DENR BICOL SUPPORTS PCOO’s FREEDOM OF INFORMATION PROGRAM

DENR BICOL SUPPORTS PCOO’s FREEDOM OF INFORMATION PROGRAM

 

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol supports the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) program on Freedom of Information (FOI), which is anchored on President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s Good Governance Plan aligned to reforms and initiatives that promote greater transparency, accountability, and citizen participation.

The Freedom of Information program mandates all government entities across the Executive Branch to publish their respective People’s FOI Manual – a document that outlines the standard processes in providing citizens access to government information. It is designed to provide guidelines for the general public in making FOI requests.                

With the aim of strengthening every citizen’s right to access governmental information, PCOO spearheaded a Road Show in Bicol University (BU), Legazpi City which was attended by communicators and information officers of different government agencies including DENR Bicol.

PCOO Secretary Jose Ruperto Martin M. Andanar said that through Executive Order No. 2 which directs national government agencies to uphold the people’s constitutional right to information, public records are made truly public save for national security, confidential matters, and military operations.

“Freedom of Information answers essential questions and removes the barriers of falsehood. The black and white of public records are the basis of trust and is a foundation of a solid nation”, Secretary Andanar said.

DENR Bicol OIC, Regional Executive Director Atty. Gil A. Aromin expresses the support of the Department to PCOO’s Freedom of Information program while stressing that access to government information has to be within easy reach to the public for transparent and responsible governance.

Further, the City of Legazpi, through Local Chief Executive Noel E. Rosal stated that the local government has already issued an Executive Order No. 11-2019 which operationalized the Freedom of Information program that took effect last March 15, 2019 in the promotion of the responsible handling and sharing of information. (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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DENR Bicol Hastens Government Procurement Process

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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