Secretary Roy A. Cimatu conducts visit in Region 9


“We are all in this together.”


This was what DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said on the various massive undertakings of the environment agency during his visit to PENRO Zamboanga del Norte in Dipolog City last February 20, 2019.

Secretary Cimatu’s visit was the first time in a long time that an environment chief visited Dipolog City. The last Secretary Visit was that of Secretary Fulgencio S. Factoran, the first Secretary of the reorganized DENR.

According to Secretary Cimatu, the agency is set to rehabilitate a lot of areas and give attention to where it is due.


“We will continue what we have started in Boracay. Our focus next is Panglao, Siargao, El Nido, Puerto Galera, Baguio and, the most challenging of all, Manila Bay,” Secretary Cimatu said

“We will add more people in the field offices to handle environmental concerns. No matter where you are assigned or what you do, you have the knowledge of all the aspects of the DENR,” he added.

Further, Secretary Cimatu said that he has requested the Department of Budget and Management for an increase of the current workforce of the DENR.


“I requested for the creation of an Enforcement Bureau that would focus on the enforcement of all our environmental laws. When we hire more people then eventually we will serve more people,” Secretary Cimatu added.


Likewise, Secretary Cimatu said that he is strengthening the career system of the DENR that will look after the careers of personnel instead of the current system where people apply for promotions.


Secretary Cimatu said that with the success of Boracay, the image of the DENR and his image as DENR Secretary has improved and was even given the best score among government agencies during the Cabinet Meeting last February 14.


“We had a tough time but, due to political will, [together] were able to do it,” said Secretary Cimatu.


After PENRO Zamboanga del Norte, the environment chief proceeded to PENRO Oroquieta and CENRO Ozamiz for the rest of his field offices visit.secintefce2


DENR-9 RED Sabdullah C. Abubacar personally supervises the conduct of series of activities at AIPLS

            In celebration of the month of the ocean, RED Sabdullah C. Abubacar visited Aliguay Island Protected Landscape and Seascpae (AIPLS) to personally supervise the conduct of series of activities thereat such as coastal clean-up, communication, education and public awareness (CEPA), area assessment, PAMB meeting and soft launching of fusilier mascot on May 22-23, 2019. PENRO Salahuddin A. Kaing together with the staff and personnel of the DENR regional office and CENRO Piñan were also present during the conduct of series activities in the island.


Photo Releases

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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