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Members of the San Jose Fisherfolk Association in Gonzaga, Cagayan fill-out data sheet and assessment form during the Marine Protected Area-Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool orientation-workshop conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 2 on June 21, 2012 at the Narek Hall, DENR Regional Office, Tuguegarao City. Issues and concerns on conservation projects were discussed after the workshop. Other people’s organizations in Claveria and Sta. Praxedes, Cagayan also participated in the activity.

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Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 2 OIC Regional Director Wilfredo C. Malvar (2nd from left) and Engr. Alberto S. Obedoza (right), Chief of the DENR Region 2 Surveys and Mapping Division, listen as DENR Assistant Regional Director for Management Service Atty. Gil A. Aromin (2nd from right) and Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Region 2 Director Marjorie P. Ayson (left) discuss salient points pertaining to the jurisdiction on a parcel of land between the municipalities of Piat and Solana, in the province of Cagayan, during a dialogue held at Hotel Roma in Tuguegarao City where DAR Undersecretaries Atty. Marcos Risonar and Atty. David Erro, representatives from the Land Bank of the Philippines, Register of Deeds, Department of the Interior and Local Government, the local government of Piat and Solana, representatives of the owners of the landholdings and farmer beneficiaries were also present.

Engr. Alberto S. Obedoza, in his presentation of the technical descriptions of the subject landholding, revealed that the same area was covered by two separate titles. Engr. Obedoza however stressed that during the cadastral survey they conducted, the actual location of Barangay Warat, where most of the farmer beneficiaries reside, is within the municipality of Piat, Cagayan. This was confirmed by the DILG Regional Office’s and National Barangay Operations Office’s certifying Barangay Warat as ‘listed in the current and master list of barangays as one of 18 regular barangays in Piat” and that the representative from Solana “is not claiming that the subject landholding is within their jurisdiction.” #

 

 

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DENR: Best Government Agency BuB Implementer in Cagayan Valley Region.

 Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Cagayan Valley Region Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Wilfredo C. Malvar (2nd from left) and Forester Felina R. Malupeng (center) marvel at a plaque of recognition awarded to the premier environment agency by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 2 Regional Director John M. Castaňeda (2nd from right), DILG Asst. Regional Director Odilon Pasaraba (left) and Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Region 2 Supervising Budget and Management Specialist Jose Cusipag Pamittan (right) during the DILG-sponsored Local Government Unit Incentives and Awards (LGUIA) Ceremony held at the Ilagan Auditorium, City of Ilagan in Isabela on November 8, 2016. DENR Region 2 was recognized as “Best (Government Agency) BuB Project implementer” for its ‘excellent performance in the implementation of BuB (Bottom-up Budgeting) in 2014, 2015 and 2016.’ Also awarded next to the DENR were the Department of Agriculture (DA) Region 2 and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

 

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City of Ilagan: Best BuB Implementer in Cagayan Valley Region.

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Cagayan Valley Region Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Wilfredo C. Malvar (center) beams as he awards the plaque of recognition for the City Government of Ilagan as ‘Best (Bottom-up Budgeting) BuB Project implementer’ to City Mayor Evelyn C. Diaz (2nd from right) during the Department of the Interior and Local Government DILG-sponsored Local Government Unit Incentives and Awards (LGUIA) Awarding Ceremony held at the Ilagan Auditorium, City of Ilagan in Isabela on November 8, 2016. The city of Ilagan was cited for its ‘effective and remarkable’ implementation of two BuB projects--the Agroforestry Project and Forest Development and Rehabilitation Project which were enrolled in the DENR-initiated National Greening Program (NGP) in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

In its 209.6-hectares agroforestry project area in Barangay Rang-ayan, the LGU administered the planting of some 104,800 seedlings of narra (Pterocarpus indicus), yemane (Gmelina arborea) and mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) forest tree species and mango (Mangifera Indica) and calamansi (Citrofortunella microcarpa) fruit tree species using the P2.4 million pesos the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) appropriated for the project. It also reported having completed plantation establishment, maintenance and protection activities including the construction of a 18 6x1000-meters fire prevention blocks and two look-out towers as of December 30, 2014.

