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The Community Environment Natural Resources Office (CENRO-Midsayap) in partnership with the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) of LGU Alamada conducted a tree growing activity and information, education and communication (IEC) on a site which harbors migratory birds at Sitio Lamuyon, Brgy. Barangiran, Alamada, Cotabato last Friday, September 10.
MENRO Danilo A. Puno of LGU Alamada said that he is very happy for the conduct of this activity and thanked the CENRO Midsayap for the full support given.
 
“We, in the LGU are very grateful to the DENR particularly to CENRO Midsayap for supporting us and extending all the help we need in protecting the natural resources of Alamada. I appeal to the community to report any violations committed against our wildlife to the LGU or to the CENRO”, MENRO Puno said.
 
Meanwhile, CENRO Larry P. Curias said that the community is fortunate that they have these kinds of resources within their area.
 
“These birds play an important role to the balance of our environment, our ecosystem. They even serve as biological control, eating pests in your rice fields. Let us help you protect this wildlife, and also help us in protecting them. Together we can do this”, CENRO Curias added.
 
A total of 150 seedlings of fruit and forest trees were planted on the area during the conducted tree growing.
 
An IEC was then conducted after the tree growing activity wherein provisions of RA 9147 and information on the roles, purpose and benefits that the Migratory Birds were discussed.
 
A notification tarpaulin was also installed stating the strict prohibition on the collection, gathering and hunting of all wildlife and the penalty in violation of these acts as provided by RA 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act.
 
Activities conducted were attended and participated by CENRO Midsayap personnel, LGU Alamada, Brgy. Council of Barangiran and the people living nearby the bird area. Health protocols on COVID-19 were duly observed during the activity.
 
The area which sustains hundreds of birds for their survival, mostly populated by Herons was located within Libungan River Watershed Forest Reserve (LRWFR), an initial component of the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS).
 
Making LRWFR a legislated Protected Area is a top priority of CENRO Midsayap this year, a step that will strongly protect and properly manage the resources within LRFWR, including these magnificent birds. (With report from Adiel Pamikirin, CENRO Midsayap Information Officer Designate)
 
 
ENR Officer of CENRO General Santos City, Maria Elvira V. Lumayag, welcomed DENR Undersecretary (USEC) for Indigenous Peoples Affairs and Mindanao Environmental Priority Projects, USEC Conrado E. Laza, during his visit today, September 3, 2021, at General Santos City.
 
USEC Laza conducted a site visit at the General Santos City Sanitary Landfill (SLF), together with CENRO Lumayag, GenSan Waste Management Office Head, Ferdinand Pareja, and personnel from Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) XII.
 
Prior to this, USEC Laza and his team arrived on September 2 and called a meeting with DENR XII Regional Executive Director, Atty. Felix S. Alicer, PENR Officer of South Cotabato, Radzak B. Sinarimbo, and ARD for Technical Services, Engr. Mama G. Samaon, and discussed matters with regard to Indigenous Peoples Affairs. Courtesy|MJAZulita-CENROGSC, Information Officer Designate
 
 
The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Kalamansig headed by CENR Officer Iskak G. Dipatuan with the Technical Support provided by the Provincial ENRO of Sultan Kudarat, conducted a Public consultation for the establishment of the Kalamansig-Lebak-Palimbang (KALEPA) Protected Area on July 22.
 
The consultation in the two municipalities (Kalamansig and Lebak) was conducted following the public notification on May 12 and 17 through Brigada News Circulations.
 
This event initiated by the Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices (PENRO/CENRO) aimed to include the KALEPA in the list of Protected Areas in Region XII covered by Republic Act 11038 or the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (ENIPAS) Act of 2018.
 
Present in the event were PENR Officer of Sultan Kudarat For. Shalimar A. Disomangcop, Chief Conservation and Development Section For. Mosa D. Dimaampao, Consultant Julius M. Guirjen, Kalamansig Municipal Mayor Representative and Former DENR-12 ARD for Technical Services Ma. Socorro C. Lanto, Lebak Municipal Mayor Representative Joel Bernales, Municipal Administrators, Sangguniang Bayan members, BFAR, DA, MENROs, Tourism officers, MPDOs and other LGU representatives.
 
Courtesy: CENRO Kalamansig
 
 
DENR XII turned-over the Land Records which includes Subdivision Plans, Isolated Survey Plans, Parcelling Monumenting Sketches (PMS), Lot Data Computations (LDSs) and Manila Approved
 
Homestead Plan to the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy - Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MENRE-BARMM) on July 16, 2021 at Cotabato City.
 
Attendees from the said event were DENR XII Chief of Land Records Sittie Mairah K. Abduladsis, Asst. Chief of Land Records Saripa Macasapal and Records Staff Almera Lomondot, Maniry Rascal and Casanudin Guro.
 
Also present were MENRE-BARMM Key Officials headed by Asst. Regional Secretary Alindatu K. Pagayao, Director II of the Land Management Services Eshan Karl O. Mabang, and Chief of Survey Division Engr. Misuari Macamimis.
 
The said activity was significant in the upcoming installation of the Land Management Administration and Management System (LAMS) at MENRE-BARMM.| (Photos by: DYBalindong
The DENR XII Regional Executive Director (RED) Atty. Felix S. Alicer led the presentation of the Regional Office’s status of accomplishments for the Mid-Year Assessment of Mindanao Cluster on July 12, 2021.
 
RED Alicer presented DENR XII’s accomplishment on the inventory of the number of trees under the National Greening Program (NGP) plantation, interventions on the NGP graduated sites, inventory of structures within the protected area (PA) and within timberland, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for Environmental Cases, NGP Family Approach, financial utilization, and 8888 Hotline reports.
 
On the other hand, ARD for Technical Services, Engr. Mama G. Samaon gave brief information on the Strategic Monitoring Stations for illegal logging, Organization of Anti-environmental Crime Task Force, Online System for Energy-Related Projects, and Rivers for Life; whereas ARD for Management Services, Bighani M. Manipula, Ph.D., gave an update on the total manpower of the region, Vaccination status, and Appointment Status.
 
Meanwhile, Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) XII Regional Director Engr. Omar Saikol, and Mines Geosciences Bureau (MGB) XII Regional Director Engr. Efren B. Carido respectively presented their updates.
 
The said quarterly assessment meeting is an initiative of Assistant Secretary for Field Operations-Mindanao and Legislative Affairs Joan A. Lagunda, D.M., DPA to monitor compliance of DENR Regional Offices with Secretary Roy A. Cimatu’s instructions from regular DENR Management Conferences.
 
In attendance were DENR Central Office Key Officials, Regional Executive Directors, Assistant Regional Directors, Bureau Directors, attached agency heads, chief planning and programming division, chief program monitoring and evaluation division, chief policy studies division, heads of NGP Coordinating Office, Provincial/Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers regionwide. I Photos by: RSCIG