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The DENR 2 Day Care Center, with capacity of 50 heads, was built to take care of employees' children and grandchildren while they are in their nursery stage or when their nannies are absent.

 

 

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One major concern of the management now a days is addressing efficiency and effectiveness of employees in the workplace. The DENR R02 in particular has been conducting seminar on capability building, personnel management and team building. Such trainings do not absolutely resolve the problem of employees’ efficiency. For instance, a working mother with multiple tasks in the office as well in her dwelling unit doing the usual household activities aside from rearing of the children from health care to education. In short, the work performance of an employee-mother is much affected.

To address such concern, DENR Region 02 has revived the operationalization of Day Care Center with two-pronged functions, to wit:

a) As Nanny Center and
b) As Semi- Formal Education Center

As early as October 2011, the Regional Executive Director has opened two jobs, namely: Day Care Center Teacher and Assistant Teacher.

These two jobs were duly announced and notices were posted in conspicuous places of DENR Regional Office, PENRO Cagayan and CENRO Tuguegarao and to our Regional Website.

On January 2012, deliberation was conducted for hiring a Nanny with qualifications and conditions hereunder enumerated:

a) At least 21-50 years of age with minimum 3 year experience as yaya/nanny within the Philippines
b) Application Letter
c) Certification of Good Moral Character from previous employer/s;
d) Certification from the Barangay Captain/Police;
e) Duly fille-uo Biodata with 2X2 ID picture;
f) After passing the screening, the applicant shall undergo a probationary 3 month contract.
g) Must be physically fit to take care of children in their tender ages (2-4 year old); and
h) With a salary of P5,000.00/month.

Guidelines prescribing the steps and procedures for nannying services of the Day Care was immediate formulated. 

Day Care Center (Nannying) Guidelines

Who are qualified to become recipients of the DENR Day Care ( Nannying ) Center?

a.) All Kids including the grandsons and granddaughters whose YAYAS or NANNIES are on sick leave or indefinite leave or AWOL.
b.) All Kids or grandsons or grand daughters who have no Yayas and their mothers or grand mothers are on the process of looking a Nanny or a Yaya.

How to become a Recipient?

a) Registration forms are available at the GAD Center which must be personally filled-up by the parents or guardians

b) Immediately upon submission of the duly filled-up Registration form, the Registrar shall enter in the Roster of Registrants

What are its In-house Policies?

The concerned GAD Focal Person of the Sector shall orient the parent on the policies of the center

When will be the launching?

The Registrar shall announce the date of launching the center operationalization on January 9, 2012.

In-house Policies

a) Nannying shall be from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

b) The Center shall only provide nannying efforts while snacks and lunch including food supplements shall be provided by the parents/guardians.

c) Feeding of the child during morning and afternoon snacks and lunch time is the sole responsibility of the parents or guardians. A parent/ guardian is given a maximum feeding period of 20 minutes.

d) A child admitted at the Center must be physically and mentally fit. Upon admission, the parent must submit a medical certificate.

e) A child who suffers from both minor and major illnesses which are contagious can not be admitted. However, upon submission of proofs of full recovery, the child can already be admitted.

f) A Nanny is mandated to observe extraordinary care and protection over the children under her custody. As such, any injuries that a child may incur within the premises of the center, the Nanny is answerable or liable. However those injuries inflicted upon the child beyond the control of the Nanny, the latter shall not be liable with the condition that he evidence is immediately reported to the concerned parent/guardian thru cellphone.                           

g) Outdoor Activities are very limited and are only performed when properly coordinated with concerned parents/guardians. Therefore the 8am- 5pm nannying shall be confined within a ventilated closed room but open windows equipped with 3 wall-fans.                                                                   

h) Children are not allowed to bring any pointed objects inside the room. Parents/Guardians are also advised not to use glass-based food containers. The Nanny has the right not allow.

LIST OF EXISTING IFMAS IN REGION 02 AS OF JULY, 2012

LIST OF EXISTING IFMAS IN REGION 02
AS OF JULY, 2012

 

 
NAME OF IFMA HOLDER IFMA NO.
LOCATION
TOTAL AREA (HAS.)
DATE OF ISSUANCE
DATE OF EXPIRY
1.  Woodland Wood     Products Ind., Inc.  c/o Jesus Cruz                               003 Dimacuba,Capellan Antagan, Tumauini & Ilagan, Isabela                980.0 10/19/93 12/31/18
             
2.
Epifania Molina 009 Fugu, Bumorbur,                936.0 10/19/93 12/31/18
      Sindo, Bayabo,      
      Ilagan, Isa.      
             
3.
Antonio B. Gangan 010 Sidon, Bintacan,Ilagan, Isa.                995.0 10/19/93 12/31/18
             
             
4. 
Bondy Uy Memorial Edt. 006 Bigao, Sindon,Mandi, Ilagan, Isa.                960.0 10/19/93 12/31/18
 
           
             
             
5.
Liberty Logging Corporation 10-2007 San Agustin, Jones & Echague, Jones, MaddelaIsa. & Maddela,Quirino Province          25,887.0 05/25/07 12/31/31
             
    16-2007 Dicamay 1&2 & Victoria, Jones & Echague, Isa.            2,723.0 07/26/07 11/30/32
             
6.
Luzon MahoganyTimber, Ind.,Inc. (Original) 2001-2 Dimatatno,Kaingadingan          10,960.4 01/12/01 01/11/26
  
    Kumalingking      
    
    Dipanlabin, Ayod,      
      Dinapigue, Isabela      
             
   (Integration/ Supplementary) 2001-2 Dimatatno, Digusi,          12,583.0 11/15/02 01/11/26
    
    Dipaniong      
       Dinapigue, Isabela      
             
  
  (Additional Area) 05-2009  Dinapigue, San            6,324.0 11/06/09 11/07/34
       Guillermo &      
       Echague, Isabela      
             
7.
Monte Alto Timber Resource Corp. 2003-3  San Mariano,            8,048.0 06/24/03 06/24/28
          Dinapigue &      
       Echague, Isabela      
             
8.
Pacific Timber Export Corp 03-2006  Ayod, Bucal Norte,          24,174.0 09/19/06 12/31/32
   
     Bucal Sur, Dibulo      
       & Digumased      
       Dinapigue, Isa.      
TOTAL        94,570.4    

Ecosystem Research and Development Services

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The Ecosystems Research and Development Sector (ERDS) is in control of all technical researches and the formulation of an integrated research program related to ecosystems and natural resources.

A. ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

  1. Formulates, directs, executes and manages integrated research and development plans and programs on various ecosystems
  2. Develops and recommends approaches based on needed technologies for packaging and transfer toward effective DENR program implementation for the sustainable development of ecosystems
  3. Networks with OGAs, NGOs and international research institutions
  4. Prepares technical, semi-technical and popular papers for possible publication and presentation
  5. Develops and directs collaboration with ERDB and field operation units and regional experimental forest and research stations including field laboratories

1. Forest and Urban Ecosystems Research Section

  1. Prepares and implements Research and Development proposals, studies/projects relevant to the conservation and management of urban, coastal zones and freshwater ecosystems (mangroves, sea grasses, algae beds and coral reefs)
  2. Assists in the evaluation of research proposal on urban, coastal zone and freshwater ecosystems
  3. Coordinates with concerned government agencies relative to the implementation of the coastal, freshwater and urban ecosystems
  4. Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual narrative accomplishment and terminal reports
  5. Prepares and presents technical papers relative to coastal zone, freshwater and urban ecosystems

2. Grassland Degraded and Upland Farm Ecosystems Research Section

  1. Prepares and formulates Research and Development plans/programs for forest, upland and grassland/degraded ecosystems (particularly on Dipterocarp plantation establishment, seed production areas and clonal propagation)
  2. Conducts regionwide technology generation or verification studies under forest, upland and grassland ecosystems
  3. Coordinates proposed sites to research coordinators, OGAs and LGUs on research undertakings within their areas of responsibility
  4. Prepares physical, narrative and terminal reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  5. Prepares and presents technical papers relative to forest, upland farm, grassland and degraded ecosystems

B. TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER DIVISION
     Formulates and recommends plans and programs, strategies and mechanisms for effective technology transfer and commercialization by harmonizing results from completed researches/studies with present and indigenous practices using multiapproaches and schemes easily appreciated by various ENR clientele groups for adoption thereby creating economic activities to spur development

1. Documentation and Packaging Section

    1. Documents and recommends commercialization of locally acceptable mature technologies supportive to environment and natural resources protection, conservation and management
    2. Compiles and translates relevant and appropriate information and technology in a form, content and language/dialect deemed appropriate for acceptance and adoption of the target clientele focusing on those responsive to poverty reduction, increased ENR productivity and management, conservation and rehabilitation of the environment
    3. Packages technology and information classified as technical, semi-technical and popular reading materials like scientific journals, leaflets, pamphlets, brochures, booklets, etc.

2. Technology Transfer and Utilization Section

  1. Inventories and assesses technology and information needs of various DENR clienteles as inputs to preparation of ENR Plan and Program development
  2. Promotes and disseminates appropriate technology/information through training, lecture series, seminar workshop, hands-on demo and scientific form and TV appearance, radio guesting and billboard and poster production
  3. Facilitates and monitors the adoption of technology and appropriate information practices to the clientele in coordination with LGUs and other stakeholders
  4. Establishes demonstration area as show window of technologies and verifies generated technology in order to incorporate new and relevant data and information to improve or localize existing technology
  5. Assesses social, economic, environmental and ecological impacts of transferred technologies in the lives of community adoptors

 

 

 

 


The Ecosystems Research and Development Service (ERDS) is one of the four sectors of the DENR whose vision is to conduct and implement research, development and extension towards a healthy environment and sustainable natural resources for an improved quality of life. Further, its mission is to provide appropriate technology and information, through research, development and extension towards enhanced productivity and sustainability of natural resources and protection of the environment for the improvement of quality of life of the Filipinos. The ERDS being the research arm of DENR is guided by its RDE Framework Plan (2011-2016) that spells out the general direction and identifies the priority areas or gaps cutting across all Sectoral concerns and issues requiring immediate and preferential attention. It also facilitates dissemination of research information and technology to all possible end-users applying various extension strategies.

Vision:

Relevant research, development and sustainable natural resources for an improved quality of life.

Mission: 

To provide appropriate technology and information through research, development and extension towards the enhanced productivity and sustainability of natural resources and protection of the environment for the improvement of the quality of life of the Filipino people.

Goal:

Healthy environment, balanced ecosystems and life-sustaining natural resources

Mandate:

1. Formulates an integrated research and development program on the region’s ecosystems and natural resources;
2. Conducts research to generate technologies towards sustainable management and use of the region’s ecosystems and natural resources;
3. Translates all recommendable findings into understandable language and presentation; and
4. Disseminates research information and technology to all possible users.

Organizational Structure of the DENR-02 Research Sector

The Regional Technical Director (RTD) heads the Research Sector with two divisions namely the Ecosystems Research and Development Division (ERDD) and Technology Transfer Division (TTD). ERDD conducts/implements researches to generate scientific data, and verifies technology generated. On the other hand, TTD packages and promotes/disseminates matured technologies for adoption/ commercialization. The research areas are also directly under the Office of the RTD. The experimental forests in Magat, Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya and Claveria, Cagayan are being maintained to showcase matured technologies to stakeholders, NGOs, POs, academe and other government agencies (OGA).

Functions of the Ecosystems Research and Development Division (ERDD)

1. Implements Research and Development (R and D) in accordance with the approved work and financial plan (WFP).
2. Prepares and implements R and D programs/projects/studies.
3. Maintains and protects experimental forest and field laboratories.
4. Implements technology verification/validation programs/projects/studies.
5. Establish and maintains technology piloting/field testing and demonstration areas.
6. Serves as field information and technology transfer center.
7. Coordinates R and D activities with appropriate agencies.
8. Extend technical assistance to field unit of the DENR and ENR clienteles.

