DENR-IX Spearheads “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW” in ZAMPEN

          Said activity seeks to plant 4.6 million trees in six (6) regions throughout Mindanao on September 26, 2014 from 8:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. by 244,444 participants in 9,200 hectares. Based on the calculations of DENR, 500 seedlings can be planted in one (1) hectare or 20 seedlings per participant.

            This ambitious one-hour tree planting activity will unite Mindanaoans to break the Guinness World Records (GWR) of India which planted 1,945,535 trees for one hour in 408 locations across India by 340,200 participants.

            According to RD Adorable, Zamboanga Peninsula Region has targeted to plant 700,000 seedlings in 1,000 hectares in its various National Greening Program (NGP) sites and will mobilize 35,000 participants/volunteers that will involve some 700 validators and independent witnesses coming from the academic institutions and religious sector. On top or within the NGP targets, other government agencies like Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), Department of Agriculture (DA) and Local Government Units (LGUs) have also signified their intention to join and projected that they will plant 167,500 seedlings in 335 hectares bringing a total of 867,500 seedlings in 1,335 hectares.

            RD Adorable has instructed his four (4) PENROs and ten (10)Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENROs) to make some important preparations such as mobilization of partners; registration of participants; social preparation; identification, selection and convening of validators; land preparation; selection and procurement of seedlings, among others. Said officials as well as the Regional Public Affairs Office (RPAO)   were also directed to make the widest dissemination of information inviting planters who are 18 years old and above to participate in this biggestenvironmental event that could bring the Philippines into the Guinness World Records - the official reference and ultimate authority for world records and have been recording the world’s achievements since 1955 wherein copies are distributed in more than 100 countries and translated into 20 languages.

            Local Government Units and interested group participants shall register at TreeVolution DESK in every DENR Regional Office/PENRO/CENR Offices or TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW Facebook page, RD Adorable said.

            TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW is inviting sponsors to support this event by contributing food (water, coffee, drinks, snacks or breakfast for planters); wristbands; transportation vehicles to mobilize volunteers in the sites; planting tools (gloves, shovels); seedlings; TreeVolution Giveaways like shirts, hand towels, caps; collaterals (tarpaulin, posters) among others.

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DENR 9 BANS SINGLE-USE PLASTIC

In an effort to showcase the commitment of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources 9 in adopting practices to ensure environmental sustainability, Regional Executive Director Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez signed Regional Memorandum Circular No. 001 dated August 23, 2019 prohibiting the entry, use and utilization of single-use plastics, Styrofoam and other environmentally degrading materials in all DENR 9 premises, programs, projects and activities.

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ARD for TS Ronald D. Gadot giving his message during the Mid-Year Assessment and Review cum Planning Workshop of 2019 Expanded National Greening Program (eNGP) on August 27-29 at LM Hotel, Zamboanga City.

Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) Meeting for Turtle Islands Wildlife Sanctuary (TIWS) at PASu Office, Taganak, Turtle Islands with DENR 9 RED Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez presiding last August 25, 2019.

Signing ceremony on the Co-Management Agreement for Once Islas (Eleven Islands) de Zamboanga between DENR 9 as represented by RED Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez at Zamboanga City Hall on August 26, 2019.

RED Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez administers the oath of office for the newly appointed and newly promoted DENR 9 personnel at the Regional Office Lobby, Balintawak, Pagadian City, on July 16, 2019.

DENR 9 conducts 2nd Regional Management Conference in DENR Conference Room, Balintawak, Pagadian City on July 15-16, 2019.

DENR ASec for Field Operations - Western Mindanao Jim O. Sampulna, CESO III administered the turnover of the directorship of DENR 9 from Dr. Sabdullah C. Abubacar, CESO IV to For. Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez, CESE on June 26, 2019 in DENR 9 Regional Office in Pagadian City.

RED Abubacar (in black shirt) and PENRO Kaing (in white with blue shirt) during the conduct of coastal clean-up in AIPLS

JAM FOR THE EARTH| Riverside Band, once again, emerged as champs in Jam for the Earth: Battle of the Bands Year 2!

ART FOR THE PLANET | Van Nikko G. Bahala of Tukuran emerged as Champion of the Art for the Planet: Inter-Town On The Spot Poster Making Contest held during Earth Day, April 22, in Pagadian City.

BAYAN KO, LINIS KO | On Earth Day, April 22, more than six hundred (600) stakeholders in Pagadian City took part of the coastal and river cleanup activity that started at 6AM.

Assistant Secretary for Field Operations - Western Mindanao Jim O. Sampulna is guest of honor during the expanded execom meeting of DENR 9 in Mardale Hotel, Pagadian City last April 16, 2019.

PENR Officer Salahuddin A. Kaing giving his message during the Seminar/Workshop on Technical Writing, Information Design and Packaging of DENR Priority Programs and other activities.

DENR 9, together with various stakeholders, conducts river and coastal cleanups in various locations in Pagadian City last February 22, 2019.

Interface of Sec Roy A Cimatu with CENRO Pinan, Zamboanga del Norte personnel.

Secretary Roy A. Cimatu giving his message and updates on latest policies of the department to DENR region 9 personnel.

Visit of RED Sabdullah C. Abubakar to DENR 9 Field Office of Isabela City, Basilan Province and attendance to the 1st Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) Meeting for Basilan Natural and Biotic Area (BNBA) at the Provincial Capitol.

RED Sabdullah C. Abubacar attending the Protect Wildlife Implementation TWG Consultative Meeting with stakeholders and other DENR 9 officials at LM Metro Hotel, Zamboanga City.

In line with the celebration of the National ZERO WASTE Month and World Wetlands Day, the Regional Youth Desk Officer, Regional Public Affairs Office, CDD and the team from the EMB, MGB, PENRO Sibugay and CENRO Imelda conduct a Dalaw Turo Session in Diplahan NHS, Diplahan, ZSP.

The new DENR-9 Regional Executive Director Sabdullah C. Abubacar receiving the DENR Flag from Secretary Roy A. Cimatu during the turn-over Ceremony.

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