Signing ceremony was held on the Co-Management Agreement for Once Islas (Eleven Islands) de Zamboanga

             A Signing ceremony was held on the Co-Management Agreement for Once Islas (Eleven Islands) de Zamboanga yesterday August 26 between DENR 9 as represented by RED Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez, Zamboanga City Mayor Ma. Isabelle G. Climaco-Salazar, Sama Bangui-ngui Tribal Leader Salam A. Buah, Panubigan Barangay Chairperson Jacqueline Magasa and Dita Barangay Chairperson Samat I. Nasa at Zamboanga City Hall.

The Co-Management Agreement shall not only promote the eco-cultural tourism of Once Islas but also its preservation, management and conservation in particular Bisaya-Bisaya Island, Baung-Baung Island and Siromon Island.

RED Rodriguez lauded the move of the local government unit of Zamboanga City for taking the lead in declaring Once Islas as an eco-tour destination. She pointed out that with the pristine condition of these islands and the presence of wildlife, the potential of it to become a sucessful eco tourism destination is very high.

Mayor Climaco, on the other hand, expressed her gratitude to the two eco-cultural communities and IPs for allowing the city government to develop the islands. She assured everybody that these islands are safe and secured for local and foreign visitors as different law enforcement agencies are in the area to help maintain peace and order.

The local communities welcome this development as they expressed their thanks and support. With the boosting of tourists in the area, it will help uplift the socio-economic condition of their constituents. (rt)







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.


Photo Releases

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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