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CENRO Guipos recently organized a Two-Day Orientation and Capacitation event on February 5-6, 2024, at the CENRO Guipos-Management Building. The goal was to ensure all staff, both new hires and existing employees, are familiar with the targets and activities outlined in the CY 2024 Work and Financial Plan and the DENR Citizen Charter.

Fifty-four regular personnel and fifty-one Contract of Service employees participated. OIC, CENR Officer Felipe H. Callorina, Jr., delivered opening remarks, stressing the importance of capacity building for personal benefit and the Department's growth.

On first day, Chief of Planning and Support Unit (PSU) Reydelyn T. Capin covered Basic DENR9 Information, followed by presentations on various activities/programs by selected personnel. On the following day, the program included a Post Test, presentations from the Monitoring & Enforcement Section, and the Conservation and Development Section. Each presentation was followed by an open forum for questions and clarifications.

 

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CENRO Kabasalan, led by CENRO Dennis N. Catalan, collaborated with the Peoples Organization (P.O) of Kahugpungan sa Gagmay’ng Mangingisda sa Bolong, headed by Chairman Mr. Efren Baleroso, to mark World Wetlands Day on February 2, 2024, in Barangay Batu, Siay, Zamboanga Sibugay. The event involved the planting of approximately fifty (50) seedlings of Pagatpat (Sonneratia pagatpat).

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The newly appointed ARD MS of DENR Zamboanga Peninsula visited the employees of the Provincial Environment Natural Resources Office in Zamboanga Sibugay last January 18, 2024. She was warmly welcomed by PENRO Edgardo P. Montojo and the PENRO Zamboanga Sibugay Family with smiles and greetings. The quick visit of ARD Go indeed boosted the morale and confidence of the key officials and personnel of Zamboanga Sibugay.

In her message during the interface, she assured everyone that her support among the employees will be endlessly felt. Emphasizing that she will prioritize the individual growth and needs of each employee in order for them to continuously provide excellent service to the people and to the environment. She expressed her joy of meeting the personnel of PENRO Zamboanga Sibugay.

Along with ARD Go is the Chief of the RICT Unit, Forester Cyrus Bayawa and the RICT staff from the Regional Office. During her visit, she spearheads the turn-over of the Five (5) New Computer Sets to PENRO Zamboanga Sibugay. The ICT equipments shall be an added support to the daily work operations of the sections/units of the office in terms of maximizing encoding tasks, files keeping and GIS operations.

Forester Ma. Eva B. Sabtal, the Chief, Management Services Division expressed her sincerest gratitude and appreciation for the presence of ARD Go and the received ICT Equipment saying that the management will properly take good care of these equipment for its long-term use.

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The Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) of Siocon through its CEPA team served as Resource Speakers during the Julian Soriano Memorial Comprehensive High School (JSMCHS) YES-0 Environmental Camping held at Seed Production Area (SPA), Upper Milidan, Baliguian, Zamboanga del Norte.

During the event, various topics were covered to help students understand environmental challenges better. Topics included handling solid waste with ENMO Marion Key Tolentino, learning about the effects of climate change with EA Amanodin Panandigan, the importance of wildlife conservation and the provision of Republic Act 9147 by EMS-I/Information Officer Nadzwa N. Sabtal , while SI/Chief, MES Vanessa Mae T. Patacsil shared Forest Protection and other environmental laws. The JSMCHS YES-O also got a chance to identify different tree species during a nature hike at the Seed Production Area.

By participating in initiatives like the JSMCHS YES-O Environmental Camping, CENRO Siocon hopes to cultivate a sense of responsibility for the environment among the younger generation.

 

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Regional Executive Director Arturo E. Fadriquela embarked on a visit to key environmental facilities in Zamboanga del Sur on January 25, 2024. The tour included the Region IX Clonal Facility in Pulacan, Labangan, the Modernized and Mechanized Forestry Nursery in Baclay, Tukuran, and the Regional Wildlife Rescue Center, also situated in Baclay, Tukuran.

RED Fadriquela engaged in discussions with facility leaders, gaining firsthand knowledge of the innovative practices and advancements contributing to sustainable forestry and wildlife conservation in the region. The visit underscores DENR IX’s commitment in promoting environmental resilience and biodiversity conservation.

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