DENR-CAR preaches preservation of water quality and effects of global warming in Paracelis

DENR-CAR preaches preservation of water quality and effects of global warming in Paracelis


Serving as the headwaters to different river systems in the Northern Luzon, Mountain Province play a significant role in maintaining the quality of water not only in the Cordilleras but also in its nearby Regions.

Heeding the call of the present DENR leadership to improve water quality nationwide, an Information, Education and Communication Campaign (IEC) was spearheaded by the Regional Public Affairs (RPAO) of the DENR-CAR in Paracelis, Mountain Province.

Pursuant to Republic Act 9512 or the Environmental Awareness and Education Act, 48 Grade 8 students of the Paracelis Technical Vocational High School (PTVHS) took part in an environmental education workshop on the role the citizens of Mountain Province play in maintaining ecological balance. It is through this activity that the provisions of RA 9512 is attained wherein it is the responsibility of the citizenry to conserve, protect and rehabilitate the environment in the context of sustainable development.

Considering the unique geographic location of the area, its citizens can effectively pursue such aspirations by treasuring the watershed resources of their locality that drain in many parts of Northern Luzon.

A brief presentation on Global Warming was delivered as part of the activity together with the individual formulation by the students of their commitment in delaying its effects in their own place.

The students were also led to an activity regarding the “3 R’s” or the reuse, reduce, and recycle. This activity encouraged the students to minimize the waste generation and practice segregation for proper waste management.

A video presentation on environmental awareness ensued after the sessions and was concluded with the turnover of some DENR reading materials, a flip chart discussing environmental issues and concerns, sets of environmental leaflets and fliers for students to browse during their research periods. 

Ms. Florence Parpali, the PTVHS School Principal, underscored in her message during the event, the need for the development of environmental values in the minds of the young nowadays. In the same message she delivered, Parpali assured the team from the RPAO that the activities conducted were enough preparation for the students to be receptive of ensuing lessons concerning the environment.|AJTuraray


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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