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.
Lustica leads groundbreaking of clonal nursery in CapSU
CLONAL NURSERY GROUNDBREAKING. DENR Region VI Technical Director for Research Dr. Alicia L. Lustica (right) leads the groundbreaking ceremony for the establishment of a clonal nursery at the Capiz State University (CapSU) – Burias Campus. RTD Lustica is assisted by CapSU University President Dr. Editha L. Magallanes (left) and witnessed by (from left to right) CapSU – Burias Campus Administrator Dr. Ludovico C. Olmo, Jr.; College of Agriculture and Forestry Dean Dr. Ramises N. Solante; Research, Development and Extension OIC-Vice President Dr. Pedro G. Gavino; and, Administration and Finance Vice President Dr. Aladino L. Leccio.
Dr. Alicia L. Lustica, Regional Technical Director for Ecosystems Research and Development Service (ERDS) of DENR, Region VI, led the groundbreaking ceremony for the establishment of a clonal nursery in Capiz State University – Burias Campus in Mambusao, Capiz.
The activity was part of the collaboration and partnership of the agency to state universities and colleges in order to achieve the goal of the National Greening Program (NGP) – working together for the production of quality planting materials.
Late last year, the DENR forged a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with seven (7) state universities and colleges in the region for the former to fund the establishment and maintenance of clonal nurseries in areas identified by the partner academic institutions.
Under the Agreement, the DENR shall provide financial support amounting to Php 3.5 million to each partner academic institution for the construction of clonal nurseries and facilities, program on manpower development and related activities relevant to clonal propagation technology.
The DENR will also provide assistance in seed sourcing, collection, processing and storage as well as establishment of clonal nurseries and facilities; provide technical guidance in the selection of profile of species to be planted, species matching for planting sites, among others.
The partner academe, on the other hand, shall provide the area or site for the establishment of clonal nurseries subject for the approval of the DENR; and, be responsible for the production of 60,000 quality seedlings of premium and indigenous species annually, among others.
The premium and indigenous trees species to be raised in these clonal nurseries include Narra, Dao, White Lauan, Molave, Tuai, Bakan, Tipolo, Bayoko, Makaasim/Udling, Banuyo, Lumangog, and Badlan.
Aside from CapSU, DENR VI also inked an agreement with the University of Antique, Central Philippine State University, Aklan State University, Guimaras State College, West Visayas State University, and Western Visayas College of Science and Technology.