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ANNUAL STATE OF LOCAL GOVERNANCE REPORT

2011

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Calendar Year 2011 is still a year of challenges. Faced with the same dilemma confronting the country and nations throughout the world, climate change and the ever increasing population bear much strain on our fragile ecosystem which is being pushed to its limit with well-recognized cases of continued deforestation and depleted fisheries resources triggering natural calamities never before experienced. The ever alarming indiscriminate cutting of trees for human and commercial purposes tantamount to the destruction of our carbon ‘sinks’- forests, coastal habitats and vegetation that absorbs infrared radiation of the sun and greenhouse gases gravely contributes to global warming. In coastal regions, the evidence of environmental change attributable to the growth of human populations and their consumption and production patterns is demonstrated in terms of reduced water quality; destruction and degradation of such critical habitats such as estuaries, mangroves, coral reefs; the collapse of stocks of important fish and shellfish; deforestation; land subsidence; seawater intrusion into groundwater aquifers; erosion of topsoil; and ocean acidification. These threats will grow in the future due to population growth and migration to coastal areas, rapid urbanization, and uncontrolled development and resource use. The continuing implementation of sustainable management practices and coming up with innovative ideas to address and alleviate these ever-emerging and serious situations we are facing are the priorities of the provincial government headed by the Gov. Imee R. Marcos through its implementing arm- the Ilocos Norte and Environmental and Resources Office. We have set our vision and goals in order to achieve a sustainably managed forest and coastal resources that continuously generates various ecosystems services to society, mitigating climate change and enabling various sectors to adapt to climate change impacts, providing economic benefits and helping local communities in reducing poverty; through action cooperation and collaboration among stakeholders thereby enhancing the contribution of our natural resources to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals with respect to poverty eradication and environmental sustainability.


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With these bright ideas shared by our Governor Honorable Imee R. Marcos, we move towards economic development while we uphold the social responsibility to protect our resources and minimize our ecological footprint. PROGRAMS/PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES: INTEGRATED SOCIAL FORESTRY (ISF) PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES a. Evaluation and Monitoring of Certificate of Stewardship Contracts (CSC). A total of 4,730 CSC lots have been awarded in the entire Province of Ilocos Norte with an approximate area of 7,358.4 hectares. For this year, a total of 846 stewardship holders were evaluated/re-evaluated and assessed subject for the renewal of their CSC’s a composite team of the Provincial ISF technical staff and CENRO 1 and 2 Social Forestry Desk Officers (SFDO) covering the Municipalities of Dingras, Piddig, Carasi, Solsona, Nueva Era, Banna, Badoc, Marcos, Pinili, Sarrat, Batac, Vintar, Pasuquin, Burgos, Bangui, Pagudpud, Adams, Dumalneg and Laoag City. These farm lots attained satisfactory rating when their performance were monitored and evaluated.

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REFORESTATION/SEEDLING PRODUCTION/AGRO-FOREST DEVELOPMENT Under the supervision of the Provincial ISF technical staff, the program participants produced a total of 9,000 forest/fruit tree seedlings as their counterpart and also, this Office purchased and distributed 41,000 assorted forest/fruit-bearing tree seedlings which was funded by the General Fund of the Office, which were distributed to the Government Agencies, People’s Organization in support to the National Greening Program. Consequently, a total of 30.75 hectares were developed or planted of assorted forest tree and fruit tree seedlings.


