Regional Releases

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.





PENRO Siquijor conducted a coastal clean-up

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In celebration of the Month of the Planet Earth, personnel of PENRO Siquijor conducted a coastal clean-up at Paliton, San Juan, Siquijor on April 22, 2022 headed by SEMS Paul V. Tomogsoc. The clean-up drive was participated by 68 male volunteers and 19 female volunteers from the Isla Del Fuego Eagles Club, Philippine Army (PA), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office-Municipality of San Juan (MENRO), and the Parole and Probation Administration.

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There was 90 kg of glass bottles, 34 kg of plastic bottles, and 164 kg of plastic wrappers making a total of 288 kilograms of trash collected.

March 12 is the 82nd Anniversary of Siquijor Forest Reserve known as Mt. Bandilaan Nature Park.

Proclamation No. 523, s.1940 established Siquijor Forest Reserve for reforestation, forest protection and timber production situated in the Municipalities of Siquijor and Lazi, Island of Siquijor signed by the then President Manuel L. Quezon in March 12, 1940.
In celebration of the event, Barangays Cang-agong, Luzong, Cantabon and Cangumantong signed a commitment for a sustainable protection and conservation of the 212 hectares forest reserve of Siquijor for the future generation. “Padayon Natong Amumahan Para Sa Kalambuan sa tanan”.

Forester Paul Tomogsoc of DENR-PENRO Siquijor shared, “ Siquijodnons commitment does not end with this activity, the first time we celebrate the anniversary of the proclamation. We are always grateful for the gifts of nature, the source of medicinal herbs and trees for healers that made our island famous. Ikaw, Ako, Tayo Ang Kalikasan.”

DENR 7 conducts its 3rd Regional Management Conference for 2019 led by newly appointed DENR 7 Regional Executive Director Paquito Melicor, Jr., DENR Assistant Secretary for Field Operations Visayas Marcial Amaro and DENR Internal Audit Service Director Rolando Castro with the full participation of all officials and Division/Unit Heads of the regional office and the field units to discuss the status of mid-year financial and physical performance of the department and plan out the set of activities and programs that is up for the 3rd quarter implementation.

The two-day conference starts today, July 25 to 26, 2019 at Sea Dream Resort in Dauin, Negros Oriental.

RD Melicor who spearheaded the DENR Central Visayas Regional Conference for the first time thanked Asec Amaro and Dir. Castro for the support they showed for DENR 7 programs and activities.

In a brief message, ASEC Amaro urged the DENR 7 key officials to stay focused on the implementation of the priority programs of the department and reiterated the importance of sustaining a good partnership and collaboration with local government units. He further added that DENR should exert more effort in engaging LGUs in its programs, projects and activities to encourage them to be at the forefront in the environmental protection efforts and enforcement of environmental laws.

After the management conference, the officials are set to visit the DENR 7 mechanized nursery facility in Banban, Ayungon, Negros Oriental.

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.