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 HAS A NEW GUARD

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol has a new guard in the person of Atty. Gil A. Aromin, CESO IV. By virtue of Special Order 2019-07 dated January 7, 2019, Atty. Aromin will lead DENR Bicol replacing Regional Executive Director Atty. Antonio A. Abawag, CESO IV who will also serve as RED of DENR Region 2.

The changing of the guards happened this morning, January 9, 2019 at the DENR Gym, Rawis, Legazpi City.

Present during the turnover ceremony were Undersecretary and Chief of Staff Rodolfo C. Garcia, Assistant Secretary for Administration Jesus Enrico Moises B. Salazar and all heads of the different field offices regionwide.

In his speech, RED Aromin expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the men and women of Bicol for the warm welcome given to him. "Let us work together and take responsibility and accountability as we deliver our mandate", he said.

Meanwhile, RED Abawag thanked everyone for the support extended to him during his short stint in Bicol. "We will see each other again, soon", he said.

RED Aromin is a native of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija and has been in the government service for 42 years.###

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DENR BICOL HAS A NEW GUARD. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol has a new guard in the person of Atty. Gil A. Aromin, CESO IV. By virtue of Special Order 2019-07 dated January 7, 2019, Atty. Aromin will lead DENR Bicol replacing Regional Executive Director Atty. Antonio A. Abawag, CESO IV who will also serve as RED of DENR Region 2.

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Sunset as seen near the Naro Island Wildlife Sanctuary (NIWS), a Protected Area (PA) located at the southern part of Masbate Province. (Photo by: Cyrus Job Dela Cruz)

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