DENR BICOL ATTENDS ToT8 ON THE APPLICATION OF THE WILDLIFE LAW ENFORCEMENT MANUAL OF OPERATIONS

DENR BICOL ATTENDS ToT8 ON THE APPLICATION OF THE WILDLIFE LAW ENFORCEMENT MANUAL OF OPERATIONS

Delegates from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) including the Bicol Region together with other national government agencies (NGAs), Local Government Unit of Cebu and the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) attended the 8th Training of Trainers (ToT8) on the Application of the Wildlife Law Enforcement Manual of Operations in Cebu City on September 23 to 29, 2018.

ToT8 was organized by DENR through the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) in partnership with USAID-Protect Wildlife Project and aimed to enhance the capacity of DENR personnel and other stakeholders in the enforcement of Republic Act 9147 otherwise known as the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act and relevant policies.

Some of the topics discussed include statistics on biodiversity, importance of Philippine wildlife, presentation of wildlife cases, physical and legal state of the wildlife environment from the perspective of the participants, the factors that brought about the present state and the common vision on where the physical and legal state of the wildlife environment should be, Wildlife Act, National Integrated Protected Areas System Act, Forestry Code among others.

A field training exercise was also conducted for the participants to apply their learnings.

With the conduct of ToT8, a pool of knowledgeable and skilled manpower in the government is expected to assist in curbing wildlife crimes in the country. (Article by: Jade N. Loria)

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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.

DENR BICOL CONDUCTS YOUTH FORUM IN CAMARINES NORTE

DENR BICOL SPEARHEADS INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP 2018

Masbate Kids Celebrate WMBD. (Photo by: Cyrus Job Dela Cruz)

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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