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Philippine Arbor Day: Aksyon Para sa Natatanging Mundo

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The DENR Central Visayas simultaneously celebrated the Philippine Arbor Day today 25 June 2022 in the provinces of Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor in collaboration with the DENR CDD- NGP, Society of Filipino Foresters Inc (SFFI) Central Visayas and Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC)7.

DENR RO7 gathered around 442 eco planters from DENR RO7, EMB7, MGB7, PENRO Cebu, CENRO Cebu City, CRERDEC, SFFI and also our partners from other national government agencies and private stakeholders- DBM7, DOH7, DA7, PDEA7, DepEd Cebu Province, RAFI, PNP7, NTC7, PCAPI, Matluster Corporation, DOST7, NEDA7, BLGU San Nicolas Cebu City, EAGLES, PHILIPPINE ARMY, CIDG7, ROD7, GEP7. At least 1700 seedlings of narra, molave, and mamalis species were planted today in a three (3) hectares lot in Brgy Sunog, Balamban, Cebu.

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Professional who registered and attended the Pre-event Online Orientation last June 15, 2022 earned Continuing Professional Development (CPD) units in collaboration with PRC-7 and SFFI.
One tree at a time, saves us for a lifetime

Banner Environment Month June2022

June is the celebration of the 2022 Philippine Environment Month and on June 05 is the World Environment Day.

DENR Central Visayas urge everyone to make a change. Let us do good actions to protect and restore our planet earth. Help us combat climate change, species extinction and pollution that poison our air, land, and water.

The then President Corazon C. Aquino approved the Proclamation No. 237 on April 4, 1988, declaring the month of June every year as Philippine Environment Month and to give time and effort towards the protection, enhancement and development of the country's environment.

The country also celebrates the World Environment Day which was declared by late President Ferdinand Marcos on June 1, 1973,  by virtue of Proclamation No. 1149, Series of 1973, in consonance with the United Nations General Assembly's Resolution No. 2994 dated December 15, 1972, declaring the 5th day of June every year as World Environmental Day and urging governments in the United Nations System to undertake on that day, activities reaffirming their concern for preservation and enhancement of the environment.

A series of different activities will take place during the celebration, DENR-EMB7 will conduct “Pista sa EMB-7”, a one week agro-industrial trade fair and exhibits from different partners on May 30 until June 03 in DENR compound, Banilad, Mandaue City., showcase of sports activities and pinoy games, as well as a One-stop-shop for all EMB related applications.

Simultaneous river clean-up for the R.I.V.E.R.S for Life (Recognizing Individuals/ Institutions towards Vibrant and Enhanced Rivers) on June 05, 2022 in celebration of the World Environment Day.

Ten (10) river systems identified in the region are situated in Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Siquijor namely the three rivers in the Province of Bohol are the Abatan River in Cortes, Inabanga River in Inabanga and Manaba River in Garcia-Hernandez; Bulacao River in Bulacao, Cebu City, Butuanon River in Mandaue City and Luyang River in Carmen, Cebu for Cebu Province; Banica River in Valencia, Panamang-an River in Bais City and Sicopong River in Sta. Catalina, all in Negros Oriental and one in the Province of Siquijor, the Señora River.

All PENROs will disseminate IEC materials on anti-littering and anti-dumping, installation of advocacy billboards and signages. Participants are from different NGAs, NGOS, LGU/BLGUs, private institutions/sectors, communities and other stakeholders in the area.  Nationwide tree planting activities are also scheduled on June 08, 2022 and June 25, 2022.

“We are also encouraging our partners, stakeholders and other government offices to hang streamers/banners in their respective offices, disseminate information through social media on how to take care of our planet, clean-up activities even at home or participate in tree planting activities. Be a responsible steward of our planet. There is only #OnlyOneEarth. Aksyon Para sa Nag-inusarang Kalibutan,” RED Paquito Melicor, Jr. said.





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In celebration of the 24th Tañon Strait Protected Seascape Anniversary, a program was held at Asturias Beach House and graced by the DENR7 Regional Executive Director Paquito D. Melicor, Jr, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Charlie E. Fabre, PENR Officer of Cebu Jose Cleo Cary F. Colis, OIC CENR Officer of Ayungon, Negros Oriental Concordio Remoroza, CENR Officer of Bago City, Negros Occidental Joan Nathaniel F. Gerangaya, and Cebu 3rd District Board Member John Ismael Borgonia.

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RED Paquito D. Melicor, Jr., in his speech, emphasized the importance of the Tañon Strait Protected Seascape as a marine protected area in safeguarding biodiversity. He urged everyone that the protection of this seascape cannot be done by DENR alone. DENR needs the help of everyone - the locals, academe, LGUs, NGOs.
#AtongTañon #AtongBantayan #AtongAmpingan


In celebration of the Month of the Ocean with the theme “Protect and Restore Ecosystems and Biodiversity”, the DENR, Region 7 conducted a 3-Day Sea Champions Camp in Olango Island, Lapu-lapu City. Youth ages ranging from 18-25 joined the one of a lifetime camp filled with in-depth discussions and interactive activities with emphasis on education, protection, conservation and management of our marine biodiversity.

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To strengthen the IEC advocacy and information dissemination of DENR7 priority programs and projects among the internal and external partners and stakeholders of the Department, the Regional Strategic Communication and Initiatives Group (RSCIG), being the lead unit in the communications and public affairs of the office, also conducted an exhibit during the SEA Camp.

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In support to the Duterte Legacy: On April 20, 2022, Barangayanihan Caravan towards National Recovery project and by the directive of DENR Acting Secretary Jim O. Sampulna, the DENR7, EMB7, and MGB7, together with other partner agencies, are bringing their services closer to the people.

Held here at PRO 7 Camp Sergio Osmeña Sr., booths are put up by various government agencies. Clientele from all over the city are now crowding the booths and availing of the basic services offered by respective agencies.As for the Department and its Line Bureaus, assistance and information dissemination in line of Surveys and Mapping, Enforcement, Licenses Patents and Deeds, Mines and Geosciences, and Environmental Management are offered.

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Furthermore, the Regional Strategic Communication and Initiatives Group (RSCIG) is conducting an exhibit and distribution of Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials to promote the Department's priority programs and projects.