DENR V, STAKEHOLDERS CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS

DENR V, STAKEHOLDERS CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS

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.###

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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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