PENRO Zamboanga del Sur

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OIC-PENR Officer


The area of jurisdiction of PENRO Zamboanga del Sur occupies the southern section of the Zamboanga Peninsula that forms the western part of the Island of Mindanao. It is located at longitude 122° 30"" and latitude 7° 15"" north. It has a total land area of 473,491 hectares or 4,734.91 square miles.


Stretching northward from Zamboanga Sibugay Province in the southwest and running along the northern boundary to Salug Valley in the east is the province’s mountainous countryside. The coastal plains extend regularly from south to west then spread into wide flat lands when reaching the coastal plains of the Baganian peninsula in the southeast. Zamboanga del Sur is subdivided into 26 municipalities and 1 city. These divisions are further subdivided into 681 barangays. The province comprises of two congressional districts.


           PENRO Zambonga del Sur is comprising two    CENR offices, namely CENRO Pagadian City which  embraces the 1st Congressional District of the province consisting of 11 municipalities plus the Capital City of Pagadian, now the Seat of the Zamboanga Peninsula Region (ZAMPEN) and CENRO Guipos which is composed of the 15 Municipalities of the 2nd Congressional District of Zamboanga del Sur.  It has a total land area of 373,027.50 hectares with 215,648 hectares within the Alienable and Disposable (A&D) Lands and 157, 379.50 hectares inside Forest or Timber Land.

The economy of the Province is predominantly agricultural products include coco oil, livestock feed milling, rice/corn milling, including the processing of fruits, gifts and house wares made from indigenous materials like handmade paper, roots, rattan, buri, and bamboo; wood-based manufacture of furniture and furniture components from wood, rattan, and bamboo; marine and aquaculture including support services; construction services and manufacture of marble, concrete, and wooden construction materials. There are also mining areas in the province, such as found in the Municipality of Bayog managed by TVI, a Canadian-based mining firm which concentrates on gold mining, and the Cebu Ore Mining which is handling the Ore-Copper-Steel mines.

 In the Current year, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office of Zamboanga del Sur implemented the different priority programs and projects for environmental enhancement and protection in conformity with the approved Physical and Financial Plan (PFP). This is extracted from the General Plan of Action (GPOA) which is the operational blue print of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

  As a policy, the targeted activities reflected in the plan were correspondingly distributed/assigned to the two (2) CENR Offices – the front liners and/or direct project implementers. The conduct of the series of consultation, taking into consideration the manpower capabilities, administrative area of jurisdiction and the felt needs in terms of developmental perspective and service of the respective offices was the determining factor in the target allocation. 

 For the year 2013, PENRO Zamboanga del Sur had exemplarily accomplished the programmed targets for the year. The realization of these momentous achievements attributed much to the untiring commitment of all DENR officials and personnel at all levels coupled with the strong support and partnership of the concerned stakeholders; the Local Government Units, People’s Organization, Non-Government Organizations, National Service Agencies, Private Sectors and the Academes. 


           The DENR shall be the driving force in the pursuit of sustainable development, enabling stakeholders’ participation in the protection, conservation and management of the environment and natural resources for the present and future generations.


           A nation enjoying and sustaining its natural resources and a clean and healthy environment.


The DENR is the primary government agency responsible for the conservation, management, development and proper use of the country’s environment and natural resources.















CENRO Pagadian






CENRO Guipos







For inquiries please feel free to visit or contact us at:

Address : Vincenzo Sagun St., Gatas Dist., Pagadian City

Phone Numbers : Tel No.(062) 2141455, Telefax No. (062) 2153019

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CENRO ,  Pagadian City

Cover   1 City 11 Municipalities

CENR  Officer  For. Ernesto C. Alcibar, Jr











Ramon Magsaysay




As we welcome 2015, let us rejoice and congratulate each other for the milestone we have reached.
We have made giant steps and we are exceeding our targets. We have already achieved a lot.

