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



Cimatu Orders PMRB to Declare Minahang Bayan


Following the dialogue with the members of the association of small scale miners of Itogon, Benguet, on October 17, 2018, DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu reaffirmed his position on the closure of all illegal mining activities in the Cordilleras pending the declaration of a Minahang Bayan by the Provincial Mining Regulatory Board (PMRB).

Responding to the petition made by the affected miners in Itogon for the DENR Chief to lift the stoppage order on all mining activities in Cordillera, Cimatu assured the mining community of Itogon that the order will be lifted only upon the declaration of a  Minahang Bayan by the PMRB inside the Benguet Corporation patented area in Sitio Luneta, Barangay Loakan, Itogon, Benguet.

“I am directing the PMRB to declare a Minahang Bayan for our miners,” Cimatu declared.

Cimatu underscored to the miners that the government’s utmost priority remains the safety of its citizens. He reassured those in attendance that they still retain their rightful claim to the mineral resources of their area even in the face of the stoppage order.

“Minero kayo noon, minero parin kayo ngayon, at mga minero parin kayo sa mga susunod na panahon,” he said explaining that the declaration of the Minahang Bayan shall legalize their mining activities.

Geologist Liza Manzano of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau presented the findings of the Geohazard and technical assessment of Itogon that left 89 persons dead and 8 missing up to date.

Manzano characterized the area as highly vulnerable and a “shopping mall to all kinds of catastrophes” because of its susceptibility to all geological hazards.

“You’ve got it all,” she said, describing the danger of inhabiting the devastated mine sites in Itogon.

Cimatu also welcomed the commitment of the mining community to comply with all regulatory measures to be imposed by the different government offices for proper operation.

Further, the mining community of Itogon also committed to enter into a stewardship agreement in relation to reforestation and environmental protection and rehabilitation.

“Thank you for your benevolent offer, and I readily accept them,” he said, after reading a portion of the petition signed by the miners.

The DENR Chief also cited the commitment made by the miners to sell their gold to the Central Bank, urging them to contribute to governmental revenue by paying the right taxes from their income.

The PMRB shall be chaired by the MGB-CAR Regional Director Fay Apil.|AJTuraray


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