Press Releases

The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office-Occidental Mindoro conducted its own tree planting activity on June 25, 2021 within the Seed Production Area at Brgy. Tubili, Paluan, Occidental Mindoro. The preparation of the site and seedlings were carried out by employees from the Technical Services Division and PENR Officer Ernesto E. Tañada. NGP Coordinator Roderick S. Orpilla oriented the participants on their designated planting area and demonstrated the proper way of handling and planting of seedlings. Before the tree planting proper, Forester I Connie A. Pito led the participants for the Oath of Tree Growing. A total of 67 participants composed of employees from PENRO, CENRO Sablayan, Provincial Environment and Management Unit and Barangay Officials of Tubili participated in the tree planting activity and a total of one thousand (1,000) narra seedlings were planted.###

On June 7, 2021, the Manila Health Department administered the first vaccination drive to the A2 and A3 priority frontline personnel of DENR MIMAROPA Regional Office which described in the Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program prioritization as Senior Citizens (A2) and Persons with Comorbidities (A3). Seventy (70) A2 and A3 employees were vaccinated with their first dose of the Sinovac Vaccine.

On June 28, 2021, the MHD administered the vaccination drive to the A4 frontline personnel of the DENR MIMAROPA Regional Office including the Mines and Geosciences Bureau MIMAROPA and Environmental Management Bureau MIMAROPA. The A4 employees were vaccinated with their first dose of AstraZeneca Vaccine.

 

CENRO Roxas, Oriental Mindoro conducted a “Talakayang Pangkalikasan” radio program on Radyo Natin 98.9 Roxas on June 25, 2021. The program focused on informing the public on the mandates, vision and mission of DENR and its Priority Programs and on the importance of Environmental Compliance Certificate, the application procedure for ECC and the projects that should apply for ECC. The problem on Solid Waste Management was also emphasized during the program and informing the public of the role of LGU as DENR’s partner for implementation of RA 9003 or the Solid Waste Management Act.###

In our own little ways, we become an ambassador in the protection and conservation of the environment. Tayo ang Kalikasan regional focal persons Janice D. Belen and Zach Fernandez gave an overview of the Tayo ang Kalikasan advocacies and the involvement of the youth sector and the community in doing our responsibilities to protect the environment.

The Environment and Natural Resource (ENR) Ambassador project is open to all deserving students/youth that may enter into partnership with civic organizations, non-government organizations and schools. Each of the field offices have a designated Tayo ang Kalikasan focal person which guides and provides appropriate resources to these ENR Ambassadors to expedite communication and coordination to stakeholders. As part of the social mobilization, they have conducted environmental activities such as mangrove planting and coastal cleanup, writing of articles and other related publications, and conduct of environmental lectures.

In one of the activities, Environment and Natural Resource (ENR) Ambassadors, Information Officers and Tayo ang Kalikasan focal persons actively participated in the webinar by citing their own ways on what an environmental ambassador means to them. “Ang pangangalaga sa kalikasan ay nagsisimula sa ating sariling disiplina,” as stated by Breccio Gamo Jr., ENR Ambassador of Romblon.

In celebration of the Month of the Ocean in May as per Presidential Proclamation No. 57, series of 1999, the Regional Office in coordination with our PENROs and CENROs in MIMAROPA conducted the Month of the Ocean webinar undertaking the various ways in protecting and conserving our environment especially our marine protected areas.

 DENR MIMAROPA encourages the youth by involving them in information campaigns to expand awareness on the critical role of society in gathering and understanding scientific information for the protection and conservation of our oceans. In compliance with the Republic Act 9512 of 2008 (An Act to Promote Environmental Awareness through Environmental Education and for other purposes) and Republic Act No. 8044 (Youth in Nation-Building Act of 1994).

The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) cited that the impact of multiple stressors on the ocean is projected to increase as the human population grows towards the expected 9 billion by 2050. As the community starts to develop rapidly, the source of livelihood and industrial technologies greatly affects the marine structure and the living species that borders in it.

As adaptation strategies and science-related responses to global change are urgently needed, Ms. Aiza A. Clemenia and Mr. Eunil A. Fatalla, both faculty members of the Central Taytay National High School, discussed various ocean threats such as water pollution, nuclear waste, increased carbon dioxide (CO2), overfishing, pollution and dumping, fish feeding and dynamite fishing. John Japheth Fabellon of Conservation and Development Division also discussed the threats to the Coral triangle including unsustainable coastal development and tourism, destructive fishing, overfishing, and climate change.