In the 173.4 hectares forest development and rehabilitation project area, also in Rang-ayan, the Ilagan City LGU planted 173,400 seedlings of narra, mahogany and gmelina forest tree species; established ten fire prevention blocks and two lookout towers as part of maintenance and protection component using the P2.6 million fund from the DBM, and reported project completion on September 30, 2015.

DENR Region 2 OIC Regional Director Malvar said, “The projects were implemented ahead of schedule. The LGU used the funds as programmed and appropriately liquidated according to COA (Commission on Audit) prescribed guidelines.”

“More importantly, the Barangay Rang-ayan community or the city constituents seemed to be happy with the projects. We did not receive any complaint from any stakeholder related to the implementation of the Bub projects. No complaints!” he added.

Also present during the awarding rites were: DILG Region 2 Regional Director John M. Castaňeda (4th from left) DILG Assistantt Regional Director Odilon L. Pasaraba (3rd from left), DILG Isabela Provincial Director Elpidio A. Durwin (right), DILG Regional Project Management Officer Engr. Imelda P.A. Rosales (2nd from left), National Anti-Poverty Commission representative Amalia Decena (left) and DBM Region 2 Supervising Budget and Management Specialist Jose Cusipag Pamittan, (3rd from right).

 

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LEVELLING UP LEADERSHIP COMPETENCE – Provincial Director Rewina D. Arugay of the Civil Service Commission, Isabela Field Office, confers the forty-two graduates of the 1st Batch Supervisory Development Course (SDC) Track I on Feb. 24, this year at the DENR Regional Office, Tuguegarao City after completing the three-day learning event.  The learners, who are holders of positions with salary grades 18, 19, 22 and 24, had successfully completed the four supervisory sessions:  Enhancing Personal Effectiveness, Managing One’s Career, Becoming a Supervisor, and The Difference between Managing and Doing.  These topics were all geared toward the different supervisory development and management skills and techniques of becoming an effective and efficient supervisor.  The SDC was conducted for first line supervisors to enhance their skills and capabilities on managerial and developmental aspects of supervisory level.  It has to be undertaken up to three tracks to improve their strong leadership and commitment as supervisors.#

 

