CENRO Boracay has new CENRO in-charge

The DENR CENRO Boracay Island has a new officer in charge.

DENR Regional Executive Director Adeluisa G. Siapno, through DENR Regional Special Order No. 2013-270 dated July 16, 2013, has designated Atty. Elizur G. Militar to momentarily take the place of incumbent CENRO Boracay Island officer-in-charge Mirza Samillano.

Samillano is taking a leave of absence for “health reasons.”

The Order read: “In the interest of the service and to avoid any disruption in the operations of the CENRO Boracay Island…Atty. Elizur G. Militar, Project Evaluation Officer II, DENR Region 6, Iloilo City is hereby designated as Officer-in-Charge of CENRO Boracay Island, Malay Aklan.”

Militar is reporting to office today, July 22.

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DENR, DA host high level policy dialogue on food security and blue economy

APEC 2015

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Department of Agriculture are hosting the High-Level Policy Dialogue on Food Security and Blue Economy at the Iloilo Convention Center (I-CON) on October 4 to 6.

The meeting, which is the last leg of the 2015 APEC meetings being held at the I-CON, aims to adopt a plan of action in addressing various issues and concerns for sustainable food supply chains from resilient resources for inclusive growth within the Asia-Pacific Region.

Some of the areas where the member economies are expected to adopt a plan of action shall be on advancing sustainable management and conservation of oceans and coastal resources to ensure a resilient food supply, including conserving, protecting and managing the resource base and reducing vulnerability to climate change and disasters; reducing loss of fish and fish products, in terms of quality and quantity to improve food safety, enhance product value, and increase food supply; and, promoting agribusiness, market development, and open food trade to integrate small scale fishers and fish farmers in global food chains for food security and inclusive growth; among others.

On October 4, Environment Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje and DA Secretary Proceso J. Alcala will deliver their welcome messages. Department of Foreign Affairs SOM Chair and Undersecretary Laura Q. del Rosario and APEC Business Advisory Council Chair Doris Magsaysay-Ho, on the other hand, will have their opening messages.

During the duration of the three-day meeting, the heads of delegations and/or ministers from member economies shall discuss and present various topics on approaches to advance sustainable management and conservation of the coastal ecosystems and habitat, biodiversity and fishery; sharing of best practice on Blue Economy; sustainable fishing technologies; innovative fisheries management and illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing (IUUF); good aquaculture practice and coastal resource sustainability; efforts to combat IUUF; fish loss reduction strategies versus the fish supply gap; product quality and value for the global market; and fish loss reduction and value-added seafood products; among others.

On October 6, the delegates shall be accorded with a technical tour to explore the various eco-tourism areas in Iloilo City, Province of Iloilo and Province of Guimaras.


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