A Ridge to Reef Concept in the Cordilleras
Achieve the sustainable and effective management of the national coastal and marine biodiversity, thereby addressing the long-term problems of its degradation and improving the quality of life of the coastal communities.
Republic Act No. 7586 - National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act

Executive Order No. 533 - Integrated Coastal Management Strategy (ICM)

Executive Order No. 797 - Coreal Triangle Initiative National Plan of Action (CTI - NPoA)

1. Deliver and inculcate sound information on the condition and use of coastal resources and prioritize issues that need to be addressed;
2. Clearly communicate to the people the importance of preserving and protecting the productivity and biological diversity of coastal ecosystems and maintain amenity values;
3. Effectively convey/elucidate the spatial scale of the CMEMP which spans the mountain to sea or the ridge-to-reef approach;
4. Support in tailoring coordination and harmonization mechanisms to fit the unique aspect of each particular government setting and the concerned resource stakeholders;
5. Assist in overcoming the sectoral and intergovernmental fragmentation that exist in today’s coastal management efforts;
6. Popularize policies developed to encourage effective implementation and action on the ground;
7. Guarantee the active participation of all stakeholders in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of CMEMP; and
8. Present to all stakeholders the overall accomplishments of the CMEMP;
1. MPA Network Establishment and Strengthening
2. Biodiversity - Friendly and Social Enterprise Development
3. Capacity Building
4. Technical Assistance
5. Knowledge Management
6. Social Marketing and Mobilization
7. Monitoring and Evaluation
1. Social Marketing and Mobilization Enhancement Training
2. Regional Database and Webpage Development
3. CEPA - Conduct of Special Events such as Month of the Ocean, CTI Day,
    International Coastal Cleanup, and other Environment Events
4. Hiring of Extension Officer
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Other Accomplishments
    CMEMP Activities  and Updates (August - September, 2017)




Municipal LGU of Balbalan, Kalinga engaged  in Forest Land Use Planning (FLUP) activities


The Forest Land Use Planning is a governance-oriented and participatory process of allocating forests and forest lands as a natural resources asset by the government under appropriate management, tenure arrangement.  Eventually, these assets are placed according to their best uses in order to harmonize uses of forest lands to attain balanced-production activities by not disregarding the concept of forest protection and biodiversity conservation. The Forest Land Use Plans (FLUP) shall be integrated in the Comprehensive Land Use Plans (CLUPs) of the Local Government Units (LGUs).

At the Office of CENRO Pinukpuk a Letter of intent was sent by the office of the Local Chief Executive of MLGU Balbalan expressing their interest in the preparation of FLUP of their Municipality. Upon the receipt of the said letter, personnel of DENR CENRO Pinukpuk joined the session of the Sangguniang Bayan where a resolution was drafted authorizing the Local Chief Executive to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for the preparation of the FLUP on behalf of the Municipality.

As a result, an FLUP orientation and workshop was conducted recently at Balbalan by representatives from DENR Regional office, PENRO and CENRO Staff.  Participants to the orientation include the Barangay Local Government Unit officials, other MLGU officials and employees, and other concerned stakeholders within the municipality.

The orientation/workshop employed an interactive type of discussion.  During the open forum, the participants sought to be clarified on some points, concerns, issues and constraints of the target LGU which were answered by the facilitators.

After the fruitful discussion the Local Chief Executive of the Municipality of Balbalan, Mayor Eric L. Gunayon represented the Municipality by signing the Memorandum of Agreement that finally engaged the MLGU and BLGU Officials in the activities to be undertaken under the FLUP.  Also CENRO Imelda B. Casiwan and MPDO Sonia S. Duggoy signed as witnesses to the MOA.

CENRO Casiwan said that she looks forward to a  strengthened partnership as they join efforts to prepare the FLUP of Balbalan, Kalinga.

She added that it is crucial that before forest land use planning can take place in a certain province or municipality, the executive and legislative branches of the LGU, where planning will be conducted, have already executed their dedication to come up with the FLUP for a guided improvement and or development in the forestland cover.  As manifested in their letter of intent that while they recognized the link between the improved management of forest resources and the overall development direction of the province or municipality, this would facilitate their involvement in the planning process and ensure that the plan gets legitimized and implemented.|C. Pinukpuk, RTBanawa

Photo Releases

FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE. Shanum (left) and Eloy (right) welcome passersby during the Exhibit cum Talakayan sa Parke on July 3-6 at Malcolm Square, Baguio City. Eloy, the DENR-CAR mascot, represents eels which are indicators of clean water, thus, we must strive to maintain and make our rivers clean. ERDB-WWRRDEC mascot, Shanum, derived from the Ibaloi term for "water," represents the cool, clean, and refreshing water; with leaves that represent "green" watershed wherein it is fully stock with vegetation|SJEMauting

Bokod, Benguet - Some lumber seized and hauled by the team of DENR – CAR, LGU Officials of Bokod, Benguet, some PNP Bokod and some other officials from the barangays of Bokod. According to CENR Officer Alejandro De Jesus, the forest products totaled to 107 pieces of Benguet Pine lumber with a volume of 326.33 board feet and specifically taken in Sitio Naubanan, Ekip, Bokod, Benguet, the head source of Bokod River. (read more...)

Mga Minero parin Kayo. DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu enters into dialogue with the mining community of Itogon, Benguet on the stoppage order on all illegal mining activities in the Cordilleras. Cimatu assures the legalization of the small scale mining industry upon the declaration of a Minahang Bayan by the Provincial Mining Regulatory Board (PMRB)|AJTuraray