Butuan City – Inspired by the National Greening Program being implemented by the national government, the Agusan National High School Class Alumni 1990 have joined hands with DENR in planting about 1,500 mangrove propagules at an islet near Barangay Lumbocan in Butuan City Last November 16, 2013.
OIC, CENR Officer Norman Asugan Of CENRO Nasipit, Agusan del Norte said the people are being encouraged to participate in the Reforestation program through the NGP as demonstrated by the member of Class 1990 of the Agusan National High in Butuan City. “We are very thankful for the support of a private organization such as the ANHS Alumni Class 1990” Asugan said. Assigned people to monitor the progress of the newly-planted “Bakhaw” propagules in the area to ensure a healthy growth.
The DENR officer has urged the people to protect and preserve mangrove along the shores and not cut it off since they contribute very much in protecting the community from the storm surge apart from serving as refuge of fish. (Richell P. Bongato, RPAO- Staff)
DENR-13 seeks partnership with private groups to reforest 100,000 hectares forest and mangrove areas until 2016
BUTUAN CITY - Department of Environment and Natural Resources Regional Executive Director (RD) for Caraga Region Nonito M. Tamayo on Wednesday has asked the support of the private organizations in its reforestation program to reach the goal of 100,000 hectares tree -seedlings planted in the forest lands and mangroves in coastal areas over the next three years until 2016.
Earlier, the DENR has already gained the support of other groups including the mining companies, the Community-Based Forest Management sector, the schools through the Department of Education (DepEd), and selected barangay government units, according to Director Nonito M. Tamayo.
“The Private organizations and other associations can always manifest their full support in the National Greening Program of the government” Director Tamayo said shortly after the ceremonial Signing of Memorandum of Partnership between the DENR and the Agusan National High School (ANHS) Class 1990 program at the DENR Conference Room in Barangay Ambago Butuan City .
He said the DENR has goal of planting tree seedlings on 100,000 hectares timber and mangrove forest and coastal areas throughout the region until 2016 since the program started in 2011 when President Benigno S. Aquino III had imposed Executive Order No. 26 otherwise called the establishment of the National Greening Program (NGP) all over the country.
The NGP is a massive forest rehabilitation of the government that seeks to grow 1.5 billion trees in 1.5 million trees nationwide within a period of six years from 2011 to 2016.
Aside from being a reforestation initiative, the NGP is also seen as a climate mitigation strategy as it seeks to enhance the country’s forest stock to absorb carbon dioxide, which is largely blamed for global warming.
The program is also designed to reduce poverty, providing alternative livelihood activities for marginalized upland and lowland households relating to seedling production and care and maintenance of newly –planted trees.
RED Tamayo has commended the officers of the ANHS Class 1990 headed by its President Cherry Mae G. Busa and 2013 Dangal ng Bayan Awardee Richard C. Recososa for their initiative of planting mangrove on a 1-hectare lot site in Barangay Lumbocan, Butuan City as their contribution to the NGP.
Recososa said,” everyone is responsible for caring the environment.”
“We are great contributors to what our environment is today and we must take responsibility by doing activities that will protect and rehabilitate our denuded forest and coastal areas “, he added.
RED Tamayo said “the DENR expects more organization will step forward to participate in the NGP as the interest of the public to plant trees increase.”
The ANHS Class 1990 members are set to conduct their mangrove tree planting activity on November 16, 2013 at “ Isla Noah Island”in Barangay Lombocan, Butuan City. ( RPAO 13)
By : Richell P. Bongato
Butuan City- Police and DENR operatives have arrested five persons while attempting to transport about 5,000 bd. ft. of illegally-sawn lumber in the remote coastal village of Benglen in Libjo, Dinagat province on Monday, September 9, 2013, reports reaching the DENR Regional Office 13 said today.
PENRO Agapito Patubo in Dinagat Province said the Police were responding to a text message information about an on-going loading of undocumented lumber with an estimated volume of 5,000 bd. ft by a group of men in that fishing village when the Police chanced upon them. The Police also confiscated the motorized boat used by the suspects.
Police identified the suspects as Marvin Taro, 23; Roel Taro, 32; Winefredo Taro, 59; Nisan Tinambacan, 34 and Carlos Tinambacan, 35 all residents of the nearby town of Loreto, Dinagat Province. Police brought them to the Police Station but were later granted temporary liberty temporary pending the filing of criminal charges of theft and violation of PD 705 and unauthorized use of chainsaw by the DENR against them.
He said DENR Forest Management Personnel led by Nataniel Racho have brought the apprehended lumber products and the motorboat at the PENRO compound for depository and proper disposition.
It can Recalled that during his visit in the province earlier, the DENR Undersecretary for Field Operations Demetrio L. Ignacio Jr. has challenged the people to protect the forest cover of the aesthetic Island Province Of Dinagat to attract tourist could further improve the local economy.
DENR Regional Executive Director Nonito M. Tamayo has commented the Police in that province headed by the Police Inspector Wilfredo Alarcon and PENRO Patubo for a “job well done” in the apprehension of the illegal lumber.
Butuan City- The Land Management Sector of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region 13 is expected to distribute 1,540 residential land titles in the five provinces of its jurisdiction as a continuing program under the “Handog Titulo ng Pangulo.”
Land Management Regional Technical Director Atty. Paquito R. Rosal said the patents were submitted to the Register of Deeds for official authentication before it is distributed to the beneficiaries.
“This is 29 % of the annual target of the DENR-LMS this year meaning there are more titles that are being processed to complete or exceed the accomplish target by December 2013,” Atty. Rosal said.
He said 538 patents will be distributed in Surigao del Sur covering a total area of 8.6475 hectares, 331 patents in Surigao del Norte with a total area of 6.8094 hectares, 262 patents (6.4946 hectares) in Agusan del Sur, 262 patents (19.8237 hectares) in Agusan del Norte and Dinagat Province, 147 patents covering a total of 2.7700 hectares.
Handog Titulo is a continuing program of the DENR to promote social equity and alleviate poverty particularly in the rural areas. The distribution of the Residential Patents is promulgated under Republic Act 10023 issued on March 9, 2010. This Act also gives opportunities to the residents with no land titles to own a land which they have been occupying for many years provided that in highly urbanized cities, the land should not exceed 200 square meters, and in other cities, it should not exceed 500 square meters. In first class and second class municipalities, it should not exceed 750 square meters and in all other municipalities, it should not exceed 1000 square meters; Provided, further, that the land applied for is not needed for public service and or public use.
This Act covers all lands that are zoned as residential areas, including town-sites as defined under the Public Land Act; Provided,That none of the provisions of Presidential Decree No. 705 shall be violated. Zoned residential areas located inside a delisted military reservation or abandoned military camp, and those of local government units (LGU’s) or town sites which preceded Republic Act No. 7586 or the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) law shall also be covered by this Act.
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