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Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur. . . .The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) region 9 Zamboanga Peninsula enters into an agreement on May 11, 2020 with the Department of Agriculture (DA) 9 for a joint effort on raising vegetable seedlings to augment food supply in the region.

DENR IX Executive Director Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez and DA 9 Executive Director Rad Donn Cedeño signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that stipulates among others that DENR 9 will offer the use of its Mechanized and Modernized Forest Nursery (MMFN) and clonal nursery in Baclay, Tukuran as area of propagation, provide manpower and lend equipment for use in the production of high-valued agricultural crops such as squash, eggplant, stringbeans, pechay, kangkong, upo, watermelon and tomato seeds to be supplied by DA 9 which will be raised for distribution to identified beneficiaries and LGUs in the region.

It can be recalled that DENR IX nurseries at the MMFN passed the inspection and assessment of its suitability and readiness conducted by DA IX last April 17. Technical personnel of DA IX were able to conduct an Orientation on Seedling Production of Hybrid and Open Pollinated Vegetables Seeds and Vegetable Backyard Container Gardening to DENR IX personnel assigned at the MMFN and Clonal Nursery last April 22.

This is a joint effort of the two agencies to help ease the impact of the pandemic COVID 19 in terms of encouraging backyard gardening and boosting the supply of nutritious food to people in the region. (Photos/RPAO9)

Pagadian City. . .The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 9 regional office is implementing various measures to help combat the spread of COVID 19 as it enters a new "normal" mode for its skeleton workforce under the Alternative Work Arrangement.

All personnel and clients/visitors are to strictly observe the following precautionary measures when reporting to work or visiting the office:

1. washing of hands with soap and water wherein a washbasin is located at the entrance of the office;
2. stepping on designated foot baths to disinfect the shoes;
3. they are all subject to thermal scanning to determine body temperature wherein those with fever will be denied entry;
4. wearing of face mask is compulsory;
5. clients and visitors shall be entertained in a designated area;
6. social distancing is required for visitors and personnel;
7. use of ethyl alcohol (70% proof) is highly encouraged; and
8. regular disinfection conducted by utility/maintenance personnel on lobbies, hand rails, door knobs, vehicles, etc.

Signages on COVID 19 preventive measures were posted conspicously to provide awareness and guidance for all visitors and personnel.

These measures are being implemented and shall become the "new normal" to protect the health and welfare of both personnel and clients and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

However, for safety and convenience, we encourage our clients and partners to course requests and inquiries online via the following contact details:
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Contact Number: 0948-147-1250
Facebook: DENR Zamboanga Peninsula

Under the Adopt-A-Neighbor/Family Project of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) region 9, the regional staff and personnel distributes 160 food packs today April 21 to the poorest of the poor families residing within the community where its regional office is located in Pagadian City and to its security guards, utility workers, some contractuals/job orders and stranded personnel.

Each food pack consist of 3 kilos rice, 2 pcs safeguard bath soap, 2 packs 25 grams coffee, 1/2 kilo sugar, 1 bar (4pvs),detergent soap, 6 cans beef loaf, 3 pcs instant noodles,
3 pcs pancit canton noodles and 1 whole dressed chicken.

A total of Php 87,350.00 were raised thru the voluntary donation from the regional office staff and personnel to buy the said relief goods.

The relief packages were repacked by the regional personnel and were subsequently distributed with the assistance of the officials from Barangay Balintawak headed by its Barangay Chairman Antonio Rendon.

This project was initiated to extend assistance to those who are in need and ease a bit their burden during this time when the whole world is affected by the pandemic COVID 19 virus.

​In support of DENR 9's “Adopt-A-Neighbor/Family Program” which aims to help families who are extremely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, PENRO Zamboanga del Sur headed by PENRO Ben Acana donated relief goods to 82 families who are currently in the evacuation center in Plaza Luz, Pagadian City today.

Personnel raised around P25,000.00 to buy rice, canned goods, noodles, detergents and hygiene kits.

The beneficiaries are victims of a fire incident in Sta. Lucia, Pagadian City last March 14, 2020. 345 individuals including 9 senior citizens and 44 children under 5 years of age benefitted from this relief effort.

The province of Zamboanga del Sur was placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine since March 19, 2020 per Executive Order no. 2020-09. Since then, the number of business establishments allowed to open was limited, scheduling of transport and grocery activities was observed, and mass gatherings were suspended, among others.

DENR Zamboanga del Sur continues to raise funds to aid our citizens who are in need.

Thirty-one Olive ridley turtle hatchlings were released by CENRO Ramon Magsaysay personnel at Brgy. Bulanit, Labangan, ZDS last April 5, 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr. Alejandro C. Placido, a concerned resident of Purok Malasugi of the said barangay, noticed that a number of marine turtle eggs were hatching near the beach at around 7:30 in the evening last April 4, 2020. He immediately informed Brgy. Kagawad Taha Ayonan, who then coordinated with CENRO RM regarding the proper handling of the wildlife. Brgy. Chairman Jaime R. Geguiera then turned over the hatchlings to CENRO RM the next day. The hatchlings were then released at the coast of Brgy. Bulanit, Labangan, ZDS.

Once the hatchlings exit their nest and reach the sea, the turtles swim to reach open ocean zones, finding food and refuge from their many predators. Once they become adults, they return to the beach area where they were born to lay their own eggs.

DENR 9 continues to respond to environmental concerns and conduct rescue and retrieval operations regarding wildlife conservation amidst the Enhanced Community Quarantine proclamation in the province.