Four (4) government vehicles were consecrated and turned over today, October 5, 2020, by the DENR-CAR Regional Office to its field offices as part of the continuing operationalization of the Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project (INREMP) in the region for the sustainable watershed management of the Chico Upper River Basin.
PENRO Kalinga received two (2) brand new units of Nissan Urvan NV350 while PENROs Apayao and Mountain Province received a unit each of the said vehicles which are expected to bring relief to the mobilization efforts of the DENR-CAR in the maintenance and monitoring of its area which covers 4,545.52 square kilometers.
The funding of these vehicles is derived from the loan obtained by the Philippine Government from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Regional Executive Director Ralph C. Pablo considered these automobiles as “blessings” and urged its designated drivers to maintain the good condition of the said vehicles.
Meanwhile, the officers of the DENR- CAR Employees’ Association (DENR-CAREA) also led the inaugural of the DENR-CAR Regional Office Infirmary.
The facility, granted to the Association by the DENR-CAR Administration, will serve as the office’s clinic that will accommodate personnel as well as customers who shall need first aid and other emergency treatment.
It shall be manned on an alternate basis by personnel who have undergone professional medical training.
Saving the best for last, DENR-CAR employees don their ethnic Cordilleran attires on the last Monday of the month-long celebration of the Cordillera Month.
In a simple ceremony, adjudged Best-Dressed male and female employees in the previous Mondays of the month received certificates of appreciation and cash gifts for showcasing their Cordilleran heritage through their garbs.
DENR-CAR Regional Executive Director Engr. Ralph Pablo expressed optimism that the heartfelt compliance to simple directives, demonstrated by the faithful and cordial wearing of these attires by DENR-CAR employees, will go a long way in embracing Cordilleran identity.
In the heydays of the yesteryears, every Filipino adored the beauty of this body of water. With its crystalline surface, tranquil environment and captivating scenery— that’s the Manila Bay our old foks had cherised for a long time.
In the faraway Barangay Kalabugao, in the town Manolo Fortich in Bukidnon lives a Philippine eagle with the barangay’s namesake that has been through the extremes of life and death, and now, has fully matured and had her own family. Kalabugao, a female raptor, is the world’s first case of a rescued and rehabilitated young eagle surviving and successfully breeding after her release back to the wild.
Officials and employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), including visitors nowhavethe chance to familiarize themselves with the agency’s priority legislative agenda through an exhibit set up at the DENR Central Office main lobby.
The week-long exhibit, which runs from June 10 to 14,coincides with the 32nd anniversary celebration of the DENR, as well as the 121st Philippine Independence Day.
It showcasesproposals that have been pending in the legislative mill for years but are up for re-filing in the upcoming 18th Congress.
These include: the Land Use Bill (House Bill or HB 5240); amendment in the Mining Law (HB 6259); E-waste Management Bill (HB 2964); and the Delineation of Forest Limits Bill (HB 143).
The exhibit was put up by the DENR Legislative Liaison Office (DLLO), which is headed by Assistant Secretary Joan Lagunda as the agency’s appointed Legislative Liaison Officer.
Lagunda in her message assured the DENR of the DLLO’s steadfast commitment in advancing the interest of the environment.
“Under the present leadership, the environment-loving community can be assured that the LLO is striving to be heard by our revered lawmakers to craft legislations that will empower the Department more in performing its mandate,” she stated.
The exhibit also features a video presentation on the background of the DLLO, as well as the officials who have managed the office. Among these officials are Undersecretaries Ernesto Adobo, Juan Miguel Cuna, and AnalizaRebuelta-Teh; Assistant Secretary Joselin Marcus Fragada; and Director NiloTamoria.
The DLLO is the office tasked to liaise with both houses of Congress regarding all matters impinging on relations between the DENR and the legislative branch.
It is also the official representative of the DENR in the Legislative Liaison System of the Office of the President, with Secretary AdelinoSitoy, head of the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office, as the Chief Legislative Liaison Officer.