Gov. Cerilles signs EO on Institutionalization of ZDS Solid Waste Management Plan

            Gov. Antonio H. Cerilles signed the Executive Order on the Institutionalization of Zamboanga del Sur Solid Waste Management Program last September 17, 2016 at Subanen Hall, Farmer’s Haven, Dao Compound, Pagadian City.

The launching was simultaneous with the celebration of the National Clean-Up Day with the theme, “Bayan Ko, Linis Ko” and the 64th Araw ng Zamboanga del Sur with the theme, “Una sa Kausaban… Abante, Zamboanga del Sur.” It was attended by the Mayors within the province, the members of the Association of Barangay Captains and the Philippine Councilors League, heads of the Provincial Government Office, the Boy Scouts of the Philippines Pagadian City Council, JCI Greater Pagadian and JCI Yllana, the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officers (MENROs), representatives from DENR, DILG, PNP, DepEd, JHCSC, and other invited guests.

 The EO aims to mobilize all sectors, down to the barangay level, to participate in clean-up activities, in coordination with DILG. It was issued to strengthen solid waste avoidance and volume reduction, and promote environmental education. It created a Provincial Steering Committee chaired by PENRO Tito L. Gadon and co-chaired by Gov. Antonio H. Cerilles “to oversee implementation, coordination, and monitoring of provincial comprehensive and ecological management in support of the solid waste management programs of the government.”

 This will serve as an inspiration to other local governments,” Senator Joseph Victor G. Ejercito, the guest speaker of the event, remarked as he lauded the efforts of the province in environmental protection, especially since “this kind of issue is seldom discussed to give way to other concerns.” He congratulated the Provincial Government of ZDS for its vision and commitment to development. NoraisaLSimpal)


(front, left to right) City Mayor Romeo P. Pulmones, Vice-Gov. Ace William E. Cerilles, Sen. Joseph Victor G. Ejercito, Gov. Antonio H. Cerilles, DILG Prov’l Dir. Genodino K. Abong, PENRO Tito L. Gadon and municipal mayors (back row) during the signing of the EO


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Submit a letter request indicating number of seedlings (max of 1,000 seedlings per request) and sketch map of the proposed plantation.
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                                           Felix S. Mirasol, Jr.
                                       OIC, Regional Director
                                                 DENR IX

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Photo Releases

Selected participants from PENROs & CENROs Gender Mainstreaming Monitoring System Focal Persons (GMMFPs) attended the Orientation/Seminar on the Guidelines for the Implementation of Gender and Development (GAD) Program Activities and Projects (PAPs) of the region last April 26-27, 2017

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RD Felix S. Mirasol, Jr. conducts community and site visit in Great Sta Cruz Island (GSCI), Zamboanga City to determine appropriate interventions in terms of socio economic upliftment of the.. read more

Atty. Edward Lorenzo of USAid's Protect Wildlife facilitates the discussion of the Philippine Wildlife Act and the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of... read more

March 15, Zamboanga City -- DENR-9 OIC-Regional Director Felix S. Mirasol, Jr. meets with different law enforcement agencies to strengthen efforts against environmental crime thru the creation and operationalization of the Regional Anti Environmental Crime Task Force. In attendance are representatives from the AFP, PNP, Bureau of Customs, NBI, DILG, Department of Transportation, Philippine Coast Guard and Task Force Zamboanga. (MT)

Info. Officer Aldiana A. Flores lectures on photo documentation in preparation for 2017 National Search for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Schools during the capability development held at Chandler Suites, Pagadian City.

CENRO Liloy ECOMS II Elvira C. Zamoras (in yellow long-sleeved shirt) and Labason Mayor Eddie T. Quimbo (in yellow polo shirt) during the release of 69 pawikan hatchlings in Brgy. Osukan, Labason.

Left photo shows PENRO Kaing cutting the ribbon with CENRO Barrientos and personnel, and right photo shows the new CENR Office extension

DENR-IX Outgoing Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (left) Turns Over the Key of Responsibility to incoming Regional Director Felix S. Mirasol, Jr. (right) during a Special Convocation and Turn-Over Ceremony held at Kalikasan Court, DENR-IX Compound, Pagadian City.

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