By: Maria Catherine M. Gonzaga
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 13 reported that the reforestation efforts in the region has been successful as reflected in the results of the on-going validation made in September 2014. Survival rates of NGP sites from 2011 to 2013 has improved and hit the benchmark of 85 percent set by the government.
A survival rate of 97 percent or 2,181,293 seedlings planted in 4,514.41 hectares was noted in the 2011 re-planting catch-up plan and 99 percent or 6,232,898 seedlings planted in 8,503.83 hectares in 2012.
A 100 percent accomplishment in the status of maintenance and protection was noted during the validation done in the second quarter this year which includes the 9,384 hectares of NGP sites in 2012 and 13,019 hectares of NGP sites in 2013.
An ongoing 2013 NGP site validation is being done by the Regional Office to determine the survival rate of the seedlings planted in the sites. Based on the latest data, the teams have already validated a total of 35 percent or 2,842,976 seedlings planted in 6,548.70 hectares out of the 18,525.70 hectares target. An initial survival rate of 81.60 percent had been noted.
President Benigno Aquino III issued Executive Order No. 26 or the National Greening Program on February 2011 to serve as a tool to fight climate change and provide a sustainable income for the Filipinos. The program targets to plant 1.5 billion trees covering 1.5 million hectares of land from 2011 to 2016 in the Philippines.
“The NGP reforestation project was implemented by contracted people organizations and beneficiaries who will not only plant trees but ensure the survival of the seedlings planted for the duration of three years” Director Tamayo said.
By: Maria Catherine M. Gonzaga
Following a series of validation, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has finally conferred an award of a PRIME-HRM Level II Accreditation Status for satisfactorily implementing the CSC Human Resource Management Systems and Programs to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Caraga Regional Director Nonito M. Tamayo.
Director Tamayo received the award from the Chairman of the Civil Service Commission, Francisco T. Duque III during a ceremony held at Almont Inland Resort, J.C. Aquino Avenue, Butuan City on Thursday, October 9, 2014. DENR-13 was the only agency of the national government in Caraga Region to have been conferred with such distinguished award. The other 22 agencies included in the awarding ceremony were composed of the LGUs from the different municipalities, the provincial government of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Norte, the local water district of Nasipit in Agusan del Norte and Tandag City in Surigao del Sur, Caraga State University and the Department of Education Division in Bislig City.
Director Tamayo said he was happy to receive the award even after a congratulatory letter was sent by the CSC on September 5, 2014 stating that the department is one of the 23 agencies in Caraga Region that was recognized with Level II Accreditation Status.
Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management or PRIME-HRM is a tool to recognize agencies with best practices in human resource management. Five different statuses may be conferred to different agencies depending on the level of meeting the standard set by the CSC.
The Level II accreditation will give DENR Caraga the authority to take final action on appointments and to implement HR programs and systems without the need for prior approval by the CSC.
APPROVED FOR RELEASE AND POSTING ON DENR WEBSITE
NONITO M. TAMAYO, CESO IV
OIC, Regional Director
By: Maria Catherine M. Gonzaga
DENR Regional Director Nonito M. Tamayo on Tuesday has advised the residents at the perimeters of the Promontory Park in Barangay Bood, Pinamanculan, Butuan City to protect the first tarsier released by the DENR in the area where it will make its natural habitat for the rest of his life.
The DENR Protected Areas and Wildlife Division personnel under Regional Technical Director Ronilo Salac have freed the tarsier on October 5, 2014 at the said park.
The tarsier was captured by Felix Lambigit, an Abacca worker in Sitio Kadahon-dahunan, Barangay 2, Poblacion, Santiago, Agusan del Norte.
“It was my first time to see a tarsier. I thought it was an “evil” creature when I hit it. I tried to sell it to a friend to earn extra income” he said.
On October 4, 2014, a call from his friend informed him that the tarsier would be turned over to the DENR.
“We were told that selling the animal is prohibited by Republic Act 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act” he added
On October 5, 2014, the PAWD technical staffs: Rex Plaza, Rolly Caballero and Jestoni Peras released the 37.5 cm. tall tarsier to the park so that the male tarsier could live.
The Philippine tarsier, (Tarsius syrichta) is one of the smallest known primates. They are mostly active at night and lives on a diet of insects. According to DENR Administrative Order No. 2004-15, the Philippine tarsier is under the “other threatened species” conservation status.
“Tarsiers are very sensitive to a life in captivity. They commit suicide due to trauma caused by touching and loud noise. This is why releasing them back to their habitat is the best thing we can do to protect them.” a PAWD technical staff said.
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