“Ang panahon ay nagbabago, panahon na para magbago”
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) CALABARZON through the Regional Public Affairs Office (RPAO) conducted a lecture cum consultation/ forum on Climate Change to 200 Junior High School students in Los Baños National High School (LBNHS), Los Baños, Laguna last November 17, 2016.
The lecture, which was done in celebration of the National Environmental Awareness Month this November, does not only aim to inform the students, but also to enjoin them in the combat against the effects of climate change.
“Mapalad tayo dahil napili tayo ng DENR. Kaya inaasahan yung participation, una makikinig muna kayo, pero mamaya kayo na magtatanong. Mahalaga dito ang inyong reaction, meaning hindi tayo passive listener, active dapat. Sa tanong niyo dun magkakaroon ng monitoring of actions at dun tayo mas maraming malalaman” Mr. William Puna, Head Teacher of the Science Department of LBNHS, said as he encouraged the students to actively participate in the discussion.
Stakeholders Converge for Laguna Lake's
Sustainable Development and Management
Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Local Government Units (LGUs), academe, and other concerned sectors and agencies join hands for the rehabilitation of Laguna de Bay using the Sustainable Integrated Area Development and Management (SIADM) approach, during a convergence workshop on November 10-11, 2016 at Splash Mountain Resort in Los Baños, Laguna.
"Perhaps, one of the objectives (of this convergence workshop) is to not only plan out what should be done in the local area, but to also be familiar with the direction of the new administration," Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Policy and Planning Marlo D. Mendoza said.
DENR CALABARZON Regional Director Reynulfo A. Juan explained that the SIADM approach is one of the key strategies of Environment Secretary Regina Paz L. Lopez, which aspires to attain an improved quality of life and sustainable environment through the convergence of different stakeholders in the development and management of an area. Usec Mendoza said, "The DENR can never implement this approach by itself. This approach will never succeed unless we work together with other agencies and the private sector".
Construction of DENR 4A Permanent Office Building Commences
All eyes on the pouring. The Project Monitoring Team members are all eyes on the very first concrete foundation pouring for the planned DENR 4A office building.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on October 15, 2016 for the construction of the proposed four-storey office building of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 4A in Barangay Mayapa, Calamba City, Laguna.
Gathered for the blessing of the site were the DENR 4A Project Monitoring Team (PMT) composed of Assistant Regional Director for Management Services, Arturo E. Fadriquela; Planning and Management Division Chief, Ronita A. Unlayao; Licenses, Patents and Deeds Division Chief, Atty. Marilou P. Alutaya; Finance Division Chief, Mabel C. Grasparil; and DENR Rizal Office Management Division Chief, Marilyn C. Paunil; together with the construction team from Abratique and Associates Philippines, Inc. headed by the Project-In-Charge, Engr. Jeffrey Anton Garchitorena; DENR Construction Engineer, Gerardo D. Unlayao; and the Arce Architects.
DENR Secretary Gina Lopez knights "Earth Warriors" in CALABARZON Region
DENR Sec. Lopez (fourth from left, standing), DENR Usec. Perlas (third from left, standing), DENR Usec. Montejo (fifth from left, standing) and Save the La Mesa Watershed Project Manager David Azurin (second from left), knighting the Pamb members as Earth Warriors. "Ng may karangalan at katapatan, gampanan ninyo ang inyong tungkulin at maging isang ganap na earth warrior," declared Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Regina Paz "Gina" Lopez and the knighting team as they gave a rank of honor to the DENR Region 4A officials and staff, as well as members of Protected Area Management Boards (PAMBs) within the Calabarzon region, after they have completed the Earth Warriors Training on September 1, 2016. With Madam Secretary were DENR Undersecretary for Field Operations-Luzon and Visayas, Dr. Isabelo Montejo; DENR Undersecretary for Civil Society and Societal Partnerships Nicanor Jesus Perlas III; DENR Human Resource Development Service (HRDS) Director Rolando Castro; DENR Hrds Training and Development Division Chief Hiro Masuda; Save the La Mesa Watershed Project Manager David Azurin; and ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. thru Bantay Kalikasan (ALKFI-BK) volunteers.
DENR "Agos ng Buhay" Program to Set Stage in CALABARZON, Nationwide
"Healthy oceans, healthy people," the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) - Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) stresses the importance of healthy coastal and marine ecosystems in the lives of the people.
The Philippines, as an archipelago, is surrounded by bodies of water such as seas, bays, lakes, and rivers.
In the CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) Region can be found a number of water bodies like the South China Sea, Taal Lake and Pansipit River in Batangas; the Philippine Sea, Tayabas Bay, Lamon Bay and Ragay Gulf in Quezon; Laguna de Bay in Laguna and Rizal; and Manila Bay, which drains the watershed areas of the provinces of Laguna, Cavite and Rizal.
Fishing has always been an important source of livelihood for Filipinos, especially for communities in coastal areas. Fish is still the primary source of animal protein in the Philippines with annual per capita consumption at kilograms.
Unfortunately, some small and large-scale fishermen engage in unsustainable fishing practices that result in habitat degradation and fish stock depletion.
BMB records show that nearly 73% of coastal and marine ecosystems are degraded, with cost of inaction estimated at Three Billion Pesos (PhP 3B) annually.
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