Press Releases

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DENR Undersecretary for Special Concerns and Legislative Affairs USEC Ignatius Loyola Rodriguez and staff from DENR Central Office visited the Mechanized and Modernized Forest Nursery (MMFN) in Banban, Ayungon, Negros Oriental.

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DENR 7 RED Paquito Melicor Jr along with ARD-TS Charlie Fabre, PENR Officer Negros Oriental Viernov Grefalde, and CENR Officer Ayungon Jimmy Panebio toured the visitors from the potting area to the bagging/seeding area then to the growing and greenhouse areas while PENRO Viernov Grefalde briefly discussed the management and operation of the MMFN.

They also visited CENRO Ayungon office, Bulwang Station, CENRO Dumaguete to view the heritage BFD reforestation and at the Nalundan, Bindoy - AFoCO project.

DENR Project TRANSFORM at Bohol Province

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) conducted a workshop for stakeholders from the civil society, local government, academe, and the private sector in formulating the Project TRANSFORM framework for the province of Bohol.

During the workshop, the participants were taught to identify and develop new and existing programs that will address human development, infrastructure concerns, and livelihood opportunities.

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DENRโ€™s Project TRANSFORM, or Transdisciplinary Approach for Resilience and Environmental Sustainability through Multistakeholder Engagement, engages the whole of society in implementing programs to alleviate poverty through green and blue jobs, enhance community resilience to the impacts of climate change, and promote strong public-private partnerships throughout the countryโ€™s provinces, municipalities, and cities.

Pilot sites of Project TRANSFORM is in the city of Ormoc in Leyte, the municipalities of Limay, Mariveles, and Orion in Bataan, and the municipalities Malimono, San Francisco, and Burgos in Surigao del Norte.

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources 7 headed by Paquito D. Melicor, Jr. Regional Executive Director in partnership with Regional Center of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development headed by Dr. Maria Rosario Piquero Ballescas together with the Environmental Management Bureau 7 headed by Ma. Victoria V. Abrera, Mines and Geosciences Bureau 7 headed by Armando Malicse, Department of Social Welfare and Development 7 headed by Shalaine Marie S. Lucero, Department of Education and President of ARENA 7, Dr. Salustiano T. Jimenez, officialy launch the campaign for Love our Earth through a commitment signing.

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Pinas the Basura Buster, the official mascot of the DENR is also present during the launching. Around 50 participants graced the blended campaign and showed support to this momentous activity.

"Keeping our trash in a plastic bottle is a very simple and doable thing to do to show our love to Mother Earth and shows a sign of discipline within us. After all, there is only one Earth and we cannot afford to destroy it." said RED Paquito D. Melicor Jr. in his message.
Therefore, we encourage everyone to participate to this campaign and let us all together make a difference!


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DENR 7 family would like to congratulate our very own PENR Officer Laurentino Bautista as the recipient of the 2022 EAGLE Award Implementing PENRO as well as to all the personnel and staff of PENRO SIQUIJOR.

Our warmest congratulations also to EMB7 Director Ma. Victoria Abrera for being the 2022 Best Performing Office during her incumbency as EMB CAR directorship.

EAGLE or Environmental Awards for Governance and Leadership Excellence Award is conferred to outstanding DENR officials who have shown exemplary leadership and accomplishments in pursuing the Department's goals and objectives.

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Also our heartfelt congratulations to the EAGLE candidates who represented DENR7 our ever active and supportive Regional Executive Director RED Paquito Melicor Jr., ARD TS Charlie Fabre, ARD MS Eddie Llamedo, PENR Officer Viernov Grefalde as well as to all personnel and staff of PENRO Negros Oriental, CENR Officer Concordio Remorosa and to all personnel and staff of CENRO Ayungon, and to all PENROs, CENROs, PERSONNEL, AND STAFF OF DENR7 for all your efforts and sacrifices to meet our targets.

Mabuhay ang DENR Region 7!๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™
(Photos: c/o ARD MS EEL)

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DENR Central Visayas advocacy campaign aims to guide people in changing our lifestyles and practices towards sustainable systems in an ethical, economical, and efficient way, and to ensure that wastes become valuable for other uses.

This year with the theme โ€œSustainable Waste Management in Livable Communities: Zero Waste to Philippine Waters by 2040โ€, DENR advocates for the improvement of environmental quality through the effective and efficient implementation of waste avoidance, the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle), circular economy, proper treatment of household hazardous wastes, proper disposal of residual wastes, and collaboration of the stakeholders to support the National Plan of Action for the Prevention, Reduction and Management of Marine Litter.

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DENR-7 led the R.I.V.E.R.S FOR LIFE Program regionwide and participated in the 14th Cebu Citywide Clean-up Challenge together with volunteers from different sectors of society last December 09, 2023. PENRO Cebu recorded a staggering 691 kilograms or 73 sacks of mixed waste mostly are single use plastics, styrofoam, pet bottles and deteriorated clothing  were collected in Kinalumsan river and other identified areas also showed increasing volume of wastes in our waterbodies.

With these data indeed, DENR Central Visayas appeals for the cooperation of the community to be responsible in managing their waste. Do not throw your garbage anywhere. We should be together in facing this challenge towards a cleaner environment, rehabilitation of our rivers to combat climate change.

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Start living a zero waste lifestyle. You can begin by being mindful of your consumption habits and making small changes, such as using reusable bags, bottles, and containers. It's also important to prioritize buying products with minimal packaging and to recycle or compost whenever possible. Spread the word, educate other people and volunteer for clean-ups in your community.