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TUNGKULIN KO ANG MAGLINGKOD NANG TAPAT AT MAHUSAY - Regional Executive Director Gwendolyn C. Bambalan leads the recitation of the Panunumpa ng Kawani ng Gobyerno in her first flag raising ceremonies in DENR Regional Office, Tuguegarao City held earlier today.

After the flag ceremonies, RED Bambalan announced that development of human resource is her paramount priority.

Director Bambalan also appealed for support from all personnel including the employees' union as she emphasized her high regard to participation and collaboration.

"Let us work as a team because i believe when we support each other, hindi po malayong makuha natin ang magandang performance," RED Bambalan enthused.

She ended her message by reminding everyone to always stay safe from COVID-19.#

ONE DENR REGION 2 The regional directors and other key personnel of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), and Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) present to DENR Regional Executive Director Gwendolyn C. Bambalan their targets, accomplishments, and status of project implementation.

“We are one DENR. We work within one region although we address specific concerns under the bureaus,” RED Bambalan said in the separate meetings. She explained the directive of Secretary Roy A. Cimatu for an integrated implementation of the Department’s priority programs by the DENR, EMB and MGB that started in 2018.

It can be recalled that in August 2018, Secretary Cimatu issued DENR Administrative Order No. 2018-18 that established a centralized management and coordinative mechanism at the regional offices of DENR, MGB and EMB. The order also designated the DENR Regional Director as the Regional Executive Director providing overall command of regional operations.

Director Bambalan said the centralized mechanism will ensure effective coordination in the enforcement of environmental laws, rules and regulations.

During the meetings, the regional environment chief appealed for the support of the personnel in the implementation of the priority programs of the Department under Secretary Cimatu. The EMB leads the implementation of clean air, clean water and solid waste management while the MGB implements geo-hazard, groundwater assessment and responsible mining.

MGB Regional Director Mario A. Ancheta assured the new DENR regional chief of their full support. “Lagi kaming nasa likod ng DENR na nakasuporta just like what we did with the past administrations,” Engr. Ancheta said.

For EMB, OIC, Regional Director Virgilio Edralin L. Licuan said they will work together with the DENR to ensure the effective implementation of environmental laws.

Director Bambalan was joined by Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Marcos G. Dacanay in the meetings.#

LOOK: Cagayan Valley's environment Regional Executive Director Dr. Gwendolyn C. Bambalan officiates the transfer of command of Assistant Regional Directors (ARDs) in DENR Region 2 in a turnover ceremony held recently at the Narra Hall, DENR Regional Office, Tuguegarao City.

For. Felix C. Taguba turned over the responsibility as ARD for Technical Services to Engr. Marcos G. Dacanay. For. Taguba is now assigned as OIC, ARD for Technical Services in DENR Region 1.

Meanwhile, Lilia dL. Abel accepted the designation as OIC, ARD for Management Services from ARD Dacanay.#

SEAGRASS MONITORING - Technical staff of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office in Batanes monitor the condition of seagrass and corals as part of the Biodiversity Monitoring System (BMS). The monitoring was conducted on May 19, this year along Barangay Malakdang of Sabtang town, one of the three monitoring sites in the island municipality. The other sites are Nakanmuan and Giraya. The BMS aims to improve the information available for decision-makers in protected areas through the regular collection of data on natural biological resources and their utilization.#

MARINE RESOURCES CONSERVATION – Personnel of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Batanes, and members of the Imnajbu Fishermen Association prepare the permanent markers and buoys that will be installed at the Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the coastal zone of Uyugan, said province. The markers will not also serve as boundary of the MPA but will also enhance the conservation of reefs, seagrass beds and fish habitats in the area. In March 2018, the Sangguniang Bayan of Uyugan passed Municipal Ordinance No. 18-136 declaring the 259,386 sq.m. of the coastal area as Nameket-Mayrunguj Marine Fish Sanctuary and providing prohibited acts and corresponding penalties. Marine Fish Sanctuary is an area designated where fishing or harvesting of resources is prohibited.