Allow me to cite a few:       


Photo Releases

DENR Undersecretary for Administration and Information Systems Ernesto D. Adobo Jr. (R) and DENR IX Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable crown Maria Theresa Ramirez of Team Rainforest as Ms. DENR IX 2014 during the ...read more

Boy scouts from General Santos City plant narra during the tree-planting activity of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines Centennial Jamboree being held today in Zamboanga Economic Zone and Freeport. The tree planting activity was preceded by a short lecture and demo of proper planting by the DENR IX IEC team at their exhibit booth.

In line of the Consumer Awareness Month 2014, the DTI Zamboanga del Sur Consumer Protection Division Chief Raymond L. Peña conducts a short lecture on consumer rights to DENR IX personnel last October 20, 2014 at the DENR Office of the Regional Director Quadrangle.

“The primary reason we classify caves is to conserve, protect and manage the natural wealth and heritage of caves and the resources found therein,” said Department of Environment and.. read more

Volunteers plant rubber trees in a planting site in Barangay Kahayagan.Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur during the TreeVolution last September 26, 2014. (Photo from CENRO Guipos) ...read more

A series of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign through school visit conducted by DENR-IX in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay last August 2014 on Climate Change... read more

RD Arleigh J. Adorable (extreme R) briefs his field officials composed of Provincial/Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers (P/CENROs) with their respective Forestry Specialists and officials from Support To Operations (STO) (L picture)regarding the final target of Region IX for simultaneous tree planting on September 26, 2014 dubbed as TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW. Also seated (R picture) at the presidential table (L-R) Planning & Mgt. Division Chief Edgardo Montojo, Regional Technical Directors for Lands Moises Butic and for Forestry Carlito Tuballa.

Ceremonial turn-over of seedlings to the LGU Officials of Sominot, ZDS by PENRO Adelaida R. Borja, PAWD Chief Cidur S. Julsadjiri and CENRO Serena Cabrera during the information caravan conducted by the Mindanao Communicators Network last July 24, 2014 at Sominot, ZDS.

Climate Change Advocacy Campaign Regional Launching through the unveiling of the Icon and Branding last July 18, 2014 at Sibugay Grand Plaza Hotel, Ipil, Z. sibugay by RD Arleigh J. Adorable and.. read more

FMS RTD Carlito Tuballa presenting to the composite Internal Audit Service (IAS) team the status of National Greening Program (NGP) 2011-2012 Catch –Up Plan Implementation for Region IX during the Meeting regarding the Conduct of Assessment/Evaluation and Validation of NGP Accomplishment at the Office of the Regional Director, Pagadian City last July 7, 2014.

FMS RTD Carlito Tuballa (blue jacket) and LMS RTD Moises Butic (white polo) presenting Certificates of Appreciation to Mr. Angelito R. Casinillo, Office of the Civil Defense... read more

DENR Undersecretary and Chairman of the Philippine Operation Group on Ivory and other Wildlife (POGI) Atty. Ernesto D. Adobo Jr. led a buy bust operation against illegally-traded stalactites... read more

Some 164 participants to an environmental awareness symposium held at Sta. Maria National High School pledge their support for Biodiversity Conservation... read more

DENR Region IX observes its 27th Anniversary last June 10, 2014 through a series of activities which include a Holy Mass at the San Jose Parish Church and celebrated... read more

Students, government agencies, industries, business establishments and barangay residents together with the Department of Environment ... read more

“Lig-ong Kahugpungang Katawhan diha sa CBFM – Yawe sa Malahutayong Kapaninguhaan ug Malambuong Kinaiyahan” (Strengthened CBFM Peoples Organization: Key to Sustainable Livelihood and Developed Environment) is the main theme for the gathering of ... read more

RED Arleigh J. Adorable delivers his message to PAMB members of the Turtle Islands Wildlife Sancturay during a meeting for the Turtle Islands Wildlife Sanctuary on June 2, 2014 at Chandler Suites, Pagadian City. (Photo by: Fred Larubis II)

RED Arleigh J. Adorable expounding on the importance of making coastal communities resilient to Climate Change during the kick-off program on World Environment Month on June 2, 2014 at ORED's Covered Court, Pagadian City.

