4th Central Visayas Solid Waste Management Summit

DENR Central Visayas key officials together with DENR Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Unit Concerns Benny D. Antiporda and local government executives officially open the 4th Central Visayas Solid Waste Management Summit with the theme: Beat Air Pollution “Managing Solid Waste towards a Pollution-Free Environment” at Ayala Activity Center, Cebu.

This year’s three-day DENR SWM summit aims to showcase the solid waste management best practices of local government units and recognize the best eco-friendly schools in the region.

The summit conducted starting today August 14,2019 to August 16, 2019 also features an exhibit of various eco-friendly products by partner industries and upcycled products such as pillows and bags made out of trash such as shredded plastic bags, sacks, food packaging and wrappers the are produced by local government units as part of their livelihood programs.

Another highlight of the summit is a ceremonial turn-over of 34 Material Recovery Facilities from DENR EMB to 14 identified LGU beneficiaries.

USEC Antiporda in his message thanked the local government units for the strong partnership with the DENR 7 and assured them that DENR will always be there to support the LGU initiatives to promote effective and efficient solid waste management in the local level.

News

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...

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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