Functions of the Technology Transfer Division (TTD)

1. Formulates and recommends implementation of regional research information and technology transfer program.
2. Packages results of ENR researches and appropriate information.
3. Facilitates the adoption of mature technologies in cooperation with other regional offices/units and various research institutions.
4. Promotes the marketing of mature technologies on environment and natural resources protection, conservation and management.
5. Develops and manages environmental and natural resources database and the regional information and technology system.
Functions of the Field Personnel in Magat, Cabagan and Claveria
1. Maintains and protects the experimental forest and/or field laboratories.
2. Assists in the collection of R and D field data.
3. Assists in the production and inventory of seedlings.

A. ENR Research and Development Activities

A. 1. List of On-going Research, Development and Extension Programs/Projects (RDEPs)

The sector is implementing Research Development and Extension Programs (RDEPs) on Climate Change; Sustainable Upland and Coastal Areas; Water Resource Management; Marines and Degraded Areas; Conservation & Management of Biodiversity; and, Management & Pollution Control. Under these RDEPs are 14 research studies presently implemented here in Region 02.

RDEP 1 – Climate Change

Study 1 : Vulnerability Assessment of Bintacan Sub- Watershed in Ilagan, Isabela

Study Leader : Henry P. Patricio and Reynaldo B. Callitong

Study 2: Impacts of Climate Change on the Extent and Magnitude of Flooding and Landslides (Kirang Watershed)

Study Leader : Ma. Victoria L. Lingan and Abraham A. Aquino

Study 3: Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change Impacts on the Coastline and Foreshore Areas of Calayan Island

Study Leader : Rosario M. Tagana and Lilia dL. Abel

Science Aide : Charles Duerme


RDEP 2 – Sustainable Upland and Coastal Areas

Study 1:Survey of Bamboo Stands and Establishment of National Database of Economically Important Bamboo in Nueva Vizcaya and Cagayan

Study Leader : Noel S. Soriano

Science Aide : Jezrael S. Cabading, Engr. John Paul Tanguilan

Study 2: Tree Improvement of Indigenous and Endangered Species

Study Leader : Reynaldo B. Callitong and Josephine C. Daniel
Science Aide : Engr. John Paul Tanguilan

Study 3: Application of Mycorrhiza and Other Soil Amelioration for Improving Reforestation and Agro-forestry in Cagayan

Study Leader : Leonardo M. Manuel, Florencio G. Serra, and Ma. Victoria Lingan
Science Aide : Michel Piñon

RDEP 3 – Water Resources Management

Study 1: Riparian Zone Assessment for Rehabilitation Protocol to Minimize Erosion and Sedimentation in Nueva Vizcaya

Study Leader : Leonardo B. Odon and Florencio G. Serra

Study 2: Stakeholder’s Participation in Water Resources Protection and Development Program in Nueva Vizcaya

Study Leader : Rosario M. Tagana and Lilia dL. Abel

Study 3.: Economic Pricing of Raw Water to Ensure Efficiency and Water Use Allocation

Study Leader : Rosario M. Tagana and E. Willie

RDEP 4 – Land Management

Study 1: Policy Option for Foreshore Management in Sta. Ana, Cagayan

Study Leader : Rosario M. Tagana and Lilia dL. Abel

Science Aide : Errone Somes and John Paul Tanguilan

RDEP 5 – Mines and Degraded Areas

Study 1: Improved Rehabilitation Strategies, Schemes and Technologies for Areas Highly Vulnerable and Severely Eroded Watershed in Nueva
Vizcaya

Study Leader : Leonardo B. Odon and Henry P. Patricio

RDEP 6 – Conservation and Management of Biodiversity

Study 1: Biosafety Measures for the Protection of Biodiversity Against Potential Impacts of Modern Biotechnology in Region 02 (all remaining provinces except Batanes and Cagayan)

Study Leader : Reynaldo B. Callitong and Abraham A. Aquino

Science Aide : Romulo Mangabilin

Study 2: Biosecurity measures for the Protection of Biodiversity from Invasive Aliens Species (IAS) in Region 02 (all remaining provinces except
Batanes and Cagayan)

Study Leader : Reynaldo B. Callitong and Abraham A. Aquino

Science Aide : Romulo Mangabilin and Jecri Ancheta

RDEP 7 – Environmental Management and Pollution Control

Study 1: Assessment of Ecological Solid Waste Management with Emphasis on Material Recovery Facility (MRF) Strategies for Environmental Conservation and Protection (covers the municipalities of San Mateo, Isabela; Aritao. Nueva Vizcaya; Santiago in Isabela; and, Lal-lo and Gonzaga both in Cagayan)

Study Leader : Lilia dL. Abel and Rosario M. Tagana

Science Aide : Arlou Soriano

A. 2. List of Completed Programs/Projects

a. Vulnerability Assessment of Marang Sub-Watershed in Nueva Vizcaya
b. Impact of Climate Change on the Extent and Magnitude of Flooding and Water Resources in Cagayan (Pared Watershed)
c. Survey of Bamboo Stands and Establishment of National Database of Economically Important Bamboo in Isabela

A. 3. Experimental Forest Maintained (as of CY 2012)

PROVINCE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT EXPERIMENTAL FOREST/FIELD LABORATORY LOCATION AREA (ha)

Cagayan 2nd District

    • Claveria Experimental Forest Barangay Taggat, Kilkiling, Siam-siam, Lablagbig, Claveria Cagayan  -  701.5
    • Macatel, Sta. Praxedes - 681.5

Sub-total 1,383.0

Nueva Vizcaya Lone District

    • Magat Experimental Forest – Lot A Namamparan and Poblacion, Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya  - 83.0

Lot B Bugnay and San Luis, Diadi-  583.0
Lot C San Luis, Diadi  - 4.0

Sub-total 670.0
GRAND TOTAL 2,053.0


A. 4. Seed Production Areas Established and Maintained (as of CY 2012) (Established 1992)

The Sector continuously maintained seed production areas (SPAs) that are sources of quality seedsfor the use of DENR nurseries. It has a total area of 15.2ha planted to Large-leaf Mahogany, Gmelina and Dipterocarp species (composed of 11 species with 202 plus trees). The SPAs are located in Magat Experimental Forest in Nueva Vizcaya and Claveria Experimental Forest in Claveria, Cagayan.

