PENRO Zamboanga del Sur

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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.


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



DENR 9 Employees Celebrate “Linggo ng Katandaang Filipino

            The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) IX observed the Linggo ng Katandaaang Pilipino through a lecture-demo on Basic Life Support Training Course by Hamza Laguiab of the 1st Infantry TABAK Division and Home-Based Livelihood/Entrepreneurial Opportunities by Virgie Crumb of Peaches and Blossoms Catering last October 10, 2016 at the Kalikasan Court, DENR IX Compound, Pagadian City.


Photo Releases

RPAO Chief Roservirico A. Tan lectures on Environmental Preservation during the Environmental Symposium on Watershed and Forest Conservation last Oct. 18, 2016 attended by 125 Youth for Environment in School Organization (YES-O) officers and members of Kabasalan National High School at the Municipal Hall, Kabasalan, ZSP.

Lecture demo by Mr. Hamza Laguiab, RN (in black shirt) of the 1st Infantry (TABAK) Division, Philippine Army during the Basic Life Support Training Course in celebration of the International Day of Natural Disaster Reduction held at Kalikasan Court.

Ceremonial Turn-over of Medical Supplies, Equipment/Aid and Medicines during the celebration of the Elderly Filipino Week held at the Kalikasan Court, DENR-9, Balintawak, Pagadian City.

The Regional Cave Committee-9, in its meeting in Dipolog City, reviews the assessment report and deliberates on the classification of Agustin Cave and Zapanta-Gomez Cave both located in Brgy. Lipakan, Pres. Manuel A. Roxas, Zamboanga del Norte.


On September 23, 2016 CENRO Guipos inaugurated the Administrative Building with (L-R) PENRO Tito L. Gadon, RD Arleigh J. Adorable, CENRO Vitaliano Q. Valdez, State Auditor Remegio Suico and For. Juliet Loriche

DENR-IX conducts clean-up along Balangasan River as part of the National Clean-up Day today. Personnel collect and gather the trash-filled sacks for monitoring and reporting to Basura Patrol Program (MT DENRIX RPAO)

Half a million pesos  worth of livelihood projects consisting of 16 motorized pumpboats, fishing gears and 2-crab fattening projects were given last .. read more

(left) Engr. Jose J. Beltran, Engineer IV, Head of Enforcement Section, NWRB shares about the Water Code of the Philippines and its amended IRR, the different Water Permits, its proposed streamlining and on its Monitoring and Enforcement and (right) Ms. Vilma A. Vergara, Executive Assistant II, NWRB discussed the historical background of the NWRB and the Water Resources in the Philippines.

RPAO Chief Roservirico Tan (2nd from right), (l-r) RFP for SC Winnielyn Abayon and RFP for PWD Marianne Catherine Tapales and Elaine Pascua award 1st Place to Gallo and her teacher/adviser Mr. Jenson Gonzales  (Photo By: Fred Larubis)

RD Arleigh J. Adorable gave his Opening Message during the Symposium on National Disaster Consciousness Month and Disaster Preparedness held at the Lobby of DENR-IX Regional Office on Monday ... readmore

RPAO Chief Roservirico A. Tan discussed World Water Day (Theme: “Water and Jobs”), and, International Day of Forests (Theme: “Forests and Water”) at the convocation program on Monday, March 21, 2016 of DENR-IX Regional Office.

Right photo shows a flock of Black-Winged Stilts seen at A.L. Micubo Observation Station, Siocon, ZDN while left photo shows a flock of Egrets on flight monitored at Tibangao Observation Station, Siocon, ZDN.

Upper right photo shows the teachers and students of Sindangan NAS watching the climate change video while upper left photo shows the students of Gunyan NHS during the open forum. Panoramic photo below reflects the students of Don Jose Aguirre NHS with For. M. Acama giving lecture on the importance of trees.

ZSCMST President Milavel D. Nazario leads the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 2nd Zamboanga Birds Festival Photo Exhibit in ZSCMST campus on February 21. Assisting her are representatives from DENR-IX, Zamboanga City Tourism Office and the Wild Birds Club of the Philippines.

Information Officers from DENR IX RPAO conducted interactive lectures and storytelling activities to kids of JCI Yllana’s BSP2 Year 2 in Bulatok Barangay Hall, Pagadian City last February 28.

DENR IX - Zamboanga Peninsula hosts the 1st Regional Directors' Meeting in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur last February 15-16, 2016.. read more

In an effort to equip the planning officers and focal persons in the region’s field offices for their respective duties and responsibilities, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – IX distributes IT equipment to PENROs and CENROs during the Expanded Executive Committee Meeting held at Guillermo Hotel, Pagadian City last January 26.

RD Arleigh J. Adorable delivers his message during the seminar on Technical Writing and Learning Event on ENR Laws, Policies, Rules, Regulations and NGP Operational Planning.

RPAO Chief Roservirico Tan shares about the impact of climate change to the wetland ecosystem during the Information, Education and Communication campaign for World Wetlands Day in Poblacion Comprehensive NHS in Lakewood, ZDS last January 27, 2016.

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