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DENR National Capital Region through its Regional Strategic Communication and Initiatives Group (RSCIG), conducted a webinar on the State of Manila Bay for the Schools Division Office (SDO) of the Department of Education (DepEd) for Pasay City. The learning activity aims to familiarize SDO officials and YES-O coordinators of the city with the ongoing cleanup and rehabilitation of Manila Bay and on their role, as educators, in the effort.

DepEd is among the 13 agencies directed by the Supreme Court of the Philippines to work together in the rehabilitation of Manila bay in its decision on the case of MMDA, et.al. v. Concerned Residents of Manila Bay (G.R. Nos. 171947-48).

The DENR has been directed by the Supreme Court to fully implement its Operational Plan for the Manila Bay Coastal Strategy (OPMBCS) for the rehabilitation, restoration, and conservation of the Manila Bay and to call regular coordination meetings with concerned government departments and agencies to ensure its successful implementation.

Meanwhile, DepEd has been tasked to “integrate lessons on pollution prevention, waste management, environmental protection, and like subjects in the school curricula of all levels to inculcate in the minds and hearts of students and, through them, their parents and friends, the importance of their duty toward achieving and maintaining a balanced and healthful ecosystem in the Manila Bay and the entire Philippine archipelago.”

Through the learning activity, DENR National Capital Region and SDO Pasay City hope to strengthen their partnership in environmental education and advocacy, and greening activities.

DENR National Capital Region through its Regional Strategic Communication and Initiatives Group (RSCIG), conducted a webinar on State of Manila Bay and Salient Points of R.A. 9003 for the Schools Division Office (SDO) of the Department of Education (DepEd), Marikina City.

The learning activity aims to familiarize SDO officials, particularly its Youth Formation Division (YFD), about the ongoing cleanup and rehabilitation of Manila Bay and the role of DepEd in the effort. The activity was attended by around 120 student leaders, members, and advisers of the Supreme Student Government, Youth for Environment and Schools-Organization (YES-O), and "Gulayan sa Paaralan" organizers for all public high schools in Marikina.

DepEd is among the 13 agencies directed by the Supreme Court of the Philippines to work together in the rehabilitation of Manila bay in its decision on the case of MMDA, et.al. v. Concerned Residents of Manila Bay (G.R. Nos. 171947-48), tasked as it was with integrating “lessons on pollution prevention, waste management, environmental protection, and subjects in the school curricula of all levels to inculcate in the minds and hearts of students and, through them, their parents and friends, the importance of their duty towards achieving and maintaining a balanced and healthful ecosystem of the Manila Bay and the entire Philippine archipelago.”

DENR, on the other hand, has been directed by the Supreme Court to fully implement its Operational Plan for the Manila Bay Coastal Strategy (OPMBCS) for the rehabilitation, restoration, and conservation of the Manila Bay and to call regular coordination meetings with concerned government departments and agencies to ensure its successful implementation.

The learning event is one of the many activities that DENR National Capital Region and SDO Marikina City are planning to work on together in terms of environmental education and advocacy.

People start lining up in the Community PanTREE of DENR National Capital Region for free seedlings of fruit-bearing trees like Atis, Bayabas, Bignay, Guyabano, and Lipote, as well as seedlings of eggplant, tomato, and other vegetables on Thursday, 22 April 2021 at the DENR NCR Technical Services Office, North Avenue, Quezon City.

The project is the regional office's version of the "Community Pantry"—i.e., community-led food booths that allowed people to donate and get food for free. Instead of food, and other goods, DENR National Capital Region is giving away plants to those in need to promote urban greening and backyard gardening to address the issue of food security amidst the pandemic and changing climate.

In her interview with ABS-CBN's Lingkod Kapamilya program on Thursday, 22 April 2021, Regional Executive Director Jacqueline A. Caancan explained that the Community PanTREE project aims to provide seedlings to as many people as possible, hence its slogan "Magtanim ayon sa kakayanan, umani ayon sa pangangailangan." 

Those who live far, however, need not worry as  Director Caancan announced that plans to establish a "rolling Community PanTREE" to take the project to other parts of Metro Manila are one of the considerations of the regional office. "Just as we worry about our health during these times, we also need to worry about the health of Mother Earth—and to restore the earth, we must contribute by doing our part as responsible stewards, such as planting more trees and reduce our ecological footprints", Director Caancan emphasized.

The Community Pan-TREE is open to the public starting today, Earth Day, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Those who are near the area may drop by and avail of the seedlings for free.

DENR National Capital Region through its West Field Office (WFO) and Estero Rangers assigned in the area, conducted a cleanup activity in a portion of Estero de Kabulusan, in Tondo, Manila.

The activity was able to recover 25 sacks of mixed wastes from the estero, a waterway connected to Estero de Vitas. The cleanup is in line with the on-going rehabilitation of Manila Bay. DENR National Capital Region is leading efforts to clean esteros and rivers of Metro Manila in compliance with the continuing Mandamus of the Supreme Court on the cleanup and rehabilitation of Manila Bay.

DENR National Capital Region, through its South Field Office (SFO), retrieved an injured Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) in Maharlika Village, Taguig City.

The raptor was immediately taken to the Wildlife Resource Center in Quezon City for treatment and rehabilitation. According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the conservation status of the bird is Least Concern because of its wide distribution.