Month of the Ocean: “STAND UP, SAVE OUR REEFS”

 The Month of the Ocean (MOO) is celebrated annually in the Philippines during the month of May. This year marks the 16th year the country is celebrating the “Month of the Ocean” (MOO). By virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 57 issued in 1999, the month of May was declared as the MOO. Activities to be conducted in observance of the MOO aims to highlight the importance and significance of conservation, protection, and sustainable management of Philippine coastal and marine resources.

Pres. Proc. No. 75 mandates the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Department of Agriculture through the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) to spearhead the activities of MOO in collaboration with the different sectors of the society.

This year’s theme, "STAND UP, SAVE OUR REEFS" emphasizes the cause and effect relationship of our actions towards the environment and the ecosystem services and goods that the oceans provide to create a flourishing community. In light of the current issues in our coral reefs, we are also highlighting the need to make a stand and save our front line barriers against coastal calamities.

This year the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – National Capital Region (DENR-NCR) though its Conservation and Development Division is set to conduct activities to promote ocean conservation and marine resource sustainability as well as increase the appreciation and understanding of the public about DENR’s programs and projects especially on the coastal and marine environment.

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Panunumpa ng Kawani ng Gobyerno

 

 

 

 Ako’y kawani ng gobyerno,

Tungkulin ko ang maglingkod ng tapat at mahusay

Dahil dito,

Ako’y papasok ng maaga at magtatrabaho nang lampas

Sa takdang oras, kung kinakailangan;

Magsisilbi nang magalang at mabilis sa lahat ng nangangailangan;

Pangangalagaan ko ang mga gamit, kasangkapan at iba

Pang pag-aari ng pamahalaan;

Magiging pantay at makatarungan ang pakikitungo ko sa

Lumalapit sa aming tanggapan;

At sa panahong ito;

Ako at ang aking kapwa kawani ay kailangan tungo sa isang

Maunlad, masagana at mapayapang Pilipinas

Sa harap ninyong lahat, ako’y taos pusong nanunumpa.

 

Magsasalita ako laban sa katiwalian at pagsasamantala;

Hindi ko gagamitin ang aking panunungkulan

Sa sarili kong kapakanan

Hindi ako hihingi o tatanggap ng suhol;

 

Sisikapin kong madagdagan ang aking talino at kakayahan

Upang ang antas ng paglilingkod sa bayan ay patuloy na maitaas;

Sapagka’t ako’y isang kawani ng gobyerno ay tungkulin ko

Ang maglingkod ng tapat at mahusay sa bayan ko

 

NEWS

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May 4, 2019

LOOK: DENR National Capital Region and Bureau of Customs personnel successfully stopped another wildlife smuggling attempt at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) earlier today (05 May 2019).

Found concealed inside a DHL package bound for Malaysia is a live snake measuring approximately 1 meter long. Authorities are now investigating the issue said to involve a certain Ian Cruz (shipper) of Quiapo, Manila and Kishur Paul (consignee) of Selangor, Malaysia.

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