DENR IX kicks off the Month of the Ocean with an Agos ng Buhay Dance Contest featuring the mascots of its different marine protected areas: Elly the Friendly Jellyfish of Great and Little Sta Cruz Islands Protected Landscape and Seascape, Totong the Kitong of Dumanquillas Bay PLS, Momong of Murcielagos Island PLS, Selin the Bagis of Selinog Island PLS and Ali D. Sulid of Aliguay Island PLS.
The MOO is celebrated pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 57, series of 1998.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) RegionIX Zamboanga Peninsula conducted a three (3)- Day workshop on carbon stock assessment cum data analysis for ENGP FY 2022 at Chandler Suites, Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur on April 19-21, 2022.
Forty four (44) participants coming from the regional office, PENROs and CENROs of Region IX attended the training workshop. Resource speakers include Forester Joel Briz Orella and Ms. Sharon P. Alves both from Forest and Wetlands Research and Development Extension Center- Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (FWRDEC-ERDB).
In charge Office of the Regional Executive Director Ronald D. Gadot showed full support on the said event. In a message he said that, this training workshop will help capacitate field personnel on carbon sequestration and hopefully this will be implemented in the field as part of their innovations. Plans should be transformed into action.
On the second day, a field practicum was conducted on one of the NGP 2011 rubber plantation site at Barangay Lourdes, Pagadian City, ZDS. They gathered biomass, necro mass and soil data. All participants we’re very active giving their full support on the activity. At the end, participants were able to know how to analyze the data gathered from the NGP plantations and present results/ interpretations of the study.
Carbon sequestration is a process by which carbon is either removed from the atmosphere or diverted from emission sources and stored in the oceans, terrestrial environments (vegetation and soil sediments), and geologic formations. Through this study, we will be able to determine how the NGP is implemented whether it is a failure or success through its ability to absorb/ store carbon.
DENR IX will continue to support and provide valuable training to constituents in order to develop a set of skillful personnel for the benefit of the present and future generation.
Forester Felipe H. Callorina, Jr. assumes today as Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) of Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur.
In a simple ceremony at the CENR Office in Guipos, In-charge Office of the Regional Executive Director and OIC-Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Ronald D. Gadot together with Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENRO) Zamboanga del Sur Diomedes M. Pablo, DENR IX regional officials, PENRO ZDS and CENRO Guipos personnel witnessed the assumption of DMO IV Felipe H. Callorina, Jr. as CENR Officer for CENRO Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur
CENRO Callorina was designated as CENR Officer for CENRO Guipos under Regional Special Order Number 2022-100 and was affirmed by DENR Secretary Jim O. Sampulna under Special Order Number 273.
In his message, he pledged to uphold the mandate of DENR with the active support of the personnel. "We will row the boat in one direction and together let us help manage and improve our performance," CENRO Callorina said as he addressed the different personnel present.
On the other hand, Director Gadot in his inspirational message reminded everyone to work as one and be united and together build the name of DENR Region IX. He believes that the success of the office is thru hardwork, commitment and competence. We must work hard to serve the Filipino people.
Before the ceremony ended, PENR Officer Diomedes M. Pablo gave the closing remarks and expressed his gratitude to all personnel present for a very good performance. He appealed to the personnel present to give their full support and cooperation to the new CENR Officer of Guipos.
Siocon Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer Rey A. Jalandoni challenges the youth to be involved in environmental activities particularly against illegal logging activities during the Oath Taking Ceremony of the Officers and Leaders of Siocon National High School Supreme Student Government (SSG), Youth for Environment in Schools Organization (YES-O), Barkada Kontra Droga (BKD) Organization, and Sionahayz Artist Guild (SAG) on April 1, 2022 in Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte.
Citing the covenant recently entered by the Siocon National High School Youth for Environment in Schools Organization (YES-O) and Sionahayz Artist Guild on the national movement of Tayo ang Kalikasan (TAK), CENR Officer Rey A. Jalandoni speaks in front of youth leaders about one of the alarming issues of the environment which is Illegal Logging, how it affects everyone and how the youth can help.
“Illegal Logging is still a recognized problem in the global, regional and ocal scale. The DENR, in collaboration with the police, military and other stakeholders, is doing its best to intensify the Anti-Illegal Logging efforts to combat the devastation and destruction of our environment and natural resources for the present and future generations”. CENRO Jalandoni said during his speech.
“It is a challenge for you, youth leaders to make your contribution for the environment” as CENRO Jalandoni emphasized the paramount importance of youth involvement in forest conservation and protection.
Lastly, CENRO Jalandoni expressed his gratitude and lauded the leadership of Mrs. Evelyn M. Malbacias, Coordinator of YES-O and the Siocon National High School Principal Mr. Marlon P. Micubo for the youth who actively participated in environmental activities conducted by the Department.
The Community of Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay Province commemorated 2022 World Water Day, International Day of Forest and National Women's Month with an information campaign and clean up at Barangay Pamintayan, Buug on March 21, 2022.
The environmental lectures was attended by personnel of this office led by CENRO Pilarito B. Montebon, the Pamintayan Barangay Local Government Unit, as well as community residents of said barangay.
During the conduct of the lecture, For. Joel B. Realiza said that the celebration of the International Day of Forest is one way of reminding us the critical role of forests in our survival. He added that we should also do our part by actively participating in activities that promote proper forest management and sustainability. He also encouraged the participants to be vigilant in the protection of our remaining forest cover.
LMO II Leo Villarubin reminded the audience to band together to put an end to the overuse, exploitation, and waste of every drop of water. Further, he said that water is one thing that defines life for all the organisms on this planet and that on the occasion of celebrating World Water Day let us be united to conserve water.
Deputy CENR Officer Wirlyn B. Ladores reminds everybody that National Women's Month is a celebration of women exercising their choices, taking chances to make their voices heard, benefiting from it and trailblazing changes. It's a celebration of Filipino women's ability to change the narrative, raise important issues, and demand actual action.
After the information campaign, a clean up drive was then conducted in a small spring at Sitio Barorao, Pamintayan, Buug, Zamboanga Sibugay. The small stream in this area has been used for bathing, domestic water supplies, and watering livestock and this activity shall serve as an example for the residents to help maintain its cleanliness.