CAGAYAN RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT –For. Wilfredo C. Malvar, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services briefs the participants about the Cagayan River Basin Integrated Management and Development Master Plan and its Institutional Framework for the Creation of the Cagayan River Basin Management Council during the Regional Development Council (RDC) and Regional Peace and Order Council Joint Meeting at the Pamegafanan Conference Hall, National Economic and Development Authority Regional Office, Tuguegarao City on Mar. 16, this year. Meanwhile, outgoing River Basin Coordinator Edmund S. Malupeng described the project as a challenging one. “In this endeavour, we will be addressing all concerns relative to the development and management of the River Basin to respond on the impact of climate change thru a shared responsibility,” he added.The Cagayan River Basin encompasses the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino in Region 2; portions of Mountain Province, Ifugao, Kalinga and Apayao in the Cordillera Administrative Region; and some parts of Aurora in Region 3. #
DENR ON WATER REGULATION – Licenses, Patents and Deeds Division Chief Eliseo D. Mabasa expounds on water regulation, a new function of the Department through his Division, during the “Tipon-Tipan sa PIA” today, Mar. 15, at the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Regional Office, Tuguegarao City. Engr. Mabasa said DENR together with the Department of Public Works and Highways and the National Irrigation Administration was deputized to assist in the regulation of water usage since National Water Resources Management Board does not have field offices. He added that the major role of the Department is to accept, verify and endorse water permit applications, conduct inventory of legal and illegal water users and identify water sources. The media committed to help in information dissemination to avoid water depletion and to regulate its usage. Other topics discussed during the press conference were National Greening Program (NGP), Forest Protection, Management of Protected Areas and Land Titling. With Chief Mabasa are (right to left) Enforcement Division Chief Joel S. Daquioag, Conservation and Development Division Chief Sanrose M.  Pulangco, Protected Areas Management and Biodiversity Conservation Section Chief Robert V. Rivera, NGP Regional Focal Person Remedios T. Agnar and Park Operations Superintendent Mina L. Labuguen. #
NEW BIODIVERSITY MONITORING TOOL – Dr. Roberto R. Araño, Biodiversity and Watersheds Improved for Stronger Economy and Ecosystem Resilience (B+WISER) Program consultant, briefly discusses the features of the new technology “LAWIN” during the Monday Convocation held today, Feb. 29. Developed by an international group in 2013, LAWIN or Landscape and Wildlife Indicators is used for monitoring, detecting and viewing specific area of illegal activities particularly in the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park (NSMNP) where the B+WISER Program is being implemented. In his message, Regional Director Benjamin T. Tumaliuan said through the gadget, monitoring the biodiversity within NSMNP and detection of illegal activities within the park is now easy especially that Region 2 has been declared as zero illegal logging hotspot.#
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT – Atty. Mari-Grace L. Cumagun of Civil Service Commission Region 2 accepts her Certificate of Appreciation from DENR Assistant Regional Director (ARD) for Management Services, Atty. Gil A. Aromin, for being the guest speaker and lecturer during the kick-off program in celebration of the 2016 National Women’s Month on Mar. 7, this year at the Narek Hall, DENR Regional Office, Tuguegarao City. Atty. Cumagun stressed out that empowerment is a choice and should begin on every woman to be able to empower others as well. She also discussed the Philippine laws on women empowerment particularly Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004. Joining ARD Aromin are ARD for Technical Services Wilfredo C. Malvar, Planning and Management Division Chief Lea A. Daquioag and Administrative Division Chief Lilia dL. Abel. # 
K4 GENERAL ASSEMBLY - Senior Ecosystems Management Specialist Juan T. Evangelista, president of the Kalipunan ng mga Kawani sa Kagawaran ng Kalikasan (K4), gives update on accomplishments, resolutions passed and adopted, and plans and projects during the 6thAnnual General Assembly (GA) on Feb. 24, this year.  He emphasized in his President’s Report the K4’s contribution in the successful implementation of the Rationalization Plan.  The K4 is now exploring to extend health services to all members through ‘medicard’ aside from financial and medical assistance it has been providing to active members.  Venturing into a joint K4 and Gender and Development Focal Point System (GADFPS) income generating project like ‘stall-for-rent for vendors’ is also one of the programs for implementation this year.  The K4 aims to protect the rights and general welfare of each member; promote effective and collective efforts to attain harmonious relationship between the employer and the employees; promote unionism; and seek ways and means to help members lessen their burden by giving financial assistance in times of calamity, hospitalization, and death of member and beneficiary.  With the theme, “Solidarity and Equality in the Pursuit of Common Good,” the GA was held at the Narek Hall, DENR Regional Office, Tuguegarao City.#
GROWING TREES, SAVING FOREST — Using a drone, the newest aerial documentation equipment, this 40-hectare mango plantation maintained by Sta. Victoria Forest Credit Cooperative is vividly seen fruiting after it was established in 2011 in Sta. Victoria, City of Ilagan, Isabela.  Through the use of advance technology, documentation of DENR efforts particularly in forest development has become easier and more accurate .#
BEAUTY AND NATURE -Miss Jovine M. Martin, 21, the official candidate of Tuguegarao City to Miss Philippines Earth 2016, does her part in greening the environment by planting Narra and Mahogany seedlings in Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City on April 7, this year. She was assisted by the members of the Cagayan-I Cycling Association and representatives from the DENR.Miss Martin emphasized that “Saving Mother Earth is not just a one-day activity…but an everyday event, a way of living.” She also encouraged everyone to be responsible ‘eco-warriors’ by taking the initiative to influence people.Martin is competing on the said pageant inJune 12.#
