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Thirty-six (36) promoted and appointed personnel in the DENR IX took their oath and pledged their commitment to public service during the Oath-taking Ceremony held at DENR IX Regional Office, Pagadian City on 02 August 2022.
 
The ceremony was administered by the In-Charge, Office of the Regional Executive Director and OIC-Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Ronald D. Gadot.
 
Director Gadot said, "This is the beginning of your milestones in government service; prove yourself that you are worthy of the job."
 
He thanked the promoted and appointed personnel for taking up the challenge of public service and thanked their families and loved ones for their support.
 
He ended the message by reminding personnel to love their work, to never surrender on the tasks given to them, and to constantly pursue improvement in the performance of the mandate of the DENR.
 
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) IX through its Regional Strategic Communication and Initiatives Group (RSCIG), initiated a Community PanTREE and mobile bloodletting, in line with the celebration of Philippine Environment Month and 159th Anniversary Philippine Forestry Service and Arbor Day.
 
The Community PanTREE was held at Plaza Luz, Pagadian City on June 23-24, with simultaneous Bloodletting on June 24, 2022 at Pagadian City Covered Court.
 
A total of approximately 8,400 seedlings of Narra, White lauan, Lumbayao, Bakan, Mindanao Nato, Red Nato and many more were distributed during the two day Community PanTREE to 245 participants. Prior to the distribution of free seedlings they were lectured on environmental laws regarding the illegal cutting of trees and which species is permissible to be given a cutting permit and which are not permissible.
 
Meanwhile, in the mobile bloodletting which was in collaboration with Society of Filipino Foresters Incorporated (SFFI) and Philippine Red Cross (PRC), 62 bags of blood were donated coming from the pool of participants from DENR IX, Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Air Force (PAF), Philippine Army, Department of Health (DOH), Department of Education (DepEd) Pagadian City Local Government Unit (LGU), ROTC students from Pagadian Capitol College (PCC), Zamboanga del Sur National High School (ZNHS), St. Columban Collegae (SCC), and Southern Mindanao College (SMC).
 
In both events exciting games and limited edition prized such as TAK string bag, TAK bag, environmental cutlery, eco-bag, tote bag, and many more were prepared by the DENR team for the participants.
 
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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IX through its Enforcement Division (ED) together with the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Zamboanga del Norte conducted a 2-day Paralegal training on forestry laws and other environmental-related policies at the Seed Production Area (SPA), Upper Milidan, Baliguian, Zamboanga del Norte on June 9-10, 2022.
 
There were around 45 selected participants from DENR IX PENROs and CENROs Monitoring and Enforcement Section (MES) and all Legal Researcher who are enforcing forestry, laws and other environmental-related policies to mitigate environmental crimes.
 
Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Cidur S. Julsadjiri, in his message said that everyone must do their share to strengthen the enforcement section and to come up with strategies on how to effectively implement the law. Appropriate implementation of forestry laws with urgency and genuine political will through empowered DENR law enforcers is a must.
 
Siocon CENR Officer Rey Jalandoni welcomed everyone and discussed P.D. 705 or Revised Forestry Code of the Philippines and DAO 97-32 or Apprehension, Seizure and Confiscation Procedure. Deputy CENRO Ricardo E. Abil discussed R.A. 9175 or the Chainsaw Act. Atty. Ellen G. Nalzaro explained Warrantless Arrest and Inquest Proceedings and Rules of Procedure for Environmental Cases and Case Build-up (Investigation and Handling of Evidences). MGB IX- Engineer II Keith Leymann G. Bontao lectured on R.A. 7076 or Minahan ng Bayan and R.A. 7942 or Mining Act of 1995 and Forester Leo V. Baes expounded on R.A. 9072 or Caves and Cave Resources, R.A. 9147 or Wildlife Act and R.A. 11038 or the eNIPAS Law.
 
This event aims to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement of ENR protection and law enforcement system of DENR IX which promotes sustainable development.
 
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region IX led various stakeholders and individuals in Zamboanga Peninsula today June 08 2022 in the nationwide simultaneous tree-planting activity in celebration of Philippine Environment Month and the DENR 35th Anniversary.
 
A total of 26,286 seedlings and propagules of various varieties of indigenous tree and mangrove species were planted by 3,662 individuals in 12 different locations all over Zamboanga Peninsula.
 
This was spearheaded by the regional office together with the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) IX and Mines and Geo-Sciences Bureau (MGB) IX, its field offices from the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Zamboanga Sibugay, PENRO Zamboanga del Sur, PENRO Zamboanga del Norte, Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Zamboanga City, CENRO Kabasalan, CENRO Imelda, CENRO Guipos, CENRO Ramon Magsaysay, CENRO PiΓ±an, CENRO Manukan, CENRO Liloy, and CENRO Siocon and was joined by 66 various government agencies and private entities.
 
There were 12 strategically chosen locations for the said activity:
πŸ“ Palomoc, Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay,
πŸ“ Brgy. Bulaan, Buug, Zamboanga Sibugay,
πŸ“ Sitio Pangulayan, Tolosa, Zamboanga City,
πŸ“ Maligue, Isabela City, Basilan,
πŸ“ Talabaan, Zamboanga City,
πŸ“ Baclay, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur,
πŸ“ Upper Pulacan, Zamboanga del Sur,
πŸ“ Brgy. Gasa, Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur,
πŸ“ Mt. Lab, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte,
πŸ“ Piao River,Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte,
πŸ“ Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte, and
πŸ“ Brgy. Nonoyan and Brgy. Kauswagan, Baliguian, Zamboanga del Norte.
 
A total of sixteen varieties were utilized for planting, such as Yakal, White Lauan, Bakan, Red Nato, Narra, Lumbayao, Giant Bamboo, Mangium, Mahogany and mangrove propagules. Most of these seedlings were propagated at the regional Modernized Mechanized Forest Nursery in Baclay, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur.
 
This activity is centered on the theme "Aksyon Para sa Natatanging Mundo" which aims to generate awareness on the importance of trees as well as help mitigate the effects of climate change.
 
DENR IX, together with its partners and stakeholders, will continue to monitor the growth of these planted trees and promote tree growing activities, as well as other environmental actions to encourage everyone to participate in building a sustainable future for all of us.
 
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 Philippines” (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.