PROVINCE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT LOCATION AREAS (ha) SPECIES

    • Nueva Vizcaya Lone District Magat Experimental Forest 2.5 Gmelina arborea 9.7 Large-leaf Mahogany
    • Cagayan 2nd District Claveria Experimental Forest 3.0 Dipterocarp species (composed of 11 species with 202 plus trees

Total 15.2


A. 5. Pilot Plantations Established and Maintained

PROVINCE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT LOCATION AREA (ha) SPECIES

    • Cagayan 2nd District Claveria Experimental Forest 0.45 Narek, Yakal, Gmelina and Narra
    • Nueva Vizcaya Lone District Magat Experimental Forest 2.00 Yakal
    • Quirino Lone District PENRO Compound, Diffun 2.00 Yakal

Total 4.45

A. National Greening Program: NGP-PQPM Implementation

For CY 2012, the Sector has a target of 807,000 for forest species (premium/indigenous) and 316,500 fruit trees totaled to 1,123,500.
Seedling requirements of field offices were bid-out by accredited nursery operations. The Sector spearheaded the post qualification of winning bidders together with representatives from the Administrative, Legal, and Finance Division and RBAC representative.

A. 7. Operationalization of Clonal Nurseries

The DENR-ERDS Clonal Nursery at RBB-NWPC started operating last January 2012. The nursery with an area of 352 m2 has an annual production capacity of 41,616 clones in three cycles. The Clonal Nursery in Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya has annual production capacity of 50,000 clones.

The two nurseries will cater the seedling requirements of PENRO Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino, and Nueva Vizcaya.

A. RBB- NPWC Clonal Nursery, Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City
1. Clonal facilities constructed
    a. Laboratory/Processing Area/Working Area – 70 m2
    b. Clonal Office and Seedbank – 69.6 m2
    c. Recovery Area – 42 m2; 5,372 (5 x 7 pots)

2. Hedge garden – propagated by seeds (20 species) with 811 stock plants; established last 2011

3. Newly constructed facilities
a. water storage and pump area with 1,000 li capacity and 1 horsepower (for further upgrading)

b. Mist System with an area of 30 m2; 11,200 capacity per cycle (needs additional insulation to reduce hot temperature build-up inside the building)
c. Non-mist System with an area of 12 m2; 2,700 capacity per cycle
d. Hardening area with an area of 192 m2; 14,500 capacity; an additional 200 m2 was also constructed using local construction materials like bamboo and cogon (needs further additional space for expansion using open misting systems for efficient plant growth)


B. Magat Clonal Nursery, Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya
1. Repair and enhancement of different facilities

a. Rooting nursery – 6m x 16m

b. Workshed with storage room – 5m x 10m

c. Green house – 4m x 10m

d. Open Recovery nursery – 4m x 20m

e. Covered recovery nursery – 4m x 18m

f. Recovery chamber – 3m x 5m enclosed with plastic #8 (ruined by Typhoons Pedring and Quiel last year) temporarily installed at the rooting nursery

g. Open Recovery chamber – 12m x 31m

h. Improvement of water system – 2 tanks (2 x 2 x 2 m); 2 water reservoir and 1,200 m pipeline

i. Perimeter fencing of the clonal nursery complex - 2,500 m2

2. Pathway rip rapping, installation of placard and landscaping

3. Establishment and maintenance of Hedge garden (20 species) – rejuvenated as source of young but lignified shoot cuttings for macrosomatic cloning

4. Initial rooting of 13 species (Phil. Teak; Tuai; Yakal; Guijo; Bignai; Tindalo; Ipil; Mancono; Narra; Coffea arabica; Narek; Palosapis)

For 2012, an amount of Php3.5M was downloaded for the identified SUC for Region 2 - the Isabela State University in Cabagan. The design of Clonal Nursery at RBB-NWPC, Carig Sur inTuguegarao will be adopted for this purpose.

A. 8. Technology Transfer and Extension

A. 8.1. List of Technologies for Transfer

a. Clonal Propagation Protocol of Selected Tree Species
b. Charcoal Briquetting

A. 9. Demonstration Areas

LOCATION CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT PROJECT DEMO TITLE AREAS (ha)SPECIES PLANTED

Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya Lone District Rattan Demo under mixed plantation of Gmelina, Mahogany and brush species 0.25 Rattan Cloned Gmelina seedlings planted in open areas 0.25 Cloned Gmelina Narek Demo under 10-year old Acacia mangium and Acacia auriculiformis 0.25 Narek

Total 0.75

A. 10. Regular Publications

a. ENR Techno Bulletin, Region 02
b. IEC and advocacy materials (flyers, brochures, leaflets)
c. Conduct Training and Deliver Lectures

A. 11. Impact Assessment Studies

a. Baguio Inter-Cultural Association Inc. (BICAS                                                                                                                                               b. Kadikitan Association for Community Development (KAFCD)

Vision:

Relevant research, development and sustainable natural resources for an improved quality of life.

Mission:

To provide appropriate technology and information through research, development and extension towards the enhanced productivity and sustainability of natural resources and protection of the environment for the improvement of the quality of life of the Filipino people.

Goal:

Healthy environment, balanced ecosystems and life-sustaining natural resources

Mandate:

1. Formulates an integrated research and development program on the region’s ecosystems and natural resources;
2. Conducts research to generate technologies towards sustainable management and use of the region’s ecosystems and natural resources;
3. Translates all recommendable findings into understandable language and presentation; and
4. Disseminates research information and technology to all possible users.

Organizational Structure of the DENR-02 Research Sector
The Regional Technical Director (RTD) heads the Research Sector with two divisions namely the Ecosystems Research and Development Division (ERDD) and Technology Transfer Division (TTD). ERDD conducts/implements researches to generate scientific data, and verifies technology generated. On the other hand, TTD packages and promotes/disseminates matured technologies for adoption/ commercialization. The research areas are also directly under the Office of the RTD. The experimental forests in Magat, Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya and Claveria, Cagayan are being maintained to showcase matured technologies to stakeholders, NGOs, POs, academe and other government agencies (OGA).


