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 CONDUCTS YOUTH FORUM IN CAMARINES NORTE

Youth and student leaders in the province of Camarines Norte attended the Youth Environmental Forum facilitated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V on September 26, 2018 in Daet, Camarines Norte.

Experts from the National Youth Commission (NYC), DENR, Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V and Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) V discussed topics on the role of youth in nation building, current state of the Philippine environment, biodiversity and sustainable tourism, geological hazards, ecological solid waste management and ecological responsibilities.

Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENR) Officer Joaquin Ed A. Guerrero in his message, challenged the youth on their contribution to help save the planet.

The forum became an avenue for the participants to interact and discuss ideas among their peers on the pressing environmental issues and their commitments toward environmental protection and conservation.

 

The DENR V recognizes the need to engage the youth on worthwhile activities and instill to the public that the conservation of the environment is a shared responsibility not just the government but the whole citizenry. (Article by: JNLoria)

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