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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) IX Zamboanga Peninsula joins the Mini-Caravan organized by the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) at the Municipal Gymnasium in Poblacion, Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur (for Barangay Baking beneficiaries) and Basilan National High School Multipurpose Hall, Isabela, Basilan Province on September 20, 2021 and September 24, 2021 respectively.
 
The event was organized by the PCUP through the Poverty Reduction, Livelihood and Employment Cluster (PRLEC) under the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) as a whole-of-nation approach through convergence and good governance.
 
The activity aims to bridge the gap between government services and the urban poor. In order for communities, especially in far-flung areas to become aware of what the government has to offer, various National Government Agencies (NGAs) convene to disseminate information and extend basic services to the localities.
 
As a member of the PRLEC cluster, DENR IX team offered various services such as consultations on issues and concerns on Land Titling, National Greening Program, Water Code of the Philippines, Climate Change, Bioldiversity Conservation, Benefits of Bamboo, and Solid Waste Management. Aside from this, a small group discussion was also conducted, as well as the distributions of Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials to the participants for them to have a better understanding on the DENR mandate as well as its programs and projects.
 
About 2,000 free seedlings of various indigenous species (Lawaan, Bakan, Red Nato, Mangium, Malatambis and Malabayabas) were also given to the participants and the team prepared fun games with exciting prizes such as limited edition of DENR IX Tayo ang Kalikasan umbrellas, shirts, eco-bags, hand fans, face masks and mouse pads.
 
Collectively 120 participants were estimated to have availed of the DENR IX services in the mini-caravan.
 
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, government agencies will continue to fulfill its mandate in giving quality services to the people, while ensuring to observe the health guidelines and protocols set by the IAFT.
 
Dapitan City, ZN. . . . . . The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) IX, Zamboanga Peninsula conducted a two-day orientation on environment and natural resources laws, rules and regulations to selected local government officials of Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte on September 23-24, 2021.
 
Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services and In-Charge of the Office of the Regional Executive Director Ronald D. Gadot said that the orientation aims to raise awareness and capacitate the LGUs, from the city to barangay level, on the different ENR laws, rules and regulations and harness them as partners in the protection and conservation within their area of responsibility.
 
Director Gadot further explained that this activity is a result of a letter from Dapitan City Mayor Rosalina G. Jalosjos requesting DENR to conduct the said orientation and facilitate the deputation of selected LGU officials as partners in the enforcement of ENR laws.
 
Dapitan City Mayor Rosalina G. Jalosjos said that her request for deputation conforms with the mandate of the LGUs to help DENR protect and preserve the natural resources within their locality. She believes that this partnership shall raise their awareness and active involvement to safeguard the rich natural resources in their city.
 
A total of fifty (50) local officials coming from the municipal and barangay offices attended the event. They will become Deputized Environment and Natural Resources Officers (DENROs) upon the issuance of a deputation order from the Office of the Regional Executive Director.
 
The topics discussed include the following: PD 705 (Revised Forestry Code of the Philippines) – Officer-in-Charge of the Office of the RED and ARD for TS in concurrent capacity, Ronald D. Gadot ; RA 9175 (Chainsaw Act) – Enforcement Division Sitti Maylene Gote; DAO 2008-22 DENRO Duties and Functions - Enforcement Division Sitti Maylene Gote; RA 9147 (Wildlife Act) – CDD-PAMBCS Brendelyn Madarang; RA 11038 (The E-NIPAS Act) - CDD-PAMBCS Brendelyn Madarang; Warrantless Arrest and Inquest Proceedings, Preservation of Evidence and Case Build-up – Legal Division Atty. Jamalodin Gote; RA 7942 (Mining Act) – Mines and Geosciences Bureau representative; and RA 7076 (Minahan ng Bayan) – Mines and Geosciences Bureau representative.
 
Zamboanga del Sur.... the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Ramon Magsaysay personnel headed by CENR Officer For. Geofrey Zayas joined hands with the members of the Alpha Company of Philippine Army's 53rd Infantry "MATAPAT" Battalion (53IB) Sigapod Patrol Base, Special CAFGU Active Auxiliaries (SCAA), Sigapod Barangay Officials and members of People's Organization in the Simultaneous Bamboo Planting activity in commemoration of World Bamboo Day 2021 with this year's theme "Alay ng Bayan sa Inang Kalikasan, Kawayan!" at Barangay Sapa Butong, Sigapod, Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur on September 18, 2021.
 
A total of 100 Buntong Bamboo (Dendrocalamus latiflorus) culms were planted along the riverbanks of the Enhanced National Greening program (eNGP) site of Sigapod Watershed Farmers Association in Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur.
28 Participants who attended the activity were encouraged to plant bamboo culms for it plays an important role in the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and can solve the incidence of riverbanks erosions.
 
The World Bamboo Day was created by Kamesh Salam in the year 2009 at the 8th World Bamboo Congress held in Bangkok. He was the former president of the World Bamboo Organisation.
 
Since 2009, WBO has been celebrating International Bamboo Day to increase the awareness of bamboo in the world. To generate awareness about promoting the bamboo industry, 18 September was marked as World Bamboo Day.
 
Zamboanga del Norte… In celebration of International Clean up 2021 with the theme “Understand and Beat Marine Pollution”, personnel from the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Piñan together with personnel from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Philippine Maritime Police, and Barangay Local Government Unit (BLGU) of Baylimango conducted a Coastal Clean up Activity in Baylimango,Dapitan City on September 18, 2021.
 
There were of 74 participants collecting a total 22 sacks of Non-biogegradable waste during the activity.
 
This activity aims to promote advocacy and strengthen linkages among stakeholders towars environmental sustainability especially in our marine ecosystems.
 
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IX in partnership with the Philippine Coast Guard conducted a series of activities to celebrate International Coastal Clean-up Day on September 18, 2021 at Aliguay Island, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte.
 
The activities include a coastal clean-up, scubasura, and a Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) campaign on the significance of the ocean and Ecological Solid Waste Management Act (RA 9003).
 
This event aims to engage people to remove trash and debris from beaches, waterways, and other water bodies, to change their behaviors that cause pollution, to have a sense of responsibility, and to increase the level of awareness and solicit support and cooperation from the community.
 
52 participants representing the DENR 9 regional office, PENRO Zamboanga del Norte, Philippine Coast Guard, Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) of Piñan, Protected Area Management Office (PAMO), barangay officials headed by Aliguay Chairman Lyn Marie P. Evardo and residents attended the event.
 
A total of 112 kilograms or 18 sacks of wastes were collected consisting mostly of plastic bottles and other household wastes and brought to the Barangay Material Recovery Facility (MRF) for proper segregation and disposal.
 
The celebration of the 2021 International Coastal Clean-up Day is an annual event held every 3rd Saturday of September with this year's theme "Understand and Beat Marine Pollution".