Brief History

The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO ) of Aritao was created under the re-organized structure of the DENR pursuant to Executive Order No. 192 dated June 10, 1987.

On August 13, 2008, its headquarters was transferred from its former station Banganan, Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya to the lot it leased out to the New Tribes Mission at Barangay Darapidap, Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya.  The transfer of the office greatly eased the office operations for both workers and clientele mainly because of the conducive environment and well established structural infrastructure.  The CENR Office is about 500 meters away from the Daan Maharlika to its main entrance.

As of December 2011, the office has 54 employees, 46 permanent, 2 casuals and 6 contractual.


CENRO Aritao is geographically located at the southernmost part of Region 2.  It is often regarded as the gateway to Cagayan Valley.  It lies between 16 deg. 05'' to 16 deg. 38" latitude adn 120 deg. 40" to 121 deg. 50" longitude.  It is bounded on the North by CENRO Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya; on the East by CENRO Dupax, Nueva Vizcaya; on the South by the Province of Nueva Ecija; and on the West by Benguet Province.

 It has jurisdiction over four municipalities namely: Aritao, Bambang, Kayapa and Sta. Fe all in the province of Nueva Vizcaya.  It has an approximate total land area of 140,327 hectares out of which 114,174 hectares or 81% is categorized as public forest land 26,154 hectares or 19% is under the alienable and disposable lands.




    • National Greening Program

Regular CY 2011 CY 2012 as of August
1. LOA issued 41 255
2. MOA issued 16 6
3. SMP 269 562
4. Seedling production
   -by PO 20,500 127,464
   -procured by ERDS 150,258 68,106   
   -procured from savings 45,040
   -seedling produced by LGU Sta. Fe 71,500
5. Area planted
   -Regular 219  70.07 
   -Add-on 50  20 
   -Convergence 10.62 
6.  Area main. & protected 219

    • Forestland Delineation Program
    • Community-based Forest Management Program
    • Cadastral Survey
    • Handog Titulo
    • Protected Area Management Program
    • Wildlife Management Program
    • Coastal and Marine Management Program



 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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