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DENR-7 Celebrates 2022 World Wetlands Day


DENR-PENRO Bohol conducted a lecture highlighting the background and importance of river and the World Wetlands Day celebration and River Clean-up (Rivers for Life) in the vicinity of Abatan River with the participation of  the Provincial Government-Bohol Environment and Management Office (BEMO),LGU-Cortes,  Cortes Municipal Police Station, Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO), Richli Corporation, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Bohol 1st District, Abatan River Community Life Tour, Bohol Water Utilities, Inc. (BWUI), Barangay Local Government Unit  of  Poblacion and P-2 Poblacion, Cortes/Abatan River easement occupants). A total of 156 volunteers (94 male; 62 female) took part in the activity and collected different waste consisting of plastic bottles, facemasks, plastic bottles, diaper, food wrappers and other plastic wastes with a total 1,083 kilograms /71 sacks.

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DENR7-PENRO Negros Oriental.     In celebration of World Wetlands Day, Kabalin-an Pond, a permanent inland wetland located inside the Balinsasayao Twin Lakes Natural Park (BTLNP) in Enrique Villanueva, Sibulan, Negros Oriental                                                                                

PENRO Moreno S. Tagra encouraged guests and visitors to take action towards protecting and conserving the wetlands, being recipients of the multitude benefits derived there from. Conservation and Development Section Chief of CENRO II Dumaguete City also shared the importance of wetlands to the community and the ecosystem to the participants, officials and members of DENR-Kapatiran Negros Oriental and members of the peoples’organization Balinsasayao Twin Lakes Farmers Association, Inc. (BTLFAI). CDS also conducted a rapid inventory of flora and fauna as well as determine the total area of the pond as the office pushes for "nature-based solutions" to conserve wetlands in our respective localities.


DENR CENRO Ayungon OIC, CENR Officer Raul M. Russel spearheaded the coastal clean-up activity at Tampocon II, Ayungon, Negros Oriental with the Barangay Officials led by Barangay Captain Arturo G. Carinal, Jr.

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 Together with DENR-7 PENRO Cebu, OIWS, and the youth representatives joined the coastal clean-up in Olango Island in celebration of this year World Wetlands Day. The ENR Ambassadors also volunteer during the community feeding program and teaches children about the trash we throw in the sea.

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 PENRO Siquijor personnel conducted a coastal clean-up at Simacolong, Lazi, Siquijor lead by Officer-In-Charge, Technical Service Division Vicente Rustico M. Calizar with the participants from the Barangay Local Government Unit (BLGU) of Simacolong, Lazi, Siquijor. The group collected 105 kilograms of trash during the activity and 44 kilograms are plastics.









DENR 7 Regional Executive Director, Paquito D. Melicor and OIC Assistant Secretary for Field Operations in the Visayas, Arleigh J. Adorable visit the ERDB-CRERDEC office and clonal facility at Camp 7, Minglanilla, Cebu last January 25, 2022.

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DENR officials also meet the local officers of barangays Camp 6 Manipis and Sinsin, Talisay and Camp 7, Minglanilla, Cebu to check and assess the current situation of the trees within the Osmeña Reforestation Project (ORP) after the onslaught of Typhoon Odette. Joining them are DENR 7 Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services, Charlie Fabre; PENR Officer for Cebu, Jose Cleo Cary F. Colis; Cebu City CENR Officer Raul C. Pasoc, and other DENR 7 representatives.
CRERDEC OIC for Research Development Unit, Chona M. Tura leads the CRERDEC team in welcoming visitors, particularly during the site visit at the CRERDEC Camp 7 clonal nursery.

Meanwhile, other DENR 7 technical staff as well join the barangay officials and representatives in the CRERDEC scheduled dialogue to discuss the custody, disposition, and utilization of fallen trees, both timber and other non-timber forest products damaged by typhoon Odette.

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources 7 (DENR) officially welcomes in the region, Assistant Secretary (ASEC) for Field Operations- Visayas, Arleigh J. Adorable CESO III. As a way of welcoming and reintroduction, ASEC Adorable along with DENR 7 Assistant Regional Director of Management Services, Engr. Trinidad Etulle and OIC Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services, For. Charlie Fabre visited DENR 7 field offices and line bureaus.

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A briefing meeting with all the offices under DENR 7, covering the profiles and the pressing of each was also conducted. ASEC Adorable acknowledges DENR 7’s OIC Regional Executive Director Paquito Melicor, Jr. CESO IV and the offices for warmly welcoming him in Central Visayas. In his speech, he explains that there is no secret formula towards attaining and achieving the accomplishments aside from hard work, dedication and the passion to do things. He emphasizes the importance of information and communications technology (ICT) to be at par with present technology. ASEC Adorable shares their accomplishments in Region X in terms of shifting to online applications for permits which made their operations easier. He mentions that there will always be discussions within to come up with a resolution or a strategy to better serve the people. ASEC Adorable concludes his speech expressing that he is looking forward to working with each offices along with their designated functions, build teamwork and together create one perfect machine as DENR.

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Youth Advocacy Forum in Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary (OIWS) to raise the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet. This year we will celebrate the World Wetlands Day on February 02 with the theme "Wetland Action for People and Nature."

Presidential Proclamation No. 74 series of 1999 also declares February 2 of every year as National Wetlands Day in recognition of their immense importance to the welfare of the Filipino people and the protection of global biodiversity. Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the designated Wetlands of International Importance or "Ramsar Sites."

The youth participants also learned the ten (10) priority programs and projects of the department and committed to share and invite friends as environment and natural resources (ENR) ambassador more so after typhoon Odette damaged shelters and livelihood.


Around 400 DENR 7 personnel along with their immediate family were able to avail their COVID 19 Booster Vaccination at DENR 7 Regional Office last January 20, 2022, through the Inter-Agency Task Force - Emergency Operation Center (IATF-EOC) which was headed by Dr. Daisy Villa.

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In our continued efforts and hopes to end this pandemic, DENR 7 is encouraging everyone to get vaccinated and to always observe all the safety protocols set by our government.

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