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KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato โ€“ Some 200 volunteers from various sectors in Kiamba, Sarangani Province took part in a cleanup activity this morning (Jan. 4) along the coastal area of Barangay Poblacion of the said town in celebration of the National Zero Waste Month which carries the theme โ€œSustainable Waste Management in Livable Communities: Zero Waste to Philippine Waters by 2040.โ€

Forester Abdul D. Cariga, community environment and natural resources officer (CENRO) of Kiamba, said a total of 230 kilos of food wrappers, bottle caps, straws, plastic bags, coconut husks, and other trash were collected during the one-day cleanup drive spearheaded by his office.

He said that the move aims to raise awareness on the importance of waste avoidance, proper waste management, and collaboration with stakeholders in order to protect the environment especially the water bodies.

Forester Fredam P. Unabia, development management officer IV of CENRO Kiamba, thanked the volunteers from PNP, Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine Army, BFP, Kiamba Municipal Council of Women, OND-Hesed Foundation, LGU/Municipal ENRO of Kiamba, and the community for their constant support to the DENR in environmental protection and conservation. ### (With report and photos from ADTenio, CENRO Kiamba IO Designate) | RSCIGM


The DENR Regional Office XII marked a momentous beginning to the new year as the department commenced on Tuesday (Jan. 2) the first working day for calendar year 2024 with enthusiasm and commitment led by Regional Executive Director Atty. Felix S. Alicer, ARD for Management Services Maria Elvira V. Lumayag and ARD for Technical Services Engr. Mama G. Samaon.
The top officials expressed their gratitude to the entire DENR-12 workforce for their efforts in the previous year and remind them to maximize their efforts in the performance of respective duties and functions to ensure the smooth delivery of services.
RED Alicer said that everyone, including the officials, should contribute in various tasks in order to attain the targets and improve the departmentโ€™s performance. ARDs Lumayag and Samaon hoped that everyone will work with passion and commitment to make the 2024 a better working year for DENR-12. ### | ๐‘๐’๐‚๐ˆ๐†๐Œ
๐†๐‹๐€๐, ๐’๐š๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ ๐š๐ง๐ข ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ž - The DENR Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Glan has spread the joy of the season through its "Pamaskong Handog" or Christmas gift gifting initiative by providing more than 1,000 avocado, durian, and indigenous trees seedlings to its partners which started on Tuesday (Dec. 12).
CENR Officer Dr. Rosalinda B. Cortez said that out of the 1,195 seedlings, 720 were donated to the Municipal ENRO of Malapatan while the 475 were given to peopleโ€™s organizations (POs) here.
โ€œThis green initiative not only symbolizes the spirit of giving during the holiday season but also serves as a commendable incentive for the POs involved in the National Greening Program (NGP). Their unwavering commitment to environmental protection has earned them this gesture of appreciation and encouragement,โ€ Dr. Cortez elaborated.
The said collaborative effort between the DENR and its partners highlights the importance of community involvement in safeguarding the environment. The seedlings, which will also receive by other towns under the CENRO Glan, are poised to contribute to the region's greenery to further promote sustainable practices. ###(With reports from JCDumanon, CENRO Glan IO Designate) | ๐‘๐’๐‚๐ˆ๐†๐Œ
The DENR Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Kiamba released on Friday (Dec. 1) the critically-endangered Hawksbill marine turtle that was rescued recently by PNP Maritime of Kiamba.
According to the CENRO Kiamba Quick Response Team, the female marine turtle, which weighs around 45 kilos with 66 centimeters width and 76 cm length, was freed on Friday morning in the coastal area of Barangay Poblacion, Kiamba, Sarangani Province. ### (With report and photos from ADTenio, CENRO Kiamba IO Designate) | ๐‘๐’๐‚๐ˆ๐†๐Œ
Several employees of the DENR-12 regional office on Tuesday (Nov. 28) were oriented on various laws concerning violence against women (VAW) in support to this yearโ€™s โ€œ18-Day Campaign to End VAW.โ€
Atty. Enrique Benigno Esterlito Balindua, Atty. Jay Mark Balbosa and Atty. Ana Nihara Magarang of the DENR-12 Legal Division served as the resource persons in the VAW Orientation conducted by the department in Koronadal City to provide awareness on Republic Act No. 9262 or Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004, Jurisprudence on VAWC Law, Sexual Harassment, and Safe Spaces Act.
The event was also attended by Administrative Division Chief Iki M. Ontawar and Assistant Regional GAD Focal Person Marcelina Cabaรฑa. ### | ๐‘๐’๐‚๐ˆ๐†๐Œ