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.
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Address : Vincenzo Sagun St., Gatas Dist., Pagadian City
Phone Numbers : Tel No.(062) 2141455, Telefax No. (062) 2153019