CENRO Tabuk joins IEC drive to the 4Ps beneficiaries

CENRO Tabuk joins IEC drive to the 4Ps beneficiaries

 

The DENR-CENRO Tabuk City conducted a series of IEC on Environmental Awareness in four Barangays of Tabuk. The audience during the IEC campaigns are the beneficiaries of the 4Ps of the DSWD which also serve as their Family Development Session (FDS). Based from the attendance, there are 9 clusters with a total of 400 individual beneficiaries who attended the said session which started from September 11 to 12 and 18-20, 2017.

The main topic presented was the different benefits of forest conservation through power point presentation and video presentations on climate change.  The topics were explained in Ilocano version and specifically focused on the products derived from the land and sea resources, the types of climate, the greenhouse gasses and its sources and effects, the topic on climate change and its relation to Agriculture, the effect of climate change to the environment and human lives, and disaster such as floods and landslides.

The DSWD as the lead agency of the said program explained that the FDS is one way to empower the beneficiaries wherein they acquire new knowledge and skills that could possibly help them alleviate their standard of living and strengthen their participation in every activity conducted in their respective barangays. These beneficiaries must be empowered economically, socially and environmentally. Through these learning events conducted for the 4Ps beneficiaries, they are taught of various environmental laws and environmental protection. Because, the number one affected in the woe of our mountains are the marginalized areas.

Having other agencies to share their expertise with the Pamilyang Pilipino Pantawid Programs (4P’s) beneficiaries is considered as a strategy to strengthen the Productive Private-Public Partnership (4P’s). Because sharing of resources should observe. It may be in a form of financial, livelihood and technical assistance.

New learning should not remain as “for your information”. It must be put into action. Example, they learned that forest is life, trees acts as “carbon sink” alleviates the “greenhouse effect”. They also learned that plastics waste destroyed our water ecosystem. With this, they need to have some plan and actions to work together in the protection and conservation of our forest. Likewise helping the LGU’s in their Zero Waste Management Program.  In a way that they can design an activity that can create for additional income at the same time conserving our resources.

To strengthen our partnership we encourage them to establish their barangay nursery that could start as their income generating activity and for them to “bring the forest to the community” or in other way, for them to contribute in the development and improvement of urban forest.|C. Tabuk, SBakidan

 

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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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