DENR 6 NGP attains 100% delivery rate in BUB scheme

 

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Region 6, the government agency that oversees the implementation of the Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB) Program, has recently awarded the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 6 the High Delivery Rate (100%) for its BuB implementation of the National Greening Program.

This recognizes the efforts of the DENR 6 being an active agency that implements the BuB from CY 2013-2016.

BuB is a program wherein the community and the local government units are working together in identifying projects based on their needs to be implemented in their area to suppress poverty. The proposed projects are then incorporated into the implementing national government agencies’ proposed budgets which are submitted to Congress for approval.

The DENR 6 National Greening Program, as the enrolled menu program of the department, was able to implement six (6) BUB projects covering an area of 289 hectares with 517,674 seedlings with a corresponding budget of Php 8,062,000.00 for CY 2016.

These projects are located in the municipalities of Nabas, Aklan (60 ha w/ 94,820 seedlings); Patnongon, Antique (25 ha w/ 39,236 seedlings); Pontevedra, Capiz (49 ha w/ 98,000 seedlings) & Roxas, Capiz (27 ha w/ 54,000 seedlings); Lambunao, Iloilo (73 ha w/ 12,618 seedlings) and Zarraga, Iloilo (55 ha w/ 110,000 seedlings).

The 289 hectares were fully planted with mangrove, coffee, timber and other fruit trees by concerned Local Government Units (LGUs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), People’s Organization (POs) and communities as partners in the BuB implementation.

“We are very grateful that our efforts have been rewarded. This will serve as an inspiration for the department to work harder and to sustain the momentum this 2017 and upcoming years. We also appreciate the efforts that our partners in the program have given.” said Regional Director Jim O Sampulna.

 

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DENR 6 conducts activities for World Wetlands Day 2019

 

In celebration of World Wetlands Day, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 6 through its Conservation and Development Division (CDD) conducted a Bird Watching Activity in Barangay Tubigan, Zarraga, Iloilo last February 02, 2019.

The DENR CDD prepared the needed equipment including binoculars and telescopes for the students of Zarraga National High School to closely spot the birds. The students enjoyed the environment and were amazed seeing hosts of different species of migratory birds hovering and wading along the area.

Migratory birds sighted in the area were Black winged-stilt, Egrets, Heron and Moorhen.

After the Bird Watching Activity, the CDD team conducted a lecturette on climate change and the importance of wetlands. It was followed by a Poster and Slogan Making contest among students to showcase their creativity and skills. Also, an Environmental Photo exhibit was installed by the Regional Public Affairs Office (RPAO) for the students, showcasing climate change and birds found in wetlands.

“Wetlands and Climate Chang’ is the theme of the World Wetlands Day 2019. The theme demonstrate the important of wetlands  to mitigate the impacts of climate change and have a sustainable environment. It also has a sub-theme which states: “We are not powerless against climate change. Stop Draining Wetlands.

The activities aim to teach the youth to protect and appreciate wetlands in our ecosystem as they play a critical part in our natural environment for protecting our shores, reducing of floods, absorbing pollutants, improving water quality and serving as habitat for animals.

The Regional Executive Director (RED) Francisco E. Milla Jr. was happy to note that the birds seen in Brgy. Tubigan signify that there are abundant food and a comfortable climate for the migratory birds. Moreover, the DENR is hoping to continuously maintain our wetlands ecosystem for its valuable contribution in fighting the effects of climate change.

Scaling-up of coastal and marine ecosystem and clean water project are anchored on the ten (10) priority programs of DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu.

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From left: PENR Officer Edgardo M. Rostata; Mayor Alfredo Marañon, III; Vice Mayor Narciso S. Javelosa, Jr.; and CENR Officer Rally Cagayanan signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) during the turn-over of the tour guiding equipment given to Suyac Island Eco-Park Tourist Attendant Association (SIETAAS) and Molocaboc Island Reef Rangers Association (MIRRA) as beneficiaries of Sagay Marine Reserve./DENR 6–PENRO Negros Occidental.(More...)

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The DENR region 6 warmly welcomes the new Regional Executive Director in the person of Francisco E. Milla, Jr., formerly assigned as National Task Force - Boracay’s Ground Commander.
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