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.


DENR creates Provincial Task Force Naboc River

denr creates provincial task force naboc riverSecretary Roy A. Cimatu of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources recently created the Provincial Task Force Naboc River (PTFNR) through Special Order 2018-593 to address the environmental problems brought about by mining and illegal forest-related activities within Diwalwal Mineral Reservation Area (DMRA).

PTFNR, which is the counterpart of the National Task Force Diwalwal, is being chaired by the DENR-Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) of Compostela Valley Province and is co-chaired by the Governor of Comval Province, Commanding Officer of the 25th IB and the Provincial Director of the Philippine National Police. Members are composed of representatives from the different government agencies, LGUs, miners groups, academe, environmental CSO and irrigators association.


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