DENR-7, DSWD-7 and DPWH-7 MOA Signing

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 7 and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 7 are all set for the establishment of around 1,172 hectares of tree plantations to replace the trees affected by road widening projects implemented in Central Visayas.

This, after DENR 7 Regional Executive Director Paquito D. Melicor, Jr., DPWH 7 Regional Director Edgar B. Tabacon and DSWD 7 Regional Director Rebecca P. Geamala together with their respective key officials recently signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the joint implementation of tree replacement for the 25 road widening projects implemented by DPWH in 2018 as part of the Build, Build, Build Program of the Duterte Administration.

“The MOA is to ensure that all concerned agencies are fully involved in the implementation and ensure that replacement of affected roadside trees would be successfully carried out for the sustainable management of our environment,” said Melicor. 



Photo Releases

Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary. OIWS is the country’s first wetland of international importance for waterfowl declared under RAMSAR. This wetland area is now a critical stopover for tens of thousands of migratory birds travelling the East Asian Migratory Flyway, one of the most important shorebird and water bird migratory flyways in the world.


Hidden Bird Paradise. Mahaba Island in Talibon, Bohol is an undiscovered bird’s paradise. Mahaba Island is part of Barangay Calituban, one of eight island barangays of the Municipality of Talibon, which is located on the northwest side of Bohol.

Counting the gains of NGP. One of the most successful and remarkable milestones of National Greening Program (NGP) in Central Visayas is the established Coffee Plantations in San Pascual, Ubay, Bohol established in 2011 by the Ubay Federated Tree Planters Association, Inc. (UFTPAI).

As of today, UFTPAI native coffee is now marketed in Ubay and all other neighboring municipalities in Bohol.

Bugnay Wine. Made and produced by partner people’s organization, the Ubay Federated Tree Planters Association, Inc. (UFTPAI) in San Pascual, Ubay, Bohol

Man-made Molave Forest. One of Siquijor’s pride, the reforestation site is one of the oldest in the country, established in 1937. This 202.15-hectare molave plantation is found in Salagdoong, Maria, Siquijor.

Man-made Molave Forest (Salagdoong, Maria, Siquijor)

Nature’s Mystic Beauty. Lamanoc Island, Anda, Bohol. A newly discovered ecotourism destination in Bohol and is part of the Candijay-Anda-Mabini Mangrove Swamp Forest Reserve and Wilderness Area, a protected area managed by the DENR.

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