The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IX Zamboanga Peninsula joins other government agencies and local government units in the Isabela City People’s Day 2022 dubbed " Pasangen Sin Katabangan Caravan " held at Basilan National High School Covered Court, Eastside Barangay, Isabela City, Basilan on March 1, 2022.
The combined DENR 9 team composed of personnel from the Regional Strategic Communication and Initiatives Group (RSCIG), Mines and Geo-Sciences Bureau (MGB) IX, Environment Management Bureau (EMB) IX, PENRO Zamboanga Sibugay Province, CENRO Zamboanga City and Isabela City Monitoring Station catered to more than 100 participants wherein they gave free consultation on issues concerning the environment and natural resources within the locality.
IEC materials composed of Posters on Solid Waste Management and Geo-Hazards, pamphlets/primers on Residential Free Patents, RA 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act, Bamboos, National Greening Program, Earthquakes and Landslides as well as Tayo Ang Kalikasan coloring books were distributed to the local residents. A streamer depicting the celebration of World Wildlife Day was prominently displayed to generate awareness on the occasion.
More than 100 indigenous tree seedlings composed of Lawaan, Yellow trumpet, Red Nato, etc. were also distributed.
The team also prepared games with exciting prizes such as T-Shirts, Tumblers, Alcohol Spray, Tayo Ang Kalikasan Umbrellas, Bags and Hand Fans, Eco-Friendly Cutleries, Plantable Pens and Eco-bags for the participants.
This initiative aims to enhance awareness on the programs and services of DENR IX and to bring the basic services closer to the people from all over the region.