By: Herzon Gallego
Butuan City --DENR-13 Regional Director Nonito M. Tamayo and his senior officers, including the PENR Officers, CENR Officers, and Division Chiefs attended a two-day orientation about Foreign-Assisted and Special Project (FASP) held at Amontay Beach Resort in Nasipit, Agusan del Norte to familiarize themselves with its operation and management system in the region.
There are 26 on-going FASPs nationwide with a total cost of US$ 466.38 million (P 21.4 billion pesos) implemented since 2007 until 2022. Eight of these projects are active in Caraga Region.
These projects are (1) the Philippine Climate Change Adaptation Project (PhilCCAP) with a total grant amount of US $ 4,970,000, which is a pilot project with the objective of developing and demonstrating approaches that would enable targeted communities to adapt to the potential impacts of climate variability and change; (2) Strengthening National System to Improve Governance and Management of Indigenous People and Local Communities Conserved Areas and Territories (Philippine ICCA Project) with a total grant amount of US$ 1,890,000. This project strengthens the conservation, protection, and management of key biodiversity sites in the Philippines by institutionalizing IPs and local communities conserved areas and territories as a sustainable addition to the National Protected Area estate; (3) Integrated Persistent Organic Pollutants Management Project (IPOPs Management Project) with a total grant amount of US$ 26,670,000 by the World Bank/Global Environment Facility (WB-GEF); (4) Philippine Solid Waste Management Sector Project (PSWMSP) with a grant amount of US $ 3,000,000 by the Asian Development Bank . This project will improve efficiency and reliability of delivery of Solid Waste Management services to residents in the recipient LGUs which include construction of sanitary landfill and Material Recovery Facility, purchase of garbage collection trucks, MRF waste bins and equipments among others; (5) Program on Forest Study on "The Role of Forest in Reducing Poverty and Enhancing Climate Resilience (PROFOR) with a total grant amount of US$ 300,000 by the World Bank. This is a study of the DENR with the objective to enhance understanding of how forest and the ecosystem services contribute and mutually reinforce both poverty reduction and resilience in the Philippines; (6) Scaling up Implementation of the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asis (SDS-SEA) with a total grant amount of US$ 167,909,459 by the UNDP-GEF, Partner Countries and NGOs. This project represents the "transformation phase" of a series of GEF support, culminating on the sustainability of the PENSEA as a regional coordinating mechanism for the implementation of SDS-SEA ; (7) Strengthening the Marine Protected Area System to conserve Marine Key Biodiversity Areas ( MKBA) with a total grant amount of US$ 8,000,000 by the UNDP-GEF; (8) Partnership for Biodiversity Conservation: Mainstreaming in Local Agricultural Landscapes, or Biodiversity Partnership Project (BPP) with a total grant amount of Php 691,606,338.43. This project will directly address barriers through an integrated approach aimed at strengthening enabling policies at the national level; enhancing capacities of LGUs, and demonstration in selected pilot sites.
According Roberto Oliveros, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services, "The extent and nature of involvement of the regional office in the implementation of these Foreign-Assisted Projects require strong coordination between the DENR and the FASPO".
The 2-day orientation also discussed and clarified the different types of Overseas Development Assistance Project and the distribution of different DENR-FASPs nationwide; the process and procedures in the Project Management Cycle vis-à-vis; the role of FASP office; the project preparation and packaging as initiated by field offices in close coordination with the FASP; and Well-Coordinated field implementatin, monitoring and evaluation.
Among the resource persons are USEC Manuel D. Gerochi, Policy, Planning and Foreign-Assisted Projects; ASEC Rommel A. Abesamis, Director Adeluisa G. Siapno; Conrado A. Bravante, Jr. , Chief of the FASP Management Division; Eddie B. Abungan, Head of the Project Preparation Division; Imelda dela Cruz, Chief, Project Accounts Management Division; Jeslina B. Gorospe , Chief of Project Monitoring and Evaluation Division; Alex Pascuam, Staff, Office of USEC for Policy and Planning; Wilbur Dee of PhilCCAP; and Nicole Angeles, Project Management Staff.
By: Maria Catherine M. Gonzaga
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Caraga Region will spearhead a massive tree planting activity at Barangay Pianing in Taguibo Watershed on June 24, 2016 in celebration of the 2016 Arbor Day.
“Arbor Day is being observed every 25th day of June throughout the nation by planting trees and other forms of relevant activities by virtue of Proclamation No. 396,” Regional Director Nonito M. Tamayo said.
About 1,000 participants are expected to participate in the activity composed of government employees, academe, civil society organizations, PNP, church, and other partner stakeholders.
