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CATANAUAN, QUEZON – The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office supervised the Tree Planting Activity of the Elite Eagles Club of Catanauan, Quezon held on November 13, 2021 in Brgy. Canculajao, Catanauan, Quezon.

The Elite Eagles Club of Catanauan, Quezon spearheaded a Tree Planting Activity through the supervision of CENRO Catanauan personnel. Said activity was assisted by the personnel of the Conservation and Development Section by conducting site preparation activities such as ring weeding, staking, and hole digging in the plantation site 135.0 hectares Streambank Plantation CY 2012 located at Brgy. Canculajao, Catanauan, Quezon on November 12, 2021. The Tree Planting Activity was conducted on November 13, 2021 and participated by the Elite Eagles Club members and Barangay Officials of aforementioned Barangay which was composed of twenty-eight (28) male and seven (7) female with a total of thirty-five (35) participants. 

After the Tree Planting Activity, a short program and feeding program for the children of the Barangay was conducted by the Organization wherein they extend their thanks to all participants especially to DENR-CENRO Catanauan for supporting their activity and providing seedlings in helping our environment. The activity aims to conserve and protect the remaining trees and forests in the municipality of Catanauan, Quezon. Likewise, the area was chosen in line with the ten (10) priority programs of DENR and to support the graduated NGP Sites in the jurisdiction of CENRO Catanauan, Quezon. A total of two hundred (200) seedlings were planted which composed of one hundred Narra (Pterocarpus indicus) and one hundred (100) Kalumpit (Terminalia microcarpa). Said seedlings were planted on the Streambank to prevent floods and soil erosion in the area. ###

Malitlit, Lipa City - CENRO Lipa continues to vigorously pursue the DENR's mandate through activities and programs that mobilize the different stakeholders, raise awareness and commitment and firm up partnerships with various sectors of the local communities for the conservation and protection of the environment and natural resources. 

On November 12, 2021, the staff and personnel of the Enforcement and Monitoring Section (EMS) conducted a capacity building on the strengthening and mobilization of the Community Fire Brigade in Brgy. Malitlit, Lipa City which was attended by a total of seventeen (17) barangay officials and tanods composed of thirteen (13) male and four (4) female. The Community Fire Brigade was institutionalized in the area in response to the reports on fire incidents that were usually occurring within the forest areas especially during dry season. The Mount Malarayat Forest Reserve, which is within the jurisdiction of Brgys. Sto. Niño, San Celestino, Talisay, and Malitlit of the City of Lipa, exhibits a remarkable and abundant forest cover and resources and is also the site for significant DENR projects,  i.e. established NGP sites, look-out tower and fireline, and implementation of LAWIN patrolling activities. 

Recently, no forest fire incident has been monitored and reported by the Office and this is being attributed to the strategic interventions and measures, and the daily monitoring being conducted by the Office in strong partnership and close coordination with the partner Barangay LGU and People's Organization (PO) in the area. 

Furthermore, quarterly meetings of Community Fire Brigade were being conducted by CENRO Lipa to ensure that updates on the different issuances, guidelines and policies are being disseminated and explained to the local sectors concerned,  as well as to address the various issues and challenges that partner stakeholders have encountered in the performance of their duties and responsibilities especially during patrolling and monitoring activities. 

At the end of the activity, the participants spearheaded by the Barangay Officials, unanimously expressed their commitment to provide utmost support and cooperation to prevent the occurrences of any untoward incidents and to ensure the sustained efforts in the conservation and protection of the environment and natural resources. ###

The DENR CENRO Calaca in partnership with the Sandigan Inspirasyon Kasanga Club (SIKClub) People’s Organization planted 170,000 seedlings of indigenous and fruit trees in a 272 hectares National Greening Program (NGP) plantation in Sitio Centro and Sitio Balagbag in Brgy. Patugo, Nasugbu Batangas. This activity is part of the enhancement project of the 400 hectares graduated NGP plantation that was established in 2015.
 
On the other hand, there were 20,400 bamboo culms planted in the newly established 100 hectares bamboo plantation in Brgy. Toong, Tuy Batangas in partnership with Toong Planters Association.
 
Maintenance and protection activities such as weeding, replanting, staking, brushing, and continuous patrolling and monitoring of the planted culms and seedlings were done to ensure its high survival rate.
 
