By: Maria Catherine M. Gonzaga
To conclude the celebration of the Environment Month, a culmination activity was held at the DENR Regional Office Covered Court last June 30, 2014.
The program was divided into three (3) parts. First was the weekly Monday Convocation with the usual delivery of updates per sector hosted by the Admin Division. A simultaneous Booth Exhibit/Display by division and an On-the-spot Poster Making Contest by DCEDCO was held as part of the program.
The awardees in the On-the-spot Poster Making Contest were as follows: 1st place is Phillipe Erick C. Monares from Butuan City School of Arts and Trades Taguibo Campus; 2nd place is Alexis A. Sualillo from Libertad National High School; and 3rd place is Jeff Justin Grief Dawis from Butuan City School of Arts and Trades Main Campus.
The second part of the program started at 2:30 pm with a red carpet entrance of the DENR Regional Director, Division Chiefs, CENROs, PENNROs, RTDs and Awardees. This was followed by welcome remarks from RTD for FMS Maritess M. Ocampo and a message from RD Nonito M. Tamayo. The awardees were serenade by the DENR the Voice Champion Hyacinth Mantiza before the actual awarding of plaques and certificates. The program ended at 3:30 pm with closing remarks from the RTD for LMS Atty. Paquito R. Rosal.
A Merienda Cena at the Regional Training Center was organized for the guests and awardees after the second part of the program.
The third part of the program started at 3:30 pm wherein the LMS prepared a game which was participated by the different sectors. The Admin on the other hand, organized a Bingo game for everyone. A raffle promo was randomly done in the duration of the program headed by the Office of the Regional Director.
A competition entitled “DENR Got Talent” was participated by the different sectors wherein, FMS ranked 1st followed by the ORED in the 2nd place and ERDS on the 3rd place. Other contestants were given 500 pesos as consolation prize.
The winners of the Recycled Art Contest and The Voice Singing Contest were awarded during the last part of the program. FMS represented by Richard Dela Cruz, ranked 1st in the recycled art contest followed by Cheryl Taganahan of PMD in the 2nd place and Christine Aguillou together with Glirjane Amoguis of LMS in the 3rd place.
CENRO Nasipit’s representative, Hyacinth Mantiza bagged the 1st place in the DENR the Voice singing contest followed by Neil Mark Malig-on of EMB in the 2nd place and Romalen Capiton of the Admin Personnel Section in the 3rd place.
The event which aims to promote camaraderie between DENR employees ended at about 10 o’clock in the evening with a disco portion and an all-in dinner.
By: Maria Catherine M. Gonzaga
A team of geodetic engineers from the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) is scheduled to conduct data validation in Caraga Region for the determination of the “Gravimetric Geoid Model of the Philippines” on July 7-12, 2014.
“NAMRIA will be occupying a network of Benchmarks using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) as one of NAMRIA’s programmed activities under its Geodetic Network Development Project.” Engr. Arthur German, Chief of the DENR-13 Survey Division said.
According to the Director of the Mapping and Geodesy Branch, Mr. Ruel DM. Belen, the use of the geoid model would enable the surveyors to calculate a reliable elevation above mean sea level (MSL) using GNSS.
The authority has chosen 30 ports located in different parts of the country including points in Surigao City, Surigao del Norte; Lingig, Surigao del Sur; Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur; and the boundary of Carmen and Magsaysay, Agusan del Norte.
The team is led by Engr. Aila Leana Sampana which will hold 5-hour session in each station to accomplish the validation process.
By: Maria Catherine M. Gonzaga
The Forestry Management Sector DENR-13 Regional Office hosted a 5-day training seminar on Situational Analysis and Technical Writing on Forest Land Use Planning (FLUP) on July 1 to 5, 2014 at Almont Inland Hotel, Butuan City.
More or less 50 participants from Regions 9, 10 and 13 which are composed of different focal persons under the Forest Land Use Planning (FLUP) management and representatives from selected Local Government Units (LGU) have attended the seminar.
Forest Land Use Planning is a participatory process of allocating forests and forestlands as natural resource asset by the government under appropriate management, tenure arrangement and eventually putting these assets according to their best uses in order to harmonize uses of forest lands and to attain a balance of production activities with forest protection and biodiversity conservation.
Resource speaker from the FMB, Forestry Sector Leader Buenaventura L. Dolom discussed about the proper ways to conduct a situational analysis and the key issues to consider for an effective outcome. Forester Charlie P. Castro on the other hand, gave an insight about technical writing management and basic procedures to generate an efficient output.
They also discussed the importance of making an effective situational analysis which embodies the generation of preliminary recommendations based on the results of the analysis from the data and map collection.
