The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V together with partner stakeholders annually join the global celebration of the International Day of the Forests every 21st of March.

The essence of wood energy in improving people’s lives, revitalizing sustainable development and climate change mitigation is highlighted in this year’s theme, “Forests and Energy”.

DENR V Conservation and Development Division (CDD) and the National Greening Program Office (NGPO) hosted a program at the DENR V Covered Court, Regional Office, Rawis, Legazpi City on March 21, 2017. The activity was participated in by public and private high schools in Legazpi City and Daraga, Albay.

A film showing on the dwindling forest cover of Mother Earth, poster and slogan making contest were done during the program.

Awardees for the slogan making contest were Joshua B. Artiaga of Pag-asa National High School, Jeramel Marie M. Llona of Anislag National High School and Jessica Cyryl B. Vela of Tanchuling College and for the poster making contest Tsino Baldonado of Cabangan High School, Cherry Mae Bitara of Tanchuling College and Julie Ann Belaro of Homapon High School. Winners received certificates and cash prizes ranging from Php 5,000.00 for the first placer, Php 3,000.00 for the second placer and Php 1,000.00 for the third placer.

The winning and non-winning entries of the students for the contests are currently showcased at the DENR V Lobby, Rawis, Legazpi City.

Forester Ronnel B. Astor appealed to all partner stakeholders during the program to continue supporting the agency and conserve our forests and the environment.

Simultaneous tree growing activities and information education campaigns were also conducted by the DENR Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices region wide.###



        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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