Negros Oriental Mechanized Forest Nursery

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Regional Director Engr. Gilbert C. Gonzales visited the Negros Oriental Mechanized Forest Nursery for the first time since his appointment as DENR 7 Regional Director.

During his visit last December 14, 2017 together with PENR Officer for Negros Oriental Engr. Viernov D. Grefalde and CENR Officer of DENR-CENRO1 Ayungon Forester Aniceto M. Aquino, he cited that the Ayungon Mechanized Nursery is a potential tool to help augment the livelihood of people in Negros Oriental.

“This mechanized nursery will produce trees for our forest rehabilitation programs, fruit trees and even vegetables that would help augment the livelihood of the communities at the same time contribute in ensuring food security in the region,” said RD Gonzales.


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As of the present, the Negros Oriental Mechanized Forest Nursery is operated and managed by the Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENR) office in Ayungon while seedling production and maintenance activities are undertaken by the people’s organization, Asosasyon sa Katawhan sa Lamigan, Banban, Nabhang na Nagkahiusa (AKALABANAN).

The mechanized nursery facility built in a 9.3-hectare lot in Barangay Banban, Ayungon, Negros Oriental can produce and accommodate 15 to 20 million seedlings every six months thereby could guarantee at least 40 million seedlings in a year.



Cease and Desist Order issued to the City Government of Tagbilaran, Bohol

DENR Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and LGU Concerns Benny Antiporda together with the newly installed Regional Director of Environmental Management Bureau Region 7 Lormelyn E. Claudio and DENR-7 CENR Officer for Tagbilaran City Ariel N. Rica have conducted today, November 20, 2019 an onsite inspection of the open dumpsite in Sitio Candait, Barangay Dampas, Tagbilaran City in Bohol Province and immediately issued a cease and desist order to stop its operation.

The order was issued by Usec Antiporda to the City Government of Tagbilaran after it was found out that the dumpsite is still operation and still accepting untreated and unsegragated garbage.  Read more...

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