SAVING TREES FROM CARBON RISKS - Environment Management Specialist II Arthur T. Tanguilan of the Environmental Management Bureau Region 2 explains the good practices on Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) on Apr. 18, this year at the DENR Regional Office, Tuguegarao City in celebration of the International Earth Day on April 22.  He highlighted in his presentation proper waste seggregation and establishment of Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) as he emphasized that improper waste management poses threats to both human health and environment.  This year’s theme “Trees for the Earth. Let’s Get Planting,” enjoins everyone not only to to plant trees but also to properly manage  wastes. #
REVERENCE TO THE NATIONAL EMBLEM - The DENR Regional Office displays Philippine Flags in commemoration of the National Flag Days from May 28 to June 12. During the flag-raising ceremonies (inset) on May 30, this year, the employees were reminded about the history of the Philippine Flag, its proper use and importance to the country. The National Flag Day is observed nationwide pursuant to Republic Act 8491 or the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines. #
SIMPLIFYING LAND MANAGEMENT– Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Wilfredo C. Malvar lectures about Land Governance and Transparency before the 57 participating personnel from Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices of Cagayan and Isabela during the kick-off of the three-day Learning Session on Public Land Disposition (Cluster II) on May 24, this year. He said the event aims to simplify sketchy, technical jargons in the minds of land inspectors and land management officers. Aside from tackling about technical aspects in land disposition, morality and different tenets of good governance were also the focus of his discussion. The learning session is being conducted at the Narra Hall, DENR Regional Office, Tuguegarao City.#
FIRST AID TRAINING - Representatives from Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Region 2 demonstrate the proper handling of an accident victim during the Lecture and Training on Basic Management of Medical and Trauma emergencies held at the Narra Hall, DENR Regional Office, Tuguegarao City on June 3, this year. Led by Fire Officer Virginia E. Morgado, the fire protection officers simulated proper first aid treatment and basic life support to the 35 DENR employees to ‘prevent further harm, promote recovery and to preserve life’ at any time they encounter accidents that need their immediate medical response. “It is a must that everyone knows about the basic things for survival,” said Assistant Regional Director for Management Services, Atty. Gil A. Aromin, before the participants who were later called ‘medical first responders’ by the resource persons after completing the said training.#
BANKARERA FOR MARINE CONSERVATION – Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENR) Officer Mario S. Bungubung (in white shirt) congratulates the team that won the boat racing contest dubbed “Bankarera 2016” during the culminating activity of the Ocean Month celebration on May 31, this year in Claveria, Cagayan. Representing Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Felix C. Taguba, CENR Officer Bungubung explained the importance of marine and coastal protection and conservation focusing on the theme “Biodiversity for Food Seacureity.” Started in 2007, the annual event is jointly conducted by the Local Government Unit of Claveria and the DENR in support of Presidential Proclamation No. 57, series of 1999. The champion, Beach Seine Erik-Mark, finished the race in 6 minutes and 34 seconds with a cash prize of P6,500.#
HARMONIZING LAND POLICIES – “We should join hands to bring light to the sentiments of our indigenous people (on land tenurial issues),” says Surveys and Mapping Division Chief Alberto S. Obedoza during the Joint Quarterly Meeting of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Land Registration Authority (LRA), National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) and DENR on May 31, this year at the Narra Hall, DENR Regional Office, Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City. In the meeting, the body agreed to form a sub-group with a representative from each agency that will prepare a letter to the National Anti-Poverty Commission containing an official statement answering the concerns of the indigenous people. This will provide a better understanding of the program the agencies have been implementing. Engr. Obedoza added that the Meeting is a proper time in order to harmonize all the national policies, plans and programs of the four agencies. The Joint Quarterly Meeting is in line with Joint DAR-DENR-LRA-NCIP Administrative Order No. Series of 2012 “Clarifying, Restating and Interfacing the Respective Jurisdictions, Policies, Programs and Projects of the DAR, DENR, LRA and NCIP in Order to Address Jurisdictional and Operational Issues Between and Among the Agencies. #
MECHANISMS FOR SERVICE EXCELLENCE – “Strive for excellence and make excellence a habit,” Atty. Gil A. Aromin, Assistant Regional Director for Management Services, called on the Division Chiefs and Assistant Division Chiefs of the Regional Office and Administrative Officers, Human Resource Management Officers and Planning Officers of the Field Offices during the opening program of the two-day Learning Event on SECSIME, PRIME-HRM, PBB Compliance and SPMS Implementation. The regional management chief underscored the goal of the present dispensation to be the best and top performing region in the country as he emphasized that service excellence is mandatory to all DENR offices. Held on June 16-17, this year at the Narra Hall, DENR Regional Office, Tuguegarao City, the participants in the learning event were updated on the “mechanisms to attain excellence”: Service Excellence through Continuous Systems Innovation Monitoring and Evaluation (SECSIME), Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM), Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS) and the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB).#
BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION - Park Operations Superintendent (POSu) Mina L. Labuguen talks about the activities undertaken within the protected areas (PAs) in Cagayan Valley during the press conference on June 14, this year at the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Regional Office, Tuguegarao City. Forester Labuguen highlighted ecotourism development as one of the priority projects within PAs in which livelihood programs are given to communities and more facilities are created to enhance tourism. She also enjoined everyone to help the Department in the conservation and protection of biodiversity by reporting illegal gathering of wildlife species. With POSu Labuguen are (left to right) Development Management Officer III Joselito D. Razon, PIA Information Officer I Gene V. Baquiran, POSu Nestor C. Reyes, Conservation and Development Division Chief Sanrose M.  Pulangco and Protected Area Management and Biodiversity Conservation Section Chief Robert V. Rivera. The press conference dubbed “Tipon-Tipan sa PIA” was held in celebration of the Philippine Environment Month with the theme “Go wild for life. Combat biodiversity loss.” #
CORAL REEF REHABILITATION – Supervising Ecosystems Management Specialist Nilda S. Baling of the Biodiversity Management Bureau explains the overview of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems and its Biological Assessment during the Orientation cum Practicum on the Guidelines and Procedures in the Implementation of Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Rehabilitation Program (CMERP) on June 14-17, this year in Sta. Ana, Cagayan.  Integrating the approaches of the Sustainable Coral Reef Ecosystem Management Program (SCREMP), the CMERP aims to reduce threats and drivers that degrade the coastal and marine areas, strengthen the system for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of coastal and marine management, and improve the condition of coastal and marine ecosystem with focus on trophic composition, abundances and biomass.  For Region 2, Palaui Island Marine Reserve and Batanes Protected Landscapes and Seascapes are the pilot areas covered under the program.#
YOUNG ENVIRONMENTALISTS - Jovan Dela Cruz and Jozelle Mae Miguel, student leaders of the Tuguegarao City Science High School, present their action plan on environmental conservation during the Climate Change Symposium on June 30, this year at the Narra Hall, DENR Regional Office, Tuguegarao City. During the workshop, the participants from the different secondary schools in Tuguegarao City including the on-the-job trainees at the DENR Regional Office listed the projects they can implement in their respective schools to address environmental problems. Inspiring the young environmentalists, Officer-In-Charge, Office of the Regional Director Lea A. Daquioag (inset) recognized the role and contributions of youth leaders as partners in conserving and protecting the environment to mitigate the effects of Climate Change. “You are our partners in advocacy for environmental protection and biodiversity conservation,” Planning and Management Division Chief Daquioag emphasized. The symposium was conducted in celebration of the Philippine Environment Month. #
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS – Officials and staff of the DENR Regional Office practice saving themselves in an earthquake drill on July 12, this year in observation of the 2016 National Disaster Consciousness Month with the theme, “Kahandaan at Pagtugon sa Sakuna, Tungkulin ng Bawat Isa”. From the impartation made by the Office of the Civil Defense, the Disaster Control Group of the DENR has been polished while an Emergency Evacuation Plan has been established to better guide all personnel to their way of safety during and after disaster occurences.#
BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION - Park Operations Superintendent (POSu) Mina L. Labuguen talks about the activities undertaken within the protected areas (PAs) in Cagayan Valley during the press conference on June 14, this year at the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Regional Office, Tuguegarao City. Forester Labuguen highlighted ecotourism development as one of the priority projects within PAs in which livelihood programs are given to communities and more facilities are created to enhance tourism. She also enjoined everyone to help the Department in the conservation and protection of biodiversity by reporting illegal gathering of wildlife species. With POSu Labuguen are (left to right) Development Management Officer III Joselito D. Razon, PIA Information Officer I Gene V. Baquiran, POSu Nestor C. Reyes, Conservation and Development Division Chief Sanrose M.  Pulangco and Protected Area Management and Biodiversity Conservation Section Chief Robert V. Rivera. The press conference dubbed “Tipon-Tipan sa PIA” was held in celebration of the Philippine Environment Month with the theme “Go wild for life. Combat biodiversity loss.” #
TRAINED FIRE FIGHTERS – Forest officers employ different fire suppression strategies in a fire drill held during the Trainer’s Training on Fire Management, Prevention and Control at the Tam-an Banaue Multipurpose Cooperative Resort in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya on July 27-29, this year. Spearheaded by the Enforcement Division of the DENR Regional Office, the training has taught 41 foresters and forest technicians around the region with several fire-fighting schemes to an effective formulation of a fire rescue team and proper first aid treatment to victims during forest fire occurrences. After the equipping, the trainees are expected to convey their learning to their respective offices.#
MECHANIZED SEEDLING PRODUCTION—The personnel charged of the Mechanized and Modernized Forest Nursery (MMFN) operation prepare the delivery of seedlings to CENR Offices of Sanchez Mira, Aparri, Alcala and Solana.  As of July 28, this year, a total of 417,500 Narra, Mahogany, Gmelina, Mangium and Ipil-ipil seedlings were already delivered for planting to the different National Greening Program sites within the jurisdiction of PENR Office Cagayan.  Considered as the state-of-the-art forest nursery, the MMFN located in Lannig, Solana, Cagayan started its operation in February, this year.#
OPLAN BROADCASTREEING – Cagayan Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Felix C. Taguba commends the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) Cagayan Chapter for spearheading the fourth year of Oplan Broadcastreeing in support of the National Greening Program (NGP) on Aug. 6, this year. He said, “The DENR cannot do the protection, management and development of the NGP sites all by itself but with the help of the media and the people they reach out.” Representatives from the Department of the Interior and Local Government; Solana Bureau of Fire Protection; Philippine National Police; Local Government Unit; and DENR participated in the planting of more or less 1,000 seedlings of Gmelina and Mangium in General Balao, Solana. #

