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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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

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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