ERDS Personnel
Office of the RTD
Director Lilia dL. Abel – Concurrent Division Chief
Secretary Rosalinda M. Tapulao

Ecosystems Research and Development Division
Division Chief Lilia dL. Abel – Concurrent Division Chief
Section Chief Leonardo T. Manuel (detailed)
Section Chief Rosario M. Tagana
Technical Staff Ma. Victoria L. Lingan
Abraham A. Aquino
Leonardo B. Odon (detailed)
Non-Technical Staff Nelie G. Buraga (detailed)
Technology Transfer and Utilization Division
Division Chief Noel S. Soriano
Section Chief Reynaldo B. Callitong
Section Chief/RBB-Clonal Nursery Manager Florencio G. Serra, Jr.
Non-Technical Staff Ma. Theresa T. Gonzales
Ma. Lucrecia V. Butay (detailed)
Magat, Cabagan, Claveria Field Personnel
Magat Clonal Nursery Manager Josephine C. Daniel
Ricardo Ambrocio
Dominito Silaroy


Cabagan, Isabela Rodrigo Adiviso
Edwin Nelmida
Ramon V. Cattagatan
Mamerto Sia
Sauro Taggueg

Claveria Field Office Atanacio Gammad
William L. Turda
Eduardo R. Caalim
Casual Staff Lito Patricio

Personnel detailed to other Sector: 6 (5 regular, 1 casual)

Name Position Where assigned and/or Detailed/ Current Designation Reasons for Reassignment
(Special Order)
1. Henry P. Patricio Sup. Sc. Res. Spec. PENRO Nueva Vizcaya/ PENR Officer DENR S.O. #__, s2011
2. Oscar C. Allado Sr. Sc. Res. Spec. PENRO Nueva Vizcaya Special Order
3. Enrique Q. Pasion Research Assistant PAWCZMS/ OIC-Chief, CMMD and ICRMP Program Coordinator Special Order
4. Edna G. Willie Farm Supervisor PENRO Nueva Vizcaya/ Information Officer Special Order
5. Roselily B. Dacanay Science Aide ORED/Administrative Officer Regional S.O. #9, s2010
6. Loraine Ann D. Velarde Administrative Aide IV (Casual) Magat, Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya Regional S.O. #303, s2010


Functions of the Ecosystems Research and Development Division (ERDD)
1. Implements Research and Development (R and D) in accordance with the approved work and financial plan (WFP).
2. Prepares and implements R and D programs/projects/studies.
3. Maintains and protects experimental forest and field laboratories.
4. Implements technology verification/validation programs/projects/studies.
5. Establish and maintains technology piloting/field testing and demonstration areas.
6. Serves as field information and technology transfer center.
7. Coordinates R and D activities with appropriate agencies.
8. Extend technical assistance to field unit of the DENR and ENR clienteles.
Functions of the Technology Transfer Division (TTD)
1. Formulates and recommends implementation of regional research information and technology transfer program.
2. Packages results of ENR researches and appropriate information.
3. Facilitates the adoption of mature technologies in cooperation with other regional offices/units and various research institutions.
4. Promotes the marketing of mature technologies on environment and natural resources protection, conservation and management.
5. Develops and manages environmental and natural resources database and the regional information and technology system.
Functions of the Field Personnel in Magat, Cabagan and Claveria
1. Maintains and protects the experimental forest and/or field laboratories.
2. Assists in the collection of R and D field data.
3. Assists in the production and inventory of seedlings.

RED Tumaliuan presents study on flood forecasting

To provide better understanding and promote preparedness to weather conditions, the DENR Region 2 oriented members of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC), Regional Committee on Sustainable Development (RCSD), Regional Land Use Committee (RLUC), media and other stakeholders on flood forecasting and flood warning system for Cagayan Valley on April 24, 2012 at the Ivory Lodge, Tuguegarao City.

In a forum jointly conducted by the Regional Development Council (RDC) and the RDRRMC, RDC2 vice chairperson and National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Regional Director Milagros Rimando said the activity aims to strengthen all phases of disaster risk management through a better understanding of the processes and concepts involved in weather forecasting and the effects of climate change on the environment and ultimately on the population.

Forester Benjamin T. Tumaliuan, executive director of DENR Region 2, in his presentation of his study, said that climate change is happening, thus, what can be done is to come up with adaptation and mitigation measures as well as information dissemination so there will be less casualties especially during floods.

Aside from the model of communication channel for efficient early warning, contingency planning and quick response involving the different government agencies in the region, the environment chief also recommended the steps in the operationalization of the proposed flood forecasting model and early warning system for Cagayan Valley.

The study was also presented during the first Provincial Climate Change Summit in Ilagan, Isabela on January 13, 2012 where he urged the establishment of a functional risk reduction and management operations center with necessary equipment and manpower to ensure the province’s preparedness to quickly respond to affected Isabelinos.#

 

NEWS

Region 2 fire brigades on high alert

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Cagayan Valley has alerted its forest fire teams with high temperature besetting numerous plantations established under the National Greening Program (NGP).

Since January this year, the DENR has reported 25 incidents of forest fire in Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino provinces which affected 900 hectares of plantations. Reported causes of forest fire include throwing of cigarette butts, burning of agricultural wastes, and burning of garbage along roadsides adjacent to the plantations.

“The fire occurrence is very alarming. Let’s be serious. Everybody should cooperate,” said Assistant Regional Director (ARD) for Technical Services Felix C. Taguba in his recent meeting with information officers, NGP focal persons, forest fire team leaders and forest protection officers of the different provincial environment and natural resources (PENR) and community environment and natural resources (CENR) offices in the region.

ARD Taguba has ordered the field officials to conduct regular forest patrolling and monitoring including Information, Education and Communication (IEC) in communities adjacent to fire prone areas.

The regional technical services chief emphasized the urgent need to protect the NGP plantations because these are funded by taxpayers’ money.

As a strategy for forest fire prevention, the DENR will intensify its IEC through broadcast and regular meetings with upland communities to ensure their cooperation on forest fire prevention.

As proactive measures, the Department has conducted trainings and has mobilized its forest protection officers including those in the barangays, local government units, people’s organizations and NGP beneficiaries who are residing adjacent to fire prone areas. Firefighting tools and binoculars were also provided to the PENR and CENR offices aside from the lookout towers constructed in strategic places.

