18th NATIONAL CAVE CONGRESS HELD

18th NATIONAL CAVE CONGRESS HELD

Representatives from all over the Philippines including employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V participated in the recently concluded National Cave Congress with the theme, "Synergy: Harmonizing Efforts towards Sustainable Cave, Karst and Risk Management" held at the Legazpi City Convention Center from May 1 to 5, 2018.

The five-day Congress was facilitated by the Philippine Speleogical Society, Inc., a national network of caving organizations in partnership with the Provincial Government of Albay (PGA) and the Municipal Government of Jovellar.

The Congress was conducted in support to the implementation of Republic Act 9072 or the National Caves and Cave Resources Management and Protection Act.

Basic caving, cave mapping, cave management, single rope technique and cave rescue were discussed in the Congress and practical applications were conducted in the caves of Jovellar, Albay.

DENR Regional Director in his message, expects the participants to have "a greater understanding of the social, economic and environmental effects of human impact on the sustainable management of our caves." "May this gathering be an avenue to engage our communities, define their roles and strengthen their involvement," he added. (JNLoria)

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DENR BICOL PARTICIPATES IN PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT CARAVAN 

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       The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V together with other government agencies participated in the Peace and Development Caravan on July 30, 2018 at the Bicol University East Campus Gymnasium.

        The caravan was organized by the Yes for Peace – Bayanihan ng Bayan, an organization advocating the attainment of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s 10-point Socioeconomic Agenda, the Bicol University student council and the Regional Executives and Director’s Association (REDIRAS) Bicol Region.

           The event served as an avenue for information dissemination of the programs and projects of the government to the students.

             A ceremonial tree-planting followed after the caravan.###

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BICOL HAS NEW DENR CHIEF. Atty. Antonio A. Abawag receives the DENR V flag from Secretary Roy A. Cimatu during the Turnover Ceremony on June 1, 2018 at the DENR Regional Office V, Rawis, Legazpi City. 

DENR V DIVERS COLLECT DRUPELLA AT TAGBON REEF, PURO LEGAZPI CITY.

DENR V AND LGU LEGAZPI JOINS THE PHILIPPINE ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION

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