DENR, PIA, AUL to hold Regional Environmental Summit

           Legazpi City—A thousand student leaders are expected to join the Regional Environmental Summit to be hosted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol, Phil. Information Agency (PIA) and Aquinas University of Legazpi City (AUL) on September 12, 2014 at the AUL Dome in Rawis, Legazpi City.

DENR Bicol Regional Director Gilbert Gonzales said the confab is part of the DENR-PIA national Climate Change Advocacy campaign, which aims to temper public apathy toward climate change through strategic communication and social mobilization.

“We need to engage our youth, especially our student leaders from various tertiary level institutions to instill in their minds adaptation and mitigation measures to better equip them against the dire impact of climate change,” Dir. Gonzales explained.

RD Gonzales said the activity will be serve as a nexus for the motivation of the youth to act and participate in the climate change advocacy.

Topics to be discussed in the morning will be “Climate Change: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally by, Governor Joey Salceda of Albay; and”Climate Change Advocacy: Imperatives for Behavior Change by Director General Jose Mari Oquineña of PIA.

In the afternoon, topics are “DENR’s Perspective and Plan of Action on Climate Change Adaptation” by DENR Sec. Ramon Paje; and “Situationer-Insights into Climate Change Adaptation” by Engr. Virgilio Perdigon of AUL.

An open forum will ensue after every topic presentation. 

Press Release: September 9. 2014

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    DENR SUPPORTS 2ND BICOL MINING SUMMIT

        The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V joined the Philippine Society of Mining Engineers (PSEM) – Bicol Chapter and several stakeholders during the 2nd Bicol Mining Summit on July 19-21, 2017 in Legazpi City.

          To kick-start the event, a Zumba and Color Fun Run with the theme, “Color Fun Run: Mine for Life” started at the Bicol University Commencement Grounds at 6 o’clock in the morning of July 19, 2017. Mario Nolledo, a DENR V Employee bagged the first place during the said activity.

          The summit was highlighted by a Mine Exhibit at the Legazpi City Convention Center. Following the opening ceremonies, a bowling tournament at the Embarcadero de Legazpi, Mine Symposium, Mayor’s Night, Students’ Congress and City Tour, among others are some of the activities lined-up during this three-day event.

        DENR V Regional Director Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez, in her message, during the ribbon cutting ceremonies of the Mine Exhibit stressed the essence of sustainable and responsible mining.

         With this year’s Mining Summit theme, “An Approach towards Sustainable, Responsible and Environment-Friendly Mineral Development in Bicol”, DENR hopes for the enlightenment of the public on various mining issues and concerns, which are far from over.###

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