Regional Releases

Calamba City, Laguna - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) CALABARZON officially forged partnership with the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Lucena, Quezon through the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement for the declaration of certain parcels of land for the housing sites of government employees and the urban poor in Barangay Ibabang Iyam, Lucena City, Quezon.

On August 11, 2003, then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed Proclamation No. 436 for the location of housing sites. The proclaimed land was an abandoned airfield formerly owned by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

A total area of 11 out of the total 17.6 hectares was allotted as housing site for government employees and the urban poor in the area. A P50.00 per square meter fee was approved pursuant to Resolution No. 004-2004, and later reaffirmed pursuant to Resolution No. 19-019, series of 2022.

“Mula po noong nag umpisa ang proklamasyon, mula sa pormulasyon ng Certificates of Land Allocation (CELA), at ngayon po sa pagpirma natin ng MOA, wala po kayong dapat ipag-alala dahil ang kapirmahan po ngayon ni Mayor ay naumpisahan po ang proseso ng Proclamation 436 mula po sa umpisa”, DENR CALABARZON Regional Executive Director Nilo B. Tamoria promised the beneficiaries.

RED Tamoria was an official of the Housing and Development Council from 2001-2004, and was part of the pre-proclamation until the post proclamation process of Proclamation No. 436.

Donata Veloso, President of the United Landing Urban Poor Association, Inc., expressed her gratitude to the involved parties. “After 19 years ay nagkaroon ng katuparan ang ating mga pangarap na ang ating tinitirahan na lupa ay mapapapunta na po sa bawat isa sa atin.”

The MOA aims to strengthen the partnership between DENR CALABARZON and Lucena LGU for the effective and speedy land disposition for the identified beneficiaries of the housing sites.###

 

The provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon participated in the Nationwide Simultaneous Tree Planting in celebration of the Philippine Environment Month this June.

More than 5,000 seedlings were planted by more than a thousand volunteers coming from various groups, agencies, institutions, and organizations in CALABARZON last June 8, 2022. Details of the tree planting activities facilitated by the Region's PENROs and CENROs are as follows:

PENRO Cavite - 400 seedlings of Cashew, Nangka, Guyabano, Narra, and Molave planted by 180 DENR employees and volunteers at Brgy. Paradahan, Tanza, Cavite

PENRO Laguna – 170 seedlings of Bitaog, Duhat, Kalamansi, Calamandarin, and Bamboo planted by 90 participants in Brgy. Maitim, Bay, Laguna

CENRO Sta. Cruz – 500 seedlings of Narra planted by 81 participants at Brgy. Magsaysay, Siniloan, Laguna

PENRO Batangas and CENRO Calaca – 300 seedlings of Bitaog planted by 80 participants at Brgy. Bucana, Nasugbu, Batangas

CENRO Lipa – 430 seedlings of Busain planted by 53 participants at Brgy. Lagadlarin, Lobo, Batangas

PENRO Rizal and Regional Office - 2,020 seedlings of Narra, Dao, Guyabano, Pili, Kamansi, Kakauate, Lumbang, and Palumaria planted by 201 volunteers at Brgy. Sto Niño, Tanay, Rizal inside Kaliwa River Forest Reserve

PENRO Quezon and CENRO Tayabas – 200 seedlings of Molave planted by 77 participants within Quezon Protected Landscape at Brgy. Silangang Malicboy, Pagbilao, Quezon; 50 seedlings of Narra planted by 15 participants at Brgy. Ibabang Palale, Tayabas City, Quezon

CENRO Real – 150 seedlings of Molave planted by 20 participants at Brgy. Maragondon, Real, Quezon; 200 seedlings of Kamagong, Lipote, and Narra planted by 73 participants at Brgy. Magsaysay, Infanta, Quezon

CENRO Calauag – 300 seedlings of Guyabano planted by 62 participants along Pipisik River, at Brgy. Butaguin, Gumaca, Quezon

CENRO Catanauan – 300 seedlings of Narra and Kalumpit planted by 95 participants along the stream bank of Brgy. Taguin-Candangal, Macalelon, Quezon

Meanwhile, continuous regreening efforts in CALABARZON are being conducted. Graduated National Greening Program sites are also promoted to be adopted by interested groups or organizations through a Memorandum of Agreement under the Tayo Ang Kalikasan Program. For those who would like to conduct a tree planting activity or adopt a graduated NGP site in CALABARZON, you may coordinate with the nearest DENR Office in your area.###

 

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Selected staff from Barangays Vitalez, Tambo, Don Galo and Santo Niño in Parañaque recently participated in a Forum on Environment and Natural Resource (ENR) Technologies conducted by the Toxic and Hazardous Wastes Research, Development and Extension Center (THWRDEC) of the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau, in coordination with the Metropolitan Environmental Office – South. The forum is in preparation for the implementation of the Floating Garden Phytoremediation Technology, a strategy to help improve water quality in tributaries of Manila Bay through the use of pollutant-absorbent species of plants. The forum was held at the covered court of Brgy. Vitalez.

