The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7) announced the winners of the first ever statistical quiz bowl contest conducted in celebration of the 26th National Statistics month held at the DENR 7 New Conference Hall, Sudlon, Lahug Cebu City last October 13, 2015.

The winners of the quiz bowl were: First – Rafael J. Olodin, Land Management Inspector of Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENR) Office Cebu City; Second – Planning Officer II Cristina Manlangit of CENRO Ayungon, Negros Oriental; Third – Forest Technician I Marianito Abregana of CENRO Argao.

Participants of the first ever DENR 7 Regional Statistical Quiz are representatives from the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), DENR 7 Technical Services and personnel from all provincial and community environment and natural resources offices in the region.

The winners received P5,000, P3,000, P 2,000 for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize winners, respectively.


Awarding the certificates of recognition and cash prizes were Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Wilfredo Lee and Chief Administrative Officer Trinidad Etulle.

The topics of the quiz were biodiversity, mining, environment, forestry, lands, statistics and other environmental current events.

According to DENR 7 Regional Director Dr. Isabelo R. Montejo, the activity is in support to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the lead in the celebration of the National Statistics Month.

"We take part in promoting, enhancing and spreading awareness and appreciation of the importance of statistics to the different sectors of the society through participating in various interagency statistical advocacy initiatives and conducting activities that highlights its value," said Montejo.

This year's theme for the 26th National Statistics Month is "Pagyamanin at Gamitin and Estadistika, Kalusugan para sa Lahat ay Abot-Kamay Na".

The National Statistics Month (NSM) was first observed in 1990 pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 647 signed by then President Corazon C. Aquino on September 20, 1990, declaring the Month of October of Every Year as the National Statistics Month.


DENR-7 has new Regional Director

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 has a new regional director.

This developed after DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu issued Special Order Number 2017- 925 on November 21, 2017 designating Director Gilbert C. Gonzales, CESO III as the new DENR Regional Director in Central Visayas. Director Gonzales replaced OIC Regional Director Emma E. Melana who is now reassigned as Assistant Regional Director for Management Services of DENR 7.In a turnover ceremony held last November 28, 2017, DENR Secretary Cimatu asked the new DENR 7 RD Gonzales to take charge of the management and operations of DENR Central Visayas.



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Bojo river is an 8-km estuarine river with a depth of 3.8 meters during high tide. It shelters 61 species of endemic and migratory birds, 96 species of plants and 22 mangroves species. 

Nursery in CENRO Ayungon which supports the massive reforestation under the National Greening Program.

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