DENR-IX Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable presiding over the meeting of the Regional Development Council IX (RDC IX) Regional Task Force on Climate Change last May 28, 2014 at Four Queens Resort, Pagadian City wherein the main agenda was for PIA IX to present the Regional Advocacy Campaign Plan on Climate Change.

DENR-IX Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (left) and PIA-IX Regional Director Noemi B. Edaga addressing their messages to the different Information Officers during the Regional Orientation on Climate Change Advocacy Campaign conducted last May 28, 2014 at Four Queens Resort, Pagadian City.

RED Arleigh J. Adorable (in red cap) refers to the field notes of  the CSP contractor while OIC-RTDL Moises H. Butic measures the control  monument  at Brgy. Lituban, Siocon, Zamboanga Del Norte  while Engr. Joel Jacob and Mr. Leonard Evangelista of J.C.  Suello Surveying Serviceslook on.

In his International Earth Day (IED) message, RED Arleigh J. Adorable mentioned that Earth Day is observed every year on the 22nd of April. The first Earth Day was led by....read more

World Water Day Celebration

Adopters & Stakeholders during the river clean-up activity under the adopt-an-estero project in observance of World Water Day celebration in Pagadian City last March 22, 2014

EMB-IX RD Jacqueline A. Caancan (checkered polo), ZDS PENRO Adelaida R. Borja (white polo), together with the different adapters & stakeholders during the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement on the Adopt-an-Estero program covering the four water bodies in Pagadian City: Balangasan river, Gatas Creek, Napolan River, Tuburan Creek last March 21, 2014 at Four Queens Resort, Pagadian City. This activity is one of the highlight in observation of World Water Day in the region.

DENR-IX leading in the Tree Planting at Balintawak, Pagadian City during the Celebration of the International Day of Forests last March 21, 2014.

DENR-IX Regional Executive Director Arleigh J. Adorable turns over the chairmanship for the Regional Ecotourism Committee to DOT-IX Regional Director Mary June Bugante during the Farewell Dinner/Closing Ceremonies for the 9th Philippine Bird Festival last March 1, 2014 at Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City.

Signing of Memorandum of Agreement on Cave Mgt. and Assessment between DENR-IX and the Zbga. Peninsula Cavers Association as represented by its President Marc Mentens(black polo). Signing as witness are OIC, PAWD Cidur S. Julsadjiri, DOT-IX Ms. Ludy Silorio (Yellow Polo), Zbga. City Gen. Services Dept. Head Rey Gonzales (polo shirt) and a representative of Brgy. Victoria during the 2nd Regional Cave Summit last March 5, 2014 in Victoria, Zbga. City.

EMS II Georgina L. Fernandez   of the Protected Areas and Wildlife Division (PAWD) explains the values and benefits of wetland to students of Tigbao National High School in Tigbao, Zamboanga del Sur.

RED Arleigh J. Adorable awards a Certificate of Appreciation to Carlito A. Larubis, Agriculture Program Coordinating Officer-Dept. of Agriculture in Zamboanga del Sur as guest speaker during the 2014 WWD Special Program held at the ORED’s Covered Court, DENR IX, Pagadian City while (clockwise) RTDs Moises Butic, Gil Ona and Carlito Tuballa look on.  

Some 70 DENR-IX employees coming from the regional and field offices attend workshop on the Strategic Performance Mgt. System (SPMS) on Feb. 12-13, 2014 at Chandler Suites, Pagadian City. (right) Benjamin A. Rubia, Chief Admin. Div. elucidates the process of the SPMS. (left)

(L) PIA IX Dir. Noemi B. Edaga and (R) DENR-IX Executive Director Arleigh J. Adorable during the MOA signing in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur with their respective witnesses

Guests, Participants and Resource Speakers during the 1st Regional Ecotourism Summit at Mibang Hotel, Dipolog City (December 5-6, 2013)

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