More than 66 million of forest and fruit-bearing trees planted in almost 82,000 hectares under the NGP from 2011 to 2018 are being guarded from forest fire.# CCC

 

Cimatu: No letup in strict enforcement of environmental laws

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said there will no letup in the government effort to strictly enforce environmental laws and regulations designed to restore, preserve and protect the country’s rich environment and vast natural resources.

“We will prioritize the environment. We will strengthen our Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) in the provincial level which job is to take care of the environment,” Cimatu told national and regional officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) during their management conference held in Batanes recently.

He said the Boracay problem should serve as a lesson not just for local government officials but also for those in the DENR who must be proactive in handling environmental concerns.

Cimatu said he plans to put up a DENR office in every tourist destination in the country, just like what he did in Boracay.

Even before Boracay was closed to tourists to pave the way for its rehabilitation, Cimatu already ordered the re-establishment of a Community Environment and Natural Resources Office there to ensure the sustainability of environmental programs intended solely for the world-famous island paradise.

Cimatu said he won’t recommend the reopening of Boracay until the fecal coliform contamination is addressed.

“The ball is in our hands. We have to bring down the coliform. This is non-negotiable,” Cimatu said, as he announced the deployment of some DENR and EMB regional directors to the island to solve the problem in a month.

The DENR chief also directed all his field officials to prioritize the cleanup of water bodies within their jurisdiction. “I am very particular on the cleanliness of our rivers,” he said, as he warned them of his one-strike policy for non-compliance.

Apart from strict enforcement of environmental laws, Cimatu reminded his field officials of their duty to ensure the protection and conservation of natural resources, particularly the forests.

He ordered them to ensure the cooperation and support of the local government in their respective areas of jurisdiction in the DENR’s forest protection and anti-illegal logging campaign.

Cimatu said that regional offices will not get commendation for “hot logs” they have confiscated, but for their effort to prevent trees from being cut.

He urged all other field officials to follow the example of Batanes, which has become a good model for protecting the environment. Batanes is the only province in the country, which has been declared as a protected area in its entirety. #

 

 

DENR, CEZA, LGU inspect Nangaramoan Beach


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"We do not like to happen in Nangaramoan what happened in Boracay."

This was the statement of Cagayan Valley environment chief Atty. Gil A. Aromin during the joint site inspection by the DENR, Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) and Local Government Unit (LGU) of Sta. Ana in Nangaramoan Beach, Sta. Ana, Cagayan, on March 22, 2018. 

Regional Director Aromin emphasized that even before the situation in Boracay became a national issue, DENR Region 2 has already taken positive steps to contain and preserve the beach.
"What is best for the environment will be best for the people. All we have to do is to manage the resources properly and comply with environmental laws," Atty. Aromin added.

In January this year, business operation along Nangaramoan Beach, one of the world's finest beaches, was stopped for failure to comply with environmental laws and for violating Section 69 of Presidential Decree No. 705 as amended by Section 78 of Republic Act 7161, the Clean Water Act and the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act.

According to Engr. Avelino Natividad, chief safety officer of CEZA, self-demolition and clearing of establishments within the 20-meter salvage zone has already started.

After acquiring all the necessary documents such as the previous surveys of the site and the foreshore development and management plan, the DENR-CEZA-LGU team will convene to plan for necessary actions.

It can be recalled that in October 2017, the Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENR) Office of Aparri, CEZA and LGU Sta. Ana issued final notice to the president and members of the Nangaramoan Environmental Protectors Association to stop their business operation including further construction and improvement of establishments which were illegally erected.

 

There are 138 cottages, nine variety stores and five souvenir shops in Nangaramoan Beach.#

 

 

Parties ink Phil croc conservation hub

The population of Philippine Crocodile in Region 2 will soon increase following the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on the establishment of a conservation center and groundbreaking ceremony held on Feb. 15, 2018 at the Isabela State University (ISU) - San Mariano campus.

The Local Government Unit (LGU) of San Mariano, ISU Echague campus, Mabuwaya Foundation Inc. and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will be jointly managing the Conservation Center.

In his message of support, DENR Regional Director Atty. Gil A. Aromin expressed his gratitude to the partners for helping the Department in wildlife protection. “The DENR is the primary government agency mandated to protect and conserve our wildlife, however, we lack the technical and financial capabilities and facilities for the conservation of Philippine Crocodile,” Director Aromin said.

The LGU shall provide sand, gravel and boulders, and heavy equipment in the construction of the facility; designate information and tourist officer, and caretaker; promote the Philippine Crocodile breeding facility as a tourist attraction; and provide additional funding for the management of the facility.

For its part, the ISU shall allow the use of the designated area of 4,000 sq.m.; provide security during the construction period; and involve students and staff in the development if tge facility as a crocodile headstart and breeding center.

The provision of funding for the main construction of the facility including technical supervision of the building and management of the facility shall be shouldered by the Mabuwaya Foundation. It shall also provide technical supervision of crocodile husbandry and handling, and continue to source funding for the facility after year 2022.

As a requirement in the establishment of wildlife centers, the DENR issued the wildlife farm permit on Nov. 13, 2017.

The DENR shall also provide logistics, technical assistance and other related services in the establishment and maintenance of the facility.

The monitoring of the facility will be jointly undertaken by LGU San Mariano, ISU Echague, Mabuwaya Foundation and the DENR.

The Philippine Crocodile is considered as one of the rarest crocodile species in the world and classified as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

RD Aromin urged the partners to collaborate for the success of the initiative. “Let the Philippine Crocodile Conservation Center in this Region be known and be the exemplary conservation center throughout the country,” he said.#

 

Isabela LGU to pilot anew land titling program in Region 2

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Inspired by the full support of the local government unit in the LGU-led Titling Program, the regional environment chief announced the pilot implementation of Rapid Land Tenure Appraisal (RLTA), a systematic land titling approach, in Quirino, Isabela.

Regional Director Atty. Gil A. Aromin made this pronouncement during the awarding of land patents to 120 land owners held on Feb. 13, 2018 at the Quirino Coliseum.

