DENR V CONDUCTS CEPA CARAVAN

DENR V CONDUCTS CEPA CARAVAN

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. ###

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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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