DENR KALINGA Participates on the Lecture Series by the National Scientists Office

DENR KALINGA Participates on the Lecture Series by the National Scientists Office


Daisy N. Dasayon of CENRO Pinukpuk, Rey Banza of PENRO Tabuk, and Sheila Bakidan and company of CENRO Tabuk represented the DENR – CAR in a Lecture Series conducted by the Department of Science and Technology-CAR, in partnership with the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST, PHL). The Lecture Series was conducted in Bulanao, Tabuk City, Kalinga on September 12, 2017.

Other participants include representatives from the Academic Sector, the Local Government Units, Public Information Agency, and National Line of Agencies including the Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Kalinga.

According to the lecturers, the activity aims to bring our National Scientists, Academicians, and Corresponding Members closer to different sectors of the society.  At the start of the program, it was given emphasis that NAST is conducting the activity to enable researchers to implement research projects and to encourage everyone to be a scientist if not, to be an inspiration to others to pursue a career in Science.

Also, Regional Director Victor B. Mariano, DBA, CESO III of DOST-CAR, emphasized that after intervention of DOST, this world would be a better place to live. He further explained the effect of the application of research by appreciating the Kalinga product which is the coffee growing that are properly packed and circulating within the market.

One of the National Scientists as presenter, is former DENR Secretary Angel C. Alcala, who researched on the Biodiversity in the Philippines particularly on Marine Biodiversity on Protected Areas.  In his study, he shared the strategies he applied in sustaining the development of marine Protected Areas.  Such that in monitoring the area, there is really a need to work with the community aside from the conduct of Information Education and Communication Campaign. He also presented the pictures on the development of the area and the species found thereat for the 25 years of his study in the area.

During the open forum, there was a question on the rafflesia specie found at Balbalasang –Balbalan National Park on whether it could be a subject for research. Alcala explained that the specie is found on most areas and can be a subject of study.  He recommended to continuously monitor its stages of development.

Other resource persons presented their studies which are all related to the conservation and production of resources and for climate change mitigation.|C. Pinukpuk, DNDasayon



Capacitating the youth towards environmental management


Bangued, Abra – The DENR is the primary agency tasked to enforce environmental protection, conservation and management. In DENR-Abra, the top officials called on the youth of Abra to be the eco-ambassadors who will work with the office to attain its vision to have a sustainable and clean environment.

A total of fifty (50) students from the different schools in Abra attended recently the Lecture on Environment and Natural Resources Programs at the CENRO Bangued conference Hall.

Forester Shirley T. Leaño, the CENR Officer – CENRO Bangued welcomed the students and inspired them to become more sensitive on environmental matters. She said that they can make their homes and schools more environmental friendly by adopting eco-friendly practices such as recycling of different materials, tree planting and clean-up drives

Ianne April P. Bello, the Human Resource Management Officer discussed the vision, mission, mandate and the sustainable development goals of the DENR. Likewise, Rex B. Ballacillo, Ecosystems Management Specialist II, discussed the topic protected area and biodiversity, its importance and how to protect and manage them.

When the students were asked about Casamata Hill being a protected area, most of them were unaware of its proclamation. Mr. Ballacillo showed photos of endangered floras and faunas in the Philippines and cited mitigating measures.

Meanwhile, Kevin Haji F. Aguinaldo, the Youth Desk Officer of CENRO Bangued concluded the activity by discussing climate change and presented a video clip on its causes and effects. He encouraged the students to put into heart and mind all the lessons they have learned from lecture and to apply and enforce them at home and in school.

The youth are essential in the management of the environment. They represent almost half of the world’s population. Educating and engaging them in environmental protection not only creates direct impact on changing youth behaviors and attitudes, but possibly influences their parents, relatives and other community residents.|C. Bangued, KHFAguinaldo

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