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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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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY THRU MSPP – Leonila D. Mariano, OIC, Chief, Personnel Section discusses among the DENR regular employees the Merit Selection and Promotion Plan (MSPP) relative to the implementation of the Rationalization Plan during the general assembly meeting held on Oct. 27, this year at the Narek Hall, DENR Regional Office, Carig, Tuguegarao City. Chief Mariano made emphasis on the Features Introduced in the Revised DENR MSPP, Composition, Functions and Responsibilities of the Selection and Promotion Board, Criteria in Selection and Selection Process. The DENR MSPP aims to establish a system which shall serve as a guide for personnel actions related to filling of vacancies through the selection and promotion of officers and employees.#
STRENGTHENING IEC – Victoria D. Baliuag (extreme right), Officer-in-charge, Regional Public Affairs Office and editor-in-chief of The Cagayan Valley Environment Update (TCVEU), DENR regional newsletter, explains the guidelines on the implementation of Information Education and Communication (IEC) during the Provincial and Sectoral Information Officers and Editorial Staff meeting at the K4 Office on Oct. 24, this year. The meeting was aimed at updating and discussing the third and fourth quarter issues of TCVEU and the budget allocation for IEC implementation for each PENR office. #
BPP TRANSBOUNDARY PLANNING WORKSHOP – Project Manager Joey Regunay of Biodiversity Partnerships Project – Project Management Unit (BPP-PMU) explains to the members of the Local Project Site Committee the problem and solution tree analysis during the Northeastern Cagayan Key Biodiversity Area (NECKBA) Transboundary Planning Workshop on Oct. 15-16, this year at the Hotel Carmelita, Tuguegarao City. Using the tree analysis, the participants who were grouped by sector, namely; institution, environment, infrastructure, economic, social and geographic information system (GIS) identified problems besetting the sector with their corresponding causes and came up with solutions. The participants came from Department of Agriculture, Department of Agrarian Reform, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Public Works and Highways, Department of Tourism, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Education, National Commission on Indigenous People, Environmental Management Bureau, DENR, Provincial Natural Resources and Environment Office of Cagayan and local government units covered by BPP specifically Gonzaga, Buguey, Baggao, Gattaran, Sta. Teresita and Lal-lo. #
ENHANCING PROTECTED AREA MANAGEMENT - Protected Area Management Enhancement (PAME) Project Chief Advisor Oliver Puginier of Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)/ German Development Cooperation presents updates on the situation of protected areas and key biodiversity areas (KBA) in the Philippines during his visit in DENR Region 2 on Oct.28, this year. He also discussed the Proposals from Existing Protected Areas, Criteria Used in Evaluating Proposals, Outcome Indicators and Major Plan Elements of the Project. PAME is a partnership Project of DENR and GIZ aimed at improving the protection and management of KBA in the Philippines. The event, held at the Narra Hall, DENR Regional Office, Carig, Tuguegarao City, was participated in by partners and stakeholders from Regions 2 and 3.#
LEVEL II ACCREDITATION - Officer In-Charge Chief, Administrative Division Samuel M. Vinarao (3rd from right) shows off the Certificate of Accreditation of DENR Region 2 after having met all the accreditation requirements of the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM) Level II. The certificate was awarded during the Araw ng Pagkilala sa mga Kakayahan ng Cagayan HRMOs held on September 3,this year at the Narra Hall, DENR Regional Office. The Certificate was awarded by CSC Acting Director II Jovy T. Miguel (2nd from left). Also in photo are Ma. Soccoro Tamayao (extreme left) and Reginald Somero, CSC Senior Personnel Specialists and DENR Human Resource Development Staff. # (photo by Thaddaeus Tomas)
PUBLIC LAND TITLING PARTNERSHIP- Regional Director Benjamin T. Tumaliuan (right) and Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer (MENRO) Marcos Dacanay (left) representing Mayor Wilfredo L. Tabag sign the Memorandum of Partnership Agreement (MOPA) to expedite public land titling in Ramon, Isabela. The signing highlighted the training on Land Management and Disposition for Local Government Units held on Jul. 30 - Aug. 1, this year at Narra Hall, DENR Regional Office, Tuguegarao City. The Agreement is in consonance with Department Administrative Order No. 2011-06 “Prescribing the Guidelines for the Implementation of Public Land Titling in Partnership with the Local Government Units.” The same agreement for Cauayan City, San Guillermo, Angadanan, Delfin Albano, Jones, Quirino, San Mariano and Palanan in Isabela; Aparri, Enrile, Claveria, Peñablanca and Amulung in Cagayan; Saguday, Nagtipunan and Maddela in Quirino; Aritao, Kasibu, Sta. Fe and Dupax del Sur in Nueva Vizcaya; and Itbayat, Sabtang, Uyugan and Mahatao in Batanes was also inked. Witnessing the signing are Surveys Division Chief Alberto S. Obedoza (standing left), Land Management Division Chief Eliseo D. Mabasa (standing 2nd from left), Regional Technical Director for Lands Gil A. Aromin (standing right) and LGU officials. #