As one of DENR banner programs, the National Greening Program (NGP) is a convergence initiative of DA-DAR-DENR where the DENR stands as the lead agency. It was issued in 2011 under Executive Order No. 26 which aims to plant 1.5 billion trees in 1.5 million hectares of lands of the public domain for a period of six (6) years from CY 2011 to CY 2016. This was extended through Executive Order No. 193 in 2015 which aims to rehabilitate all the remaining unproductive, denuded and degraded forestlands estimated at 7.1 million hectares from 2016 to 2028.###
SAN FRANCISCO, QUEZON ─ The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Catanauan, in cooperation with the Local Government Unit of San Francisco, Quezon thru the Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator (MPDC) and Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO), conducted a one-day Stakeholder Management activity with the combination of tree planting activity and discussion of the ”Science of Climate Change” and Rolling-out of Environmental Laws to the beneficiaries and stakeholders of the National Greening Program (NGP) site located in Brgy. Inabuan, San Francisco, Quezon at the Covered Court of Brgy. Inabuan, San Francisco, Quezon.
 
San Francisco is a second-class coastal municipality in the Southern Province of Quezon and is the tail-end of Bondoc Peninsula. It is characterized by mountainous and rolling terrain in which water is drained along the coast and unto the sea of Tayabas Bay. In recent years, San Francisco has experienced the damaging impacts of flooding and adversely affected by the increase in frequency of natural hazards due to climate change. Climate change affects most every aspect of human life including the coastal and agricultural sector which the economic growth is depending on.
 
To give a better understanding of the climate change and its serious impacts to the environment and human life, a stakeholder management was conducted by the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Catanauan through a combination of tree planting activity and discussion of the “Science of Climate Change” by FT II Elliane Jade P. Gadela and rolling-out of existing Environmental Laws implemented to govern people in addressing the impacts of climate change by FT II John Dave D. Natividad. Some of the Laws discussed were the R.A No. 9275 or the Philippine Clean Water Act; RA No. 8749, otherwise known as the Philippine Clean Air Act; RA No. 9003, otherwise known as the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 and RA No. 9147 otherwise known as Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act.
 
Attending participants were from the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Local Government Unit of San Francisco, Quezon, Brgy. Local Government of Inabuan, Academe represented by the faculty members of Madagoldol Integrated School (MIS), Sangguniang Kabataan of Inabuan and designated Brgy. Peace and Order personnel.
 
“A tree planting (now tree growing) activity has a big contribution to mitigate climate impact and to lessen the vulnerability of a community to climate related hazards. The DENR alone cannot uphold the issue of reducing the impacts of climate change and its subsequent effects like flooding and erosion without your help. May we transform our knowledge to a behavioural change and then to a form of action”, said FT II Elliane Jade Gadela.
 
A total of two hundred (200) seedlings of guyabano (Annona muricata) were planted and supported with stakes within the portion of 143 hectares of the Graduated National Greening Program site located in Sitio Pitiw, Brgy. Inabuan, San Francisco, Quezon.
 
Brgy. Captain Sofronio Rocafor of Inabuan encouraged his subordinate to value the acquired knowledge and imparted himself for the future activities of CENRO Catanauan within his barangay, especially the adoption of the graduated NGP site.###
Catanauan, Quezon- The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), Catanauan conducted Community Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) through “Dalaw Turo” regarding on the Management and Protection of Cave and Cave Resources held at the Barangay hall of Brgy. San Juan, San Narciso, Quezon.
 
The 1-day activity was facilitated by CENRO Catanauan personnel to address the poaching incidence of bats inside the cave. Said incident was raised by the Brgy. Officials during the cave reconnaissance survey conducted by the Technical personnel of CENRO Catanauan last July 8-9, 2021 which urges them to immediately organize a Community Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) through “Dalaw Turo” with the purpose of educating the Brgy. residents on the science of cave formation as well as the resources (flora and fauna) that are found and inhabited therein.
 
Relevant topics discussed were the following:
Republic Act No. 9072 otherwise known as the National Caves and Cave Resources Management and Protection Act;
DENR Administrative Order 2003-29 or the IRR of RA 9072;
Cave Geology and Biology; and
Cave Management Plan
 
Majority of the topics were discussed by Forest Technician II John Dave D. Natividad and Forest Technician I Jamille Fritz L. De Rama of CENRO Catanauan, Quezon. The “Dalaw Turo” was participated in by the Brgy. Officials, business owners, and residents near the existing cave of the aforementioned barangay.
 
The 1-day activity served as the avenue for the community’s concerns pertaining to the cave management within their area. Moreover, the participants had clearer insights on what particular conservation approaches should be practiced without compromising the cave’s natural state.###