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 6 supported the convergence program called Integrated Sustainable Assistance, Recovery and Advancement Program (ISARAP) by distributing more than half a million in cheques to ENGP People’s Organizations, a total of 291 patents to its identified beneficiaries, and tree seedlings to people who attended the events.
 
DENR 6 Assistant Regional Director for Special Concerns Ivene D. Reyes led the agency in supporting the ISARAP activity during its first leg in Silay City, Negros Occidental last April 8, 2022. A total of Php 619,364.00 in cheques were distributed to three Peoples Organizations under the Enhanced National Greening Program (ENGP) in Negros Occidental, namely: Culipapa Upland Farmers Association (CUFA); Damutan Agro-Forestry Farmers Association (DAFFA); and Binitinan Tree Growers Association (BTGA). ARD Reyes was with PENR Officer Edgardo M. Rostata. Also gracing the event was Secretary Leoncio B. Evasco, Jr., Presidential Adviser on Streamlining of Government Processes. 
 
Moreover, 78 People’s Organizations under the jurisdiction of CENRO Kabankalan have received their signed Letter of Agreements (LOAs) for the implementation of the Enhanced National Greening Program (ENGP) in their respective areas. Meanwhile, 13 POs also received their LOAs for ENGP and one PO received their LOA for a retention fee. 
 
Also in Negros Occidental, a total of 86 patents were distributed to land beneficiaries from Tangub, Bacolod City (18 patents) and Canmoros, Binalbagan (68). 
In Iloilo City’s ISARAP event last April 9, the DENR 6 distributed 100 patents to the following: 50 patents received by the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer (MENRO) of the municipality of Tubungan, Iloilo while the other 50 patents were received by the MENRO of the municipality of Tigbauan, Iloilo. 
 
Also, two (2) Peoples Organizations (POs) under the Forestland Management Project (FMP) received their cheques with a total amount of Php 303,000.00, namely: the Asosasyon sang Manugproteher sang Kabukiran sa Lambunao-AMAKAN in Lambunao, Iloilo (Php 164,000.00), and Aglobong Upland Farmers Association, Inc., AGUFA in Janiuay, Iloilo (139,000.00). 
 
The DENR 6 had also entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with Katilingban sang Pumuluyo nga Naga-atipan sang Watershed sa Maasin (KAPAWA-Maasin) as represented by PO President Rubenie Castellanes for the implementation of Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). Participants during the ISARAP event that was held at the Iloilo Sports Complex also availed of tree seedling with the Provincial ENR Office (PENRO) Iloilo distributing a total of 200 seedlings of Bugnay, Molave, Philippine Ash and Banilad, and also various IEC materials. With ARD Reyes were Iloilo PENR Officer Salvador “Jun” Manglinong, Jr. and CENR Officers (CENROs) Vicente T. Mellizas, Jr. of CENRO Guimbal, Glenn S. Del Norte of CENRO Barotac Nuevo, and Rene G. Abordo of CENRO Sara.
 
In the province of Aklan, ARD Reyes once again led the ISARAP activity in April 11, 2022 with Aklan PENR Officer Merlene B. Aborka and distributed a total of 105 patents to land beneficiaries. The event was held at the ABL Sports and Cultural Complex in Kalibo, Aklan. 
 
“Our ENGP and patent issuances are just two of the many programs we are implementing in the Department which directly aid people in the communities. These programs not only respond to their needs in times of disasters or emergencies but are crucial in supporting their day to day needs,” said DENR 6 Regional Executive Director Livino B. Duran.
 
Beneficiaries of the ENGP and recipients of patent issuance can attest to the many benefits that were provided to them for many years now. With ISARAP, the DENR 6 is being proactively involved in the convergence program implemented and monitored by the Office of the President./DENR 6