As a partner agency, the DENR was invited by the Fire Bureau to support their tree planting activity.
On October 15, 2021, the Bureau of Fire Protection Dupax Del Sur Fire Station together with the rest of the Fire Station personnel within the province of Nueva Vizcaya led a tree planting activity at the Benay Bridge, Bagumbayan, Dupax Del Sur, Nueva Vizcaya.
In the invitation letter signed by the Officer in Charge, SF04 Arnold G. Guntalilib, the officer stated that the activity was in support of the President’s
Executive Order No. 120,s 2020 re: STRENGTHENING REHABILITATION AND RECOVERY EFFORTS IN TYPHOON-HIT AREAS THROUGH THE CREATION OF THE BUILD BACK BETTER TASK FORCE.
The activity was also supported by the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office of Dupax Del Sur headed by Forester Melvin M. Grospe.
The participants planted 200 seedlings of Tuai and 50 Bamboo propagules along the Benay River.#(CENRO Dupax, Nueva Vizcaya)
The different government agencies of the province of Nueva Vizcaya are currently working on the updating of the Capisaan Caves System Management Plan.
Spearheaded by the Protected Area Superintendent (PASu) of Casecnan Protected Landscape Junny Vic M. Andaya with the supervision of OIC CENR Officer of CENRO Dupax Bernardino B. Aganon, a workshop was done on October 7, 2021 at the People’s Museum, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya. The Technical Working Group chaired by CENRO Aganon tackled about the activities needed for the updating of the plan.
Present were the members of the TWG For. Roger G. Havoc, Jr. from the ENR Officer, PENARO; Rhonmiel P. Paras from the Provincial Engineering Office; Dr. Jason Q. Caranza from NVSU; the Assisting Professional Jovito B. Layugan, Jr; Geologist Maya Josephine Almirol, the embedded personnel from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau and staff from the PENR Office and CENR Office of Dupax.
Decided on the final schedule to visit the cave on October 22-24, the TWG needs to do the cave re-assessment, vulnerability assessment, and determination of carrying capacity.
During the workshop, the Assisting Professional, Jovito B. Layugan Jr. presented his monitoring of the installed barriers outside the Lion Cave to control flooding. The material will be one of the considerations in the management plan.
Another presentation was made by Dr. Jason Q. Caranza of the Nueva Vizcaya State University in his study Recreational Value, Sensitivity and Disturbance Assessment of the Capisaan Cave System, Nueva, Vizcaya Philippines will also be another reference in the updating of the plan.
The group is looking forward to the subsequent activities to complete the data that will suffice the updating of the management plan of Capisaan Caves System.#(CENRO Dupax, Nueva Vizcaya)
GAMU, Isabela - Member Agencies of the Provincial Environment Law Enforcement Council (PELEC) recently convened at the Piazza Zicarelli in Gamu to discuss the means to strengthen cooperation on law enforcement in the province.
In her opening remarks, Atty. Elizabeth Binag, the representative of the PELEC Chairperson Governor Rodolfo Albano III, said whatever transpired in the meeting will be disseminated to the Governor for the latter’s information.
Senior Ecosystem Management Specialist Baltazar Ranin presented cases filed in court and the Modus Operandi of timber poachers. At the same time, Environment and Natural Resources Officer Geronimo P. Cabaccan discussed the composition of the Isabela Environment Protection Task Force as stipulated under the Executive Order of the Provincial Government of Isabela.
Vice Chairperson Provincial Environment and Natural Officer Marlon Agnar thanked the partners for responding to the call of the DENR as he tackled the resolution approving the creation of Legal and Surveillance Committees to strengthen and elevate the DENR’s enforcement mandate.
After the discussion and consultation of the resolutions among members, the Surveillance Team will be headed by the Philippine National Police with the Legal Officers and League of Barangay as members tasked with gathering vital information relative to the conduct of timber poaching and others while the Legal Team will be chaired by the DENR with Legal Officers and 502 Brigade as members that will look into cases filed in court relative to timber poaching and other destructive forest activities.