“As mandated under Executive Order No. 26, every individual is required to plant ten seedlings per year. This is in support to Proclamation No. 396 enjoining all government agencies, including government-owned and controlled corporations, private sector, schools, civil society groups and the citizenry to actively participate in tree planting activities,” Director Tamayo said.
The participants are encouraged to bring digging materials such as bolos, shovel or clamshell digger and wear the proper attire for their convenience.
Director Tamayo encourages everyone to participate in this undertaking. The assembly time is 5:00 a.m. at the Shell Gasoline Station in Barangay Tiniwisan, Butuan City.
‘’Let us all plant for our children’s future,’’ Director Tamayo said.
By: Maria Catherine M. Gonzaga
The DENR Caraga Region will be hosting a Sportsfest in celebration of the Environment Month 2016 on June 20-22, 2016 to be held in different locations in Butuan City.
The sports activity aims to strengthen the camaraderie of the employees and promote healthy living. The sports included in this event are basketball, volleyball, cheerdance, bowling, lawn tennis, table tennis, badminton, dart, and chess.
“Let us utilize this time of the year to promote unity and friendly competition. I am encouraging everyone to participate in all the activities lined-up for the Sportsfest. This will surely help us to be active when we get back to our offices to accomplish our targets,” Regional Director Nonito M. Tamayo said.
The teams who will be competing are as follows: Regional Office (Team Punta Diwata); PENRO Agusan Del Norte (Team Mayapay); PENRO Agusan Del Sur (Team Agusan Marsh); PENRO Surigao Del Norte (Team Cloud 9); PENRO Surigao Del Sur (Team Enchanted River); PENRO Dinagat Islands (Team Lake Bababu); Environmental Management Bureau (Team Balangay); Mines and Geosciences Bureau (Team Red Mountain); and Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (Team Kitanglad).
The venues set for the events are: Cheer and Dance Competition (Provincial Capitol); Basketball (Luz Village); Lawn Tennis (Doongan Covered Court); Volleyball (Provincial Capitol); Dart (Provincial Capitol); Table Tennis (Provincial Capitol); Bowling (Timberlanes); Badminton (Timberlines); and Chess (Provincial Capitol).
By: Maria Catherine M. Gonzaga
Butuan City- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Caraga has recognized the contributions of several environmental partners in celebration of the 29th DENR Anniversary on June 10, 2016 at the DENR Regional Covered Court.
“DENR Anniversary is not only limited to a celebration within the agency. There are lots of people behind our accomplishments. We will honor the efforts of our partners,” DENR-13 Regional Director Nonito M. Tamayo said.
About 349 awardees were recognized including two (2) posthumous awards to individuals who contributed much in the advocacy to strengthen forest protection and conservation.
The awardees include farmers, media practitioners, People’s Organizations, Civil Society Organizations, Philippine Army, Philippine National Police, and some political icons.
“I would like to express my sincere thanks to all of our partners for continuously supporting our programs and projects especially the National Greening Program and the Anti-illegal Logging Campaign. All these projects are successful because of efforts,” Director Tamayo said.
Among the awardees, two personalities were honoured for their noble contributions in environmental protection and conservation. They are Mayor Dario Otaza and Mr. Tarciano Pendon.
Mayor Otaza has been an effective partner in the National Greening Program and the Anti-illegal Logging Campaign of the DENR. He changed several lives in Loreto, Agusan del Sur. While, Mr. Pendon, a Bantay Danao of the Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary in Agusan del Sur, protected the biodiversity within the lake using the best of his abilities.
“Life is indeed short, but we can make it worthwhile. Life does not end the day we serve our purpose, it begins there. Again, my sincere thanks to everybody who is with us in our advocacy for the environment,” Director Tamayo said.
- Top DENR-13 officers take 2-day orientation on Foreign-Assisted Projects
- Massive Tree Planting in Taguibo on Arbor Day
- DENR Caraga Sportsfest 2016 set on June 20-22
- DENR Caraga awards hundreds of Environmental Partners
- PENRO SDS bags crown for Mr. and Ms. Kalikasan 2016
- DENR holds 3-km march for environment
- DENR-13 Celebrates Environment Month
- DENR calls on urgent rehab of our seas
- DENR Exec thanks concerned citizen, ABS-CBN for saving a Banog
- PH SIGNS THE PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT
- DENR-13 develops 4,452 hectares mangrove plantation under NGP
- DENR-13 plants 10-hectare mangrove propagules at Agusan del Norte western coast to celebrate Earth Day
- 69 DENR-13 Forest Rangers undergo training on forest and bio-diversity protection system
- DENR Caraga initiates mangrove tree planting for IDF
- DENR urges people to participate in the Earth Hour, 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Saturday