RED Welcome Message

 

As part of the machinery that makes things happen in our environment and natural resources,  we in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources particularly in these parts of the country have to do our mandate.  We belong to a very critical department. 

 

We have been given the mandate to fulfill. Together with our clienteles,  the people, on us lies our country’s  environmental fate—the air that we breath,  the water that sustains ourselves and the plants and animals,  our land, our forests, our minerals.  We have a say into all facets of man’s daily existence on this fragile earth.  We have to perform and perform well our mandate for us and for our fellow countrymen.

 

The contents of this website therefore are the data and facts obtaining in this, our beautiful Cordillera region.  The statistics contained herein came from our latest data bases, some of which were sourced from other government agencies and other instrumentalities.

 

Our aim of making this web site was not only to accomplish our set targets and inform the people about the environment and natural resources’ situationer  but we have to make sure that we are doing things for the benefit not only of the people but most especially the environment.  Thus making sure that life continues on this,  our Mother Earth.

 

We continued to look for ways and means to pursue our mandate.  Along the way, we  came upon and initiated some innovations.  We have responded to what the people and the environment need.  We have initiated projects that we see will make life a little better in the future. From our field personnel to our regional managers, the support staff and our technical people,  all did their parts wholeheartedly.  We could say that we have done our share! We did our assigned tasks and we did it competently.

 

At the end of the day,  we hope that our data could be understood well and be of use by the browser in whatever purpose it maybe.

 

We are not stopping from there though,   we continue to network with other agencies,  non-government organizations, local government units, our leaders and the people themselves into looking for ways and means to improve our environmental situation and to continue to promote the objectives of sustainable development.

 

With God’s grace and the continuing belief and support of our leaders in our abilities to implement  programs and projects for the betterment of our environment,  we shall continue to give our best,  to serve and to perform to  the Cordilleras and the Filipino nation!

 

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News

Municipal LGU of Balbalan, Kalinga engaged  in Forest Land Use Planning (FLUP) activities

 

The Forest Land Use Planning is a governance-oriented and participatory process of allocating forests and forest lands as a natural resources asset by the government under appropriate management, tenure arrangement.  Eventually, these assets are placed according to their best uses in order to harmonize uses of forest lands to attain balanced-production activities by not disregarding the concept of forest protection and biodiversity conservation. The Forest Land Use Plans (FLUP) shall be integrated in the Comprehensive Land Use Plans (CLUPs) of the Local Government Units (LGUs).

At the Office of CENRO Pinukpuk a Letter of intent was sent by the office of the Local Chief Executive of MLGU Balbalan expressing their interest in the preparation of FLUP of their Municipality. Upon the receipt of the said letter, personnel of DENR CENRO Pinukpuk joined the session of the Sangguniang Bayan where a resolution was drafted authorizing the Local Chief Executive to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for the preparation of the FLUP on behalf of the Municipality.

As a result, an FLUP orientation and workshop was conducted recently at Balbalan by representatives from DENR Regional office, PENRO and CENRO Staff.  Participants to the orientation include the Barangay Local Government Unit officials, other MLGU officials and employees, and other concerned stakeholders within the municipality.

The orientation/workshop employed an interactive type of discussion.  During the open forum, the participants sought to be clarified on some points, concerns, issues and constraints of the target LGU which were answered by the facilitators.

After the fruitful discussion the Local Chief Executive of the Municipality of Balbalan, Mayor Eric L. Gunayon represented the Municipality by signing the Memorandum of Agreement that finally engaged the MLGU and BLGU Officials in the activities to be undertaken under the FLUP.  Also CENRO Imelda B. Casiwan and MPDO Sonia S. Duggoy signed as witnesses to the MOA.

CENRO Casiwan said that she looks forward to a  strengthened partnership as they join efforts to prepare the FLUP of Balbalan, Kalinga.

She added that it is crucial that before forest land use planning can take place in a certain province or municipality, the executive and legislative branches of the LGU, where planning will be conducted, have already executed their dedication to come up with the FLUP for a guided improvement and or development in the forestland cover.  As manifested in their letter of intent that while they recognized the link between the improved management of forest resources and the overall development direction of the province or municipality, this would facilitate their involvement in the planning process and ensure that the plan gets legitimized and implemented.|C. Pinukpuk, RTBanawa

Photo Releases

FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE. Shanum (left) and Eloy (right) welcome passersby during the Exhibit cum Talakayan sa Parke on July 3-6 at Malcolm Square, Baguio City. Eloy, the DENR-CAR mascot, represents eels which are indicators of clean water, thus, we must strive to maintain and make our rivers clean. ERDB-WWRRDEC mascot, Shanum, derived from the Ibaloi term for "water," represents the cool, clean, and refreshing water; with leaves that represent "green" watershed wherein it is fully stock with vegetation|SJEMauting

Bokod, Benguet - Some lumber seized and hauled by the team of DENR – CAR, LGU Officials of Bokod, Benguet, some PNP Bokod and some other officials from the barangays of Bokod. According to CENR Officer Alejandro De Jesus, the forest products totaled to 107 pieces of Benguet Pine lumber with a volume of 326.33 board feet and specifically taken in Sitio Naubanan, Ekip, Bokod, Benguet, the head source of Bokod River. (read more...)

Mga Minero parin Kayo. DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu enters into dialogue with the mining community of Itogon, Benguet on the stoppage order on all illegal mining activities in the Cordilleras. Cimatu assures the legalization of the small scale mining industry upon the declaration of a Minahang Bayan by the Provincial Mining Regulatory Board (PMRB)|AJTuraray