The Cagayan Valley chief recalled that the partnership in land titling between the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and LGU Quirino started in 2012 when he convinced Mayor Jossie Maria Bella L. Juan to enrol in the LGU-led titling initiative of the Department. Regional Director Aromin was then the regional technical director for Land Management Sector.

The partnership resulted in the launch of the LGU-led Titling program on Sept. 25, 2013 and the signing of the Memorandum of Partnership Agreement (MOPA) on June 23, 2014 making Quirino town the pilot in Region 2.

As required in the MOPA, the LGU headed by Mayor Juan created the LGU-led Titling Office and designated personnel to operate it. The local chief executive also created the LGU-led Titling Council.

“Hindi po natatapos ang tulong ng DENR,” vowed RD Aromin as he expressed his commitment to the mayor that all untitled lots will be titled before her term ends.

“Through the partnership of the DENR and the LGU, the processing of titles has been facilitated, thus, our constituents need not undergo the long, complicated and expensive process of land titling,” Mayor Juan said.

The local chief executive added that the awarding of patents is a dream come true to her constituents who have been longing to have their lands titled.

Emphasizing the benefits of titling to the LGU, Mayor Juan said through the land titles, revenue collection in the form of real property taxes increases thereby improving economic development in the municipality.#

Photo Releases

RESILIENCE GAME - Officials and employees from DENR regional and field offices play the Resilience: Survive and Thrive Game on Oct. 23, at the Narra Hall, DENR Regional Office, Tuguegarao City as part of the training on Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS) for Reef Cryptobiodiversity, and Ocean Acidification. The players who are implementers of the Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Management Program, acted as community leaders competing to have the most developed community without sacrificing the environment. The deployment of ARMS will mimic the complexity of coral reefs to attract and collect colonizing invertebrates and provide a systematic, consistent, and comparable method to monitor cryptic reef diversity. After the orientation, the implementers together with experts from University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute, De La Salle University and National Museum will proceed to Palaui Island in Sta. Ana, Cagayan. #
SIGHTED AT LAST – This Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor was spotted at Chadpidan, Basco, Batanes on Nov. 1, this year, by Forester Samuel P. Telan, Enforcement chief of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office. The species is also sighted in Barangay Savidug of Sabtang town today (Nov. 3), the same site where it was observed on Dec. 5, last year after it was last seen in Mahatao from March to May 2011. The other reported sightings were in Olango Wildlife Sanctuary in Lapu-Lapu City in 2013; and Candaba Swamp in Pampanga and Puerto Princesa, Palawan, both in 2015. The species categorized as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is being monitored daily to ensure its protection. # (photo by R.Y. Abad and text by V.D. Baliuag) 
FOREST PROTECTION POLICY – “There will be trainings for forest protection officers on handling firearms,” told Regional Director Atty. Gil A. Aromin in an interview with Latigo Online TV as he discussed the policy of DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu for a ‘more successful implementation of forest protection’. The Secretary initiated the arming of FPOs after learning that some officers in some regions were shot while apprehending illegal loggers. The hiring of lawyers is also a part of the Secretary’s policy where 16 were already employed for the 16 CENR Offices in Region 2. “It is a big boost to our efforts against illegal forest activities,” said Atty. Aromin.#
OUTSTANDING NIPAS-MPA – (From left to right) DENR Cagayan Valley Assistant Regional Director (ARD) for Technical Services Felix C. Taguba, ARD for Management Services William C. Savella, Regional Director Atty. Gil A. Aromin, PENR Officer of Cagayan Marlon C. Agnar, Protected Area Superintendent of Palaui Island Protected Landscape and Seascape (PIPLS) Rodante A. Galamay and CENR Officer of Aparri Edgar T. Martin  present the plaque and cheque received in the Para el MAR 2017 Marine Protected Area Awards and Recognition during the Monday Convocation on Oct. 23, this year at DENR Regional Office, Tuguegarao City. PIPLS was awarded Third Outstanding National Integrated Protected Areas System – Marine Protected Areas (NIPAS-MPA) by the MPA Support Network in October 19-20 at Iloilo Convention Center, Iloilo City. Batanes Protected Landscapes and Seascapes was also included in the top 8 finalists selected from 200 entries nationwide. Para El MAR is a biennial activity that highlights the best practices of coastal managers in MPA management. #
ENSURING MENTAL FITNESS – Atty. Gil A. Aromin, Regional Director of DENR Region 2, leads the compulsory drug test of regional and field officials on Nov. 27, 2017 at the City Health Office in Tuguegarao City. This is in adherence to Civil Service Commission Memorandum Circular No. 13 s. 2017 providing guidelines in the mandatory random drug test for public officials and employees. The mandatory drug test ensures “effective and efficient service, free from the hazards of drug use in the workplace.” It is also part of the wellness program of the Office. #
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT UPDATES – DENR Region 2 Administrative Division Chief Lilia dL. Abel discusses recent guidelines on the issuance of appointments and other human resource actions during the Workshop on Competency-based System for DENR Technical and Support Positions held on November 23, this year at the Narra Hall, DENR Regional Office, Tuguegarao City. The new rules are provided under Civil Service Commission Resolution No. 1701009 promulgated on June 16, 2017. The Chief, Administrative Officer also presented the revised DENR Merit Selection and Promotion Plan emphasizing on the composition and responsibilities of the Human Resource Merit Promotion and Selection Board (then Selection and Promotion Board).#

 

BACK TO THE WILDERNESS – Newly designated Batanes OIC, PENR Officer Ilarde C. Viernes releases on Nov. 21, 2017 a Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula at Chadpidan Lake in Basco town after it was turned over by Police Officers Jensen Cobaria, Denvy Lurlaine Zureta and Darna Paco of the Mahatao Police Station. The migratory bird species, having the conservation status of “Least Concern” by the International Union of Conservation for Nature (IUCN) was surrendered to the Police Officers by school children in Mahatao. Witnessing the release are Basco Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer Carlito Cari, and key officials and personnel of the PENR Office. #
1ST CAGAYAN RIVER BASIN SUMMIT – DENR Cagayan Valley Regional Director Atty. Gil A. Aromin delivers his message during the opening program of the 1st Cagayan River Basin Summit on November 28, 2017 in Santiago City, Isabela. "We are here to see the best practices of other river basin managements. This will also stir up consciousness among ourselves on how to protect our rivers," the regional environment chief said. The activity aimed to address Cagayan River concerns such as the deterioration of its water quality and the lowering of its water supply, by gaining techniques from other successfully managed river basins in the country. In the two-day event, resource speakers from the local government of Iloilo and Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission shared their best practices in river basin management before the members of the Cagayan River Basin Management Council and other stakeholders from Regions 2 and 3 and the Cordillera Administrative Region.#

