DENR CALABARZON holds the 5th Regional PAMB Summit
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 4A CALABARZON conducted the 2016 Regional Protected Area Management Boards (PAMBs) Summit from August 30-September 1, 2016 at the Great Eastern Hotel in Quezon Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. A hundred and seventy members of the PAMBs of 16 protected areas under the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) within the region, convened for the fifth time on this annual event which began in 2012.
"Alam po ninyo, isa ito sa mga initiative na ginagawa ng ating regional office sa Calabarzon. Pang-limang taon na ginagawa natin ito -- na paminsan-minsan sa isang taon, magkapulong-pulong po tayo at magbigayan ng iba't ibang kuro-kuro [tungkol sa kung] ano yung mga issues na naandyan sa inyo at ano pa yung mga pwedeng solusyon na dapat po nating gawin," DENR 4A Regional Director Reynulfo A. Juan said to the participating PAMB members.
Rotary, CESB renew efforts to help DENR rehabilitate Marikina watershed
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Assistant Secretary Corazon Davis and Krys Dancel, President of Rotary Club of Makati-Rockwell (RC-MR) join hands in planting a Lipote (Syzigium curanii) seedling during the "tree growing activity" held early in the morning of Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Sitio San Ysiro, Barangay San Jose in Antipolo City while DENR Region 4A Regional Director Reynulfo Juan (standing, right), Dr. Rolando Metin, past President of RC-MR (2nd from left), Dr. Isidro Mercado, Rizal Provincial ENR Officer (left) and Dr. Ric Enriquez (partly hidden), Director of the DENR Internal Audit Service, look on.
Some 100 volunteers from the Rotary Club of Makati-Rockwell and the Career Executive Service Board (CESB) joined the DENR and the San Ysiro upland farmers organization in planting 2,000 Philippine indigenous tree species like Lipote, Narra (Pterocarpus indicus), Kalumpit (Terminalia microcarpa) and Dungon (Heritiera sylvatica) in upland Sitio San Ysiro, part of the 26,125-hectare Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape (UMRBPL).
In October last year, the volunteers planted 1,000 native fruit-bearing and forest trees in the area.
The UMRBPL is part of the Marikina watershed which supplies most of Metro Manila's water needs. Rehabilitation of the watershed means sustainable water supply as well as prevention of flooding of Metro Manila; and providing livelihood to the upland community by helping implement the National Greening Program or NGP. (Photos by Carmela Reynoso, Office of the Regional Coordinator, NGP)
VP Leni Robredo visits 4th District of Quezon
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 4A CALABARZON Regional Director, Reynulfo A. Juan, poses with the 14th Vice President (VP) of the Republic of the Philippines, Honorable Maria Leonor “Leni” G. Robredo (right of Juan) and the Representative of the 4th Legislative District of Quezon Province, Honorable Angelina “Helen” DL Tan, MD (right of Robredo) together with the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) of Quezon, Alfredo C. Palencia (upper right of Tan), the Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) of Calauag, Quezon, Ruben C. Mabesa (upper left of Palencia) and other representatives of different government agencies at the regional level, during the “Thanksgiving Day” held 15th of July, 2016 in Barangay Camohaguin, Gumaca, Quezon.
VP Leni Robredo paid a visit to the 4th district of Quezon, serving as the guest of honor for a special occasion organized by Congresswoman Helen Tan.
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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- DENR delivers 2nd batch of 205 chairs to the San Juan Senior High School for first day of classes
- DENR-UP to establish mechanized nursery in Los Baños and upgrade forest-research
- DENR donates 500 desks to San Juan, Batangas in time for the school opening