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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DENR-CAR recognized in Gawad KALASAG
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-CAR has been recognized for its contribution in terms of disaster response during the onslaught of the Super Typhoon Lawin last year.
In this regard, a Plaque of Recognition was awarded to the DENR-CAR during the Cordillera Gawad KALASAG 2016 held on January 18 at the CAP John Hay Convention Center in Baguio City.
The plaque was in recognition of the DENR-CAR’s contribution in attaining safer, adaptive and disaster-resilient Cordilleran communities by providing assistance in the joint cutting and pruning of trees for disaster risk reduction.
The plaque was received by Engr. Gilbert Mangliwan and Ecosystems Management Specialist Ronaldo Barongan who are members of the DENR-CAR’s region-based Disaster Quick Response Team (DQRT).
During the onslaught of the Super Typhoon Lawin on October last year, the DENR-CAR lent two licensed chainsaws to the Cordillera Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council to be used in cutting and pruning of fallen trees.
The DENR-CAR in coordination with the Benguet Electric Cooperative also took rounds in the major thoroughfares of Baguio City to cut and prune trees which then pose threat to lives and properties.
A team from the Enforcement Division of the DENR-CAR also went to Calanasan, Apayao to document the extent of damage of the typhoon and respond to the needs of the local communities.
Since 2015, the DENR-CAR has activated its DQRT to man DENR-CAR’s Disaster Operation Center during typhoons and in times of disaster. In addition to their regular functions, they are tasked to report and promptly respond to any environment and natural resources-triggered disasters.
The Cordillera Gawad KALASAG awards led by the Office of the Civil Defense recognizes its partner agencies both from the public and private sector who has valuable contribution in disaster risk reduction and management; and humanitarian assistance.|GJNFontanilla