DENR V SETS 17TH SARINGAYA AWARDS

DENR V SETS 17TH SARINGAYA AWARDS

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources V (DENR V) annually recognizes through the Saringaya Awards those individuals, groups, organizations and corporate entities whose contributions to the environment have inspired the people and their communities to become vanguards of Mother Nature.

This year the search is open to all individuals, industries, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), People’s Organizations (POs) whose environmental programs are not funded by DENR, National Government Agencies (NGAs), Local Government Units (LGUs) and all levels of the academe. The official nominations for the 17th Saringaya Awards in the Bicol Region is set to start on March 1, 2017.

Details of the said recognition were expounded in a meeting by OIC, Regional Director Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez along with heads and representatives of the different sub-offices of the agency and attached Bureaus on February 21, 2017 at the DENR V Conference Hall, Rawis, Legazpi City.

Saringaya Award” was coined in the year 2000 by past DENR key officials who wanted to recognize during the culminating activity of the Environment Month every June, outstanding personalities and communities who has helped DENR through their environmental initiatives and advocacies.

“The old Bicol term “Saringaya” made an impact to the public which means abundance of growth, lush and healthy environment teeming with green trees and mountains ideal for biodiversity and well balance ecosystem,” according to Rodelio A.T. Sevilla, one of DENR V Saringaya Awards founder.

Dubbed as the “highest regional environment reward”, the Saringaya Awards have harnessed the cooperation and support of individuals, communities and industries through the years. This has also promoted the DENR’s core values such as transparency, accountability, participation and the rule of law to the public.

The Energy Development Corporation (EDC) in Manito, Albay, Aboitiz Power Corporation in Tiwi, Albay, Tao-Kalikasan Foundation of the Philippines, Inc., a people’s organization based in Camarines Norte, the Local Government Units (LGUs) of Naga and Sorsogon, Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges (CSPC), Mr. Joshua Guinto, the creator of Improved Biomass Stove and Mr. Abner Avisola, a Wildlife Enforcement Officer in Camarines Sur were adjudged as last year’s Saringaya awardees.

Nomination forms and the criteria may be obtained from the Environmental Management Bureau V (EMB V), Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB),  all Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices, Saringaya Secretariat from the Legal Division, Strategic Communication and Initiatives Service (SCIS) and Administrative Division of the DENR V Regional Office.

Deadline for the submission of entries along with supporting documents stated in the criteria will be on or before 12 midnight of April 15, 2017 and shall be submitted to the DENR Field Offices. Late entries will not be accepted.

A rigid validation process of the entries will then be conducted by the Saringaya Committees, who will ensure that winners are selected fairly and without bias.

Winners will be announced and awarded in a ceremony in June 2017.

DENR V encourages the public to nominate deserving persons or stakeholders to the Saringaya Awards.###

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources V (DENR V) annually recognizes through the Saringaya Awards those individuals, groups, organizations and corporate entities whose contributions to the environment have inspired the people and their communities to become vanguards of Mother Nature.

 

This year the search is open to all individuals, industries, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), People’s Organizations (POs) whose environmental programs are not funded by DENR, National Government Agencies (NGAs), Local Government Units (LGUs) and all levels of the academe. The official nominations for the 17th Saringaya Awards in the Bicol Region is set to start on March 1, 2017.

 

Details of the said recognition were expounded in a meeting by OIC, Regional Director Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez along with heads and representatives of the different sub-offices of the agency and attached Bureaus on February 21, 2017 at the DENR V Conference Hall, Rawis, Legazpi City.

 

Saringaya Award” was coined in the year 2000 by past DENR key officials who wanted to recognize during the culminating activity of the Environment Month every June, outstanding personalities and communities who has helped DENR through their environmental initiatives and advocacies.

 

“The old Bicol term “Saringaya” made an impact to the public which means abundance of growth, lush and healthy environment teeming with green trees and mountains ideal for biodiversity and well balance ecosystem,” according to Rodelio A.T. Sevilla, one of DENR V Saringaya Awards founder.

 

Dubbed as the “highest regional environment reward”, the Saringaya Awards have harnessed the cooperation and support of individuals, communities and industries through the years. This has also promoted the DENR’s core values such as transparency, accountability, participation and the rule of law to the public.

 

The Energy Development Corporation (EDC) in Manito, Albay, Aboitiz Power Corporation in Tiwi, Albay, Tao-Kalikasan Foundation of the Philippines, Inc., a people’s organization based in Camarines Norte, the Local Government Units (LGUs) of Naga and Sorsogon, Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges (CSPC), Mr. Joshua Guinto, the creator of Improved Biomass Stove and Mr. Abner Avisola, a Wildlife Enforcement Officer in Camarines Sur were adjudged as last year’s Saringaya awardees.

 

Nomination forms and the criteria may be obtained from the Environmental Management Bureau V (EMB V), Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB),  all Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices, Saringaya Secretariat from the Legal Division, Strategic Communication and Initiatives Service (SCIS) and Administrative Division of the DENR V Regional Office.

 

Deadline for the submission of entries along with supporting documents stated in the criteria will be on or before 12 midnight of April 15, 2017 and shall be submitted to the DENR Field Offices. Late entries will not be accepted.

 

A rigid validation process of the entries will then be conducted by the Saringaya Committees, who will ensure that winners are selected fairly and without bias.

 

Winners will be announced and awarded in a ceremony in June 2017.

 

DENR V encourages the public to nominate deserving persons or stakeholders to the Saringaya Awards.

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DENR, EMB & MGB V CONDUCTS ‘I AM CONNECTED’ TOUR-CUM-SYMPOSIUM

In celebration of the Philippine Environment Month, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) and Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V conducted an environmental tour-cum-symposium dubbed as “I am Connected” on June 27, 2017 at the Albay Parks and Wildlife, Bogtong, Legazpi City.

Grade school students and teachers from the Albay Central School participated the event.

With this year’s theme “Connecting People to Nature”, the event aimed to increase the awareness of the participants on the vital role of young people in the protection and conservation of the environment.

Biodiversity, geohazard awareness and ways on how to keep the environment pollution-free were among the topics discussed.

DENR enjoins the youth to become active members of the society and develop social responsibility towards Mother Earth.###

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