Along with its Line Bureaus, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau X and the Environmental Management Bureau 10, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Regional Office 10 celebrates the 35th DENR Anniversary anchored on the theme “Aksyon sa Natatanging Mundo”.

The celebration   started with the opening of the DENR 2022 Sportsfest with the different teams parading within the DENR 10 Compound last May 16 until June 10, 2022.  Sports played were Basketball, Volleyball, Darts, Chess Badminton and Table Tennis.

The Kick-off Activity was conducted on June 1, 2022, and again a parade within the DENR 10 compound was participated by the different teams. After which was the TikTok Challenge   to the tune of   “Dahil May Dagat May Ikaw was presented.

On June 10 being Environment Day, an array of activities, starting with a Thanksgiving Mass at the DENR 10 covered court was officiated. After the Mass was a game ball for DENR executives headed by RED Henry A. Adornado, Line Bureau Directors, Assistant Director and the different Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers (PENROs and CENROs) in Region 10.

On the same day was the Dance Sports contest which is a national competition among DENR Regional Offices, Line Bureaus including   PENROs and CENROS followed by the awarding of prizes for the sportsfest.

Another highlight of the celebration was the “Pistang Pampamilya Trade Fair “that runs from June 13 until June 30, 2022. On the same week, Larong Pinoy   like Dakop Baboy, Kadang-kadang, Dodge Ball, Sack Race, Hampas Palayok, Takyan, Tumbang Preso, Luksong Tinik, Lemborak and Patentiro were also played.

To note, Tree planting was conducted last June 8, which was a simultaneous tree Planting in Barangays Mapawa and Cugman by various Stakeholders, DENR Officials and employees. On June 25, a Tree Growing activity will be conducted again in celebration with Arbor Day at Camarahan, Brgy. Pagatpat, Cagayan de Oro City

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau X on its part will give a Gawad Outstanding Responsible Operations (ORO) Award for Best Mineral Processing Operation to a mineral processing or industrial sand and gravel permit holder having an outstanding performance and compliance with rules and regulations on mine environment, mine safety and community development.    This award will be given during the culmination of the DENR Anniversary Celebration on June 30, 2022.

The Mining Contractors and Permit Holders in Region 10 also played an important contribution to the Environment Month Celebration having allocated a total amount of P13, 033, 288 for environmental protection and enhancement Program for Calendar Year 2022 to shoulder environmental cost in the course of their mining operation as provided under RA 7942 or the Philippine Mining Act of 1995 and its Consolidated Rules and Regulations under DAO -2010-21.