DENR EXECS PRESENT RISK RESILIENCY PROGRAM IN BICOL TO NGA STAKEHOLDERS

DENR EXECS PRESENT RISK RESILIENCY PROGRAM IN BICOL TO NGA STAKEHOLDERS

 

Two vulnerable provinces, namely: Masbate and Sorsogon in the Bicol Region were identified as top priority areas in the implementation of the Risk Resiliency Program (RRP). The RRP was presented by Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Assistant Secretary (ASec) for Policy and Planning Service Corazon C. Davis and Director Lourdes C. Wagan of the Foreign Assisted and Special Projects to partner National Government Agencies (NGAs) in a convergence meeting held on July 11, 2019 at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V Hamada Hall, Rawis, Legazpi City.

 

The meeting was attended by key officials of the DENR V headed by OIC Regional Executive Director, Atty. Gil A. Aromin, CESO IV, Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) V Regional Director Maria Socorro A. Abu, Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V Regional Director Engr. Guillermo A. Molina, Jr. IV., Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENR) Officers Atty. Ronnel C. Sopsop of Sorsogon and Tito R. Migo of Masbate with the representatives of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) V, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) V, Department of Agriculture (DA) V, Department of Budget and Management (DBM) V and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) V.

 

ASec Davis discussed into details the RRP, which is a convergence program of the Cabinet Cluster on Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Disaster Risk Reduction (CCAM-DRR) where DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu is the head. Further, she urged the stakeholders to work closely with the Local Government Units (LGUs) of Masbate and Sorsogon and the DENR in the implementation of the RRP.

 

Along with Masbate and Sorsogon, Negros Oriental, Samar, Saranggani, Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands were also included as top priority areas. The eight (8) provinces were identified as vulnerable on their high susceptibility to climate hazards such as storm surge, drought, flooding and rainfall-induced landslide.

 

Also, discussed were CCAM-DRR Roadmap for 2018 to 2022, which is an essential guide for government agencies in the implementation of programs where climate change and disaster risk reduction approaches are integrated.

 

Project proposals of the PENROs were also presented, which will be implemented in support to the RRP in the provinces.*JNLoria

 

           

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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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