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 SETS REGIONAL BIODIVERSITY CHALLENGE SEASON 7

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V headed by Officer-In-Charge (OIC), Regional Executive Director (RED) Gil A. Aromin has officially opened to the public the registration to the 7th Regional Biodiversity Challenge.

The Biodiversity Challenge or fondly called “Biodive” is a timed-race wherein physical and mental challenges are given to participating teams in the scenic spots of the Bicol Region. It is conducted every June as part of the celebration of the Philippine Environment Month.

This year the Biodive Challenge is set in Legazpi City on June 26, 2019. As per requirement in the guidelines of the race, a team must be formed composed strictly of two males and one female aging 18 to 50 years old and are certified to be physically fit.

Winners will take home cash prizes such as Php 30,000.00 for the first runner-up, Php 20,000.00 for the second runner-up and Php 10,000.00 for the third runner-up and certificates of recognition.

The DENR V enjoins the public to participate in physical activities to enhance health and wellness while promoting sustainable ecotourism and conservation of the planet. (Article by: JNLoria)###

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