DENR Bicol leads three environmental celebrations in November

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol through Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) V has slated several activities to mark three very important environmental celebrations: the National Clean Air Month, the National Environmental Awareness Month and the National Climate Change Consciousness Week. 

DENR Bicol Regional Director Gilbert Gonzales said the three events are celebrated this month all geared towards the protection of the environment at the same time, awareness raising campaigns to elevate environmental consciousness among Bicolanos. 

RD Gonzales said the EMB regional office has lined up several activities for the month-long celebrations, with the theme, "Environmental Sustainability: Moving Into Greater Actions," focusing on small actions that translate into positive impacts when done collectively.

On November 12, an Operators Forum regarding fuel conservation and efficiency in road transport in partnership with the Land Transportation Office (LTO), and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board will be held to apprise key players in the transport industry on Philippine Clean Air Act or RA 8749 among other laws implemented for mobile sources and likewise, to promote the need to curb exhaust pollutants from on-road motor vehicles by maintaining them in good working condition. 

The Air Quality Management Section of the EMB and the LTO will be conducting an anti-smoke belching campaign on November 12-14 in major thoroughfares of the region to complement the campaign of lessening air pollution from mobile sources. 

DENR will also spearhead an Interfaith Conference on Climate Change on November 14 at the Ateneo de Naga University to involve local religious leaders in climate change adaptation and mitigation initiative being promoted by the agency. 

The DENR Dalaw Turo program, an innovative educational tool for teaching and promoting environmental messages on nature conservation, will do a series of IEC sorties starting on the second week of November throughout Bicol’s six provinces. 

On November 19-25 the EMB will also be staging a regionwide environmental symposium to mainstream the department’s thrust in environmental protection and management. 

The annual bike for clean air will be on November 22 dubbed as “Pidal para sa gabos: Para sa Malinig na Paros Part III” a staple activity in line with the Clean Air Month which through the years has been making a huge following among bikers and environmental volunteers. 

To cap the month-long celebration, the Bureau will hold a climate change exhibit at Central Plaza Mall, in Daet, Camarines Norte to provide a glimpse of the current state of the global climate, the impact of climate change in the Philippines and the everyday actions that everyone can take to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.

Press Release: November 3, 2014

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DENR BICOL HOLDS 1ST QUARTER MANCON

“Strive for a better 2020,” says OIC, Regional Executive Director Atty. Gill A. Aromin, CESO IV in his message during the 1st Quarter Management Conference (MANCON) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol held at the Hamada Hall, DENR Regional Office V, Rawis, Legazpi City on January 7, 2019.

OIC RED Aromin discussed the Marching Orders of DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu during the New Year’s Call of the Department last January 3, 2020. He emphasized that DENR will be closely providing the necessary technical assistance and will be working with the local government units (LGUs) and other stakeholders to ensure the enforcement of its mandate in consonance with the major thrusts of Secretary Cimatu on clean air, clean water, solid waste management, among others. OIC RED Aromin said that Secretary Cimatu gave his orders to continue the water quality improvement and evaluation nationwide.

In addition, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) was ordered to continue its activities on responsible mining and introduce further ways of extraction and replace open pit mining including the conduct of review on benching plan. More so, protected area and coastal management will be given priority by the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) through the conservation and Development Division (CDD) of the regional offices.

Meanwhile, OIC Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Atty. Ronnel C. Sopsop presented the issues and concerns affecting the Technical Services, particularly the National Greening Program (NGP). He urged all Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officers (PENROs) together with the Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers (CENROs) to work together and come up with mechanisms and strategies to ensure that all other 2020 targets of their respective offices are attained. According to ARD TS Atty. Sopsop, the NGP will continue with the goal of contributing to the present forest covers. He further stressed the need to speed up on the Rapid Land Tenure Appraisal (RLTA) targets of the Office.

Likewise, ARD for Management Services Engr. Eva S. Ocfemia discussed the pressing concerns of the Management Services on procurement, records management, and policy implementation, among others. ARD Ocfemia emphasized the effective delivery of services relative to the Freedom of Information (FOI), Anti Red Tape Act (ARTA) and other rules and regulations will be strictly monitored. She added that health and wellness programs for the employees will be initiated including career development programs.

In closing, OIC RED AROMIN is positive that DENR Bicol will attain its targets for the year with the cooperation and full support of all DENR Bicol personnel.

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol, along with its line bureaus, the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) V and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V kickstarted the year with the launching of its mascots on January 6, 2020 at the DENR V Gymnasium.

At least 18 endangered Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) turtles, locally known as “Mukoy”, were released to the shores of Barangay Sibago, Donsol, Sorsogon by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Sorsogon, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) of Donsol, Sorsogon, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Large Marine Vertebrates (LAMAVE) on January 13, 2020.

Outgoing OIC, PENRO of Sorsogon Ma. Fe P. Reganit turned-over her duties and responsibilities to OIC, PENR Officer Herleo O. Pavericio. Consequently, outgoing San Jacinto CENR Officer Herleo O. Pavericio turned-over his duties and responsibilities to Supervising Ecosystem Management Specialist (SVEMS) Basil S. Camba.

DENR BICOL HOLDS 1ST QUARTER MANCON

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