Pagadian: CENRO Liloy hosts CEPA Activity to commemorate Philippine Eagle Week

photo courtesy of DENR Zamboanga Peninsula

The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Liloy recently organized a Communication Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) Activity on June 5 to mark Philippine Eagle Week. Held at the Barangay Session Hall of Bunawan, Godod, Zamboanga del Norte, the event aimed to raise awareness about environmental conservation efforts.

Punong Barangay Armando M. Balladares delivered an opening statement, followed by a message on environmental stewardship from DMO IV For. Heracleo M. Calasang, Jr. He emphasized the historical importance of Philippine Eagle Week, marking its 26th anniversary since it was proclaimed by President Joseph Ejercito Estrada in 1999.

Chief, Enforcement and Monitoring Section, For. Richard C. Maglangit emphasized the importance of forests across the Philippines, underscoring their diverse benefits. Meanwhile, Forest Technician II/Chief PAMBCU, For. Merlou A. Rebuyas presented Republic Act No. 9147, focusing on wildlife conservation laws and their enforcement.

Hon. Glecerio G. Banua, Barangay Kagawad and Chairman of Community on Infrastructure, concluded the event by expressing gratitude to CENRO Liloy for selecting Bunawan as the venue for the CEPA activity. He reaffirmed the community’s commitment to wildlife conservation and pledged ongoing cooperation with DENR in combating illegal wildlife activities.

The Philippine Eagle, classified as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) since 2016, remains a central focus in conservation initiatives.

(Source: DENR Zamboanga Peninsula)

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