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The Cordillera Regional Task Force (CRTF) on Anti-illegal Logging headed by DENR-CAR Regional Executive Director Engr. Ralph C. Pablo conducted its 1st quarter meeting for CY 2022. Highlight of the meeting was the finalization and approval Of Resolution No. 2021-001 which seeks the assistance of the congressmen of the different districts of the Cordillera Administrative Region to propose for the amendment of Presidential Decree 705, as amended, otherwise known as the Revised Forestry Reform Code of the Philippines, particularly Sections 79, 81 and 82. Other matters discussed include the status of previously apprehended and confiscated forest products, conveyances and implements.

Local tourists enjoy the warmth of the sulfur springs in Bokod, Benguet. Although discovered long ago, it has become a trending attraction which can be visited from Mt. Pulag. The site is still in the process of development and to becoming an established ecotourism site.

Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, and hug a tree!  Trekkers respect the serenity of the habitat of plants and animals as they journey through the mossy forest and damp lakes of Mt. Pulag by taking pictures of nature leaving them undisturbed. When in the forest, it is also a good habit to hug trees to lessen built-up stress and another good way to engage with nature.

 

Employees of DENR-CAR participated in the National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) at 9 AM today. They have exercised the “duck, cover and hold” safety protocol then a few minutes later, all moved to a safer and open ground. The management office observed the quick participation of all employees indicating better awareness and presence of mind in times of calamities.

NSED is conducted four times a year to better prepare and accustom the citizenry before, during, and after an earthquake.

Employees also joined the live webinar of the Office of Civil Defense to be reminded and further educated on disaster preparedness.

 

Engr. Simeon L. Micklay, chief of the Water Resources Utilization Section (WRUS) in the Regional Office re-echoes the salient provisions of PD 1067 or the Water Code of the Philippines to the PENRO and CENRO WRUS focal persons in the province of Kalinga, Records Officers and designated Information Officers. From this activity, the participants are expected to come-up with a strategic plan regarding the implementation of IEC for the LGUs, specifically to the Barangay Captains and owners of water refilling stations within the province.