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DENR NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION INSPECTION OF NATIONAL GREENING PROGRAM IN QUEZON CITY

DENR National Capital Region Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services, Engr. Ignacio R. Almira, Jr., led the inspection of National Greening Project (NGP) sites in District 5, Quezon City on Thursday, 12 May 2022. Engr. Almira was accompanied by NGP Focal and Production Forest Management Section (PFMS) chief, Forester Arturo G. Calderon, PFMS staff Foresters Benedicto C. Paguyo, and Gabriel D. de Guzman. Under the project, the regional office planted indigenous and native tree species along roads and open spaces.

DENR MEO WEST CLEANUP ACTIVITY IN ESTERO DE PROVISOR

DENR Metropolitan Environmental Office-West led a cleanup of Estero de Provisor in Barangay 661, Ermita, Manila on Thursday, 05 May 2022. They were joined by Estero Rangers assigned to the area and, together, removed a total of 532 sacks of water hyacinths and trash from the waterway. Estero de Provisor, along with adjacent Estero de Balete and Estero de Tanque, drains water to Manila Bay via the Pasig River. The cleanup was conducted in support of the ongoing implementation of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program.

DENR MEO EAST CONDUCTED LEARNING EVENTS ON RA 9003

The DENR Metropolitan Environmental Office-East held four (4) face-to-face learning events this April. Forester Florencio Diwa Jr., MEO-East Senior Environmental Management Specialist, along with IO Mark G. Izon, RPO II Karl Boquiron, and Dennis Bueno, discussed the salient points of Republic Act 9003 or Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 to residents of Barangays Roxas (April 13), Sauyo (April 19), and Batasan Hills (April 26) in Quezon City, as well as Barangay Fortune (April 22) in Marikina City. The learning events were conducted in support of the ongoing cleanup and rehabilitation of Manila Bay.

DENR NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION AND SCHOOLS DIVISION OFFICE OF VALENZUELA CITY SIGNS MOA ON URBAN GREENING
DENR National Capital Region OIC Assistant Regional Director for Management Services Manuel T. Escasura and Schools Division Office (SDO) of Valenzuela City School Division Superintendent Dr. Meliton P. Zubrano signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on Urban Greening on 27 April 2022 via videoconferencing app.
 
According to ARD Escasura, the partnership on the Urban Greenings is very important for the regional office as Metro Manila is known as a ‘concrete jungle’. He said the thrust of the regional office, in conjunction with the 10 priority programs of DENR, is to improve and increase green spaces in the region to make its cities and municipality climate-resilient and environmentally healthy.
 
Under the agreement, DENR National Capital Region will help SDO Valenzuela establish and maintain a garden in the schools under its office. The regional office will supply seedlings and assist school administrators in planting a variety of ornamental, vegetable, and fruit-bearing trees in their area. Also, as part of its environmental education program, the said SDO will organize a series of webinars for its teachers and students, especially those part of environment-related organizations.
 
Dr. Baltazar M. Gayem, Chief Education Supervisor, School Governance and Operations Division of SDO Valenzuela, Engr. Ignacio R. Almira, Jr., Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services of DENR National Capital Region, stood as witness to the ceremonial signing facilitated by the Regional Strategic Communication and Initiatives Group (RSCIG).

DENR NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION CLEANUP ACTIVITY AT BASECO

DENR National Capital Region teamed up with DENR Metropolitan Environmental Office-West in removing piles of solid wastes off the shores of Baseco (Barangay 649) in Port Area, Manila on Wednesday, 27 April 2022. The activity resulted in the recovery of 150 sacks of assorted garbage. Baseco is a priority cleanup and rehabilitation area of DENR National Capital Region.