Community Based Forestry Management [CBFM] Program, padagos an asistensya sa Upland Farmers sa Rehiyon

An Community Based Forestry Management Program (CBFM) kan D-E-N-R padagus na nagdadara nin biyaya sa mga paralati o upland farmers sa paagi kan implementasyon kaini nin pangkabuhayan asin agroforestry programs digdi sa region.

Kan Marso 27 2015, isinagibo sa DENR Multi Purpose Hall an MOA signing entre kan DENR asin  Implementing People’s Organizations para sa mga bagong aprobado na CBFM projects sa rehiyon sa ngunian na taon. May total na 305 ektarya asin man 240 beneficiaries an naidagdag sa listahan kan programa hale sa mga probinsya kan Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Albay asin Catanduanes.


Segun ki DENR Regional Director Gilbert C. Gonzales, base man sa datus kan CBFM sa region  5, puon 2007 sagkod 2015, maabotsa 117 sites o total na 49,142.34 ektarya nin kadagaan an nasasakop kan programa kun saen maabot  man sa 8,824 indibidwal an nabibiyayaan kaini sa bilog na rehiyon .

An mga kabale sa programang CBFM  eyu  an mga  residentes na nasa laog o harani sa forest lands na piglalati an parte kan  lugar o nakadepende an saindang pagbuhay  sa mga rekursos kan kadlagan. Pigmukna bilang sarung lihitimong People’s Organization o “PO” an mga participantes kun saen pigrerepresentar kaini an interes kan kada miembro, pigprotehiran asin pigmamantiner an forest land na ipigkatiwala sa saindang pangangataman.

Nagkapira sa mga accomplishments sa lindong kan implementasyon ka CBFM an bunkhouse and nurseries constructi0n,establishment of agroforestry plantation pagtanum nin forest asin fruit trees kasabay an vegetable o cash crop production, composting asin pagbakal nin farm carabao asin pagditribuer kaini sa mga miembros kan Peoples’ Organization.

An CBFM, pigadaptar sa rehiyon kan 1994 susog man sa EO no. 263 na nag aadaptar sa CBFM bilang sarung national strategy pasiring sa sustinableng pag usar o pag gamit kan forest resourses kan nasyon. Pigpaluwas man an DENR AO 96-29 kan Oct. 10, 1996 para sa implementasyon kan programang CBFM sa Region V.

Broadcast Release: April 6, 2015



The most awaited Saringaya Awards proved to be a success this year.

Hosted annually by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V, the Saringaya Awards this year was held at the Casablanca Convention Center, Legazpi City on June 29, 2018 wherein at least three hundred people from various organizations including DENR V employees attended the prestigious awards night.

Dubbed as the "highest regional environment reward", the Saringaya Award is given to individuals, groups, organizations and corporate entities whose contribution to the environment have inspired the people and their communities to become vanguards of Mother Nature.


The old Bicol term "Saringaya" means abundance of growth, lush and healthy environment teeming with green trees and mountains ideal for biodiversity and well-balanced ecosystem. The term captured the picturesque goal of the environmentalists and DENR officials, and thus, "Saringaya Award" was coined in the year 2000 to recognize outstanding personalities and communities who has helped DENR through their environmental initiatives and advocacies.


The Search for Nominees for the 18th Saringaya Awards started on April 25, 2018 and ended on May 25, 2018. Selection Criteria included five (5) major points, such as: (1) Environmental Protection (20%); (2) Environmental Conservation (20%); (3) Environmental Rehabilitation (20%); (4) Sustainability of the Programs/Projects (20%); and (5) Social Relevance and/or Environmental Impact (20%).

A rigid validation process was conducted by the Saringaya Award Committees composed of DENR V, Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V and Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) V personnel.


This year, various individuals, industries, civil society organizations, national government agencies, local government units and academe including the winners of the 28th Eagle Quiz – "Battle of the Eagles" were awarded.

Regional winners of the 28th Eagle Quiz – "Battle of the Eagles" included two categories, the Elementary and Junior High School.

For the Elementary Category, Emmanuel Benedict S. Hugo from the University of Saint Anthony in Camarines Sur, with his Coach, Ms. Mary Grace C. General was declared Champion while the 1st and 2nd Runners Up were Arturo Jozef Benedict M. Cadeleja IV from Jose Zurbito Sr. Elementary School in Masbate City with his Coach, Ms. Maricor Male and Joefel Matthew G. Tugano from Virac Pilot Elementary School-Main in Catanduanes with his coach, Mr. Jason C. Yutan, respectively.

For the Junior High School Category, Johngie C. Tablate from Catanduanes National High School in Catanduanes with his Coach, Mr. Ferdinand Diano was declared Champion while Jansen D. Abad from Vinzons Pilot High School in Camarines Norte with her Coach, Ms. Rachel D. Cadiz was 1st Runner Up and Dennis Romuel D. Placer, Jr. from Masbate National Comprehensive High School in Masbate with his Coach, Nilvelyn Madacat placed 2nd Runner Up.

Moreover, 2018 Saringaya awardees included Mr. Ivanhoe V. Arcilla from the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) of Virac, Catanduanes and Ms. Joyce V. De La Trinidad from the Central Bicol State University in Pili, Camarines Sur for the individual category.

While, Partido State University (PSU) in Goa, Camarines Sur garnered the award for the academe category.

For the civil society organization category, the Samahang Mangingisda ng Puro Sinalikway, Inc. (SAMAPUSI), a People's Organization based in Masbate City bagged the award.

For the local government units category, the Provincial Government of Camarines Sur, Municipalities of Bato, Catanduanes, Pandan, Catanduanes, Bulan, Sorsogon, and Bulusan, Sorsogon were awarded.

Department of Education (DepED) Masbate City Division Office was awarded under the national government agency category.

For the industry partner category, the Mt. Labo Exploration and Development Corporation was recognized for its exemplary efforts in the conservation, protection and management of our natural resources.

Also, special awards were given to Ms. Kelly T. Tan of the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) of Bulan, Sorsogon, the City Government of Ligao, Provincial Government of Sorsogon, Municipality of Donsol, Sorsogon, Municipality of Irosin, Sorsogon, Provincial Office on Environment and Natural Resources Management (POENRM) of the Provincial Government of Masbate.

DENR V Regional Director Atty. Antonio A. Abawag in his message recognized the efforts of all the stakeholders, including the law enforcement partners and industries in   the preservation of the environment.

DENR Assistant Secretary Jesus Enrico Moises B. Salazar who is also a Bicolano, delivered a moving and powerful message as guest speaker. He emphasized that the 18th Saringaya Awards proved to be a milestone in the history of Bicol, "We have championed the cause of sustainable development and environmental awareness. With all the Saringaya Awardees, individuals, civil society organizations, local government units, industries, other government agencies including the law enforcement partners who have demonstrated leadership in establishing programs, projects and practices that provided effective and lasting solutions to the environmental problems and issues that constantly confront us, affecting the lives of the people we love and even the lives of our would-be-descendants. Even as human kindness have already pushed planet Earth towards the tipping point, your initiatives, your actions has given us so much to hope for. There is still a silver lining up above the dark clouds, there is still hope in the Bicolandia, there is still hope for Mother Earth," he said. (JNL)


Photo Releases

BICOL HAS NEW DENR CHIEF. Atty. Antonio A. Abawag receives the DENR V flag from Secretary Roy A. Cimatu during the Turnover Ceremony on June 1, 2018 at the DENR Regional Office V, Rawis, Legazpi City. 



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