Zamboanga Sibugay- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IX through its Licenses, Patents, and Deed Division (LPDD) together with Regional Strategic Communication and Initiatives Group (RSCIG) and Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Kabasalan led by CENR Officer Dennis N. Catalan conducted a four-day Information, Education, and Communication Campaign (IEC) on the "Salient Features of the Water Code of the Philippinesโ€ (PD. 1067) and Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004 (RA. 9275) at Barangays Casacon, New Antique, Mabini, Katipunan, and President Roxas RT. Lim, Zamboanga Sibugay on May 17-20, 2022.
This event is in celebration of the Month of the Ocean with the theme "Protect and Restore Ecosystems and Biodiversity".
The four-day event was participated by around 194 selected barangay officials and residents from the Municipality of RT. Lim.
This event aims to promote community wellness and allows individuals to explore environmental issues, engage in problem-solving, and take action to improve the environment.
The DENR IX team composed of RSCIG Chief, Roservirico A. Tan, LPDD Chief Arlene Gabayno, Forester Arcel Candido and Forester Enerio 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.
DENR IX will continue to promote the importance of water and its commitment in spreading environmental awareness to all its stakeholders to generate advocacy and mobilize the citizenry for the protection of our environment and natural resources.