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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Reforestation areas to be developed as green economy models

 

 

A “Green Economy Model” (GEMs) orientation for the selected 2017 e-NGP PO partners was conducted particularly to the members of the Bulo Farmers Association based in Bulo, Tabuk City, Kalinga in February 26, 2018.

The activity was facilitated by Miss Melanie M. Pis-oy and Ms. Alma I. Dajoya from the DENR Regional Office together with Ms. Sheila B. Bakidan, Ms. Novalyn Dacay-og, Ms. Libertee Da-o, and Ms. Hazel Gay Lay-asan, Forestry Technicians of CENRO Tabuk.

Since it is a mandate of the law to ensure that gender and equality shall always be incorporated in every activity and in introducing development intervention inclusive growth, Ms. Pis-oy discussed the topic on Gender and Development. She emphasized that gender equality is vital in every development endeavor.  In every work, more hands are needed, men and women need to be empowered too.

The GEM was presented by Ms. Dajoya who discussed the guidelines in the operation and transition of the DENR’s programs and projects into GEMs as provided by DAO 2017-08.

Dajoya emphasized that GEMs aim to transform DENR programs and projects into GEMs where household members create sustainable goods and services for the rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems and create viable community enterprises where households are the focal members and players in creating value-added environmental products and services.  It also moves to accelerate the rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems and promote the protection of the environment through the creation of green jobs.

Based from the objectives, GEM is a holistic approach in forest conservation. The Department is now shifting into a new paradigm from its usual practice that restoration of degraded forest land is merely through reforestation and agro-forestry. With this new program, the DENR together with the Community people will treat hills and mountains especially the e-NGP sites as enterprises in accordance with the plans and interest of the PO members.

The main output of the activity was to come up with a business plan. It was agreed by the group that they will go into wine production, chili paste, and banana chips processing. The needed raw data will be identified by the PO members while the drafting of the business proposal and business plan were assigned to the PO president with the assistance of GEM Focal person and assigned site manager. It is therefore important that the DENR personnel and employees shall possess the skills and passion to lead the POs in the realization of the GEM ultimate goals in the pursuit of sustainable economical and ecological development.

After the orientation, some of the participants visited the 2017 e-NGP as proposed GEMs site.  Their plantation was intercropped with agri-crops such as pegion pea, banana, beans and monggo.  With the collaboration of the members of the PO and the technical assistance by the DENR Technicians, the people will benefit from their reforestation areas.|SBakidan

Photo Releases

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