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



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


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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

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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