DENR-XI celebrates Women’s Month 2018

“We press release - denr-xi celebrates womens month 2018 resizedMake Change Work for Women” is this year’s theme for Women’s Month. This said theme, which shall be used from 2017 to 2022, highlights the empowerment of women as active contributors to the claimholders of development of which in pursuit of development, it is anchored on the commitment of “Malasakit at Pagbabago” or True Compassion and Real Change.

It also emphasizes that women should be active drivers in bringing about positive changes which can be made possible by empowering women and enabling them to engage with other development stakeholders.

Aside from promoting environmental protection, management and conservation, Department of Environment and Natural Resources also promotes gender equality and women empowerment through its various Programs and Projects.

During DENR Region XI’s Women’s Month Opening Program held at the regional office, Assistant Regional Director for Management Services and Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Person Atty. Ma. Mercedes V. Dumagan highlighted the legal bases for the annual celebration such as: PROCLAMATION NO. 224 s. 1988 declaring the 1st week of March each year as Women’s Week and March 8 as Women’s Rights and International peace Day; PROCLAMATION NO. 227 s. 1988 providing for the observance of the Month of March as Women’s Role in History Month; and REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6949 s. 1990 declaring March 8 of every year as National Women’s Day.

Moreover, Dumagan also enumerated DENR-XI’s line-up of activities for March such as the participation of the Department on the annual Women’s Parade on March 8, GAD Essay-writing Contest for DENR employees on March 23, GAD Bazar on March 27-28 and Women’s Month Culmination Program on March 28, among others.


3 Foreigners Arrested for Illegal Possession of Endangered Tree Species

Three5-17 press release - 3 foreigners arrested for illegal possession of endangered tree species resized foreigners were arrested last week by the joint team of National Bureau of Investigations (NBI), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers in a hotel here in Davao City for illegal possession of endangered tree species. 
A Cambodian national and two other Malaysian nationals were caught by surprise when operatives from the NBI XI and officials from DENR XI and BI XI came to their hotel room last May 10, 2018. The three were arrested for violation of Section 77 of Presidential Decree 705 as amended by Executive Order No. 277, and Executive Order No. 23 or the Moratorium in the Cutting of Natural Grown Tree Species. 

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