generation and promoting the principles of a zero-waste lifestyle. This year's celebration carries the theme "Sustainable Waste Management in Livable Communities: Zero Waste to Philippine Waters by 2040." ### (๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ CENRO-GenSan) | RSCIGK

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 12 along with its line bureaus; Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) 12 and Environment and Management Bureau (EMB) 12, joined the colorful civic-military parade at Koronadal City, January 10, celebrating the 84th Founding Anniversary of the city and the 2024 Hinugyaw Festival.
The parade featured various delegates from the local government units, national agencies, and the drum and lyre bands coming from the various schools within the region that showcase their festive spirit and cultural pride.
The Hinugyaw Festival is an annual celebration of the cityโ€™s cultural diversity and heritage. It showcases the talents and traditions of the different ethnic groups that live in harmony in the city. (With report and photos from RSCIG) | RSCIGA
๐‘ฒ๐’๐’“๐’๐’๐’‚๐’…๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ช๐’Š๐’•๐’š, ๐‘บ๐’๐’–๐’•๐’‰ ๐‘ช๐’๐’•๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’•๐’ โ€“ Officials and employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) - Region 12 gathered on January 04 at FCG Hotel and Convention Center in Kidapawan City to honor the retirement of Cotabatoโ€™s Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Renato C. Domingo, who dedicated 43 years of public service.
Attended by DENR-12 Regional Executive Director (RED) Atty. Felix S. Alicer, Assistant Regional Director (ARD) for Management Services Maria Elvira V. Lumayag, ARD for Technical Services Engr. Mama G. Samaon, some PENROs, some CENROs, DENR employees, family, and friends, the Salamat, Mabuhay Program was celebrated to express gratitude for PENRO Domingo's significant role in fulfilling the department's mandates in Region 12.
PENRO Domingo's exemplary career, marked by compassion, dedication, and hard work, began as a Casual employee in the Bureau of Forest Development in 1982. His journey saw notable milestones, including his appointment as Forest Ranger in 1989 and subsequent promotions to Special Investigator Il and Land Management Officer III. Recognition for outstanding achievements in the Public Land Application process followed, awarded by former DENR Secretary Heherson T. Alvarez on June 27, 2002. Serving as one of the region's best Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers, he ascended to the position of full-fledged PENRO on August 3, 2015, and later became the 15th Provincial Officer for DENR Province of Cotabato on January 07, 2022, under Special Order No. 2021-409, signed by former DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu.
The DENR family acknowledges PENRO Domingo's enduring legacy and wishes him a fulfilling retirement, recognizing his profound impact on environmental stewardship in the region. # (๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜—๐˜Œ๐˜•๐˜™๐˜– ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฐ) | ๐˜™๐˜š๐˜Š๐˜๐˜Ž๐˜‘
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๐‘ฒ๐’๐’“๐’๐’๐’‚๐’…๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ช๐’Š๐’•๐’š, ๐‘บ๐’๐’–๐’•๐’‰ ๐‘ช๐’๐’•๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’•๐’ โ€“ After 40 years of public service, the Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) of Matalam Abunawas B. Abduladsis, Al-Haj bid farewell to DENR through the recent Salamat, Mabuhay Program hosted by Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Matalam.
CENRO Abunawas who is fondly called by his colleagues as Bonnie started working in DENR on October 3, 1983 as a casual forester. For him, receiving a promotion was difficult but a rewarding experience as he never gave up and continued to demonstrate his willingness to work hard which resulted in his promotion to Forester III. With years of expertise and dedication to his work, he eventually became a CENR officer in November of 2013.
Also present during the program were some of the DENR-12 key officials composed of its Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services (ARD-TS) Engr. Mama G. Samaon, Assistant Regional Director for Management Services (ARD-MS) Maria Elvira V. Lumayag, Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) - 12 Regional Director Omar M. Saikol, some Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officers (PENROs), some Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers (CENROs), former ARD-MS Mamutur D. Cariga, other key officials of the department, fellow employees, families and friends who shared their experiences in working with CENRO Abunawas. # (๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜Š๐˜Œ๐˜•๐˜™๐˜– ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ) | ๐˜™๐˜š๐˜Š๐˜๐˜Ž๐˜‘
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