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SEIZED UNDOCUMENTED AND FINISHED FOREST PRODUCT

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Some 1.16 million pesos worth of finished and undocumented forest product were seized in a subdivision in Mandaue City.

The seizure came after Executive Judge Teresita Abarquez-Galanida of Regional Trial Court Branch 56, Mandaue City issued a search warrant number 8-18-2015 last August 19 to Danilo Apao for violation of section 77 of Presidential Degree 705 or the Forestry Code of the Philippines in relation to Executive Order 23.

A total of 34 pieces or four tables and 30 chairs made of Mancono were found inside the house of Apao in Maria Antonia Village, Labogon, Mandaue City past 1 in the afternoon last August 19.

“The owner of the seized forest products will have to undergo an administrative adjudication proceedings to determine its culpability to existing forestry laws and regulations and the appropriate criminal cases will be filed against him,” said Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 Regional Director Dr. Isabelo R. Montejo.

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DENR ENVIRONMENT MONTH TARPAULIN

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BLANK TARPAULIN (AGENCY) ENVIRONMENT MONTH

 

DENR 7 EXCEEDS 2014 NGP TARGET

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 exceeded its target for the plantations establishment in the National Greening Program (NGP) by nine percent this year based on a consolidated report by the Forest Management Services (FMS) 7 as of November 7, 2014.

 

With the continued effort to bring back the lost forest cover in Central Visayas, the DENR 7 reported to have produced around 15,799,018 seedlings of native and indigenous species, and reforested about 19,614.22 hectares against its target of reforesting 17,946 hectares in 2014.

 

“For four years now since its implementation in 2011, region 7 has always been on top when it comes to NGP as it rejuvenates rural economies particularly in the uplands by providing livelihood opportunities to the members of a people’s organization (PO),” said DENR 7 Regional Executive Director Dr. Isabelo R. Montejo.

 

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DENR 7 TO COMPLETE CADASTRAL SURVEY BY MAY 2015

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 has been catching up to complete the cadastral survey in region 7 by May 2015 which is important in determining the political boundaries of local governments as well as the properties of private owners.

"A cadastral survey is intended to determine the administrative boundary of a city or a municipality and its component barangays as it identified administrative lots in alienable and disposable lands of the public domain for purposes of land titling," said DENR 7 Regional Director Dr. Isabelo R. Montejo.

"Surveys set to be done this year will cover seven political boundary surveys and lot surveys in 14 remaining towns," Montejo added.

The political boundary survey will cover Tagbilaran City, Baclayon, Batuan and Dimiao in Bohol Province. Also, the towns of Enrique Villanueva, Larena, and Siquijor in Siquijor province are included.

The lot survey, on the other hand, will be conducted in Poblacion Alcantara; Poblacion Carmen; Flores, Catmon; San Miguel, San Remegio; and five barangays in Malabuyoc, seven barangays in San Francisco, eight in Consolacion, and other six barangays in Municipality of Sogod, all in Cebu.

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DENR 7 CELEBRATES ICC DAY

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In line with the celebration of the International Clean-up (ICC) day this year, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 led a one day simultaneous coastal clean-up activity on different shorelines and riverbanks across region 7.

Last Saturday, September 20, more than 15, 000 volunteers from all DENR 7 offices along with 29 local government units, 20 government agencies, 6 universities, non-government agencies and other stakeholders gathered in all coastal areas to collect marine trash and debris as the Philippines joined the rest of the world in celebrating the International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day.

An estimated of 75 tons of trash were collected in the simultaneous clean-up showing most trash collected were plastics, diapers, napkins, cigarettes, plastic bottles and caps, grocery bags, trash clothes and candy wrappers.

According to DENR 7 Regional Executive Director Dr. Isabelo R. Montejo, ICC is a global event observed by almost all countries every year since 1986. Its aim is to engage all citizens to remove trash and debris from all beaches and waterways and promote awareness on marine and coastal environment protection.

 

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