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

 

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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