Department Of Environment And Natural Resources Matrayumpo Na Naisagibo An Mga Aktibidad Para Sa Pagselebrar Kan Earth Day

Pano nin   kaogmahan asin  excitement an nagin celebrasyon kan  earth day nin huli sa matrayumpo na biodiversity challege, kite flying, boodle fight asin enviro rock concert  na isinagibo sa probinsya nin Masbate sa bilog na aldaw kan Abril 22, 2015.

Alas singko nin aga, nagtiripon sa starting line sa PENRO Masbate  an  biente otso [28] na teams hale sa manlaen laen na sector para sa Fourth Biodiversity Challenge: Watershed Eco Trail-Think, Run, Execute and Enjoy. Dae nagin hulang an pagbulos nin uran  ngani na matrayumpo na makumpleto kan lambang participanting team  an mga agyat siring sa mangrove propagule planting, pagbanwit nin sira, pagkamada  nin banhi, potting, pagtulay sa lubid (monkey bridge), pagbalyo nin salog gamit an balsa, bull whipping asin iba pa. Sa pag agi sa mga agyat pisikal, labi sa 23 kilometros na paburukodan asin pahiridalian an nalagpasan kan mga partisipantes. Early finishers asin  deklarado na champion sa kompetisyon an team kan Dr. Emilio B. Espinosa  Sr. Memorial State College of Agriculture  and Technology (DEBESMSCAT), kinse minutos an distansya sa 2nd placer na Brotherhood of Ticao Island asin nakua man kan Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) team 1 an third place.

Ala una nin hapon, matapos na matrayumpo na nag-arabutan  an mga participantes kan biodiversity challege, maogma na nagkasarabay an gabos  sa “boodle fight”  na pigpreparar kan mga participating agencies  tampok an mga masisiram na  pagkaon  siring sa seafoods asin native dishes  kan Masbate sa Mangrovetum Brgy Nursery, Masbate City.

Alas dos nin hapon,isinagibo man an kite flying para sa malinig na hangin kun saen napano nin mga makokolor asin man iba ibang desenyo nin buradol  an kalangitan.

Sa banggi kan earth day celebration, magkapanabayan na isinagibo an awarding ceremony asin Enviro Rock Concert sa Magallanes Colliseum sa syudad kan Masbate. Pormal na pigresibe kan winning teams  sa biodiversity challege  an saindang mga premyo asin sertipiko, an team kan (DEBESMSCAT) nakaresibe nin 20k bilang first prize, 15k an nakua kan Brotherhood Ticao Island  bilang second prize asin 10k man an naresibe kan Masbate Fire Protection Team One bilang third prize. Nag paabot man nin pagmakulog asin pangapudan para sa pangataman kan  kapalibutan an mga performers  sa Enviro Rock Concert sa paagi nin  musika  asin slideshows.

Sa mensahe ni DENR Regional Director Gilbert C. Gonzales, pinasalamatan kaini an  mga kapartner kan ahensya sa pagkonducta kan earth day celebration siring sa LGU kan Masbate, rodeonet, media partners, organizers,mga business establishment siring sa jollibee  asin iba pa. Dagdag pa kaini, magigin sarung signature event na kan Masbate an biodiversity challenge asin ini magigin sarung national event sa mga masunod na taon. May kinaaraman man sa selebrasyon kan  earth day,  nangapodan man si Regional Director Gonzales sa gabos na bikolano  na makiaram asin magbukas nin kaisipan sa pagprotehir sa kapalibutan o kinab an urog na an Rehiyon V  an pigsasabing vulnerable sa pig-aandaman na epekto kan climate change.

Broadcast Release: April 28, 2015

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has assured the public that it is doing its best to tackle air pollution and solid waste problems, consistent with President Rodrigo Duterte's "pro-environment and pro-people" agenda.

 

DENR Undersecretary for Policy, Planning and International Affairs Jonas Leones said that while the department had already put in place clear policies to address those two major environmental issues, a more concrete and decisive measures can be expected under the leadership of Secretary Roy A. Cimatu.

 

Soon after he was appointed by President Duterte to the DENR last May, Cimatu, a former Armed Forces chief, promised that full and strict implementation of laws on clean air, clean water and solid waste management will be on top of his priorities.

 

Prior to Cimatu's appointment, Leones noted that the DENR already finished installing several air quality monitoring stations, which are capable of measuring air pollutants, all over the country.

 

"The DENR's Environmental Management Bureau is now equipped with air monitoring equipment and a laboratory capable of detecting and analyzing toxic gas emissions, such as dioxins and furans," Leones said.

 

Dioxins and furans are environmental pollutants that have highly toxic potential.  Dioxins are largely by products of industrial processes and are tagged as unwanted by-products of manufacturing processes usually involving combustion. 

 

Solid and hospital wastes are often worst sources of dioxin released to the environment due to their incomplete burning.

 

At the same time, Leones said the DENR has been actively implementing its waste to energy (WTE) policy.

 

In fact, he said the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) issued last year the guidelines governing the establishment and operation of WTE technologies for municipal solid wastes, as contained in NSWMC Resolution No. 669.

 

The guidelines stipulate compliance with Presidential Decree No. 1586 or the Environmental Impact Statement System Law; Republic Act No. 8749 or the Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999; RA 9275 or the Clean Water Act; RA 6969 or the Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Wastes Act; and RA 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.

 

"Given the provisions of these laws, we can expect that all bases are covered in terms of solid waste management," Leones said.

 

To enable the country comply with global emissions standards, Leones said the DENR undertakes a technical cooperation project with the Japanese government on the use of advanced WTE technologies, through thermal processes that eliminate incinerators. The cities of Quezon, Cebu and Davao have been chosen as pilot sites for the project.

 

According to Leones, the DENR has also taken strides in going after local government units (LGUs), which are remiss in their duty to enforce RA 9003.

 

"We have already filed with the Office of the Ombudsman cases against 50 LGUs and evaluated 100 others for their failure to implement RA 9003," he said.

 

RA 9003 specifically mandates all, especially the local government units (LGUs), to adopt a systematic, comprehensive and ecological solid waste management program that would ensure the protection of public health and environment.

It directs LGUs to utilize environmentally sound methods; set targets and guidelines for solid waste avoidance and reduction; and ensure proper segregation, collection, transport and storage of solid waste; among others. 

Leones also mentioned the firm stand taken by the DENR on the return of Canada's waste shipments, which were rotting in Manila's ports.

This led the Manila regional trial court to order the return what remains of the 50 container vans of mixed garbage from Canada at the cost of the importer. Canada eventually agreed to accept the waste. 

As an offshoot of the Canadian waste issue, the DENR, the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Bureau of Customs have agreed to intensify collaboration and improve regulations against imported waste to prevent a repeat of the incident. ###

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