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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CIMATU VOWS TO STRENGTHEN CENROs, ENFORCE ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS

“I will strengthen the CENROs,” says Secretary Roy A. Cimatu in his message during his recent visit in Bicol. Secretary Cimatu vowed to strengthen the Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices (CENROs) being the frontline unit which delivers the services of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to the people.

According to Secretary Cimatu, he will empower the Forest Protection Officers to ensure their welfare and security. “Hindi tama na binabantayan ninyo ang mga puno, pero hindi ninyo mabantayan at maipagtanggol ang inyong mga sarili. We will train you. Pag-aaralin natin yan,” he said.

Citing his major thrusts for the environment, Secretary Cimatu emphasized clean air, clean water and solid waste management. He vowed to protect the environment by strictly and fully enforcing the laws. “We will do something for the environment, and I need all of you,” he stressed. He is optimistic that with the help of all DENR employees all environmental laws will be implemented to the fullest.

Meanwhile, Secretary Cimatu expressed his awe to Bicol Region being home to the world’s most perfect cone volcano and the world’s smallest commercial edible extant fish. He said that both Mayon Volcano and the Sinarapan or locally known as “Tabios” should be protected including all our natural resources. His orders for their protection were made explicitly to the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officers and Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers where these two (2) wonders are found.

The Environment chief likewise warned employees about zero tolerance on corruption. “Do your work with honesty and integrity. Corrupt officials and employees will be punished. You don’t have a second chance with me,” the environment chief said. 

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DENR SECRETARY CIMATU PLANTS A PILI SEEDLING IN DENR BICOL. 

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