The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IX through its Licenses, Patents, and Deed Division (LPDD) together with the Regional Strategic Communication and Initiatives Group (RSCIG) conducted a four-day Information, Education, and Communication Campaign (IEC) on the importance of water and “Water Code of the Philippines” (PD. 1067) at Barangays New Sagay, Sto. Rosario, Taruc and Malubal RT. Lim, Zamboanga Sibugay on March 14-17, 2022.
This was conducted in line with the celebration of World Water Day on March 22 with the theme " Groundwater: Making the Invisible, Visible".
The four-day event was participated by around 170 selected barangay officials and residents from the Municipality of RT. Lim.
This activity aims to engage people to increase their level of awareness on the use of water, causes of water pollution, water regulation and permit applications, its different prohibitions, fines and penalties.
The DENR IX team composed of RSCIG Chief Roservirico Tan, LPDD Chief Arlene Gabayno, Forester Arcel Candido and Forester Boy Sumpiao discussed topics on Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004 (R.A. 9275), Salient Features of the Water Code of the Philippines (PD. 1067), Water Resources Management and Water Permit Application Processing. The program was facilitated by designated Info Officer Jessalou Tabat and personnel from CENRO Kabasalan.
DENR IX will continue its commitment to enhance environmental awareness on the programs and bring basic services closer to the people from all over the region.