 

LATEST DISCOVERY IN BATANES – This Oriental Pratincole Glareola malvidarum was discovered by the team from the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office during the conduct of Biodiversity Monitoring System   in the island municipality of Sabtang. Sighted   at Diblolon of Barangay Savidug on March 7, 2018, the bird is considered the latest record of avian species in the biodiversity-rich province.   Oriental Pratincoles are common in drier open areas, dry rice fields, pasture areas and plowed fields. They are seen in large groups. #
EMPOWERING WEOS – Batanes OIC, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENR) Officer Ilarde C. Viernes reorients the deputized Wildlife Enforcement Officers (WEOs) on their duties and responsibilities on March 13, this year at the municipal hall of Itbayat. After the short reorientation session, the WEOs were given their protective gears in order to become more effective and efficient in their work. With OIC, PENR Officer Viernes are (L-R) Sangguniang Bayan Member Alejandria C. Asa; Sangguniang Bayan Member Onesimo G. Manzo; OIC, Mayor Zenas Labrador; Technical Services Division Chief Dionicio C. Deundo; Environmental Management Specialist Antonio Mina of the Environmental Management Bureau; and Enforcement Chief Samuel P. Telan. #
ENSURING GOOD WATER QUALITY – “All local government units are mandated to put up a septage management system in order to prevent sanitation problems,” says DENR Regional Director Atty. Gil A. Aromin during the 1st Quarter Pinacanauan de Tuguegarao Water Quality Management Area (PdT-WQMA) Governing Board Meeting held at the Carmelita Hotel, Tuguegarao City on April 3, this year. Director Aromin said if local government units (LGUs) cannot establish a waste water treatment facility, they should at least require every household to have their own septic tank. “But these septic tanks must be devised by either the LGU or the Department of Health to make sure that there will be no seepage of effluent underground,” Atty. Aromin added. He also emphasized that the harmonized efforts of the DENR, Environmental Management Bureau, Mines and Geosciences Bureau and LGUs in formulating approaches will have a great impact in addressing environmental problems, especially on the water quality of the region. “Let us all come together to ensure that Cagayan Valley will sustain good water quality for the community,” the regional environment chief enthused. Pinacanauan River, which traverses along Tuguegarao City and Peñablanca, was designated as WQMA by virtue of Department Administrative Order No. 2013-06. The meeting was attended by representatives from concerned LGUs, barangays within the WQM area, different line agencies, academe, business sectors and other partners who are members of the governing board. #
GREENING THE MOUNTAIN, GREENING THE OCEAN – Regional Director Atty. Gil A. Aromin (2nd from left, front row) and Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Regional Director Mario A. Ancheta (3rd from left, front row), lead the officials and employees of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office in Batanes and the Local Government Unit of Ivana in planting about 1,500 Arius seedlings in Barangay Radiwan. The tree planting was held on April 19, this year in observance of the International Earth Day celebrated every 22nd of April. MGB Mine Management Division Chief Geoffrey Prado (4th from left, front row) and 56 beneficiaries of Special Program for Employment of Students under LGU Ivana also joined the tree planting. After the tree planting, the DENR and MGB team conducted a coastal cleanup along Kadpidan Beach adjacent to Ivana Marine Protected Area. #
INSTITUTIONALIZING GOOD HOUSEKEEPING – Management Services Division Chief Victoria D. Baliuag spearheads the official launch of 5S and Ecological Solid Waste Management in PENRO Batanes on June 6, 2018 as a highlight of the Environment Month celebration. Memorandum Circular No. 2018-03 issued by Regional Director Atty. Gil A. Aromin directs the implementation of the program regionwide.#
SOCIAL MARKETING – Dibang, the mascot of the flagship species for Batanes Protected Landscapes and Seascapes (BPLS) has her first exposure during the cultural parade opening the 235th Batanes Foundation Anniversary held on June 26, 2018. The mascot is a social marketing tool under the Flagship Communication Campaign of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Management Program (CMEMP). The flagship species was selected by the different environmental stakeholders in October last year through a Focus Group Discussion. The mascot was officially launched by OIC, Regional Director Atty Gil A. Aromin and OIC, PENR Officer Marcelo G. Bumidang on June 25, 2018. Dibang is the Ivatan term for flying fish.#

 

STRENGTHENING CRBMC -- “Each agency has an important role to play. What we will agree upon today will spell out what will happen to the Cagayan River Basin,” says DENR Region 2 Regional Director Atty. Gil A. Aromin as he welcome participants to the Regional Technical Working Group Meeting of the Cagayan River Basin Management Council (inset) on July 12, 2018, at the Narra Hall, DENR Regional Office. Among the agenda of the meeting are the presentation of the proposed additional thematic areas of concern to be included in the organizational structure and the creation of Addalam Sub-River Basin Management Committee. These are in preparation to the Executive Committee Meeting to be held on July 18-19, 2018 in the province of Quirino. OIC, Regional Director of National Economic and Development Authority Region 2, Engr. Ferdinand T. Tumaliuan, presided over the meeting. #
NUTRI-ADVOCACY – Information and Communication Technology Chief Roderick Y. Abad feeds the minds of 100 Kindergarten and Grades I-III pupils of Diptan Elementary School in Basco, Batanes on July 6, 2018 as part of the Nutrition Month Celebration. The pupils were treated with free food while listening to the lecture cum film showing on wild animals found in the province. Debbie, the mascot of Batanes Protected Landscapes and Seascapes (BPLS) delighted the pupils with her second public exposure.  On the same day, the PENR Office personnel planted 500 seedlings of Arius and Malugay at Sitio Maluyloy in Barangay San Antonio as part of the month-long celebration. #

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