REGULAR INSPECTION - Forester Constante L. Espiritu, Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) of Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya, inspects on September 4 the 10-hectare plantation established in 2012 by his personnel within the office premises under the National Greening Program (NGP). Seedlings planted in the site are Cacao, Macopa, Mahogany, Rattan, Guyabano and Narra. The Cacao trees (in photo) are now bearing fruits. #
PROJECT MAINTENANCE – Richard Miaga, caretaker of the 50-hectare Teak (Tectona grandis) plantation in Trinidad, Mallig, Isabela conducts regular pruning of the trees as a maintenance strategy. The plantation was established under the National Greening Program (NGP) in 2011 within the Forest Land Grazing Management Agreement (FLGMA) issued to former Representative Edwin Uy. The NGP site is adopted by the Cagayan Valley Industries Corporation under the leadership of Dr. Lourdes Uy. Miaga said, in an interview, that the trees are intended for future export ventures. Teak makes good poles and is known for its antibacterial properties. #
CONCERNED CITIZEN - Francisco Bentillo, 36, of Libag Sur, Tuguegarao City turns over today, Sept. 8, a Serpent eagle to Forester Cecilia R. Luzuriaga, in-charge of Wildlife Management Unit and Juan T. Evangelista, in-charge, office of the Regional Technical Director for Protected Areas, Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management Sector (PAWCZMS). The eagle is 15 inches tall and estimated to be three years old. Bentillo said he found the eagle yesterday near their house. “I initially thought of having it as a pet because this is a rare bird but I do not know how to take care of it, so, I brought it here so it will be properly taken cared of ,” he added. The Philippine Serpent eagle (Spilornis holospilus) is found in the major islands of the Philippines. It is distinguished from other serpent eagle species through their more well-defined spots on the underpants and wings. #
ORUXMAPPING FOR NGP - Engr. Paul Brian P. Lachica, DENR Central Office information system analyst, coaches the participants on the operation of oruxmap during the learning session on ArcGIS Mapping and Geotagging for the National Greening Program (NGP) at Ivory Hotel, Tuguegarao City on Aug. 20-23, this year. The learning session was participated in by the Geographic Information System (GIS) specialists and extension officers from the different field offices of DENR Region 2. The Forest Information System (FIS)/GIS personnel facilitated the training-workshop. Oruxmapping is a software application used in locating NGP sites with its actual boundary or shapefile polygon.#
BETTER INTER-AGENGY COLLABORATION - Regional Director Benjamin T. Tumaliuan presides over the technical conference between the DENR and the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) held to iron out bottlenecks in the Inspection, Verification and Approval of Surveys (IVAS) of agrarian reform (AR) areas. During the meeting, RD Tumaliuan ordered the immediate creation of a special lane for AR modules with DAR providing a computer unit to be connected to the Land Administration and Management System and to be used in fast tracking the approval of AR surveys.  It was also agreed that the provincial offices of the two agencies will conduct a leveling off on AR modules before bidding to check on the status of the area thus, facilitating the approval of the survey plan. The conference was conducted on Aug.13, 2014 at the DENR Regional Office, Tuguegarao City. Also in photo are (left to right) DAR Assistant Regional Director for Operations Resty C. Osias, Regional Director Marjorie P. Ayson and Land Management Sector Regional Technical Director Gil A. Aromin. #
EXCELLENT PUBLIC SERVICE - Aparri, Cagayan Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer Edgar T. Martin (6th from left) receives from Dr. Ma. Luisa Salonga-Agamata, Public Assistance and Information Office director of the Civil Service Commission, the Seal of Excellence “for its Excellent performance in providing services to the public and its adherence to the requirements prescribed by the Republic Act 9485 or the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007.” CENRO Aparri is among the 168 offices nationwide that garnered excellent rating out of 929 evaluated institutions. The Office was also given a monetary incentive amounting to One Hundred Thousand pesos during the awarding rites held on June 27, 2014 held at Las Palmas de San Jose Leisure Club, Tuguegarao City. CENRO Martin is flanked by PENR Officer Felix C. Taguba and staff from Cagayan and Aparri. Director Agamata is assisted by CSC Cagayan Valley Regional Director Neil S. Agustin and his provincial directors. #
