- Written by Administrator
Koronadal City, 05 April 2019 – In line with the observance of the Linggo ng Mt. Matutum in March 2019, 11 short films (10-15 minutes) and seven music videos were submitted as official entries to the 3rd Annual CineMa22m Film Festival. The annual event was sponsored by the multi-sectoral policy-making body, the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) of the Mt. Matutum Protected Landscape (MMPL), and the USAID - Protect Wildlife.
The film Lulid of Diverse Productions of Koronadal National Comprehensive High School (KNCHS) romped away with the top prize of P25,000 while Dungan Fafak Gu (B’laan for Wind Beneath My Wings) of AP Sikat Productions, also of KNCHS, was adjudged as second place with a cash prize of P20,000 . The film T’nagak of Malungon National High School in Malungon, Sarangani Province came in third and was awarded P15,000. Winners of major prizes were also awarded with plaques of recognition.
Lulid talks about a place in the forest which young Jose’s mother forbids him to go to until one day he dared went to that mysterious place only to find out that illegal loggers, including his older brother, cut trees using a chainsaw.
- Written by Administrator
06 March 2019, Koronadal City – In a bid to manage the flocks of migratory wild birds in Koronadal City, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Regional Executive Director Nilo B. Tamoria authorized the conduct of a scientific bird counting on March 4, 2019.
Five teams coming from the different DENR offices, namely the regional, provincial and community (CENRO Banga) offices joined forces to do the bird population estimates.
Forester Zobair B. Sidic of PENRO of South Cotabato, the lead office in the bird count, identified the birds as barn swallow (Hirundu rustica) in a briefing conducted before jump off to bird count.
During night time, the birds are seen roosting on power transmission lines along Gen. Santos Drive and Alunan Avenue in this city.
Some 82,852 barn swallows were counted using direct counting and unit-sampling estimates between 9:00 to 10:30 P.M. of March 4, 2019.
Barn swallows arrived in flocks starting September and will leave the area between March to April 2019 according to Forester Shalimar A. Disomangcop, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) for South Cotabato. “The Philippines, part of the 22-country East Asian-Australasian Fly Way, is one of the wintering grounds of the said birds which escaped the harsh winter in cooler countries,” Mr. Disomangcop explained.
A fly way is defined as an established air route of migratory birds (https://www.merriam-webster.com).