The top official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in the Calabarzon region has emphasized on Thursday the urgent need for local candidates to take a stand on the conservation of natural resources and forest protection.
DENR Calabarzon Regional Executive Director Nilo B. Tamoria, in a news statement, said only 35 percent of the total land area of the Calabarzon region is classified as forest lands. Calabarzon stands for Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon provinces.
According to Tamoria, in 2021 alone, the country faced various typhoons that left different parts of the country flooded.
He urged local government units, nongovernment organizations, academe, other organizations and institutions, and local communities to work together to provide a whole of government and holistic approach for the protection and conservation of our natural resources, especially our forests.