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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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Press Release
April 7, 2014



RGAD-FPS spearheads Women’s Month


The Regional Gender and Development - Focal Point System (RGAD-FPS) spearheaded this year’s observance of Women’s Month with the theme “Juana, ang Tatag Mo ay Tatag Natin sa Pagbangon at Pagsulong!”

The celebration kicked off with a short program which coincided with the flag raising ceremony held on March 3 where a short oratorical piece on women empowerment was delivered and the System’s contribution to the seedling production initiative of the Office was launched.

A clean-up drive was conducted on March 7 to maintain cleanliness of the Office and its surroundings.

Around 3,500 seedlings of fruit-bearing trees were produced by the employees from the different Sectors on March 3. This was aimed at augmenting the seedling production for the National Greening Program (NGP).

A free Pap smear and prostate examination for early detection of Cancer symptoms was conducted at the Cagayan Valley Medical Center, Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City.

The Philippines’ Women’s Month celebration is pursuant to Proclamation No. 224 s. 1998 “Declaring the First Week of March Each Year as Women’s Week and March 8 as Women’s Rights and International Peace Day”, Proclamation No. 227 s. 1998 “Providing for the Observance of the Month of March as Women’s Role in History Month”, and Republic Act No. 6949 “Declaring March 8 of Every Year as National Women’s Day.” #JPC

 

Photo Releases

TRANSFERRING ECOTOURISM LEADERSHIP – RED Benjamin T. Tumaliuan, outgoing Regional Ecotourism Committee (REC) chair, hands in documents to Department of Tourism Regional Director Blessida G. Diwa during the   turn-over ceremony held on March 11, 2014 at the DENR Narra Hall, Carig, Tuguegarao City. In his message, RED Tumaliuan said that the 400 hectares of plantation to be established under the National Greening Program (NGP) by the Kalahan Educational Foundation in Sta. Fe, Nueva Vizcaya is a potential ecotourism destination. He also mentioned about the development of the Capisaan Caves in Kasibu which is being pushed by Gov. Ruth R. Padilla. Also in photo are REC members and technical working group:  (left - right) Roger G. Dela Rosa, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples; Restituta V. Antolin, DENR; Mina L. Labuguen, DENR; Perla A. Visorro, Cagayan Valley Partners for People’s Development; Mildred B. Maglaya, National Economic and Development Authority; and Angely L. Mercado, Philippine Information Agency. #  

LEADING NGP BY DOING – Regional Technical Director for Forestry   Wilfredo C. Malvar presides over the meeting with the chiefs of the Management Group in the DENR Regional Office regarding the participation of the support services personnel in the National Greening Program (NGP). The Management Group agreed to produce around 32,000 seedlings which will be used in replanting the NGP site which the team will be adopting. The team will work closely with the adoptors to ensure more than 80 percent survival of the adopted plantation. #

PERFORMANCE CONTRACT FOR NGP – Personnel Section Officer-In-Charge Leonila D. Mariano explains on Feb. 11 to the focal persons of the different Divisions the Individual Performance Commitment and Review (IPCR) of the Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS) for the DENR approved by the Civil Service Commission (CSC). The IPCR serves as the performance contract of all permanent employees of the DENR for 2014 as required in the SPMS. This is also in compliance with the Memorandum issued by Regional Executive Director Benjamin T. Tumaliuan to all Regional Technical Directors, Division Chiefs and Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officers as well as Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers requiring all employees to submit their performance contract as basis for evaluation. In the IPCR, all employees are required to participate in the National Greening Program (NGP) as 80 percent of their rating will come from their participation in the Program. #

BIODIVERSITY-FRIENDLY ENTERPRISE – Sta. Teresita Mayor Lolita C. Garcia (2nd from left) shows to officials of the academe and the local government unit (LGU) samples of materials that can be derived from Bakong (Hanguana malayana) crafted by the Design Center of the Philippines (DCP) before their visit to So. Bangalao in Barangay Luga where the plant species abound. The site visit, initiated by the Biodiversity Partnerships Project (BPP), was conducted to validate biodiversity-friendly enterprises identified by the University of the Philippines Institute for Small Scale Industries (UP ISSI) within the Northeast Cagayan Key Biodiversity Area (NECKBA) for possible sourcing and mobilization of financial resources. BPP Private Sector Partnerships and Investments Specialist (PSPIS) Vivian Castillon (extreme left) led the team that visited Sta. Teresita, Lallo and Baggao on January 15-17, 2014. BPP intends to identify and mobilize modalities to finance biodiversity-friendly livelihood activities to discourage destructive practices by forest dependent communities. # (photo by D. Deundo)

SETTING TIMELINES – PENROs, CENROs, Planning Officers and key staff from the Regional Office work on the schedule of activities of the major programs for implementation this year that include forest protection, National Greening Program, Patent Processing and Issuance as well as biodiversity conservation. Setting timelines has been instrumental in the remarkable performance of Region 2. The workshop was held on Jan. 9, 2014 at the Narek Hall, DENR Regional Office, Tuguegarao City.
POLICY DIRECTIONS FOR 2014 – Regional Executive Director Benjamin T. Tumaliuan lays down his management policies for Calendar Year 2014 which focuses on human resource development (HRD) and forest protection. The HRD highlights trainings on Leadership and Managerial Enhancement, Interpersonal Relationship and Stress Management. Forest protection focuses on putting a full stop to illegal logging in the Region. The policy directions were disseminated during the first regional management conference held on Jan. 9-10, 2014 at the Narra Hall, DENR Regional Office, Tuguegarao City.   

QUANTITY AND QUALITY ASSURANCE - Regional Executive Director Benjamin T. Tumaliuan personally monitors on Feb. 5, 2014 the ten-hectare plantation of grafted mango, Coconut, Guyabano and Mahogany established under the National Greening Program (NGP) in 2011 in San Manuel, Naguilian, Isabela. Hands-on monitoring is done to ensure success of the NGP in terms of quantity and quality of seedlings planted. With him are Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) William C. Savella, Nagulian Officer-In-Charge Elmer Cuanan and NGP Coordinator Nelson Acob. (photo by Bong Paguirigan)

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION ADVOCACY – Batanes Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer George R. Reyes (2nd from right) elaborates on the province’s diverse flora and fauna during the press conference dubbed “Tipon-Tipan sa PIA” held at the Narra Hall, DENR Regional Office, Tuguegarao City. PENRO Reyes said one of the species endemic in Batanes is pit viper. The press conference also delved on National Greening Program (NGP), forest protection and wetland conservation. This was held in collaboration with the Philippine Information Agency Regional Office. Other members of the panel (from left) are: Engr. Salome G. Bonnit, Chief, Watershed Management Section; Forester Mina L. Labuguen, In-Charge, Protected Areas, Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management Sector; and Forester Dionicio C. Deundo and Juan C. Evangelista (not in photo), both technical staff of the Protected Areas and Wildlife Division. Also in photo (extreme left) is Oliver Baccay, PIA Information Officer. #

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