16 HIGH SCHOOLS COMPETE IN HUGOT SA KALIKASAN SLAM POETRY IN CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE FOREST

16 HIGH SCHOOLS COMPETE IN HUGOT SA KALIKASAN SLAM POETRY IN CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE FOREST

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol, through the Conservation and Development Division (CDD) spearheaded the annual celebration of the International Day of the Forest (IDF) through a Hugot Sa Kalikasan Open Mic Slam/Spoken Poetry Competition on March 21, 2019 in DENR V Gymnasium, Rawis, Legazpi City.

With the theme “Forests and Education”, the activity was conducted to raise awareness on the importance of sustainably managed forests.

“We are gathered here today not just for the spoken poetry contest but because of the two (2) things that we need to do for the environment, which is awareness and consciousness”, Assistant Regional Director for Management Services Atty. Arnel P. Rodriguez said.

“For the awareness part, we invited schools, teachers and students so that we can see the importance of protecting our forests especially through the banner program of the department – the Expanded National Greening Program (E-NGP). We have planted seedlings now in a total of 1.6 million hectares in our conservation efforts and climate change mitigation. Hopefully, if we are aware of these things, consciousness in the mind of the youth will start”, ARD Rodriguez further explained.

Sixteen (16) participating High Schools regionwide participated in the Open Mic Slam/Spoken Poetry Competition. Each contestant were given five (5) minutes to deliver an original poetry related to the forests and the environment. Naga National High School won the first place, followed by Daraga National High School on the second place and Banquerohan National High School on the third place.

A video on Tayo Ang Kalikasan (TAK) was also presented to the students for them to have a better understanding on the forestry programs being conducted by the DENR.

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed March 21 the International Day of the Forests in 2012. Annually, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees. (Article by: JMM)###

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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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