In celebration of the World Environment Day and to kick-start the Philippine Environment Month, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V conducted the Climate Change and Disaster Preparedness Communication Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) Caravan on June 5, 2017 at the Barangay Multi-Purpose Hall of Puro, Legazpi City.

Local residents, Puro Elementary School students and DENR V employees participated the event.

Topics discussed were the effects of climate change to coastal areas and resources; ecological solid waste management; understanding geohazards, weather bulletins, tropical cyclone, tsunami and earthquake advisories, basic firefighting techniques and fire simulation.

A simultaneous mangrove planting activity was also conducted in the said coastal barangay wherein around 300 mangrove propagules were planted by the members of the Bureau of Fire and Protection (BFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).

With this year’s Environment Month theme, “Connecting People to Nature,” DENR V intensifies its information, education campaign and community participation to encourage the public to go outdoors, appreciate the beauty and essence of nature and become vanguards of Mother Earth.

OIC, Regional Director Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez in her message during the activity, urged the public to keep on supporting the government on its programs to conserve, protect and manage the environment. ###



        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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