DENR BICOL HONORS BEST INDIVIDUALS, INSTITUTIONS IN SARINGAYA AWARDS by JMM

DENR BICOL HONORS BEST INDIVIDUALS, INSTITUTIONS IN SARINGAYA AWARDS by JMM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol headed by OIC-Regional Executive Director Atty. Gil A. Aromin in partnership with the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) and Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) has given due recognition to the finest individuals and institutions who excelled in environmental protection and management as the annual environment month was highlighted by the conferment of 19th Saringaya Awards on June 27, 2019 at Casablanca Hotel, Legazpi City.

The Saringaya Awardee for Other Government Agency category is the Metropolitan Naga Water District. They were recognized for their restoration, development and maintenance of the Anayan-Rumangrap Watershed Area in Pili, Camarines Sur and the Kalinisan-Nabuntulan Watershed Area in Panicuason, Naga City inside Mount Isarog Natural Park (MINP) and the relocation of thirty four (34) park settlers through maximum community participation and public awareness for Conservation Farming Communities which led to the restoration of adequate vegetation in the project area, thereby increasing its water holding capacity and ensuring water supply.

For the Local Government Unit (LGU) category, the LGU of Calabanga, Camarines Sur was lauded for being an effective partner in environmental conservation, protection and rehabilitation and in recognition of its continued and strengthened commitment for the implementation of various mitigation, preparedness, response and rehabilitation programs and projects.

Further, for the Academe category, Ragay Central School, Ragay, Camarines Sur was recognized for their efforts in institutionalizing environmental education, conservation, preservation and clean and green program in the school activities. They were commended for their support and promotion of the DENR environmental programs and projects responsive to the five pillars of good environmental governance and practices more particularly, “Isang Puno, Isang Mag-aaral” and implementation of Ecological Solid Waste Management as well as promoting National Greening Program through its Gulayan sa Paaralan.

Further still, Special Commendation were given to Forester Rossauro C. Perillo, Forester Ma. Soledad T. Preña, Ms. Zenaida Bayloses, Ms. Nonie P. Enolva, ARDCI Microfinance Inc., PCOL Melecio M Buslig Jr, Sorsogon Police Provincial Office and Dr. Raul G. Bradecena.

Citations of Appreciation were also given to the 9th Civil-Military Operations (KAAGAPAY) Batallion, PBN Broadcasting Network, City Government of Tabaco, City Government of Legazpi, LTC Melvin A Banua, 2nd Congressional District of Albay, LGU Labo, Camarines Norte, EDMERO Camarines Sur, PCOL Roderico A Roy, Jr, Ms. Arlene Bagadiong, Ms. Edna A. Bagadiong, LGU Virac, Catanduanes, Provincial Government of Masbate, PMAJ Dave E Mahilum, PCAPT Harris H Castillo, LT Edgardo R Aguilar, PMAJ John Murray C Cutaran, PCOL Aarne V Oliquino, PLTCOL Carl Joseph B Jaucian, PMAJ Steve N Dela Rosa and the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA).

RED Aromin said that the conferment of of Saringaya Awards to individuals and stakeholders is a symbol of great work and honor to those who endeavor to preserve, sustain, manage and protect our biodiversity and the environment that we live in.

Saringaya is a Bicol term which means lush or abundance of growth.*JMM###

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GREEN SEA TURTLE RELEASED IN VIRAC, CATANDUANES

A green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), locally known as Pawikan, was released by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Catanduanes together with the Provincial Government of Catanduanes to the shores of Barangay Capilihan, Virac, Catanduanes on August 5, 2019.

The Pawikan which measured approximately 51 centimeters (cm.) long and 47 cm. wide was found in Barangay Antipolo, Bagamanoc by Richard Cabrera, a fisherman in the said barangay, and turned-over to the office for its inspection and release.

Moreover, this is the ninth recorded release of marine turtle this year in the province of Catanduanes.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V continuously calls on the public to report such incidents and turnover any wildlife to proper authorities for proper handling and release them to their natural habitat. Continuous information, education and communication (IEC) campaign is being undertaken by the DENR, which have caused increasing numbers of public turn overs to the office.*JNLoria###

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