DENR 6 to reforest 19,105 has. of NGP Targets by September 2014

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region 6 is set to accomplish planting of trees for the National Greening Program (NGP) in all identified areas of the region before the end of the 3rd quarter, this year. 

During the mid-year assessment of NGP accomplishment for the period January to June of this year, it shows an accomplishment of 21% out of the total 19,105 hectares target. This includes the regular NGP area of 10,595 hectares, the Grassroots Participating Budgeting (GPB) previously the Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) with the target area of 1,510 hectares and the Centrally-based funded of 7,000 hectare-area.   These target areas are distributed to the six (6) provinces broken down as follows: Aklan – 2,427; Antique – 3,768; Capiz – 4,006; Guimaras – 100; Iloilo – 3,815 and Negros Occidental – 4,989 all in hectares.

Although there is still a tremendous task to be undertaken to accomplish all these targets, all the six (6) provincial officials committed to Regional Director Jim O Sampulna and RTD for FMS Livino B. Duran that they will deliver the accomplishment of 100% on or before the end of the 3rd quarter of CY 2014 or by September 30, 2014.

With the onset of the rainy season, the planting sites ready for planting, with all the needed seedlings available and with the identified Peoples’ Organizations ready to plant the seedlings, the PENROs believed there is no reason they could not met their targets on schedule or ahead of time.

In his message to all the NGP provincial implementers, RD Sampulna stressed the marching order of DENR Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje that they should give more emphasis and to prioritize the implementation of the NGP without disregarding the other important programs and projects in the region. 

Chief FRCD and NGP Regional Coordinator Danilo Lorilla disclosed that the program has the following components: site preparation, seedlings production, and; maintenance and protection.  For site preparation, this includes brushing, hole digging, staking and planting activities.  

National Greening Program is among the priority programs of the government aimed to reforest 1.5 Million hectares of barren lands with 1.5 Billion of trees.  NGP further aimed to address food and security; poverty reduction; environmental stability; bio-diversity conservation and climate change mitigation and adaptation.



More News Item


Press Statement of Secretary Roy A. Cimatu



I am pleased, honored and humbled by the vote of the Commission on Appointments confirming my nomination. I am excited about this opportunity to continue serving the public as Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

The challenge for me now is to prove that President Rodrigo Duterte and the honorable members of the CA have made the right decision in placing their trust and confidence in my abilities to lead the DENR towards fulfilling the broad mandate entrusted to it.

The confirmation of my ad interim appointment as DENR Secretary will allow me to continue to institute reforms, and pursue programs and projects that would truly protect the environment and improve people's lives. This gives me enough inspiration to carry out the seemingly gargantuan tasks of protecting the environment and ensuring sustainable use of the country's rich natural resources in the face of climate change and dwindling natural wealth of the nation.

Rest assured that under my watch, the DENR will push for people-centered agenda in pursuit of environmental protection and sustainable development. It is high time that every Filipino, regardless of status in life, should have equal access to the benefits of clean environment and sustainable natural resources. ### 

Photo Releases

Good Climate Change Adaptation Practice. OIC Assistant Regional Director Jesse L. Vego (left) of the Technical Services presents one of the Good Climate Change Adaptation Practice of DENR during the Training Workshop (More...)

For the love of tree growing, thousands of volunteers have climb up the steep mountain of Brgy. Bucari in Leon, Iloilo to join this year’s National Arbor Day 2015.(More...)

Also joining DENR in this endeavor are the PIA, Bureau of Fire, PNP Regional Police Community Relations Division, BIR, DOT, DepEd, Landbank of the Philippines, and the WV Sanitarium.(More...)

The National Greening Program (NGP) implementation in the region has recorded a total of 270,144 individuals joining the government’s greening initiative(More...)

Super typhoon Yolanda taught us all one great lesson: mangroves and beach forests have the power to provide protection to the coastal dwellers..(More...)

"If we are to ensure environmental protection, we must strongly implement environmental laws,” said DENR 6 Regional Director Jim O Sampulna during a recent(More...)

National Greening Program (NGP) focal persons and coordinators from the DENR regional and field offices tackled the status of NGP projects in various provinces(More...)

The DENR apprehended illegally cut lumbers from an old reforestation area in Brgy. Paningayan in Culasi, Antique numbering to 75 pieces of Gmelina with a total volume of 362.7 board feet having an estimated value of P10,881.(More...)

CLONAL NURSERIES produce high quality planting materials which are essential to ensure a successful NGP implementation nationwide.(More...)

The almost mystical Isla Gigantes (right photo) in the northern town of Carles, Iloilo was recently visited by DENR 6 Regional Director Jim O Sampulna (left, left photo) for reconnaissance survey and ground verification.(More...)

This was the gist of the message of DENR 6 Regional Director Jim O Sampulna (left photo) as he presents practical strategies on how to hasten the land accomplishments in terms of Public Land Survey (PLS) and Patent Processing and Issuances (PPI) .(More...)

With the recent environmental issues besetting the country’s premier tourist destination, the island of Boracay, on the perceived severe depletion and degradation of it’s coral reef (More...)

Employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 6 recently attended the Learning Event on Procurement Act(Republic Act 9184) to further enhance their knowledge in matters of procurement of goods and services.(more...)

In celebration of the World Environment Day on June 5, 2015, hundreds of volunteers joined hands to plant mangroves at Brgy. Bantud-Fabrica in Dumangas, Iloilo.(More...)

THE DENR 6 Family Day is an annual event in observance of the agency’s founding anniversary.(More...)

Other Links

  • office-of-the-president

  • official-gazette