CENRO-CORON IEC
about Community Based Forest Management
Program through Focus Group Discussion

by: Jean I. Ignacio and Mark Glenn Managdag

 

coron iec-2 copyThe Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Coron, in coordination with the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay– Social Action Center (AVT-SAC), through Rev. Fr. Eduardo E. Parino, conducted a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on May 4, 2016 at the Catholic Chapel of Sitio Kiwit, Barangay Sagrada, Busuanga, Palawan.

The FGD, which was participated by the Peoples’ Organization (PO) and Barangay Officials of Sagrada and San Jose, and the members and workers of Bambuhay Handicrafts, has the objective to educate and inform the participants regarding existing laws and procedures governing the formation of Community Based Forest Management Program (CBFMP) in their respective Barangays.

During the FGD, Community Based Forest Management (CBFM) Desk Officer, Forester Mark Glen Managdag discussed the identification of CBFMP areas, the criteria for site selection requirements in the application of CBFM Agreement, and the planning and implementation stage of CBFMP. Important provisions of Executive Order No. 263, which establishes CBFM as the national strategy to achieve or ensure sustainable development of the country’s Forest Lands Resources, have also been discussed and questions relating to the CBFM Program have also been answered.

In Coron, Palawan there are four areas covered by the CBFM Agreement, these are located in Barangay San Nicolas, Guadalupe, Brgy. 6, and Barangay Borac, managed and administered by Coron Watershed Beneficiaries Association – Agro Forestry Multi-Purpose Cooperative.

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Wounded DENR employee gets honors, promotion

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Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu today personally handed Joselito Eyala a Certificate of Commendation at Room 640 in Philippine General Hospital where the latter is confined and awaiting surgery to remove bullets lodged in his palate and back.

Secretary Cimatu lauds Eyala, a forester at DENR Palawan, for his “remarkable dedication to public service, bravery, and leadership” when he and his team apprehended timber poachers and confiscated an unregistered chainsaw in Sitio Casicaan, Barangay Bacungan, Puerto Princesa on August 23, 2017 at around 5:00 pm.

The owner of the chainsaw, Florante Saycon, retaliated by firing a homemade gun that hit Eyala at the back. Eyala sustained two gunshot wounds that rendered him unconscious.

When he regained consciousness, Eyala crawled into the Casicaan River and allowed the current to carry him for five hours. He then walked and crawled in the middle of the night until he was able to get help at around 1:00 am the following day.

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