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DENR CENRO Culasi Inks LOA o ENGP Partnerships

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After a two-year gap, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 6- Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Culasi marks a milestone through the signing of a Letter of Agreement (LOA) for the implementation of the Enhanced National Greening Program (ENGP) within their area of jurisdiction, with the Comprehensive Site Development spanning 208 hectares.

The signing ceremony was held on January 31, 2024 at DENR CENRO Culasi, Poblacion, Culasi, Antique. Present were the CENRO Culasi officials headed by OIC- CENR Officer For. Rhodel L. Lababit and representatives of seven  identified People’s Organizations (POs) namely; Mayabay Integrated Social Forestry and Farmers Association Inc., Idao Integrated Social Forestry Association, Codiong Inyawan Green
Forest Association Inc., Abiera Development Association, So. Orag Community Workers Association, Pandan Communal Irrigations Association, and Idiacacan Calabanog Planters Association.

Under the Enhanced National Greening Program, DENR CENRO Culasi aims to address environmental challenges, promote biodiversity, livelihood opportunities for upland communities and combat climate change through widespread tree planting and sustainable forest management practices.

The collaborative effort of the stakeholders reflects a shared commitment to environmental conservation and reforestation, aligning with the nation’s broader sustainability goals.

“DENR 6 and its field offices will continue to engage and empower our local communities through initiatives such as the ENGP. Not only to we restore and increase our forest cover, but people are also given the chance to earn a living,” Regional Executive Director Livino B. Duran said.

Forester Lababit also expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “This LOA signing is a testament to our shared dedication to the environment. Through the ENGP, we aim to make a lasting impact on the environment and empower local communities to be stewards of their natural heritage.”/DENR6

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