Photo Releases

Zamboanga del Norte…. The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Liloy personnel in coordination with the Salug Municipal Police Station apprehended an estimated volume of 537.23 board feet of lumber and undocumented STIHL 070 Chainsaw in Barangay Binoni, Salug, Zamboanga del Norte on January 25, 2022.
The apprehension came after CENRO Liloy received a report regarding an illegal cutting activity in the area. Two respondents are already under investigation in relation to the incident. The confiscated forest product has been deposited to Binoni Barangay Hall and the STIHL Chainsaw is under the custody of CENRO Liloy for safekeeping and to be used for the investigation.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) IX reminds everyone of R.A. 9175 also known as "Chainsaw Act of 2002", anyone found guilty of the actual unlawful use of
chainsaw may face imprisonment for 6 to 8 years and/or be fined 30,000php to 50,000php.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IX Zamboanga Peninsula together with its Mines and Geosciences Bureau IX (MGB IX) and Environmental Management Bureau IX (EMB IX) had a one day orientation seminar on the Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) laws, rules, and regulations with the barangay officials from the municipality of Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte. The event was held at Sindangan National Agricultural School Gym in Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte on January 17, 2022.
There were about 100 attendees from the 26 selected barangays. Each participants pledged to take part in the enforcement of ENR laws, rules and regulatuions in their respective AORs.
DENR IX will continue to mobilize its citizenry in the protection, conservation, and management of the environment and natural resources for the benefit of the present and future generation.
Zamboanga del Norte… The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Liloy in support of the Municipal Tourism Office of the Local Government Unit of Labason joined the Mangrove Tree Planting activity in Gil Sanchez, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte on January 13, 2022.
Before the activity, CENR Officer Dionisio Rago, demonstrated the proper handling and planting of propagules. He also gave a short lecture on the importance of Mangrove forests in the community.
An estimated 560 propagules were planted by the candidates of Miss Tourism Labason 2022, personnel from CENRO Liloy, Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, Municipal Agriculture Office and Bantay-Dagat Task Force.
Thousands of species of birds dominated the skies during the conduct of the Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Regional Office IX (DENR- RO IX) last January 3-7, 2022. This event runs parallel in other waterbird censuses with regional programs in Africa, Europe, West Asia, Neotropics, and the Caribbean.
In Zamboanga Peninsula, it is participated by 9 CENR Offices which covers eight ( 8 ) enrolled sites in Zamboanga Del Sur, seven (7) in Zamboanga Del Norte, and fourteen (14) in Zamboanga Sibugay. AWC dates back to '87 in the Indian sub-continent and has been adapted by neighboring regions such as the majority of Asia, from Afghanistan eastwards to Japan and Australasia. It is participated in by thousands and thousands of volunteers across Asia and Australasia, counting waterbirds the whole month of January.
It has been observed during the event that there was an increase in the number of Frigatebirds within the Olutanga Island. But what does this mean? One might wonder what makes these waterbirds so special that people all over the globe unite in counting them. It is because waterbirds are one of the key indicators of wetland's health. By knowing the state of the population of the waterbirds, we can track the progress of the environment, which would then support the evaluation of existing policies for conservation measures and public information.
Below are some photos taken during the event.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Employees Union (DENREU) IX board of directors convene for a meeting and election of the new sets of officers for CY 2022.

It has been a year since the regional officers met for a face to face meeting and just before a possible surge of omicron variant, the Board of Directors met especially to elect new sets of regional officers. The meeting was presided by outgoing president LMO III Allan Alfaro of CENRO Zamboanga City at Hideout Resto Cafe on January 13, 2022 at Zamboanga City.

Before the election, the outgoing President relayed his accomplishments and achievements during his 10 year stint as president of the union along with the financial report. It was followed by the election of regional officers.
The newly elected Set of DENREU-9 Officers are:

President: LMO II AMANCIO C. ONGA of CENRO Liloy
Executive Vice President: DMO III CAMELO ARCO of PENRO NORTE
Vice President for Internal Affairs: LMO I MARILYN T. FRANCISCO of CENRO Zamboanga City
Vice President for Education & Training: Engineer III Eng. MIGUELA P. VILLARUBIA of Surveys and Mapping Division
Vice President for Membership & Grievance Committee: Forester ABDULLAH A. MAMA of CENRO Imelda
Vice President for Legal Affairs: ATTY. OPHELIA B. GELLA of the Legal Divison

After the election, the new set of officers with the Board of Directors then discussed matters concerning members benefits and claims, other issues and concerns and the tentative date of the oath taking. (May Ababol)