NGP ACCOUNTABILITY – Regional Director Benjamin T. Tumaliuan (center)affixes his signature on the region’s 2014 accomplishment report on the NationalGreening Program (NGP) to manifest his accountability on the report which wasconsequently notarized by Atty. Richard Jason Garan (3rd from right). With RDTumaliuan are the Provincial and Community Environment and Natural ResourcesOfficers of Nueva Vizcaya who also signed the report under oath and ForestManagement Regional Technical Director Wilfredo C. Malvar. #
PROJECT EVALUATION - Mr. Eduardo E. Queblatin (2nd from left), Midterm Evaluation team leader of the United Nations Development Programme - Biodiversity Partnerships Project (UNDP-BPP), meets with the field implementors to evaluate the project’s status  on Sept. 17, this year at  the Protected Areas, Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management Sector (PAWCZMS) Conference Room, DENR Regional Office, Tuguegarao City. The review is focused on the progress of project outcome, implementation management dynamics and sustainability. BPP is implemented within Northeast Cagayan Key Biodiversity Area (NECKBA) and Quirino Protected Landscape (QPL). Also in photo are: (from left to right) BPP Site Project Officer Samuel P. Telan, BPP Project Officer Ben-Hur R. Viloria, PAWCZMS In-Charge Mina L. Labuguen and BPP Project Coordinator R. Raymond Sesuca. #
SHOW OF SUPPORT- Former Energy Regulatory Commision Chair and incumbent Cabagan, Isabela Mayor Rodolfo B. Albano (2nd from right, left photo) personally supervises the replanting of a National Greening Program (NGP) site within the Malasi Tree Park and Wildlife Sanctuary located in San Antonio, Cabagan on July 25, 2014. The activity was participated in by approximately 150 officials and employees from the Local Government Unit and Community Environment and Natural Resources Office of Cabagan. The participants planted 2,500 seedlings of Gmelina, Fringon, Rain Tree and Narra. With Mayor Albano are CENR Officer-In-Charge Bernardo B. Valiente (extreme left) and Geographical Information System Specialist Rolando D. Frogoso (extreme right). #
ECOTOURISM FOR DEVELOPMENT – Protected Areas, Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management Sector Officer in Charge Mina L. Labuguen discusses the role of DENR in ecotourism during the Ecotourism Investment Forum at the Community Forestry Foundation of Quirino Inc., Capitol Hills, Cabarroguis, Quirino on Sept. 29-30, this year. The workshop was aimed at introducing ecotourism business in protected areas both as a conservation strategy and an economic development option through viable business partnership with the local government units and private sectors and presenting the different ecotourism destinations of the province. The workshop was participated in by officials from the local government units (LGUs) of Quirino, Department of Tourism (DOT) and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP); business sector, people’s organizations, DENR personnel and other tourism investors. #
NGP NURSERY VALIDATION – DENR Regional Finance Chief Rommel S. Valdez (left) gives instructions to Nursery In-Charge Edwin Abulencia on how to attain the targets in seedling production during his field validation at the clonal nursery in Basco, Batanes on July 10, 2014. The nursery presently houses about 100,000 seedlings of indigenous forest tree species for planting under the National Greening Program (NGP) within the Batanes Protected Landscapes and Seascapes. #
COLLABORATIVE MONITORING - Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer Constante L. Espiritu (center) leads the team from the DENR and local government unit (LGU) in monitoring the 37-hectare plantation established by the latter in 2012 in Barangay Beti under the National Greening Program (NGP). Species planted in the site include Narra, Yakal, Bignay and Guyabano. Also in photo are (from left to right): Forestry Specialist Bernardino Aganon, Barangay Captain Crispin Delmas  Jr., Forester Edwin Dela Cruz and Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer Joseph A. Copiña. #
COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE - Philippine Climate Change Adaptation Project (PhilCCAP) implementers in Region 2 identify and agree on good climate change adaptation practices for sharing with the Community of Practice (CoP) during the presentation of the proposed knowledge management communication strategy and community of practice on Sept. 30, this year at the Las Palmas Hotel, Tuguegarao City. CoP is a group of people sharing a common interest in a specific area of knowledge through social network. The participants are representatives from Department of Agriculture, Mines and Geo-Sciences Bureau, Environmental Management Bureau, Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation and DENR. #
NGP ASSESSMENT – National Greening Program Regional Focal Person Remedios T. Agnar presents update on the program among regional officials and Budget Officers, Planning Officers and Administrative Officers of the field offices during the Assessment Meeting and Pre-Reprogramming Workshop for FY 2015 Budget & Target on Sep. 15-16, this year at the Narra Hall, DENR Regional Office, Tuguegarao City. The workshop focused on the assessment of priority programs particularly NGP, Patent Processing and Issuance (PPI), Public Land Survey (PLS), Cadastral Survey and special projects. It also centered on the formulation of Work and Financial Plan (WFP) for 2015. During the workshop, Regional Director Benjamin T. Tumaliuan required the participants to submit their monthly timeline of activities with the corresponding cash flow. #
