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In celebration of the World Ocean Day - June 8, 2022, the theme for this year is “Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean.”

Tañon Strait Protected Seascape (TSPS) together with the Santa Cruz and Immaculate Conception Parish Youth Coordinating Council in Brgy. Matab-ang, Toledo City. Santa Cruz Parish Youth Coordinating Council conducted information, education and communication (IEC) on the history and some important facts about TSPS as the largest marine protected area in the Philippines.

CENRO Tagbilaran River Clean-up 2022

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In celebration of the World Environment Day today, CENRO Tagbilaran City joined the Simultaneous River Clean-up held at Manaba River, Garcia Hernandez, Bohol spearheaded by For. Elena Suarez, OIC CENR Officer and actively participated by 444 individuals composed of the River Warriors and CENRO employees together with LGU-Garcia Hernandez, RHU, MDRRMO, Bohol Limestone Corporation, PNP Garcia Hernandez, BLGUs, DepED, BOHECO II, RHU, BQ Mall, BITROTC, DPWH, PMSC, Youth groups and other organizations.
A total of 63 sacks with estimated323 kilograms of wastes collected in approximately 3 kilometers distance along Manaba river. Most of the wastes gathered were wastes such as wrappers, plasticbottles, cans, plastic cups, paper bags, beverages bottles, straws, fishingnet, rope, paper bags, straws, disposable spoons, beverage bottles, personlhygiene wastes, facemasks, diapers, etc. While wood and wood debris right fromthe river were extracted by the DPWH.
The activity aims to raise awareness in environmental protection and conserving Manaba River as one of the Cleanest River in the entire Philippines.

PENRO Siquijor headed by PENR Officer Laurentino Bautista conducted a webinar on Empowering Women and Men on Gender-Responsive Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in line with the National Gender and Development Focal Point System (NGADFPS), through the Gender and Development (GAD) Office.

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The activity was attended by four People's Organization Members (Balolang Farmer's Association, Cangomantong Upland Planters Association, Tagmanocan Farmers Association, CASAMA), one BDRRMO of Brgy. Balolang, Larena, Siquijor, one LDRRMO, seven DENR Personnel on October 5, 2021 at PENRO-Siquijor.

Given the urgency and rapid pace of climate change, there is a need for new strategies for effecting behavior change. Appealing to people’s emotions, leveraging social norms, and the like are potential paths for the more sustainable use of natural resources and curbing climate change impacts, hence this training. 

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The National Gender and Development Focal Point System (NGADFPS), through the Gender and Development (GAD) Office conducts a virtual learning event on Empowering Women and Men on Gender-responsive Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Dumaguete City.

The virtual learning event was attended by the women and men personnel of DENR Negros Oriental together with Negros Oriental Provincial GAD coordinator Josefina Columna, Provincial DRRMO, and youth representatives from LGU Bais City.

The culminating activity of the annual celebration of the 2021 Environment Month

has never been golden as DENR7 holds the first ever blended Gawad Tugas Awarding Ceremony last June 30, 2021 at the Marco Polo Hotel.

Gawad Tugas is an annual event that recognizes DENR’s partners with exemplary

performance in environmental protection, innovation and ingenuity.

The 6th Gawad Tugas awards consisted of the following categories: LGU-led Patent Program, Adopt an Estero Partner, Responsible Mining, Enforcement of Environmental Laws, Biodiversity Conservation and Management, National Greening Program, Clean Air and Water, and Solid Waste Management. Along with this, DENR7 gives out 15 special citations to different communities and groups that have helped the Department to effectively implement and disseminate activities and laws.

Incorporated with the theme “Sama-samang Pagkilos; Sama-samang Paghilom. Ikaw, Ako Tayo ang Kalikasan, DENR7 OIC Regional Executive Director Paquito D. Melicor Jr. mentions in his speech the importance of these partnerships especially in the continued efforts to improve conservation, protection, and rehabilitation of our natural resources. This goes along with contribution to help in the creation of a better environmental quality for a cleaner and healthier environment.

As a takeaway from the event, OIC RED Melicor reminds everyone in Cebuano, “Ikaw, Ako, Kita ang Kalikupan.”