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Eight (8 ) units of Honda motorcycles were turned-over by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office-Zamboanga del Norte (PENRO-ZDN) to its four (4) Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices (CENROs) in a ceremony held last November 15, 2021 at the PENRO-ZDN Compound, Sta. Isabel, Dipolog City.
 
CENRO Piñan, CENRO Manukan, and CENRO Liloy were given two (2) units each of Honda XRM 125, while two (2) units of Honda XR 150 were given to CENRO Siocon.
 
The turn-over ceremony was spearheaded by PENR Officer Salahuddin A. Kaing and was attended by CENRO Adelaida R. Borja of Piñan, CENRO George E. Laolao of Manukan, OIC-CENRO Dionisio B. Rago of Liloy, and OIC-CENRO Rey A. Jalandoni of Siocon, together with selected personnel of the different CENROs.
 
The procurement of the said vehicles was in consonance with the work and financial plan for calendar year 2021 which aims to be used for the intensified forest protection and law enforcement activities of the CENROs within Zamboanga del Norte.
 
Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte… The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Siocon conducts a two-day training on field budding operation, rubber tapping and production of Abaca to CBFM- CARP beneficiaries of Lintangan Farmer’s Cooperative Association Inc. in Barangay Lintangan, Sibuco, Zamboanga del Norte on November 3-4, 2021.
 
Different strategies were discussed on the conduct of actual production of Abaca handicrafts and on the conduct of actual field budding of (rubber) and tapping of latex on rubber trees which are vital in managing the established CBFM-CARP plantations. Hands-on field activity also helped further the positive perception and appreciation of the participants on the essential practices engaged in the operation of rubber plantation and Abaca products.
 
The training also aims to orient the participants of their role and function as CBFM holders and to capacitate the participants in keeping a complete and accurate record of all financial transaction in a systematic, orderly and logical manner. Moreover, proper solid waste management was also imparted to the beneficiaries to ensure clean environment for them to live healthy while reaping the fruit of their labor. Strict adherence to standard health protocol such as wearing of facemask and social distancing were observed at all times.
 
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) IX in celebration of the National Statistics Month with the theme “Revving up for Economic and Social Recovery Through Evidence Based Policies” conducted its annual STATWIZ via blended face to face at DENR IX Conference room, Balintawak, Pagadian City and virtual through ZOOM teleconferencing on October 28, 2021.
 
There were three representatives from each field office as well as from the regional technical and management services. Prizes include Php 5,000 for first place, Php 4,000 for second place and Php 3,000 for third place.
 
Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Liloy represented by Nahla J. Aquino, Anilyn Evangelista, and Shiela Marie D. Sauna bagged the first place and Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Zamboanga del Sur represented by PASU Mario B. Ranulo, DMO III Tony P. Corpuz, and PO II Noraisa S. Guadalquiver bagged the second place and CENRO of Siocon represented by John David T. Timtim, Vanessa Mae T. Patacsil, and Nadzwa N. Sabtal bagged the third place.
 
This initiative aims to instill awareness and appreciation among DENR IX personnel on the importance of good statistics on our major programs and projects as basis for policy formation.
 
The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Manukan, Zamboanga del Norte headed by CENR Officer George Laolao conducts a tree growing activity and Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign relative to the implementation of Agustin Cave Management Plan at Lipakan, President Manuel A. Roxas, Zamboanga del Norte last October 27, 2021.
 
The tree growing activity was participated by the representatives from LGU, PNP, Barangay Officials and Pantawid beneficiaries wherein a total of 100 narra and 200 coffee seedlings were planted within the 500 meter radius from the opening of the Agustin Cave.
 
An IEC campaign on RA 9072 or otherwise known as the National Cave and Cave Resources Management and Protection Act and RA 9147 or Wildlife Conservation and Protection Act was conducted to raise community awareness on the importance of protecting and conserving the cave and wildlife resources in the area.
 
RA 9072 defines Caves as any naturally occurring void, cavity, recess or system of interconnected passages beneath the surface of the earth or within a cliff or ledge and which is large enough to permit an individual to enter, whether or not the entrance, located either on private or public land, is naturally formed or man-made. It shall include any natural pit, sinkhole, or other feature which is an extension of the entrance. The term also includes cave resources therein but not any vug, mine tunnel, aqueduct or other man-made excavation.
 
The municipality is rich in biodiversity having a number of natural caves waiting to be assessed and classified which is the reason why they were able to host the National Cave Congress way back in 2017 wherein delegates from all over the country attended.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) IX inks partnership between the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Pres. Manuel A. Roxas and Agustin cave Landowner Mr. Nicholas S. Duhig to implement the management plan of Agustin cave in Barangay Lipakan, Municipality of Pres. Manuel A. Roxas, Zamboanga del Norte on October 26, 2021.
 
DENR IX office In charge of the office of the Regional Executive Director and OIC Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services For. Ronald D. Gadot, Chairman of the Regional Cave Committee (RCC), said that this endeavor will open more opportunities in agriculture and eco-tourism which will help to increase financial stability of the community.
 
Meanwhile, Municipal Mayor of Pres. Manuel A . Roxas Atty. Jan Hendrick I. Vallecer, urged for the support of the Local Barangay Officials in the area for the conservation, protection, and sustainable use of cave and cave resources.
 
The event was witnessed by Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENRO) of Zamboanga del Norte PENR Officer Salahuddin A. Kaing, Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) of Manukan CENR Officer George E. Laolao, Vice Mayor Hon. Ismael I. Rengquijo,Jr. Sangguniang Bayan Member Librando Magcanta, Barangay Lipakan Chairperson Hon. Constancio O. Tao and Mun. of Pres. Manuel A. Roxas Planning and Development Officer Engr. Aileen A Cariaga. It was also attended by 30 participants composed of Municipal Officials, MPDC, and DENR IX employees.
 
DENR IX together with LGU of Pres. Manuel A. Roxas has vouch to work hand in hand for duties and responsibilities with the common goal of the preservation, development, and management of the Agustin Cave.