CONSULTATIVE CLUSTER MEETINGS FOR TICAO BURIAS PASS PROTECTED SEASCAPE CONSERVATION HELD

CONSULTATIVE CLUSTER MEETINGS FOR TICAO BURIAS PASS PROTECTED SEASCAPE CONSERVATION HELD

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V conducted the Ticao Burias Pass Protected Seascape (TBPPS) Consultative Cluster Meetings for Masbate on March 14, 2019 in Legazpi City and for Albay on March 15, 2019 in Guinobatan, Albay.

Various stakeholders composed of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Local Government Units (LGUs) and Barangay Local Government Units (BLGUs) from Batuan, San Fernando, San Jacinto, Monreal, Claveria, and San Pascual all in the province of Masbate and Pioduran, Oas, Libon and Ligao City all in the province of Albay.

Officer In Charge (OIC), Protected Area Superintendent (PASu) of TBPPS Aldrin B. Barruga II said that the conduct of the meeting aimed to “deepen the knowledge of the stakeholders on the recently passed Republic Act No. 11038 or the “Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (ENIPAS) Act of 2018” and its application to TBPPS. “Because the law is new, there is a need to discuss it elaborately with the stakeholders,” Barruga added.

Recently, the first Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) meeting was conducted in Legazpi City wherein the same stakeholders also participated in the activity.

The TBPPS is one of the newly declared Protected Areas (PAs) under the ENIPAS Act. It encompasses four (4) provinces in the Bicol Region, namely: Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate and Camarines Sur. It is the second largest declared PA after the Tañon Strait in the Visayas.

Discussed in the meeting were the bounds and boundaries of TBPPS and the salient features of the ENIPAS Law with emphasis on the functions of the PAMB, coverage of prohibited acts and imposition of fines and penalties. Issues and concerns on boundary delineation among municipalities and other environmental issues were also addressed during the meeting.

After the conduct of the meetings, demarcation and delineation of boundary and inventory of existing facilities within the PA will be conducted which, is a pre-requisite in the creation of the management plan.

In addition, PASu Barruga requested the help of stakeholders in the creation and implementation of management plan for TBPPS after the release of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of ENIPAS.

The DENR Bicol pushes for a sound eco-governance in all the PAs in the region through partnerships among stakeholders. (Article by: 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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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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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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