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Late FS Dirain is 2012 Dangal ng Bayan awardee


The late Forestry Specialist Melania B. Dirain, who was gunned down at her office in Sanchez Mira, Cagayan on February 7, 2012, is one among this year’s Outstanding Public Officials and Employees or Dangal ng Bayan awardees. Her sons will be receiving the award, a trophy designed by National Artist for Sculpture Napoleon V. Abueva, and a cash reward of Two Hundred Thousand Pesos on September 19, this year.

The Dangal ng Bayan Award is given by the Civil Service Commission to public servants for exemplary adherence to the norms of conduct and ethical behavior.

Dirain was instrumental in the series of apprehension and confiscation of illegal forest products within barely one month after she was designated as Officer-In-Charge, Forestry Specialist of CENRO Sanchez Mira.

When she was tasked as focal person for Calayan Island, she contributed much to the formulation of the sub-project proposal for the construction of the P17M municipal hospital of Calayan which made the town the country’s first recipient of infrastructure project funded by the Municipal Development Fund Office (MDFO) through the Integrated Coastal Resources Management Project (ICRMP). The project had its groundbreaking on May 20, this year. She also assisted the local government unit in: crafting of the Municipal Investment Profile which is used to attract investors on solar energy, airport and tourism; conceptualizing the Sibang Cove Tourism Development; declaration of Sitio Lungog as a wildlife sanctuary passed and approved by the municipal council; and conceptualization of the Cacao Livelihood for the Future, a project being financed by the LGU for private lands and backyards.

Dirain also worked as Protected Areas, Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management Specialist where she headed the ICRMP. As such, she devoted her time in facilitating the preparation of ICRM Plans which at that time were very crucial as the project was implemented in an integrated approach. She was one of the major contributors in the success of the ICRMP through her strong collaboration and linkage with the officials of the LGUs covered by the Project, partner agencies, media and other organizations in the province.

When she was transferred to the Regional Office, she spearheaded the Information, Education and Communication campaigns on wildlife protection and conservation.

In 2004, she was granted a scholarship for Diploma Course in Conservation Education by the University of Kent in the United Kingdom. She applied her learning from the scholarship by initiating the Penablanca Protected Landscape and Seascape (PPLS) Pride Campaign Project, the first in the DENR and second in the Philippines. The Project highlighted the restoration of the decreasing population of hornbill or “kalaw” from which the name “Callao” was derived. Kalaw is one of the endangered species living in the famous Callao Cave in Penablanca, Cagayan. As the Pride Coordinator, she successfully conducted regionwide meetings and consultations to promote the significance of kalaw and to minimize forest destruction that could lead to the extinction of the said species.# vicky baliuag

List of IEC Materials

List of IEC Materials


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Transparency Seal

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Transparency Seal explained

In National Budget Circular No. 542, issued on August 29, 2012, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reiterates compliance by all offices of the national government, including state universities and colleges, government-owned and controlled corporations, government financial institutions and local government units with Section 93, the Transparency Seal provision, of the General Appropriations Act of 2012, to wit:

“Sec. 93. Transparency Seal. To enhance transparency and enforce accountability, all national government agencies shall maintain a transparency seal on their official websites. The transparency seal shall contain the following information: (i) the agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information; (ii) annual reports, as required under National Budget Circular Nos. 507 and 507-A dated January 31, 2007 and June 12, 2007, respectively, for the last three (3) years; (iii) their respective approved budgets and corresponding targets immediately upon approval of this Act; (iv) major programs and projects categorized in accordance with the five key results areas under E.O. No. 43, s. 2011; (v) the program/projects beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions; (vi) status of implementation and program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports; and (vii) annual procurement plan, contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants.”

The Circular also declares that the respective heads of the agencies shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with this section.

The Circular directs that the Transparency Seal must be prominently displayed on the main page of the agency website, and linked to a page within the agency website that contains the aforementioned documents in downloadable format. 

Symbolism of the Transparency Seal 

A pearl that is buried inside a tightly-shut shell is practically worthless. Government information is a pearl, meant to be shared with the public in order to maximize its inherent value.

The Transparency Seal, depicted by a pearl shining out of an open shell, is a symbol of a policy shift towards openness in access to government information. On the one hand, it hopes to inspire Filipinos in the civil service to be more open to citizen engagement; on the other, it seeks to invite the Filipino citizenry to exercise their right to participate in governance.

This initiative is envisioned as a step in the right direction towards solidifying the position of the Philippines as the Pearl of the Orient – a shining example for democratic virtue in the region.


DENR compliance with Transparency Seal


  • I. DENR mandates and functions, names of officials with their positions and designations, and contact 
  •     information,  Mandate, Vision, Mission and List of Officials and their Contact Information

 aFAR No. 1 - SAAOBDB (Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances)

a.3 FY 2017
a.4 FY 2016
a.5 FY 2015

 b. FAR No. 4 - Monthly Report of Disbursements

         b.1 FY 2019 (JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMay, JuneJulyAugustSeptember, October
         b.2 FY 2018
          b.3 FY 2017
          b.4 FY 2016
          b.5 FY 2015
e. FAR No. 5 - Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts 
          e.1 FY 2019 (1st Qtr) (2nd Qtr) (3rd Qtr) (4th Qtr)
          e.2 FY 2018
           e.3  FY 2017
           e.4  FY 2016
           e.5  FY 2015
f. BED No. 1 -  Financial Plan
          f.1 FY 2019
          f.2 FY 2018
          f.3 FY 2017
          f.4 FY 2016
          f.5 FY 2015
III. DBM Approved Budget and Targets 


 Region 2 reactivates envi law enforcement group

2019 09 

The Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police (PNP) have agreed to include in their enforcement activities other environmental laws whenever requested by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

This agreement was made after DENR Cagayan Valley Chief Atty. Antonio A. Abawag solicited the assistance of these law enforcement agencies in the apprehension of illegal transport of mineral products during the Regional Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force (RAILTF) meeting held earlier at the DENR Regional Office in Tuguegarao City.

Director Abawag said the DENR will expand the deputation of ENR Officers to the members of the Task Force. They will be required to participate in the law enforcement training before their deputation.

The meeting resulted in the draft memorandum of agreement (MOA) reactivating the operationalization of the RAILTF. The MOA redefines the roles and obligations of the member agencies and the engagement of the Philippine Air Force, Philippine Navy and Philippine Coast Guard.

The MOA will provide quick response to verified reports of environmental violations within the region. It will also improve environmental law enforcement from deterrence, investigation, arrest and searches to prosecution.

The RAILTF was created in accordance with Resolution No. 2011-003 of the National Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force which defined the roles of the local government units and other law enforcement agencies.

The Task Force is mandated to take the lead in the anti-illegal logging campaign. It may call upon the support of any department, bureau and office to assist in the discharge of its functions, such as but not limited to the provision of administrative and technical assistance, logistical support and detail of personnel.

During the meeting, Atty. Abawag ordered the Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers to closely coordinate with the battalion and unit commanders of the Philippine Army and the PNP in conducting anti-illegal logging operations. #CCC



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