DENR 6 conducts CSO consultation

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 6 recently conducted a Consultation Conference among the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on the programs and projects implemented by the Department.

How the projects and programs impact on the lives of people at the grassroots and how they perceive them are gauged through this CSO Consultation Conference.

DENR 6 stakeholders – people in the community who are involved in one of the DENR programs or projects, members of  Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and the private sector were invited in evaluating the effectivity of DENR programs and projects. Results of the consultation will be forwarded by the National Development Economic Authority (NEDA) to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). From the results, the DBM will evaluate the budgetary needs of DENR 6 for its FY 2020 Investment Program and Budget Proposals.

“We do not expect your praises rather, we gladly welcome even negative comments so that we can better improve the delivery of our services. Rest assured that all your inputs in this consultation conference shall be given the proper solutions,” said ARD Jesse L. Vego of the Management Services.

ARD Vego, chaired the consultation in behalf of Regional Executive Director (RED) Francisco E. Milla, Jr., along with NEDA Resource Speakers.

Together with the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) and Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), the DENR conducted the CSO Consultation Conference at the Activity Center.

Under the helm of DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, who himself is an advocate of good governance, wanted DENR to work hard for the people and the environment. His ten-point agenda, namely: 1. Clean Air; 2. Clean Water; 3. Solid Waste Management; 4. Geohazard, Ground Water Assessment and Responsible Mining; 5. National Greening Program; 6. Intensified Forest Protection and Anti-Illegal Logging; 7. Enhanced Biodiversity Conservation; 8. Scaling up of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems; 9. Improved Land Administration and Management; and 10. Manila Bay Clean Up, were all focused to achieving DENR’s mandate as a primary agency responsible for the country’s environment and natural resources to protect, conserve and sustainably manage./DENR 6

 

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DENR Sec Cimatu pushes for Panay as PH Bamboo Capital

            Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu strengthens the implementation of the Enhanced National Greening Program (E-NGP) by targeting 13,050 hectares to be planted with bamboos in Panay Island. He pushed for it to become the country’s ‘Bamboo Capital’ and this is one of his marching orders during his traditional New Year’s Call held at the Department Environment Natural Resources (DENR) Central Office in Quezon City.

          Bamboos help mitigate the effects of climate change as it can absorb 12 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per hectare each year, improving the quality of air in the country and help cool the temperature. It also has an extensive root system maintaining soil stability that intercepts rain preventing soil erosion and flashfloods that may occur during heavy rain and typhoons.

          During the New Year’s Call, Secretary Cimatu stressed the need to strictly enforce forest protection thereby increasing forest cover without losing the lives of our rangers. Illegal loggers should be punished according to the law thus, it should also be enforced, he pointed out.

          On the other hand, other programs were also given focus by Sec. Cimatu, especially on the region’s patents issuance that has now more than 4,000 hectares target on agricultural and residential patents.

          In this new decade, hopefulness and optimism springs to combat the environmental dilemmas happening in the country. The DENR also pursues its goals to implement and mandate environmental laws, programs and sustain rehabilitations by improving air quality based on the Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999 which mandates to control emission of hazardous, poisonous gases, and other air pollutants. The open burning must also be discouraged and make polluters pay through penalties, addressing solid waste problems through the implementation of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 and programs that ensures protection of public health and environment by proper waste segregation, waste reduction and adaptation of zero-waste lifestyle, thereby also protecting the country’s water bodies from pollution and strategizing to protect water quality through Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004.

          Meanwhile, the government through the efforts of the DENR along with other national government agencies sustain the rehabilitation of Boracay and Manila Bay. Secretary Cimatu orders official and employees of the Department to conduct daily clean-up in the Manila Baywalk area and Baseco beach during the ongoing rehabilitation of Manila Bay.

 

          “With all these plans, Secretary Cimatu is calling on each one of us to be proactive and seriously take by heart the Department’s mandate to responsibly take care of our environment and natural resources,” said Regional Executive Director Francisco E. Milla, Jr.

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