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Recognizing the role of the youth in the promotion of the DENR priority programs and projects, the Regional Strategic Communication and Initiatives Group (RSCIG) instill the value of environmental awareness to the DYAR youth community with Kapartner Ng Bayan Jimrey Biosa as their Advisor.

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The students from the different grade levels and schools are willing to promote the importance of environmental conservation, protection and management of the environment and natural resources through information, education and communication (IEC), social mobilization and partnership building with guidance of the adult members of the community.
Books, posters and leaflets on solid waste management for Grade III to Grade V, TAK comics, and other IEC materials were donated for references to DYAR 765 Sonshine Radio, KJC Compound, Jagobiao, Mandaue City.

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The young generation can also look after the earth, it is the responsibility of the Christian stewards and being an Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) ambassador/volunteer by sharing information on household waste segregation and proper disposal of used disposable face masks and other COVID-19 health waste was part of the orientation.
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Driven with the primary goal to alleviate the global phenomenon of climate change through information dissemination coupled with the active participation of different partners and sectors of the community, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) partners with the Puno, Edukasyon, at Para sa Kabuhayan Philippines Inc. (PEP) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the Visayas execution of the “Trees in the Driven with the primary goal to alleviate the global phenomenon of climate change through information dissemination coupled with the active participation of different partners and sectors of the community, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) partners with the Puno, Edukasyon, at Para sa Kabuhayan Philippines Inc. (PEP) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the Visayas execution of the “Trees in the #pepphilippinesCity” project.

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To officially kick-start the activity, a launching ceremony was held in Tagbilaran City, Bohol along with the turnover of over 160 indigenous trees on November 4, 2021 at the DENR PENRO Bohol office in Cortes, Bohol. Present in the activity were the representatives from the collaborators representing each sectors: local government of Bohol headed by Cong. Edgar Chatto, with Gov. Art Yap and Mayor Baba Yap; PCSO headed by General Manager Royina Garma; PEP Philippines Director Andrew Worsley; and DENR representatives led by Undersecretary for Special Projects and Concerns Edilberto Leonardo with OIC, DENR Regional Executive Director Engr. Paquito D. Melicor, Jr., DENR Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Charlie Fabre; Bohol PENRO Ariel Rica; CENRO Taqbilaran Elena Suarez; Talibon CENRO Officer Richard Abella.

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In the continued efforts of the Department to participate in environmental activities such as this, “Trees in the City” aims to raise consciousness on the benefits of trees and the importance of urban greening. It also aims to inform the general public on the different kinds of indigenous trees and its benefits to the earth. The project targets to strategically position Philippine native trees, which are temporarily planted in a recycled plastic drum / galvanized drum, located in public hospitals, healthcare centers, public markets, and public transport terminals. Each drum has unique QR codes that will lead to the information about the tree. The City assigned will serve as the nursery of the trees up until they will reach their growing capacity within the drum. Fully-grown trees will then be transferred to permanent plating locations such as mini-agro city forests, government playgrounds etc. #TayoAngKalikasan #TreesInTheCityProject #PEPPhilippines

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cebu, University of Cebu, Profood International Corporation, Sacred Heart Parish-Jesuits and Government Agencies inked today, 3 October 2021, a Memorandum of Agreement at the University of Cebu, Mambaling Campus to seal a deal together in a program the "500 LEGACY TREES for 500 YoC".

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The significance of this program is that by 2025 at least 50% parishes in Archdiocese have conducted capacity building towards a goal in becoming a Church Gifted to Live in the Spirit and Principles of Laudato Si' by promoting ecological awareness, conversion, and action through 500 LEGACY TREES Program in celebrating 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines.

The current "new normal" condition calls for an even more focused attention to the plight of our environment as well as those of the poor communities.

The MoA signatories include University of Cebu President Atty Augusto Go, Mr Justin Uy of Profood International Corporation, Fr Roberto Carampatan of the Sacred Heart Parish- Jesuits, DENR RED Paquito Melicor Jr together with EMB7 RD Lormelyn Claudio and MGB7 RD Armando Malicse, and His Excellency Archbishop Jose Palma.

In celebration of World Bamboo Day, the Key officials of DENR Central Visayas headed by Regional Executive Director Paquito D. Melicor, Jr. and EMB7 Regional Director Lormelyn E. Claudio together with Mandaue City Government headed by Mayor Jonas Cortes, ABC President and Barangay Captain of Subangdaku Ernie Manatad and in partnership of Mandaue Foam Management initiated a Bamboo Planting along the Green Corridor of Mahiga River in Subangdaku Mandaue City today, September 17, 2021.

DENR Regional Executive Director Paquito Melicor, Jr. highlighted the great improvement seen along the green corridor. Since the start of the massive river rehabilitation program, immense improvement is aesthetically has been observed today. Dir. Claudio commended Mandaue City for giving priority and focus to the beautification, protection, and rehabilitation of the environment especially focusing on the improvement of the status of Mahiga River.

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In his speech, Mayor Jonas Cortes promised to continue the beautification of water bodies and he also encouraged his constituents to be involved in the environmental undertakings.

“As each community grows, it strengthens. As we come together and make Mandaue as one, we become more resilient. With each success that we achieve and with each contribution for Mandaue’s future, we can proudly say that I am Mandaue and We are Mandaue.” said Mayor Cortes.

Congressman representative of 5th District Atty. Jemil Marquez visited eNGP sites in Barangay Caurasan and Liboron, Carmen Cebu, today August 18, 2021 with CENR Officer Raul C. Pasoc, Chief CDS Filemon Alex V. Selor, ENR Carmen Station Supervisor Danilo S. Lendio, Planning focal Riecejoy S. Hiligan, NGP Coordinator- Carmen Melvin Meredores, GIS Specialist & Drone Operator Rolando Añabieza and among other CENRO Staff.

The activity was also participated and supported by Barangay Captain of Caurasan Hon. Ruella Sunado, Rep. of Cebu Manila Water Foundation Jover Pisao, 82nd IB Philippine Army and partner beneficiary- PO NAMACO represented by President Urseciano Villanueva and its members.