The Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources was originally created as an Ad Hoc City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) in the City of Davao by virtue of Executive Order No. 6 signed by His Honor, Rodrigo R. Duterte, City Mayor, on February 12, 1993.

The creation was in compliance with Sections 16 and 17 of Republic Act No. 716 otherwise known as the “Local Government Code of 1991” which provides that within their respective territorial jurisdiction, local government units shall enhance the right of the people to a balance ecology while Section 17 of the code provides for the devolution of certain functions of national government agencies provides for the devolution of certain functions of national government agencies to the Local Government Unit, including that of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Our Vision-Mission


Every member of the CENRO organization takes himself the mission of making Davao City Clean and Green. Every member is also mandated to protect, preserve, conserve and develop forest mining and other natural resources and renders assistance and services to beneficiaries of development project within the context of a balanced ecology.

Our beginnings


The Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources was originally created as an Ad Hoc City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) in the City of Davao by virtue of Executive Order No. 6 signed by His Honor, Rodrigo R. Duterte, City Mayor, on February 12, 1993.

The creation was in compliance with Sections 16 and 17 of Republic Act No. 716 otherwise known as the “Local Government Code of 1991” which provides that within their respective territorial jurisdiction, local government units shall enhance the right of the people to a balance ecology while Section 17 of the code provides for the devolution of certain functions of national government agencies provides for the devolution of certain functions of national government agencies to the Local Government Unit, including that of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Who we are


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What we do


CITY GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT HEAD II – Supervision & control over the operation and administration of CENRO

CITY GOVERNMENT ASSISTANT DEPARTMENT HEAD II – Assist in the Department Head in the operation control and administration of CENRO

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION – Plans, directs and coordinates Personnel Administration Function and Record Mgt Function, Budgeting and other related administrative function

  1. ACCOUNTING SECTION
    • Keeps control of the fund of the department.
    • Prepares and control Budget / Fund of the department and other accounting related works.
  2. RECORD AND PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT SECTION
    • Plans, directs & coordinates personnel of the records, assumes full responsibilities, custody and safekeeping of records, participate in the work connected with the Personnel Management.
  3. SUPPLY MANAGEMENT SECTION
    • Supervises procurement of supplies and materials, prepares inventory report of all government properties

PARKS AND PLAYGROUND DIVISION

  • Maintains Parks & Playgrounds in the city and its outlaying districts
  • Improves and maintains islands along the city’s streets and national highways
  • Identify sites suitable for the establishment of recreational facilities & other related purposes
  • Maintains Urban Forestry & Ecological Projects including the establishment of nursery of forest tree
  1. PARKS & PLAYGROUNDS SECTION
    • Undertakes the immediate supervision in the establishment / development maintenance of Parks & Playgrounds including maintenance thereof
    • Supervises & sees to it that the structures on the Parks & Playgrounds conforms to the specification/standards set by proper authorities
    • Conducts meetings/conferences to tackle bottlenecks, problem areas & strategies to improve over all situation
  2. ECOLOGY SECTION
    • Supervises the implementation of Urban Forestry Project
    • Supervises the roadsides, subdivision, & schools tree planting activities
    • Undertake the information drive activities for the section

NATURAL RESOURCES OPERATIONS DIVISION

  • Implement plans, programs & ordinances pertaining to natural resources management of the City
  • Coordinate with the concerned Government Agencies in the implementation of Natural Resources Management Policies
  • Monitor regularly the implementation of Natural Resources Management activities and other related works
  1. UPLAND COMM. PROJECT AND FOREST MGT. SECTION
    • Implement plans, programs related to mgt. of upland comm. Based projects and effective forest mgt. system
    • Provide technical assistance for implementation of the Upland Comm. Based Projects & other related income generating projects
    • Assist the Div. Head & the formulation of Nat. Res. Plans, Programs and ProjECT
    • Supervise & manage established / development Upland Comm.-based Forest Management Projects
    • Conduct regular monitoring of all activities involve in Upland Comm.
    • Implement effective participatory approaches for Upland Comm. Development
  2. INTEGRATED PROTECTED AREAS SECTION
    • Coordinated with the Nat. Gov’t. Agencies regarding the effective Management, Protection, Conservation, Rehabilitation of meeting APO National Park;
    • Implement Plans & Programs related to Watershed, Coastal, Freshwater & Marine Resources Management;
    • Assist the Div. Head in identifying, conceptualizing & in the preparation of project proposal for the implementation, supervision & management of protected areas;
    • Prepare an update eco-profile of the City;
    • Implement rules & regulations pertaining to the prevention of endangered flora & fauna;
    • Implement & regulations for the establishment & maintenance of wild life sanctuaries.
  3. RESEARCH INFORMATION EDUCATION AND EXTENSION SECTION
    • Conduct various researches related to effective Environmental & Nat. Resources Management;
    • Maintain Data Bank & Management Information System about E N R;
    • Coordinate with other National Office sin the delivery of the information & education services on E N R
    • Implement Comm. Organized Plans & Programs strategies for people empowerment in the Upland Comm. and other related works.
  4. MINES AND GEO-SCIENCES OPERATIONS SECTION
    • Implement approved standard operating procedures on mineral resources, extraction, utilization, conservation including area mgt.;
    • Provide technical assistance in the conduct of geological survey & mineral resources assessment of the City;
    • Issues permits to mineral resources applicants;
    • Monitor & check regularly the different action of mineral resources permities.

ENVIRONMENTAL & WASTE MANAGEMENT DIVISION

  • Design & implementation on Effective Environmental Waste and Management System including Solid Waste Collection and Disposal
  • Conduct regular monitoring and inspection of different industrial and business establishment
  • Design Pollution and waste management awareness program
  • Design, improve and develop existing land fill area of the City Government
  1. POLLUTION MANAGEMENT SECTION
    • Implement in coordination with the other concerned agencies in executing plans & programs on pollution control & management;
    • Implement policies & guidelines in the intensification of anti-smoke belching campaign for the public;
    • Conduct regular monitoring & evaluation of the levels of air, land & water pollution within the city & if possible, design different pollution control measures and;
    • Conduct Public awareness & programs on pollution & management in coordination with the HRMO & RIEE.
  2. INDUSTRIAL & WASTE MANAGEMENT SECTION
    • Implement in coordination with other concerned agencies plans and programs relative to industrial Waste Management;
    • Conduct monitoring & supervision of industrial and business establishments in relation to effective waste dispersal & management System.
    • Conduct regular monitoring, assessment, evaluation & inspection of different establishments in relation to their industrial waste¬†management devices; and
    • Implement policies, guidelines, rules & regulations pertaining to effective Waste Management.
  3. SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SECTION
    • Implement a framework plan for effective solid waste management for the City;
    • Implement plans & programs for the benefit of solid waste collectors;
    • Implement plans & programs for Sewerage Management System;
    • Conduct public education programs in coordination with the HRMO & RIEE section on solid waste management including waste recycling / re-use
    • Coordination with other concern agencies in the proper implementation of Solid Waste Management Section.