DENR-CAR fetes environmental partners

DENR-CAR fetes environmental partners

 

Five environmental partners were feted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources during the culmination of the month-long celebration of the Environment Month on June 29.

A “Gawad Gabay Kalikasan” was awarded to Burayukan Pagrang-ayan Movement Association; Society’s Awareness on Livelihood and Environmental Needs for Growth, Inc.; Guina-ang Community Development Association, Inc.; and the 24th Infantry (Wildcat) Battalion, 7th Infantry (Kaugnay) Division, Philippine Army. Architecture student Luke Labre was also recognized.

Burayukan Pagrang-ayan Movement Association from Balong, Tabuk, Kalinga was recognized for developing an 87-hectare area covered by a Community-based Forest Management (CBFM) Agreement into a forest plantation using indigenous knowledge, systems and practices. Through agroforestry crop production, the association has found a source of income.

Another CBFM partner, Society’s Awareness on Livelihood and Environmental Needs for Growth, Inc. from Cabiten, Mankayan, Benguet was also awarded for developing and protecting a 430-hectare timber and agroforestry plantation. The savings generated by the people’s organization from their comprehensive development projects with the DENR-CAR have been invested to various livelihood activities.

In addition, Guina-ang Community Development Association, Inc. from Guina-ang, Conner, Apayao was recognized for developing an agroforestry and timber plantation with an area of 3,904 hectares which has been considered a CBFM model site.

The 24th Infantry (Wildcat) Battalion, 7th Infantry (Kaugnay) Division of the Philippine Army which is under the Leadership of Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Dominic Baluga was also recognized for their valuable contribution in environmental law enforcement in the region.

Moreover, from the youth sector, Luke Labre, a Bachelor of Science in Architecture student from the Saint Louis University was recognized for his active participation in the recently held poster-slogan making contest of the Department. His participation was noted as a way of supporting the Department’s advocacy of river protection in the Cordillera Administrative Region.

Apart from its environmental partners, the DENR-CAR also feted the best offices in its jurisdiction whose performances and initiatives were essential in the accomplishment of the Department’s physical and financial targets.

The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Ifugao was adjudged as the Best PENR Office. PENRO Abra and PENRO Kalinga ranked 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

Meanwhile, the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Lamut was honored as the Best CENR Office followed by CENRO Alfonso Lista and CENRO Sabangan, respectively.

For the bureau category, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau-CAR was adjudged as the Best Bureau Office besting the Environmental Management Bureau-CAR and the Watershed and Water Resources Research Center.

Moreover, Best Division awards were given to the Planning and Management Division of the DENR-CAR; Administrative and Finance Division of the MGB-CAR; and the Technical Division of the PENRO Ifugao for the Regional Office, bureau and PENRO categories.

Best Section awards were also given to the DENR-CAR Human Resources Development Section; MGB-CAR Administrative Section; and CENRO Lamut Conservation and Development Section for the Regional Office, bureau and CENRO categories.

Further, special awards were given to Pablo Bangkiko from the DENR-CAR Regional Office for being the 2017 Best Employee and the DENR-CAR Finance Division for their landscape which was adjudged as the Best Sustainable Area Development.

Apart from these recognitions, awards were given to the winners of a photo contest led by the DENR-CAR Regional Public Affairs Office. The 1st place was bagged by the PENRO Kalinga; the 2nd place by the WWRRC; and the 3rd place by another team with a separate entry from PENRO Kalinga.|GJNFontanilla

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The secret chamber of the sky blue Isuzu elf

 

Among the type of vehicles, the Truck or elf has the simplest design, wherein the back part has only its sidings and flooring.

During the first week September. the PNP personnel headed by Police Chief Inspector Jose G. Mulleda while in the performance of their duty at Callagdao Check point, Bulanao, Tabuk City checked the vehicles that pass by. When the Isuzu elf, sky blue and with galvanized body bearing plate number TGS 985 passed by and driven allegedly by a certain Duga Bucalan from Paracelis Mt. Province and his two companions, the PNP purposely checked the said elf.  They noticed that the flooring of the elf was slightly lifted with undetermined volume of sawn Narra flitches underneath.         

It was found out that the elf has a secret chamber. The chamber contains 47 pieces of Narra with a total volume of 747 board feet amounting to 55,988. The said specie is properly covered with GI flat sheet gauge 14 and welded with angle bar on its side. This also served as the flooring for the second layer.

In order to unload the said content of the elf, the police officers needed to use a crow bar to remove the cover.

The second layer was loaded with several empty fruit baskets which were made out of plastic which also look like cases of soft drinks. One plastic crate was filled with empty bottles of mineral water.

The simple design of the vehicle was really redesigned and intended to transport undocumented forest products.

The opposite sidings of the elf have built-in benches out of GI flat sheet and angle bar. Between the two benches is the space where they can pile such volume of lumber and properly covered with the said flat sheet which serves as the flooring of the second layer.

The Lumber was officially turned over to CENRO Tabuk Office. By virtue of the seizure order issued by CENR Officer Severino L. Dalutag, the administrative hearing of the case commenced in September 14, 2017.   The said vehicle is now impounded within the premises  of CENRO Tabuk.|C. Tabuk, SBBakidan

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EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION MATERIALS  - Resource speakers to the Learning Event discuss how to make effective communication materials.Prof. Fe Abalos (left) focuses on the content of the communication material while Instructor James Beltran (right) emphasized on the design and lay-out. Prof. Abalos (left) helps the participants in determining how to create the content by determining first who are the audience of the material while Mr. Beltran (right) shows how a certain picture used in the communication material would affect the “tone of the content” or “the emotion of the reader”|SJEMauting

DENR–CAR trainees. Some DENR – CAR employees closely follow instructions of Prof. Fe Abalos on how an IEC material, particularly on how a 3-fold brochure, should be laid out during designing process.  She also demonstrated how a brochure would look like when printed and folded.|SJEMauting

DENR–CAR CONDUCTS JINGLE WRITING CONTEST. First and Second Place Winners (left photo) of the DENR – CAR 2017 Jingle Writing Contest, Jesher Nicolas and Jirah Vercelyn Teliagen are with Assistant Regional Director for Management Services Atty. Crizaldy Barcelo (left photo-right end) and contest organizer Perlita Nerja (left photo-left end) and third placer, (right photo-right end) Cristifan Toring after receiving their cash prizes and Certificates of Appreciation. (Read more...)|SJEMauting

FOREIGN PATROLLERS - Beberly Calugan (left) of the DENR-CAR’s Enforcement Division assists the Indonesian visitors in handling the Lawin patrolling gadgets.  These gadgets are equipped with android applications with cyber tracking capacity and spatial monitoring and reporting tool to generate field data for speedier analysis and intervention.(Read more...)|AJTuraray

Bamboo Movement - Members of the Bantay Gubat put on the finishing touches while assembling bamboo shavings for a table during a bamboo furniture training-workshop.  The training was initiated by the DENR-CAR in partnership with DTI-CAR (Read more...|P. Abra, VIDeVera

THE WINNERS TO THE FIRST ENVIRONMENTAL QUIZ BEE. Together with the judges and the DENR Officials, the winners show off their Certificates and medals.  From left to right are three of the judges Mr. Jose Maria Bringas Madriaga, Ms. Michelli Lazo and Ms. Carmelita Bersalona Leano.  They are joined by PENR Officer of Abra For. Shirley Leano and Regional Director Ralph C. Pablo (Read more...) .|PTNerja