• Clearance for Environmental Environment
    • Request of seedlings for tree planting activity
    • Requesting for information, education & enforcement campaign (IEEC) on ecological solid waste
    • management & forest conservation.


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Vision: A diverse city with sound and pollution-free community with leadership successfully implementing innovative programs on waste management and sustainable forest development creating an environment of partnership among people, Government and business responsibly working towards a common dream of livable and truly developed local government.

Mission: Shall be responsible in the protection, conservation, management, development, provision of environmental extension services, wise utilization of natural resources and the maintenance of the ecological balance within its territorial jurisdiction.

City Environment and Natural Resources Officer's  Qualifications, Powers and Duties

No person shall be
appointed environment and natural resources officer unless he is a citizen
of the Philippines, a resident of the local government unit concerned, of
good moral character, a holder of a college degree preferably in
environment, forestry, agriculture or any related course from a recognized
college or university, and a first grade civil service eligible or its equivalent.
He must have acquired experience in environmental and natural
resources management, conservation, and utilization, of at least five (5)
years in the case of the provincial or city environment and natural
resources officer, and three (3) years in the case of the municipal
environment and natural resources officer.

The appointment of the environment and natural resources officer
is optional for provincial, city, and municipal governments.

(b) The environment and natural resources management officer shall
take charge of the office on environment and natural resources and

(1) Formulate measures for the consideration of the sanggunian
and provide technical assistance and support to the
governor or mayor, as the case may be, in carrying out
measures to ensure the delivery of basic services and
provision of adequate facilities relative to environment and
natural resources services as provided for under Section 17
of this Code;

(2) Develop plans and strategies and upon approval thereof by
the governor or mayor, as the case may be, implement the
same, particularly those which have to do with environment
and natural resources programs and projects which the
governor or mayor is empowered to implement and which
the sanggunian is empowered to provide for under this

(3) In addition to the foregoing duties and functions, the
environment and natural resources officer shall:

(i) Establish, maintain, protect and preserve communal
forests, watersheds, tree parks, mangroves,
greenbelts and similar forest projects and commercial
forest, like industrial tree farms and agro-forestry

(ii) Provide extension services to beneficiaries of forest
development projects and technical, financial and
infrastructure assistance;

(iii) Manage and maintain seed banks and produce
seedlings for forests and tree parks;

(iv) Provide extension services to beneficiaries of forest
development projects and render assistance for
natural resources-related conservation and utilization
activities consistent with ecological balance;

(v) Promote the small-scale mining and utilization of
mineral resources, particularly mining of gold;

(vi) Coordinate with government agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the implementation of
measures to prevent and control land, air and water
pollution with the assistance of the Department of
Environment and Natural Resources;

(4) Be in the frontline of the delivery of services concerning the
environment and natural resources, particularly in the
renewal and rehabilitation of the environment during and in
the aftermath of man-made and natural calamities and

(5) Recommend to the sanggunian and advise the governor or
mayor, as the case may be, on all matters relative to the
protection, conservation, maximum utilization, application of
appropriate technology and other matters related to the
environment and natural resources; and

(c) Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and
functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance.