Provincial Strategic Planning Workshop for FY 2016 NGP & Forest Protection Program.

Held at Miko's Brew, Apokon, Tagum City on January 21, 2016.

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The Workshop was attended by the OIC, PENR Officer Pablito M. Ofrecia, CENR Officer of CENRO Maco Martiniano G. Rotol, OIC, CENR Officer of CENRO Monkayo Elma A. Cortez, Division Chiefs and other Technical and Management Staff.



NGP People's Organization (PO) Summit 

Held at PENRO Nabunturan office on January 27, 2016.

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The activity was attended by the OIC, PENR Officer Pablito M. Ofrecia, CENR Officer of CENRO Maco Martiniano G. Rotol, OIC, CENR Officer of CENRO Monkayo Elma A. Cortez, Chief- Technical Services Division, Anita M. Antolin, Technical Section Chiefs and People Organizations representatives from different municipalities.





Environmental Warriors’ ideas laid through paper and lens

11-22 makakalikhasan contest winners

As the DENR XI believes in the power of youth’s profound and innovative ideas in matters of environmental protection, it once again conducted the “MakakaLIKHAsan” an Essay and Photo Contest. It is a two-day annual event that aims to earn the active participation and engagement of young environmental warriors through their piece of writing and photo material.

The essay writing revolves in the theme “One Planet. One Nation: Sustaining Green Actions for a Safer Climate.” to which, the New Corella National High School bagged the top place.

Its writer, Mary Chris D. Agarma, states in her piece entitled “Code Green: Diagnosing the Vital Signs of the Earth” that “we [people] are the leukocytes of the Earth and must work hand in hand as a nation and as a planet to protect the only home we have. The earth has long been diagnosed of a severe disease. Like treating chronic illness, necessary measures must be applied.” Strict implementation of environmental laws, reforestation and to look for other sources of renewable energy to not exhaust biofuel are among the writer’s recommendations.

The champion ended her piece with a diagnosis that the earth is “severely destructed, in need of immediate attention, care and restoration.”

For the photo contest, the Ateneo de Davao University which held the championship for two (2) consecutive years has once again bagged the top place. For this year, its entry was photographed by Anton Miguel Balagot with an engraved caption “Carbon Sequestration: A Quest for Life.”

Congratulations to all the participants- our young and creative environmental warriors and to their supportive coaches!

The DENR XI is looking forward to having you again.