As suggested during the meeting, an orientation on environmental laws will be conducted for the key staff of the PELEC members to establish a common understanding of the roles and actions to be undertaken.
The group agreed to the inclusion of the National Bureau of Investigation as a member of the council, permanent alternate representatives, and renaming the Isabela Inter-agency Task Force specified in the MOA as Provincial Environment Law Enforcement Council.
CENROs Rolando Siggayo (Naguilian) , Federico Cauilan, Jr. (Palanan), Diosdado Contillo (Cauayan), Edmundo Malupeng (San Isidro), Dionisio Deundo (Cabagan) and PENRO sub-office Roxas In-charge Proceso Canapi attended also the council meeting.
The PELEC was established under the Memorandum of Agreement forged by the member council.
As provided in the MOA, the council members declared their cooperation in the provision of fast response to verified reports of environmental violations; and improvement of environmental law enforcement.#RMC
PENRO Isabela dives into the most pressing directives on various operational and management concerns, engaging in the provincial management conference in line with the service's interest and ensuring smooth implementation and fulfillment of DENR priority programs and targets culled under the Work and Financial Plan for Calendar Year 2021.
PENRO Marlon Agnar urged the Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers (CENROs) to work together and develop mechanisms and strategies to attain the targets.
Planning Officer Henriza Azurin, Chief Management Services Division Mylene Madduma, and Chief Technical Services Division Reynaldo Ramos elaborately discussed the Consolidated Physical and Financial Accomplishment Report as of June 30, 2021, Sectoral Updates and Important Instructions from the Management and Technical Divisions.
CENROs Federico Cauilan, Jr. (Palanan), Rolando Siggayo (Naguilian), Diony Deundo (Cabagan), Edmundo Malupeng (San Isidro), Diosdado Contillo (Cauayan), and In-charge Sub-office Roxas Proceso Canapi vouched to strive towards more excellent management by taking joint responsibility in accomplishing the targets.
The conference held at the DENR-PENRO Pinaroc Hall on July 15, 2021, was attended by the CENROs, Division Chiefs, Planning Officers, Chief, Regulatory and Permitting Section, Information Officer, PENRO NGP Coordinator, and representatives of the Finance Section.#rmc
In line with the yearly practices of the Provincial Government of Isabela to conduct campaigns and clean-up drives to prevent, if not eliminate, the causes of mosquito-borne disease dubbed as Todas Dengue Todo na ‘to, PENRO Isabela staff and employees participated in the scheduled activity, July 24.
On the day of the clean-up drive, which started at 7:30, employees were assigned to different areas outside of the various office buildings within the PENRO compound with the primary task of looking for possible breeding sites of mosquitoes such as flower pots and pot plates, hardened soil of potted plants, a collar of toilet bowls, roof gutters, plant axils, aircon trays and water containers such as drums and pails. There is no stocked water in empty bottles and other containers since the PENRO has a Material Recovery Facility (MRF).
PENRO personnel also trimmed dense shrubs, pruned some trees, and cut tall grasses within the office premises.
As part of a broader response to protect public health and blunting the spread of COVID-19, the DENR Isabela conducted disinfection in the office and other areas frequently visited by clients.
CENROs Cabagan, Cauayan, Naguilian, San Isidro, Palanan, and PENRO Sub-office Roxas also conducted the activity in their turf.
The activity is also in celebration of National Disaster Risk Resilience (NDRR) Month this July, emphasizing the importance of Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) and the need to understand disaster risks, enhancing community disaster preparedness, strengthening risk governance, investing risk reduction, increasing DRR advocacy programs.
This year, the NDRR theme “Tamang Pamamahala’t, Kahandaan, Kaalaman at Pagtutulungan sa Sakuna at Pandemya’y kalasag ng Bayan,” is the vital role of disaster risk governance and collaboration of Filipinos to over the challenges of pandemic and to build a green and resilient normal.#RMC