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PROTECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF WATERSHED AREAS As counterpart in promoting a green environment, 41.85 hectares of Agroforestry areas within the province was reforested through the help of the ISF beneficiaries. Also, protection and maintenance of the Small Watershed areas in Brgy. Tanap, Burgos, Ilocos Norte is being maintained. INFORMATION DISSEMINATION AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER This activity aims to provide additional information and strengthen understanding among project participants. A total of 1,582 pieces of posters and leaflets were distributed informative on the salient features of Climate Change and Global Warming. Such materials contain essential information on global warming and pertaining solutions to this inevitable phenomena. Also, brochures and paraphernalia were given to beneficiaries of Integrated Social Forestry containing information like the establishment of Soil and Water Conservation (includes rip-rapping and establishment of gabions/protection of watershed areas to prevent drought, tree planting within watershed areas), Kasano a Lapdan ken Atipaen ti Uram iti Bantay (slash and burn (kaingin), frequent foot patrol of ISF areas to check existing possible source of fire). TRAININGS/SEMINARS OF UPLAND FARMERS/ENRO PERSONNEL The farmers' training conducted is aimed to equip the participants with the necessary knowledge and skills in the adoption of appropriate farming technologies that are productive and ecologically sound to the beneficiaries. The Office conducted eight (8) trainings, conferences, seminars related to Soil and Water Conservation Measures which includes setting up of check dams made up of stones and big rocks, Agro forestry Systems which includes the agricultural and forest crops, production technologies and income generating projects. ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT This involves the extension of technical services to the participants of the project which aimed to introduce new methods and technologies of upland farming during meetings and seminars conducted by technical personnel of ENRO. The Provincial ISF Staff conducted 202 meetings in the different ISF project areas.


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INSPECTION/VERIFICATION OF TREES REQUESTED TO BE CUT/PRUNED This entails the process of conducting inspection/verification and inventory on the subject trees to validate reason on the application for cutting or pruning. Approval or denial on the issuance to cut or prune subject tree/s is based pursuant to Section 2 of the Provincial Ordinance No. 013-95 “An Ordinance prohibiting the cutting/pruning of trees along public roads, plazas, parks and other public places without written approval or authority of the Provincial Governor.” As per Provincial Ordinance No. 45-93 and 013-95, the Office granted and issued fifteen (15) tree cutting permits after inspection.


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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT The enforcement of Pollution Control and Environmental Laws, Rules and Regulations province-wide were implemented as well as the monitoring of solid waste disposal and other environmental management system related to hygiene and sanitation. MONITORING OF DUMPSITES

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MINES AND GEO-SCIENCES DEVELOPMENT In line with closely monitoring the mining operation of the province, the ENRO personnel and OPG-Quarry team attended monitoring and verification to quarry sites of Forty three (43) permit holders for Commercial Sand and Gravel (CSAG), Three (3) Small Scale Mining Permit (SSMP), Two (2) Industrial Sand and Gravel (ISAG) which was issued in the province, Nineteen (19) Special Permit and One (1) Special Pebble Picking Permit. Our


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Office/Department being one of the able partners in the industry, our province has the biggest gross collection in the Region 1 amounting to P 15,232,606.35 derived from mining and quarrying activities. The re-greening of mining sites by planting seedlings of forest or fruit trees was being encouraged to the permit holders. In our province, “Adopt-A-Tree, Adopt-A-Mining Forest Movement” that was launched has been being implemented through DENR Administrative Order No. 22, Series of 1989. This is in support to the implementation of Executive Order No. 26 (National Greening Program issued on February 24, 2011) which aims the massive greening program to bring back the lost cover of the earth including the inactive, rehabilitated and abandoned mine sites. As stakeholder of the mining program we conducted General Assembly, Mining Summit and National Mine Safety & Environment Conference of Small/Large-Scale Mining Permit were conducted annually to update permit holders on new guidelines, policies and status of mining activities in the province. The ENRO and the Mines Geosciences Bureau – Regional Office No. 1 had organized the Mine Rehabilitation Fund Committee (MRFC), the Multi-Partite Monitoring Team (MMT) and the Provincial Mining Regulatory Board (PMRB), to undertake monitoring of mining activities in our province.


