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A place formed through time, enfolding deep pasts yet to be told and histories aged as old as eras. This scenic waterfall is seated on a set of columnar basalt, a volcanic rock formed from a cooling molten magma in a prehistoric time when volcanism and magmatic activities were still active in the area.
 
The existence of this landscape is yielded by histories that were staged by numerous geological processes, including volcanism, faulting, uplifting, and erosion. These geological elements act on a scale of extensive to minute working and continually shaping the earth’s surface.
 
The area was considered part of a protected area and a proposed eco-tourism site that is still to be developed and regulated in Tigbao, Zamboanga del Sur.
 
The shot was taken during the Geohazard Assessment for the Environmentally-Critical and Tourism Oriented Areas.
 
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IX through its Regional Strategic Communication and Initiatives Group, together with the Environmental Management Bureau ( EMB Region 9 ), Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Zamboanga del Sur, Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Ramon Magsaysay and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) IX Regional Office conducted a mangrove propagule planting and coastal clean up activity in Barangay Sugod, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur on February 17, 2022.
 
Around 90 participants planted 200 mangrove propagules and collected about 35 sacks of non-biodegradable waste.
 
This initiative is in effort of conserving and protecting our wetlands in celebration of the World Wetlands Day with the theme: “Wetlands Action for People and Nature”.
 
DENR IX Regional Executive Director Datu Tungko M. Saikol administers the oath of office for the newly elected set of officers of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Employees Union (DENREU) IX at DENR IX, Pagadian City on February 17, 2022.
 
The event was attended by the newly- elected set of DENREU-9 Officers composed of the following: President - LMO II Amancio C. Onga of CENRO Liloy, Executive Vice President-DMO III Camelo Arco of PENRO Zamboanga del Norte, Vice President for Internal Affairs-LMO I Marilyn T. Francisco of CENRO Zamboanga City, Vice President for Education and Training - Engineer III Miguela P. Villarubia of Surveys and Mapping Division, Vice President for Membership and Grievance Committee - Forester Abdullah A. Mama of CENRO Imelda, Vice President for Legal Affairs - Atty. Ophelia B. Gella of the Enforcement Division and Board of Directors namely Pacifico D. Cabrido, Jr. of PENRO Zamboanga del Sur, Rogelio C. Tala of CENRO Guipos, Felipe P. Conti of CENRO Ramon Magsaysay, Jaime C. Salvador of PENRO Zamboanga Sibugay, Felipe Callorina Jr. of CENRO Kabasalan, Angelo Francis Pareja of CENRO Piñan, Vivian V. Yanos of CENRO Manukan, Nadia A. Cabico of CENRO Siocon, and Rogelio Alan S.E. Alfaro (Outgoing Pres.) of CENRO Zamboanga City.
Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Manukan in coordination with the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Dipolog and City Environment and Natural Resources Office, facilitated the Orientation on Basic Handling of Marine Turtles and Wildlife Act on February 10, 2022 at Top Plaza Hotel in Dipolog City.
 
About 23 employees from the Dipolog City Boulevard, City Environment and Natural Resources and City Agricultural Office attended the event.
 
The orientation aims to explain proper care and handling of marine turtles since there has been an increasing number of marine turtles hatchlings emerging in Dipolog City Boulevard. Proper handling of hatchlings is a must so as not to alter their imprinting process or making memories on the place they were hatched.
 
In its commitment to spread awareness on timely environmental concerns, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Zamboanga Peninsula through its Regional Strategic Communications and Initiatives Group (RSCIG) conducted a 2-day Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) campaign with the youth, senior citizen (SC), and persons with disability (PWD) sector in Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur on February 9 and 10, 2022.
 
The first day of the campaign was attended by 25 Sanggunihang Kabataan (SK) Federation members of Tukuran. A Tayo Ang Kalikasan covenant signing between DENR IX and the SK Federation was achieved at the end of the first day of the campaign. This covenant is a symbol of both parties’ commitment to environmental projects and programs.
 
There were 25 members of the senior citizen and PWD sector of Tukuran who attended Day 2 of the campaign, in which relevant environmental lectures were discussed. The SCs and PWDs were also treated to a free manicure, pedicure, and hair cut session.
 
The DENR IX team discussed topics on Solid Waste Management, Climate Change, Protected Area Management and Biodiversity Conservation, Wetlands, Land Titling and Application, Responsible Mining, Geological Hazards, Single Use Plastics, Basura Mo Food Packs Ko, and Tayo Ang Kalikasan.
 
DENR IX will continue its commitment in spreading environmental awareness to all its stakeholders through the conduct of IEC, as well as utilizing tri-media such as newspaper, radio, and online media.