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.


Creation of an RDC Environment Committee

The Economic Development Committee in its first quarter meeting, passed a Resolution for the creation of an RDC Environment Committee to focus on the environmental and sustainability and risk resilience aspects of the Development Plans, Policies, Programs, Projects (D4Ps).

On June 27, the RDC Environmental Committee Members convened for the first time for the organizational meeting and levelling off presided by the DENR 7 Regional Director Gilbert C. Gonzales, committee's co-chair at NEDA 7 Conference Hall, Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City.



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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