DENR ZAMPEN Conducts Orientation CUM IEC On Water Use Regulation

             A one (1) day orientation cum IEC on water use regulation was conducted and attended by DENR-9 officials and technical personnel and representatives from concerned national agencies such Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), National Irrigation Administration (NIA) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) held last August 17, 2016 at the Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City. This orientation cum IEC is being conducted to equip concerned DENR personnel on the salient features of Presidential Decree No. 1067 otherwise known as the “Water Code of the Philippines” and to enhance their knowledge on water use regulations as well as to promote smooth coordination mechanisms with concerned National Government Agencies in the implementation of this regulation.

 In line with the water use regulation, personnel from the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) graced the one (1) day orientation cum IEC as the resource persons.

The Law Governing the Use and Ownership of Water

          Presidential Decree No. 1067, otherwise known as the Water Code of the Philippines covers underground water, water above the ground, water in the atmosphere and the waters of the sea within the territorial jurisdiction of the Philippines.

             The Water Code has the following objectives: (a) To establish the basic principles and framework relating to the appropriation, control and conservation of water resources to achieve the optimum development and rational utilization of these resources; (b) To define the extent of the rights and obligations of water users and owners including the protection and regulation of such rights; (c) To adopt a basic law governing the ownership, appropriation, utilization, exploitation, development, conservation and protection of water resources and rights to land related thereto; and (d) To identify the administrative agencies which will enforce the law.

                  The underlying principles of the Water Code are the following, to wit: (a) All waters belong to the State; (b) All waters that belong to the State cannot be subject to acquisitive prescription; (c) The State may allow the use or development of waters by administrative concession; (d) The utilization, exploitation, development, conservation and protection of water resources shall be subject to the control and regulation of the government through the National Water Resources Board; and (e) Preference in the use and development of waters shall consider current usages and be responsive to the changing needs of the country.

                Under the Code, a person appropriating or using natural bodies of water must secure a water permit except the following: (a) Appropriation of water by means of hand-carried receptacles; and (b) Bathing or washing, watering or dipping of domestic or farm animals, and navigation of watercrafts or transportation of logs and other objects by flotation.

Policy-Making Body for the Philippine Water Sector

                   In 1976, Presidential Decree No. 1067, otherwise known as the “Water Code of the Philippines” was enacted. Based on the principles that: (a) “all water belongs to the State;” and (b) the State may allow the use or development of its waters by administrative concession,” the NWRB was instituted as a “water resource regulator” tasked to regulate and control the utilization, exploitation, development, conservation and protection of all water resource

                The specific functions of the NWRB, as a "Water Resource Regulator", include among others, (a) the issuance water permits for the appropriation, and use of waters; and (b) adjudication of disputes relating to the appropriation, utilization, exploitation, development, control and conservation, protection of waters. (For. Winnie/DENRIX RPAO)




Turn-over and release of a Reticulated Python (Python reticulatus) into the wild

          One reticulated python (Python reticulatus) was turned-over to DENR-PENRO Zamboanga del Norte on March 15, 2018 at 5:50 in the afternoon by the barangay officials of Barra, Dipolog City namely Rolly Vayloces and Rene Edaga and was released into the wild of Cogon Ecotourism Park on March 19, 2018 at 10:50 in the morning by DMO III Heracleo M. Calasang Jr., PENRO-ZN personnel and assisted by Rico M. Balares, staff of Cogon Ecotourism Park, Cogon, Dipolog City.


Photo Releases

DENR 9 conduct Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) campaign in ZSNHS-Senior High together with the technical staff of the Conservation and Development Division in line with this year's celebration of World Wetlands Day with the theme "Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future: Urban wetlands making cities liveable."

Turn-over Ceremony of the Regional Clonal Nursery Facilities, established at Pulacan, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur by the Forest and Timber Resources and Research Center of the ERDB to the DENR Region 9, Zamboanga Peninsula on Feb. 5, 2018.

RD Carlito M. Tuballa announces the top priority programs as per instruction of Sec. Roy A. Cimatu during the 1st Regional Management Conference at Mardale Hotel Pagadian City on January 25 2018.

DENR-IX OIC RD Carlito M. Tuballa hands over the DENR Flag to In-coming PENRO Ben M. Acana during the turnover ceremony held in PENRO ZDS Office on January 23, 2018.

Turn-over Ceremony between in-coming RD Carlito M. Tuballa and out-going RD Felix S. Mirasol, Jr. at MGB Office, Zamboanga City.

Consultation meeting of Secretary Roy A. Cimatu and party at Sirawai, ZDN were participated by Sirawai Mayor Gamar A. Janihim, Siocon Mayor Julius Lobrigas, Brgy Officials, 2 parish priest, teachers, farmers and CENRO Siocon Personnel.

Conference and Briefing at Edwin Andrews Airbase, Zamboanga City.

Arrival of Secretary Roy A. Cimatu and party at Zamboanga City Airport, Zamboanga City on January 11, 2018.

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