DENR V JOINS THE 11TH ALAY LAKAD, TANIM KAHOY PARA SA PUSO

DENR V JOINS THE 11TH ALAY LAKAD, TANIM KAHOY PARA SA PUSO

Following a trail which leads to a scenic spot at the foot of the majestic Mayon Volcano and overlooking Albay Gulf, participants composed of students and government employees including the personnel of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources V (DENR V) joined the 11th

Alay Lakad, Tanim Kahoy Para Sa Puso on Valentine’s Day at Padang, Legazpi City.

The tree-growing activity is spearheaded annually by the City Government of Legazpi which aims to promote healthy lifestyle and boost the public’s concern in protecting the environment.

Last year, Barangays Pawa and Bonga in Legazpi City were the target sites for the event.

These greening initiatives contribute to the National Greening Program (NGP), a massive reforestation program of the government and also in compliance to the nationwide directive to implement the Tree Planting Law outlined in Presidential Decree No. 1153, which calls every Filipino citizen to help, conserve and develop the resources of the country. ###

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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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