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OTHER ACTIVITIES a. Mine Rehabilitation Fund Committee (MRFC) – Skymark International Mining and Mineral Corporation (SKIMMC) conducted its 4th Quarter Regular Meeting at Brgy. Pias Sur, Currimao, Ilocos Norte and was presided by the OIC-Regional Director Carlos Tayag of Mines Geosciences Bureau (MGB)-1. The company’s Abandonment/Rehabilitation Report was presented in connection with the closure of their magnetite mining area situated at Brgys. Bacsil and Mumulaan in Paoay, Ilocos Norte. However, the presiding officer suggested that a monitoring and inventory be conducted first at the mine site before the closure. b. The Province of Ilocos Norte rd commemorates its 193 Foundation Day Anniversary dubbed as “Pasantaken ti Ilocos Norte” on February 2, 2011. A ceremonial roadside tree planting activity was joined by all municipal and barangay folks as well as personnel from the Office. Forest trees like mahogany, gmelina, golden shower and fire tree were planted simultaneously along the province’s national highway from Badoc to Pagudpud.

c. Mines Geosciences Bureau (MGB)-1 in coordination with the Province of Pangasinan held the 10 th Regional Mining Summit at the Urdaneta Garden Resort, Urdaneta City, Pangasinan. The annual event serves as an avenue for all stakeholders to formulate and come up with responsive and comprehensive strategic plans to properly address issues confronting the minerals industry. Being one of the able partners in the industry, major accomplishments for Calendar Year 2010 covering the mineral were presented finding that our province has the biggest collection amounting to P15,232,606.35, the Province of Pangasinan P11,324,326.68 and P 6,240,550.50 for Ilocos Sur.


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d. The month of April highlighted the worldwide celebration of the Earth Day. This annual celebration which fatefully falls on “Good Friday” was declared to be commemorated on the 24 th under Presidential Proclamation No. 1481 which underscored the water cleanliness and conservation with this year’s theme: “Earth Day, Everyday”. A streamer was hanged in front of the PENR Office for public awareness as well as information, education and communication (IEC) campaign to heighten the level of consciousness on environmental problems and encourage the people to be part of the solution through extensive action and participation. To intensify the campaign, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte with the leadership of our Honorable Governor Imee R. Marcos showed its support together with all the concerned agencies/offices by signing the Covenant on Environment Protection dubbed as “A Gift to Mother Earth” at the Bangui Windmill Farm, Brgy. Baruyen, Bangui on April 19. The covenant associated with the theme connotes a daily and a year round commitment to serve Mother Earth in our outmost ability through a participative approach exercised by all sectors of the society towards the attainment of optimum protection, conservation and sustainable development of the environment. e. The month of June proclaimed as the Environment Month with this year’s theme: Forests: Nature at your service” lined-up several activities together with selected national government agencies, NGOs, Academe, Religious Sector, Philippine National Police and the business sector. The Office participated in the BantayUsok Program, and river protection advocacy headed by Green Ilocos Norte Network and Advocacy, Inc. dubbed as “Clean the Padsan River Basin Challenge: Towards a Healthy Ilocos Norte on June 25, 2011. The river clean –up was conducted along river basin of Padsan particularly in Laoag City wherein loads of solid wastes like plastics were


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removed and was properly disposed off. Culminating activity was held at PENR Office on June 29 awarding those private and government sector who actively participated in the month long celebration of our environment.

f. On June 29, first class State of the Province Address was delivered by the Honorable Governor citing all the numerous achievements on tourism, job-employment and economic sector of the province. Her honor also humbly announced all the on-going projects of her administration as well as her dedication and commitment in serving the Ilocano’s. The SOPA was attended by elected Government Officials, government employees, private and business sector. g. Conduct isolated and special survey in compliance with the Executive Order No. 50-11 which is the “Task Force Titulo A Natalged”. With the concerted effort of the officers and members the task force accomplished the following Free Patents. MUNICIPALITY

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AREA (Ha.) 6.63 6.163 3.7393 18.8017 6.1789 1.4165 0.1342 5.1097 6.6456 12.2322 1.013 4.5842 0.7351 11.1811 3.6205 1.3671 89.5570


