DENR-CAR joins Baguio Creative Hub

DENR-CAR joins Baguio Creative Hub


The DENR – CAR as it continues to support the Baguio Flower Festival celebration, it participated in the launching of the Baguio Creative Hub led by Mayor Mauricio Domogan, the Department of Tourism (DOT)- Cordillera and UP-Baguio.  The Hub showcased the City’s different and unique forms of crafts and folk arts and the City’s new identity as one among the 64 cities from 44 countries which were included among the Creative Cities Network of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The Hub was opened to local media practitioners during a presscon launching held on February 10, 2018, at 5:00 pm held at the People’s Park, Malcom Square, Lower Session Road, Baguio City.  

Domogan welcomed the guests and local folks to the event with the beat of ethnic instruments and dances.  The exhibit extended from February 10- 24, 2018.

Some Baguio residents and visitors witnessed the unique crafts and folk arts. The art works of the artists and makers in the industries of weaving, wood carving/ sculpture, silver craft were highlighted in the activity. The said hub served also as a venue for the unveiling of the official logo of the Baguio Creative City, Inc. which was designed by National Artist for Visual Arts, Ben Cabrera (Bencab).

The ceremony/launching was attended by UNESCO Philippines Secretary General Lila Ramos Shahani, Ms. Baguio Creative Council Chair, Adelaida Lim, Baguio, Tourism Undersecretary Mark Bautista and graced by Mayor Domogan and Ben Cabrera. 

Shahani shared what it means for Baguio to be a Creative City.  The prestigious designation is not only an honor for the City alone, but a triumph for the Philippines and the creative communities throughout the country. 

“This endeavor will definitely provide more opportunities for Baguio’s creative community to be recognized at a wider scale. We anticipate the formalization of the Baguio City Creative Council as a means to strengthen the legal framework and institutionalize the roles of various stakeholders,” Shahani emphasized.|NEspiritu/KCRosales


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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