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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.”

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DENR USEC Ernesto D. Adobo, Jr., CESO I, Undersecretary for Legal, Administration, Human Resources and Legislative Affairs and ASEC Gilbert C. Gonzales,  Assistant Secretary for Field Operations-Luzon, DENR7 Key Officials led by  Regional Executive Director Paquito D. Melicor Jr., EMB7 Regional Director Lormelyn E. Claudio and MGB7 OIC, Regional Director Armando L.Malicse officially unveils the building marker of the new technical two-storey building to quote.

Technical Building II of DENR7 is dedicated to the People of Central Visayas in grateful recognition of their partnership with the DENR as stewards of God’s creation.

The construction of the building is made possible through the leadership of his Excellency Rodrigo R. Duterte, President of the Philippines

The structure embodies the sworn duty of the Officials and Employees of the DENR to protect conserve and manage the country’s natural resources for a clean and healthy environment, and their commitment to render exemplary public service for the Filipino people.

Hon. Roy A. Cimatu, Secretary, DENR

DENR 7 Assistant Secretary for Visayas  Marcial Amaro Jr, Asec for Field Operations for Southern Luzon and former DENR 7 Regional Executive Director Gilbert Gonzales, former Usec for Field Operations For. Isabelo Montejo, newly designated DENR 7 Regional Executive Director Paquito Melicor Jr together with DENR 7 key officials pose at the future site of the DENR 7 two-storey building with basement parking and roofdeck.

DENR 7 held today a ceremonial ground breaking event and laying of capsule to mark the start of the construction of the DENR 7 Technical Building with a project cost of P21, 976,642.07 and set to be completed in 365 calendar days. The construction of the office building aims to provide more office space for DENR 7 Technical Services personnel.

In a statement, RED Melicor thanked all DENR officials especially ASEC Gonzales for making the way for the realization of the project.

ASEC Amaro, in his message highlighted that providing comfortable and sound working environment to personnel is a boost on the morale and motivation of the employees to perform better and become even more productive in pursuing the mandates of the department.

The project is set to be completed on July 10, 2020.