PHILCCAP ASSISTANCE - Protected Area Superintendent for Peñablanca Protected Landscapes and Seascapes Tito M. Mangantulao presents Region 2’s output in indentifying livelihood support projects during the workshop of the Philippines Climate Change Adaptation Project (PhilCCAP) on Oct. 2, this year in Mandaluyong City. The workshop was aimed at finalizing the concept note for submission to the Japan Social Development Fund which provides grants and direct benefits to the poorest or most vulnerable groups to climate change. The activity was participated in by PhilCCAP implementers and beneficiaries from Regions 2, 6, and 13 and representatives from World Bank, Orient Integrated Development Consultants, Inc. and Foreign Assisted and Special Projects Office. #
INTENSIFYING NGP AND FOREST PROTECTION - Regional Technical Director for Forestry Wilfredo C. Malvar (center) leads regional and field officials in the workshop for National Greening Program (NGP) and forest protection held on Jul. 18, this year at the Narek Hall, DENR Regional Office, Tuguegarao City. The team discussed the final list of permanent personnel and Extension Officers with assigned NGP sites, flight plan for monitoring and evaluation of NGP sites, effective reporting system, status of delivery of seedlings, flight plan for surveillance of illegal forest activities and list of officers accountable in confiscated forest products. NGP and forest protection are two of the department’s priority programs. #
LASTING COMMITMENT - Regional Director Benjamin T. Tumaliuan visits the Narra tree he planted on June 14, 2013 at Binogawan, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya (left photo). The visit was part of the monitoring of the 100-hectare citrus plantation established by the Malabing Valley Sustainable Integrated Forest Farmers Association in 2013. Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Marlon C. Agnar, Dupax Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer Marcelo G. Bumidang and Regional Office staff joined RD Tumaliuan in the monitoring activity. #
LEARNING WHILE ENJOYING – Philippine Information Agency Regional Director Purita S. Licas encourages around 60 grades 3 to 6 pupils of Sta. Teresa Elementary School (STES), Iguig District to plant trees to address the impacts of climate change. The pupils were toured around the Rogelio B. Baggayan Nature Park and Wildlife Center, Carig, Tuguegarao City. They were also taught the proper way of planting a tree. The environment exposure for children is part of the Climate Change Advocacy Campaign which is a partnership project of the DENR and PIA. The activity was held on Nov. 7, this year. With Director Licas are Officer-In-Charge, Chief, Technology Transfer and Utilization Division Noel S. Soriano and STES Principal Rowena Mabborang. #
PROMOTING ISABELA ECOTOURISM – Isabela Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer William C. Savella welcomes the participants of the Ecotourism Investment Forum held at Queen Jennifer Hotel and Restaurant, Cauayan City, Isabela on Oct. 29, this year. The environment provincial chief called on the participants’ support in making Isabela a globally competitive ecotourism destination. The Forum was participated in by officials of the provincial and municipal local government units and other government agencies in the province, Protected Areas and Wildlife Specialists and hotel owners. As mandated by Executive Order No. 111, ecotourism in the Philippines is geared toward the promotion and advancement of national economy and community participation in the management and conservation of natural resources. #
REWARD FOR REMARKABLE SUPPORT - Regional Director Benjamin T. Tumaliuan receives from Land Management Sector Regional Technical Director Gil A. Aromin the Plaque of Appreciation for his full support to the Capacity Building Roll-out on the Systematic Adjudication Approach in Public Land Titling in Partnership with Local Government Units held on Nov. 12-14, this year. During the Monday Convocation, RTD Aromin conveyed the commendation made by the team from the Land Management Bureau over the number of participants who attended the activity. The Plaque was awarded today during the Executive Committee meeting at the Mabolo Hall, DENR Regional Office, Tuguegarao City. #
HIGH LEVEL ADVOCACY   – Regional Director Benjamin T. Tumaliuan talks on Region 2’s accomplishments on the major programs of the Department in Agenda ng Bayan over DWPE Radyo ng Bayan, Tuguegarao City at 8 – 9 a.m. today.  He announced that Cagayan Valley has established approximately 47,000 hectares of plantations under the National Greening Program (NGP) since 2011. The environment head also stressed that while the DENR and its partners conduct aerial surveillance on illegal logging,   Region 2 remains to be a hotspot. Land titling was also discussed in the program. The interview will be aired over RBC Cable Master System at 5:30 p.m. today. With RD Tumaliuan is Cagayan Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Felix C. Taguba. #

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