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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

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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