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DENR 7 STOPS SOLAR POWER PROJECT

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DENR 7 STOPS SOLAR POWER PROJECT OVER CUTTING OF 982 TREES WITHOUT PERMIT

 

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources 7 issued a stoppage order against Sunasia Energy Incorporated (SEI) over the cutting without a permit of at least 982 naturally and planted trees in Barangay Talavera, Toledo City.

In a cease and desist order (CDO) signed by community environment and natural resources officer in Cebu City Raul Pasoc last Oct. 28, it directed SEI through its project manager Jose Enrique Tolentino to immediately stop the further destruction of trees.

In a statement, DENR 7 Regional Director Dr. Isabelo R. Montejo instructed Pasoc to initiate the filing of appropriate case against the developer based in the existing forestry laws, rules and regulations.

The total volume of trees cut is approximately 2,190 cubic meters or equivalent to 928,560 board feet with an estimated cost of 18.5 million pesos. One board foot is computed at 20 pesos.

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DENR 7 REGIONAL STATISTICAL QUIZ WINNERS

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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.

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DENR 7 FILES CASE AGAINST 30 PERSONS OVER ILLEGAL FISHING

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19 October 2015

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 has filed recently a case against 30 persons for violation of Section 20 of Republic Act Number 7586 known as the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act of 1992.

This came after a joint seaborne operation was conducted by the DENR with operatives from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) 7 and the Philippine National Police (PNP) wherein two illegal commercial fishing vessels were caught illegally fishing in the waters within the Tañon Strait Protected Seascape (TSPS) area.

DENR 7 Regional Director Dr. Isabelo R. Montejo instructed all DENR enforcement division staff along with protected areas superintendents and all protected area rangers to conduct a regular monitoring and surveillance operation on illegal fishing activities in the region.

In a charged sheet which was received by the Negros Oriental Provincial Prosecutor's Office last October 8, 2015, it mentioned the facts and circumstances constituting the alleged offenses as narrated in the affidavit of foresters Percival Fiel, Melchor Rhett Sarmago, and Alvin Bayucot.

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INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP IN REGION 7

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More than 10,000 volunteers showed their support and cooperation in the local celebration of the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day yesterday by cleaning up the rivers, creeks, canals, and coastal areas across the four provinces in Central Visayas

Nearly 30,000 kilos of trash were collected in a one day activity aimed at removing the trash or garbage that threatens wildlife and humans thus affecting the economy, tourism and navigation.

"This year's 30th ICC theme "Bayanihan para sa malinis na katubigan at karagatan" amplifies the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' (DENR) pursuit with the various partners and stakeholders in cleaning up our water bodies by mobilizing our local communities to achieve a cleanier and healthier environment," said DENR 7 Regional Director Dr Isabelo R Montejo

Montejo said tourism sector will be affected as tourists will be discouraged to get around our coastal areas because of heaps or piles of trash and eventually no income or livelihood will be generated.

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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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