The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Negros Oriental is set to plant nearly 150,000 seedlings that would cover around 300 hectares of new plantations in replacement for the trees to be cut or to be affected by regional funded infrastructure projects in the province.

"With eight approved road widening projects in the province, DENR and DPWH would like to ensure that the replacement of roadside trees affected are properly implemented based on the conditions set in the tree cutting permits issued," said Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer for Negros Oriental Nestor M. Canda.



In compliance with the mandates of the DENR and to promote poverty alleviation through incentive-based involvement of poor communities, DPWH will transfer around 37M budget to PENRO Negros Oriental to fund the five year implementation of the replacement planting that would cover site preparation, seedling production, plantation establishment and maintenance and protection activities in partnership with people's organizations.

To recall, DENR 7 and DPWH 7 signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) last January 8, 2019 represented by DENR 7 RED Gilbert Gonzales and DPWH 7 RD Edgar B. Tabacon for the joint conduct and implementation of replacement planting of trees affected by infrastructure projects in the region.


Roll out of Tayo ang Kalikasan Advocacy

DENR Central Visayas conducts roll out of Tayo ang Kalikasan Advocacy in one of its pilot chapters in Tuburan, Cebu, this is to further promote convergence and sustainable development in one of the successful national greening program plantations in the province.

Present during the roll-out are RED Gilbert C. Gonzales, Cebu PENRO Jose Cleo Cary F. Colis, Tuburan Mayor Hon. Democrito M. Diamante, Regional TAK Focal Person For. Luisito Babaran, ProvincialTAK Focal Person For. Fedencio Carreon, representatives from Province of Cebu, DTI, DOLE, NEDA, NIA, DSWD, PSWD,PCIC, and people's organizations where they pledged to take part of the TAK and contribute in caring the environment. 


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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