STRENGTHENING RESILIENCE - World Bank Group Technical Team Leader Maurice Andres Rawlins commends the DENR for the progress of the Philippine Climate Change Adaptation Project (PhilCCAP) during the Exit Conference held on Sept. 22, this year at the Narra Hall, DENR Regional Office, Tuguegarao City. The Exit Conference was conducted following the World Bank Implementation Support Mission visit at the DENR - PhilCCAP’s agroforestry sites in Barangays Nabbabalayan, Buyun and Manga, Peñablanca, Cagayan, including sites of the Department of Agriculture (DA) – led PhilCCAP components in Peñablanca and Tuguegarao City. Rawlins opened up before the Project implementers about the possibility that DENR and other PhilCCAP-implementing agencies such as the DA– Agricultural Training Institute could work together for the realization of the team’s vision of uplifting the farmers’ lives by transforming them from being in a “just surviving” state into having a “really resilient” living. The World Bank, which funds said Project, is set for another visit in December for a follow-up evaluation. With Rawlins are Isabela PENR Officer William C. Savella (center), In-Charge, Office the Regional Director and Wilbur G. Dee, PhilCCAP Project Manager.#

DEVELOPING FORESHORE AREAS - Representatives from different Local Government Units in the foreshore areas of Cagayan and other stakeholders brainstorm in formulating a vision statement for the Regional Foreshore Development Plan (RFDP) in a Visioning and Planning Workshop held on Sept. 27, this year at the Narra Hall, DENR Regional Office, Tuguegarao City. Served as Planner/Consultant of the RFDP, Restituta V. Antolin (inset) educated said participants about coming up with a vision that best exhibits how the foreshore will be managed, its state that the body wishes to achieve in the future, and the image of the foreshore. “It (RFDP) is important because this serves as our blueprint of our actions to preserve and conserve the foreshore areas,” said Antolin who also emphasized that the RFDP in said province is a pilot plan to be established in the entire Luzon.#   

ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNERSHIP - “Tomorrow is in our hands now. May we then work hand in hand in protecting our environment and natural resources for our own benefit and that of the future generation,” Assistant Regional Director for Management Services, Atty. Gil A. Aromin, calls on the participants during the opening program of the Training for the Deputation of Municipal, City and Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officers. The two-day activity held on Oct. 13-14, this year at the Villa Blanca Hotel, Tuguegarao City was conducted  to acquaint the 42 participants with different laws, policies, regulations and procedures in the implementation of environmental laws in preparation for their deputation. #

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