Cops as environment protectors pushed

WITH June celebrated annually as the Philippine Environment Month, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has proposed that more funds be dedicated to tighter law enforcement and stronger research on forest management.

NEDA Assistant Secretary for Regional Development Mercedita Sombilla said stakeholders in private and public sectors should implement strategies to rehabilitate degraded natural resources and to protect the fragile ecosystem.

NEDA officials and employees undertook planting of 500 guyabano and guava seedlings in Rizal, Laguna. This year’s theme is “Go Wild for Life, Combat Biodiversity Loss.”

In keeping with the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022, NEDA is recommending the complete delineation of final forest limits.

“This will mark the extent of forestlands that need proper management. This should also distinguish production zones from protection zones,” she said.

Sombilla added that the rehabilitation of unproductive, denuded, and degraded areas, which account for 7.1 million hectares, should be accelerated and prioritized.

She said improving environmental health and ecological integrity are critical to support the accelerated economic growth that the administration aims to achieve.

“Our environment and natural resources play a critical role in our country’s development. They support the performance of other sectors like agriculture, fisheries, industry, and services. They also provide livelihood to resource-dependent communities,” Sombilla said.

The tree planting event was organized by the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment Staff of NEDA in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office of Laguna.

 

Like us in Facebook

Features

Latest News

Draft Ph. Export Development Plan supports PDP2017-2022

    By Rose de la Cruz   The National Economic and Development Authority said that the proposed Philippine export development plan (PEDP) to boost... Read More...
Remittances surge to $10.4-B in 1st 4 months of 2018

    By Rose de la Cruz   Remittances from overseas Filipinos rose to $10.4 billion in January to April 2018, up by 4 percent hitting $2 billion... Read More...
Bong still unsure of Senate run

Should he stay or should he go?  This is the question that Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go is trying to answer and... Read More...
IMAGE In the know: Solar Philippines

Solar Philippines is currently the country’s – and Southeast Asia’s – largest solar-energy company. Founded in August 2013 by Leandro... Read More...
Wrong Dream Girl and Other Laughs

Wrong Dream GirlA FROG telephones the Psychic Hotline. His Personal Psychic Advisor tells him, "You are going to meet a beautiful young girl who will... Read More...
Confession Code and other laughs

Confession Code AN old priest who became sick of all the people in his parish who kept confessing to adultery said one Sunday, in the pulpit,"If I... Read More...
IMAGE PAGIGING MAKABAYAN

KAMAKAILAN ay tumawag ng atensyon ang plano ni Sen. Manny Pacquiao na maghain ng panukalang batas na naglalayon na isama bilang bahagi ng curriculum... Read More...
IMAGE PUTULIN ANG MONOPOLYO NG MERALCO!

SUPORTADO nang ibat-ibang consumer group kabilang na ang Institute for Consumer Research and Empowerment (ICORE) ang panukalang dapat putulin na ang... Read More...

Our Guests

Today161
Yesterday976
This week6028
This month18842
Total981475

Visitor Info

  • Your IP: 54.81.71.219

Who Is Online

21
Online

Sunday, 24 June 2018
© 2016 OpinYon News Magazine Online. All Rights Reserved.

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.