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h. On July 21, 2011, a representative from the Municipality of Paoay, Technical Personnel from DENR CENRO 2- Barit, Protected Area, Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management (PAWCZM) and from the Office conducted a survey at the Paoay Lake as per agreement during the consultation meeting presided by our beloved Governor Hon. Imee R. Marcos on July 18, 2011. Our beloved Governor aimed to come up with a comprehensive development plan of Paoay Lake as one of the major tourist attractions as embodied in the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed on June 9, 2011. The survey served as the trial assessment activity to map out the present condition of the area as Term of Reference (TOR) for its better development.

i. On August 12, Mine Rehabilitation Fund Committee (MRFC) – OMNICO Natural Resources, Inc. conducted its Regular Meeting at the Palacio De Laoag Hotel. Updates on the company’s quarry and hauling operation were discussed. As part of the social development program of the company, coconut trees were planted as efficient noise and dust barrier. Moreover, additional speed limit warning signs were installed at appropriate areas along the haulage as dust control measure and operation of the new crushing and sand classifier plants needs internal monitoring on its noise level intensity. On the other hand, the company regularly provides organic fertilizer to the tree plantations at the Plant and Port areas so as to achieve vigorous growth of the planted trees. j. On September 20, the Office participated in the tree planting activity with the Department of Tourism (Provincial Office) and the CENRO II, DENR Ilocos Norte at the Paoay Lake National Park.


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k. The 22nd National Statistics Month Celebration with the theme “Quality Social Protection Statistics for Focused Targeting: Improving Outcomes, Changing Lives� was highlighted with several activities such as Mangrove Planting at Brgy. Davila, Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte on October 18, 2011 participated by personnel from DENR, Provincial Statistics Office and from this Office.

On December 15, the Office participated in the tree planting activity with the Philippine National Red Cross Ilocos Norte-Laoag City Chapter, spearheading of the Red Cross Youth of Banban National High School Council at Dungon-dungon, Baruyen, Bangui, Ilocos Norte. l.


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ANNUAL ACCOMPLISHMENT REPORT FUNCTION/PROJECT/ACTIVITY

PERFORMANCE INDICATOR

A. FOREST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Implementation of Integrated Social Forestry Projects CSC holders a. Monitoring, assessment and evaluated/reEvaluation of ISF individual evaluated/ farmlots assessed Seedlings b. Provides seedling materials/ produced/ Seedling Purchased distributed and purchased c. Agroforestry Development/ Area Developed Area Development d. Information and Posters/ leaflets Dissemination Campaign distributed Extension work e. Community Organizing rendered f. Trainings/Seminars of Upland Trainings/ Farmers/ENRO personnel Seminars attended g. Inspection/Verification of Clearance issued trees requested for Clearance Management and Control of Soil Erosion/Watershed Areas Plantation Maintenance, Plantation Protection and Conservation maintained B. MINING PROGRAM a. Attend/ Monitoring/ Attend inspection of existing CSAG/ hearing/issues/ SSMP/ISAG/Resolve conflicts permit monitored C. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM 1. Monitoring of Environmental Environmental Compliance Certificate to Certificate Small business establishments monitored 2. Enforcement of Pollution Attend hearings/ Control and Environmental resolve laws and regulations problems/issues Solid waste 3. Monitoring of City/Municipal /Dumpsites Dumpsites/Sanitary Landfill monitored D. OTHER ACTIVITIES 1. Clean-up drive within estero/ Clean-up drive Creeks/rivers/coastal/ 2. Clean-up drive within office Clean-up drive premises 3. Tree planting/Mangrove Tree planting planting

UNIT OF MEASURE

ANNUAL TARGET

ANNUAL ACCOMP

% OF ACCOMP

No.

650

846

130

No.

40,000

41,000

103

Hectares

30.0

30.75

103

No.

1,500

1,582

105

No.

160

202

126

No.

4

6

150

No.

As the need arises

15

100

Hectares

10.0

10.3

103

Hectares

25.0

31.55

126

No.

50

133

266

No.

As the need arises

All 23 LGUs

100

No.

As the need arises

All 23 LGUs

100

No.

As the need arises

All 23 LGUs

100

2

100

9

100

5

100

No. No. No.

As the need arises As the need arises As the need arises

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