DENR-CENRO Cadiz urges politicians to spare trees from campaign materials

March 12, 2010 11:38 pm 

BACOLOD CITY, March 12 – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR) through its Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) in Cadiz recently launched a campaign urging politicians to spare trees and other plants from their campaign materials.

This office has come up with a number of streamers saying “Spare the trees from politics" which can now be found hanging at strategic locations in the city.

“This office is inviting the public and also candidates running for public office to actively participate in the campaign in protecting and conserving our trees,” the DENR-CENRO said.

Republic Act No. 3571 “prohibits the cutting, destroying or injuring of plants or growing trees, flowering plants and shrubs of plants of scenic value along public roads, in plazas, parks, school premises or in any public grounds while Presidential Decree No. 953 “requires the planting of trees in certain places and penalizing unauthorized cutting, destruction, damaging and injuring of certain trees, plants and vegetation".

Meanwhile an orientation seminar on environmental laws was conducted by DENR, CENRO Cadiz City at Sub–CENRO Office in San Carlos City.

It was participated in by the personnel of 6th Regional Public Safety and Management Battalion, 2nd Company based in Sitio Maloloy-on, Barangay Punao, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental headed by Police Inspector Roman B. Salazar, Jr. The seminar focused on the salient provisions of P.D. 705 (The Revised Forestry Code of the Philippine) and other related forestry laws, Rules and regulation. The Wildlife Act and Gender and Development (GAD) were also discussed in the seminar.

The main objective of the seminar was to enhance the knowledge of the participants as partners of the office in the implementation of these laws in order to curb down or prevent the incidents of violation and for them to be able to understand their roles in the implementation of said laws. Lecturers were Forester Dante E. Espinosa, Forester Zosimo L. Cadena and GAD Focal Person Jimma V. Gadeja. (PNA)

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