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PH AUSTRALIAN AMBASSADOR LED THE TREE PLANTING ACTIVITY AT THE LA MESA WATER RESERVATION AREA

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines HE HK Yu and her husband Fergus Murphy led the tree planting activity at the Mesa Water Reservation area in Lagro, Quezon City on Sunday, 22 January 2023, to celebrate the 2023 Australia Alumni Family Day.

In her speech before the tree planting, Amb. Yu commended the Philippine government for the success of its National Greening Program (NGP). She said she was so excited to be part of the program that she tagged her family along to plant trees. DENR officials joined embassy officials and staff and Australia Global alumni in the activity. A number of DENR officials in attendance were themselves beneficiaries of the scholarship program of the Australian government.

DENR NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION HOSTED THE 2023 AUSTRALIA ALUMNI FAMILY DAY
DENR National Capital Region hosted the celebration of the 2023 Australia Alumni Family Day at the La Mesa Water Reservation area in Quezon City on Sunday, 22 January 2023.
The event was attended by Australian Ambassador to the Philippines, HE HK Yu and her family, Australian Embassy officials and staff, and Australia Global alumni.
They were received by DENR Undersecretary for Finance, Information Systems and Climate Change, Atty. Analiza Rebuelta-Teh; Assistant Secretary for Human Resources, Strategic Communication and Sectoral Initiatives, Dir. Hiro V. Masuda; OIC Director, Environmental Law Enforcement and Protection Service and Ground Commander, Manila Baywalk Dolomite Beach in Concurrent Capacity, Reuel N. Sorilla; Task Force Tayo Ang Kalikasan Executive Director Maria Matilda A. Gaddi; Director for Indigenous Peoples (IP) Concerns, Mindanao and Bangsa Moro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Khalil S. Bayam; and, Foreign Assisted and Special Projects Service Director, Al O. Orolfo.
Engr. Ignacio R. Almira, Jr., Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services, represented the DENR National Capital Region.
The Australia Alumni Family Day was celebrated through a tree-planting activity at the La Mesa Water Reservation area. The participants planted Narra (π˜—π˜΅π˜¦π˜³π˜°π˜€π˜’π˜³π˜±π˜Άπ˜΄ π˜ͺ𝘯π˜₯π˜ͺ𝘀𝘢𝘴) saplings.

SCOUTS OF WEST FAIRVIEW AND NORTH FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL VOLUNTEERED CLEANING THE NURSERY AND ARBORETUM AREA AT THE LA MESA WATER RESERVATION AREA

Young scouts of West Fairview and North Fairview High School in Quezon City do volunteer work cleaning the Nursery and Arboretum area of the DENR National Capital Region at the La Mesa Water Reservation area in Quezon City on Saturday, 21 January 2023.

The scouts were accompanied and guided by their teachers and scoutmasters in the conduct of the activity.

WEST FAIRVIEW AND NORTH FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL CONDUCTED TREE GROWING ACTIVITY AT THE LA MESA WATER RESERVATION AREA

Teachers of West Fairview and North Fairview Highschool in Quezon City join forces to conduct a tree-growing and caring activity at the La Mesa Water Reservation area in Quezon City on Saturday, 21 January 2023.

The activity was coordinated by DENR National Capital Region through the Protected Area Management and Biodiversity Conservation Section (PAMBCS) and Production Forest Management Section (PFMS) of the Conservation and Development Division (CDD), and the Regional Strategic and Communication and Initiatives Group (RSCIG). The teachers helped in removing weeds and other materials obstructing the growth of planted trees in the area and in replanting some seedlings. The activity was conducted in celebration of January as Zero Waste Month.

DENR MINES AND GEOSCIENCES BUREAU TOGETHER WITH DENR NCR PAMBCS CONDUCTED MONTHLY MONITORING OF APUGAN CAVE

DENR Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) personnel accompany Protected Area Management and Biodiversity Conservation Section (PAMBCS) staff in their monthly monitoring of Apugan Cave at the La Mesa Water Reservation area in Quezon City on Thursday, 19 January 2023.

MGB Geologists Ross Dominic Agot and Ruth Madridco assisted the PAMBS in assessing a spot inside the cave that appears to be sinking. Their initial findings revealed a possible sinkhole and advised the PAMBS to secure the area. Apugan cave is a Class II cave under DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2007-04. Caves under this category are those which have sections having hazardous conditions and contain sensitive geological, biological, archeological, cultural, historical, and biological values or high-quality ecosystems. Depending on the conditions, it may be necessary to close sections of these caves seasonally or permanently for safety and conservation purposes. DENR National Capital Region is in charge of protecting, conserving, and developing Apugan, the only known natural cave in Metro Manila.