Results of the analysis are used during the planning phase where stakeholders decide on zones, FFL allocations, watershed prioritization and other technical, organizational and financial strategies. This makes an effective situational analysis vital in the procedure.
Forester Castro reiterated the importance of the word “TEAM” which stands for “Together Everyone Achieves More.” He pointed-out the “KISS” formulas which are key factors in technical writing. These are: Keep It Short and Simple; Keep Information Safe and Sure; and Keep Information Sweet and Sincere.
(Source: FMB Technical Bulletin No.2, Forest Land Use Planning)
By: Maria Catherine M. Gonzaga
Barangay Doongan’s former dumpsite was converted into a Tree Park as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 13 and ABS-CBN Butuan signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on June 27, 2014 in a simple ceremony held at Barangay Doongan, Butuan City.
The MOA also acknowledges the network’s initiative to undertake tree planting activities at Barangay Doongan Tree Park as part of their 15th anniversary celebration.
“ABS-CBN wants to affirm their social responsibility in their slogan, “In the Service of the Filipino” thru Bantay Kalikasan program.” ABS-CBN Butuan News Anchor Lorilly Charmane Awitan said.
The ceremony was also attended by Regional Director Nonito M. Tamayo, Barangay Doongan Captain Gilberto Enriquez and OIC, CENRO Norman Asugan of Nasipit.
Under the contract, ABS-CBN shall conduct tree planting activities in the Barangay Tree Park from July until December 2014 with 300 seedlings to be planted every last Saturdays of every month or a total of 1,800 seedlings by the end of the year.
Director Tamayo acknowledged the support of the network in the National Greening Program of the government. “1,800 seedlings may be minimal if compared to the 1.5 billion trees target of the NGP but nevertheless, it is of great help. Great things come in small packages, if we continue to create activities like this, then hitting or exceeding our goal is definitely possible.” RD Tamayo said.
Barangay officials of Doongan shall be responsible in the maintenance and protection of the planted trees. The barangay aims to be a model for a sustainable urban forest-based community.
“We aim not only to beautify the environment but of course to protect it.” Ms. Awitan stated.
According to RD Tamayo, a lot of studies show that the Philippines is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change. The impact of climate change could lead to a total of 167,290 hectares of seashore land in 171 coastal towns under 10 provinces in the Philippines to go underwater due to a one-meter sea level rise requiring all walks of life to take the initiative in taking care of our planet before it’s too late.
“Forests are the lungs of the Earth. We should all do our part in protecting it especially today that we are in the midst of climate change.” added RD Tamayo.
APPROVED FOR RELEASE
NONITO M.TAMAYO, CESO IV
OIC, Regional Director
- NARRATIVE REPORT- DENR CULMINATION ACTIVITY (JUNE 30, 2014)
- NAMRIA VISITS CARAGA REGION 13 FOR DATA VALIDATION
- FMS CARAGA HOSTS FMB SPONSORED TRAINING SEMINAR ON FLUP
- DENR CARAGA Signs MOA with ABS-CBN and Barangay Doongan
- DENR-13 exec calls for readiness as employees conclude Environment Month
- DENR Agusan del Sur Initiates Tree Planting for Arbor Day
- DENR CARAGA leads Arbor Day Celebration
- DENR CARAGA SUPPORTS IMPLEMENTATION OF NGP
- FMS Introduces New Procurement Scheme to PENROs and CENROs
- Carbon Sequestration: Trees Being the Ticket for a Battle against Climate Change
- DENR apprehends 1,439 pieces illegal logs in San Luis, Agusan del Sur
- FESTIVITY REIGNS AS DENR CARAGA CELEBRATES DENR’S 27TH ANNIVERSARY
- DENR CARAGA INITIATES TREE PLANTING AND COASTAL CLEAN-UP ACTIVITY
- Two new eaglets keep hopes of the Filipino people alive
- DENR exec tells people in Caraga to ponder on a standing tree
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- “Pagpalong sa Suga tabang sa Climate Change,” Matud ni Paje
- DENR- tutukan ang Coastal forest restoration sa mga lugar nga ig-anan og bagyo sa Eastern Visayas
- DENR ug Noybe ka Ahensiya sa Gobyerno Pormal nga Mi-Pirma sa Bag-ong Stratehiyang Magpakunhud sa Ihap sa Ka Pobrehon sa Nasud
- Integration sa Climate Change Adaptation ngadto sa Urban Planning, giduso sa Kalihim sa DENR
- Clean Air Forum pagkahimoon sa mga Stakeholders