Provincial Releases

𝗜𝗖𝗬𝗠𝗜: The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Siocon headed by CENRO Rey A. Jalandoni together with Diculom Barangay Officials, Milidan Farmer’s Association, Macobol Subanen Association and residents conducted Coastal Clean-up on September 17, 2022 at the Shoreline of Barangay Diculom, Baliguian, Zamboanga del Norte in observance of International Coastal Cleanup 2022 with this year’s theme “Fighting for Trash-Free Seas, Pilipinas! Ending the Flow of Trash at the Source”.
An estimated 165 kilograms or 13 sacks of non-biodegradable wastes composed of thrown-out fish nets, baby diapers, sanitary napkins, ice water wrappers, disposable facemask, Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles and household wastes were collected by 65 participants. These were properly segregated at the Material Recovery Facility of Baliguian, Zamboanga del Norte.
A Philippine Serpent-eagle (Spilornis holospilus) was retrieved by personnel from Manukan Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) at Barangay Poblacion, Jose Dalman, Zamboanga del Norte on September 16, 2022.
CENRO Manukan personnel narrated that they were able to observe a gathering of local residents looking at a bird along the highway while on their way to Sindangan to conduct field work. They identified it immediately as a Philippine Serpent eagle.
Accordingly, the said wildlife was rescued by children at their farmlot in Brgy. Balatakan, Jose Dalman, Zamboanga del Norte.
The said wildlife is in good condition after conducting physical examination and observation, hence it was immediately released back to its natural habitat at the forested area of Brgy. Libuton, Manukan, Zamboanga del Norte .
The Philippine Serpent eagle falls under category "Other Wildlife Species" pursuant to Section 4 of DENR Administrative Order No. 2019-09 known as the Updated National List of Threatened Philippine Fauna and their categories.
It is classified as “Least Concern” by the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN), however its population trend is decreasing.
They are protected under Republic Act 9147 or the “Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act”, which prohibits anybody from collecting, hunting, injuring and killing/destroying of wildlife species, including handling/possessing of wildlife without permits/licenses.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) IX together with the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Zamboanga City culminated the Philippine Environment Month through the awarding of certificate of recognition to its partners in environmental law enforcement on June 30, 2021.

Officials and personnel from the Regional Maritime Unit 9 Zamboanga City, Marina Police Station (MARPSTA), 2nd Zamboanga City Mobile Force Company and the Regional Maritime Unit 9 namely: PMAJ Samuel C Lim Jr, PMSg Jimhari I Halim, PMSg Marcial A Belingon, PSSg Isidro B Tacang, Jr, PSSg Marvin T Apolinario, PSSg Loven M Oas, PSSg Marjorie C Jailani, PSSg Jan Michael T Cuario, were awarded for their active participation and support in the conduct of apprehension and confiscation of illegally sourced/transported forest products and equipment.

In a speech delivered by Zamboanga Sibugay PENR Officer Edgardo P. Montojo, expressed his sincere gratitude to the partner agencies for their full support to DENR’s mandate in protecting the environment. Zamboanga City CENR Officer Jaime C. Salvador, said that June is busiest month of the year for the department due to the multiple environmental celebration during this month. The agency is much appreciative to everyone that has extended their help in the protection and conservation of our environment and natural resources, he added. Retiring personnel were also acknowledged during the program for their dedicated work and service to the agency.

Aside from this, a Eucharistic celebration and blessing of CENRO Zamboanga City newly constructed building was also conducted.

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123 Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) turtle hatchlings were released back to the sea by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IX in President Manuel A. Roxas, Zamboanga del Norte yesterday March 31, 2022.
The said activity was witnessed by the In Charge, Office of the Regional Executive Director and Concurrent ARD for Technical Services Ronald D. Gadot, Zamboanga del Norte PENR Officer Cidur Julsadjiri, Manukan CENR Officer George E. Laolao, Conservation and Development Section Chief Eugene S. Celi and technical personnel of the CENRO Manukan.
The marine turtle hatchlings were discovered by Hatchery Technician Themistocles Yaco of CENRO Manukan while on regular patrol along the coastline. He noticed the hatchlings were trapped in coconut husks in the shoreline of Barangay Dohinob, Roxas, Zamboanga del Norte in the late morning of March 31, 2022. The hatchlings were held and placed temporarily in a container with wet sand due to unfavorable weather condition when it was rescued. They were released back to the ocean in the late afternoon of the same day.
Olive Ridley is considered to be one of the three species of marine turtles that are common nesters in the coastal areas within the jurisdiction of CENRO-Manukan and is listed as “vulnerable” according to the International Union of the Conservation of Nature.
DENR IX is encouraging the public to report any wildlife concerns to the nearest field offices for proper handling, rescue and retrieval operations, text/call DENR Hotline 0948-147-1250 or send via private message on DENR Zamboanga Peninsula Facebook Page.
📷 CENRO Manukan, Zamboanga del Norte


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GABU, LABASON, ZN – Enforcement personnel of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) in Liloy, in collaboration with elements of Labason Municipal Police Station, apprehended undocumented lumber last July 4, 2020 at Barangay Gabu, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte.

Per initial investigation, a total of 71 pieces of Bagtikan and Mahogany lumber with a corresponding volume of 844.31 board feet valued at Php 36,292.42 were seized by the raiding team.

Further investigation revealed that the apprehended lumber is allegedly owned by a certain Mr. Antonino L. Maturan, 50 years old, married and a resident of Barangay Daniel Maing, Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte.

The alleged owner will be charged for violating section 78 of PD 705 as amended or also known as the Revised Forestry Code while the apprehended lumber is deposited at CENRO Liloy Compound for safekeeping.

Photos Courtesy of CENRO Liloy