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ARAW NG PARANGAL AT PASASALAMAT. Assistant Regional Executive Director for Management Services Ismael Manaligod of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 2 awards the Plaque of Recognition to Planning and Management Division Chief Tita Pamela Empedrad De Asis in honor of her 40 years of exemplary performance in the government service during the Araw ng Parangal at Pasasalamat on July 27, this year at the Narra Hall, DENR Regional Office, Tuguegarao City.

Chief De Asis started her career on May 18, 1982 as Accounting Clerk at then Bureau of Forest and Development. She held positions of Statistician I, Project Evaluation Officer II, and Planning Officer IV before her last promotion to Planning Officer V.

The program was also witnessed by DENR employees and family members of the retiree.

Honoring the retirees in the DENR is part of the rewards and recognition core system of the government’s Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM) per CSC Memorandum Circular No. 3 s. 2012.#

 
LOOK: DENR Regional Youth Desk Officer Ralffe Concepcion shares before young leaders in Cagayan Valley issues concerning both the environment and the youth during the 13th National Youth Parliament (NYP) Region 2 Assembly held today in Cauayan City, Isabela.
 
The sharing activity served as the initial process of the NYP’s Committee on Environment in crafting policies that would address environmental issues and concerns in the localities.
 
One of the environmental issues in Region 2 discussed by Concepcion is the perennial flooding within communities along and nearby the Cagayan River.
 
He shared the interventions of the DENR and its partners and stakeholders in addressing the said issue including the riverbank stabilization activities implemented by the Department.
 
Concerns on forest protection and solid waste management program implementation were also discussed.
 
The youth leaders to include Sangguniang Kabataan officials and members were encouraged to formulate policies in strengthening the material recovery facilities in barangays for effective solid waste management.
 
The committee members, who were school and youth organization leaders, also expressed their willingness to join as Agency’s ENR Ambassadors.#
 
𝗠𝗒π—₯π—˜ π—šπ—₯π—˜π—˜π—‘π—œπ—‘π—š 𝗣π—₯π—’π—π—˜π—–π—§π—¦. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 2 has partnered today with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) for the development of forest plantation in Lannig, Solana, Cagayan.
The partnership was forged through signing of Memorandum of Agreement by DENR Regional Executive Director Gwendolyn Bambalan and BJMP Regional Director Ma. Annie Espinosa.
 
Director Bambalan instructed Solana Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer Andres Guiquing to allot up to five hectares for the tree growing endeavors of the partner-agency.
 
The BJMP committed to maintain and protect the planting site and will continue to support the Department's tree growing and reforestation activities. β€œWe have our own established nursery and we wish to enrich it for our future greening programs,” said Director Espinosa.
 
For the part of DENR, indigenous tree seedlings will be provided to the BJMP. A fire line will also be established for the protection of the area.
 
Director Bambalan also vowed to provide the jail bureau technical assistance in growing bamboos through the mechanized and modernized forest nursery in Solana town.#
 
ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNERS. The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENR) Office in Batanes led by PENR Officer Victoria Baliuag recently conducted an orientation training on environmental laws, rules and regulations in Brgy. Imnajbu, Uyugan town.
 
The learning event which was participated in by barangay officials and residents is a preparatory activity before their deputation as wildlife enforcement officers.
 
PENR Officer Baliuag thanked the participants for accepting their invitation to become partners in environmental protection.
"Kayo ang aming katuwang sa pangangalaga sa kalikasan. Sana po ay mag tulungan tayong mapanatili ang ganda ng Uyugan," the provincial environment chief said.
 
In his response, Punong Barangay Teodoro Elica committed his full support to various environmental programs and activities.
The topics discussed include the vision, mission and mandate of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources; Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act; Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas Systems Act of 2018; Forestry Reform Code of the Philippines; and the requirements and processes of permit issuance implemented in the Department.#
 
APPREHENSION OF UNDOCUMENTED FOREST PRODUCTS AND CONVEYANCE. A total of P90,000 worth of undocumented forest products was seized yesterday at the Cagayan Valley Product Monitoring Station in Calitlitan, Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya.
 
Development Management Officer III Jay Marshal Jasmin, Team Leader of the south exit monitoring station said the white utility van bearing with plate number AMA 7809 loaded with undocumented narra and gmelina furnitures, came from Cauayan City and was heading to San Jose City, Nueva Ecija.
 
The apprehended conveyance and illegal forest products were deposited at the monitoring station for safekeeping pending further legal action to be undertaken.
 
Transportation of timber and other forest products without authority or any legal documents required under forest laws and regulations is punishable under Section 77 of Presidential Decree No. 705 as amended by Executive Order No. 277, s.1987.#
Photos by PENRO Nueva Vizcaya