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UPDATES ON CY 2015 MAJOR PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS

A. National Greening Program

      The National Greening Program (NGP) is a massive forest rehabilitation program of the government established by virtue of Executive Order No. 26 issued on Feb. 24, 2011 by President Benigno S. Aquino III. It seeks to grow 1.5 billion trees in 1.5 million hectares nationwide within a period of six years, from 2011 to 2016.

      Aside from being a reforestation initiative, the NGP is also seen as a climate change mitigation strategy as it seeks to enhance the country’s forest stock to absorb carbon dioxide, which is largely blamed for global warming. It is also designed to reduce poverty, providing alternative livelihood activities for marginalized upland and lowland households relating to seedling production and care and maintenance of newly-planted trees.

     For the PENRO Samar's part, we have already planted 4,009 hectares and 2,517,160 seedlings this 2015 for the NGP Regular Project; 2,350 hectares and 1,314,500 seedlings for the Barangay Forestry Program; and for the Mangrove and Beach Forest Development Project: 1,540 hectares and 3,850,500 propagules (as of September 2015). Numerous jobs has been created by the effort involved in hauling of seedlings, plantation activities and maintenance and protection activities helping alleviate the woes of one of the poorest provinces in the country. Overall, the NGP is a one-shot solution to the numerous problems plaguing the province and the country as a whole.

     To know more about NGP, click here.


B. Cadastral Survey, Land Management and Disposition

     The Cadastral Survey Program in the country started way back in 1913, with the enactment of Commonwealth Act No. 2259, otherwise known as the Cadastral Act. But through the years, the project has not been given enough resources for its implementation.

     In 1992, with the passage of Republic Act No. 7160, also known as the Local Government Code of 1991, the functions to conduct cadastral survey, lot survey, and isolated and special surveys were among the functions of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) that were devolved to the local government units (LGUs).

     Ten years later, in 2012, it was found out that not a single municipality had completed its cadastral survey due to lack of manpower and financial resources. This prompted the DENR, through DENR Administrative Order No. 2001-23, to get back from the LGUs the devolved functions to execute, supervise and manage land surveys.

      Most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Cadastral Survey

     For more information on land projects, click here.


     In order to spur economic growth and productivity of idle land, the DENR is issuing Free Patents on residential land covers untitled residential lands in public alienable and disposable lands that are zoned by LGUs as residential areas, including town sites, public schools, municipal halls, public plazas or parks, delisted and abandoned military camps or reservations.

     Any Filipino citizen who is an actual occupant of a residential land for at least 10 years may apply for a free patent.

     For PENRO Samar's part we already processed and issued 642 residential lots, 380 agricultural lots and 9 special patents for CY 2015 as of October 2015.

For more information on Free Patent Application, click here.

C. Forest Protection and Anti-Illegal Logging

       Several confiscations of charcoal and lumber was conducted this year as shown in the picture below:

 


D. Protected Areas and Biodiversity Conservation

 

E. Good Governance and Anti-Corruption

 

 

News

Cimatu calls for solidarity in protecting the environment as he takes over DENR

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"We're all in this together."

Thus said newly installed Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu as he called for solidarity in protecting the country's environment and natural resources during the turnover ceremony held at the DENR central office in Quezon City on Wednesday.

Cimatu, the 16th DENR Secretary since the agency was reorganized in 1987, said environmental protection requires teamwork among those in the DENR, various stakeholders and the general public. Read more...

Photo Releases

DENR Secretary Gina Lopez leads employees of DENR region 8 in an oath to take care of the environment and be better stewards of the earth. Employees also committed to work for integrity, public service, and common good. The oath of commitment was made by the employees during the visit of Secretary Lopez to DENR regional office on January 16, 2016.

DENR 8 Regional Director Leonardo Sibbaluca presents the region’s central nursery and the 12-hectare Leyte Gulf Mangrove Rehabilitation Project site at Brgy. Anibong, Tacloban City to Green Climate Fund (GCF) Director Javier Manazares (seated, 3rd from left) and Demetrio Innocenti (seated, 4th from left). The project implemented in 2014 in the hardest hit provinces of Leyte, Samar, and Eastern Samar by Typhoon Yolanda envisions to restore the lush mangroves in said areas, emphasizing on the crucial role these mangroves play in protecting the coastline, preventing coastal erosion, serving as buffer for tidal currents and storm driven waves, and mitigating the unavoidable impacts of climate change. GCF visited the area for an ocular inspection in response to the request of Secretary Lopez for financial assistance in support to the department’s programs and projects on climate change mitigation and adaptation. Also in photo are (seated L-R) ERDB Director Henry Adornado, ASec Junie Hernandez, Assistant Secretary Evelyn Cruzada of the Performance and Projects Management Office, office of the Cabinet Secretary.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in region 8 recognizes the important role played by indigenous communities in the protection and preservation of the region’s protected areas. In photo is the Mamanwa Indigenous Community in Burauen, Leyte joining this year’s Mahagnao Volcano Natural Park Outdoor Festival held on February 3, coinciding with the declaration of MVNP as a protected area under the National Integrated Protected Area System (NIPAS) Act. The event intends to showcase the natural park as a home to various species of flora and fauna including the Philippine Eagle, and promote the preservation of the rich biodiversity in the area. 

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