NATIONAL MUSEUM EXHUMES CARCASS OF PAWIKAN FOUND IN BULA, CAMARINES SUR

NATIONAL MUSEUM EXHUMES CARCASS OF PAWIKAN FOUND IN BULA, CAMARINES SUR

The National Museum of the Philippines exhumed the carcass of the leatherback sea turtle, which was found at Barangay Caorasan, Bula, Camarines Sur last July 28, 2019. The National Museum coordinated with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol through Regional Executive Director Atty. Gil A. Aromin, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Camarines Sur led by PENR Officer Grace L. Cariño, the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Iriga headed by CENR Officer Nestor Franz A. Fortuno and the Local Government Unit of Bula, Camarines Sur.

The National Museum Team headed by its Acting Deputy Director General for Administration Mr. Angel P. Bautista conducted the exhumation of the pawikan for scientific and exhibition purposes. Taxidermy will be done on the pawikan’s body through mounting or stuffing, for the purpose of display or study. The National Museum said that it is the trust of both the DENR and the National Museum to be instrumental in bringing to the general public ecosystem significance and conservation. Moreover, the pawikan will be an important addition to the National Museum of Natural History’s Zoological Reference Collections for further research.

The male pawikan, which measured 138 centimeters in length and weighed 200 kilograms was found by a fisherman already dead with both fore flippers entangled with rope.

The DENR through the Conservation and Development Division (CDD) continuously calls on the public to report such incidents and turnover any wildlife to proper authorities for proper handling and release the same to their natural habitat. Unceasing information, education and communication (IEC) campaign is being undertaken by the DENR to increase the awareness of the general public on marine species conservation, especially those in the coastal communities.

The DENR is taking actions to strengthen the enforcement of Republic Act 9147 or the “Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act” in support to Secretary Roy Cimatu’s marching order to enforce biodiversity conservation.

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75 BENEFICIARIES RECEIVE LAND TITLES IN MASBATE

Some 75 beneficiaries receive their land titles from the collective efforts of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Masbate, the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Mobo, the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Mobo through its Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) of Mobo, the Register of Deeds (ROD) of Masbate on September 24, 2019 at Bituon Beach Resort, Bagacay Mobo, Masbate.

DENR V OIC Regional Executive Director, Atty. Gil A. Aromin extended his gratitude to the participating groups who made the Handog Titulo Program possible for the residents of Mobo, Masbate. He accentuated the significance of these land titles to the locals and promised to carry on with the program to help more residents receive their own land titles. "The DENR is one with the supports local government units of Masbate in their economic development through the Rapid Land Tenure Appraisal/Assessment (RLTA) and the Handog Titulo Program", Aromin said during his message. On the other hand, the RLTA was launched in Mobo and Mandaon, Masbate on September 24 - 25, 2019.

The RLTA is the efficient processing and assessment of the status of the lands in determining its potential and qualification for the issuance of title. A Memorandum of Partnership Agreement (MOPA) was also signed between the DENR V and the Local Government of Mobo and Mandaon. In the same program, the cadastral survey of the municipality of Mandaon was also presented.

The Handog Titulo Program, RLTA Launching, and the MOPA signing was attended by the municipal mayor of Mobo, Hon. Raymund Osmundo N. Salvacion, Municipal Mayor of Mandaon, Hon. Emily E. Hao, DENR V Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services, Atty. Ronnel C. Sopsop, the Chief of the Technical Services Division of PENRO Masbate, Mr. Benito B. Salazar, OIC of the Register of Deeds, Mr. Noel C. Artillero, the Chief of the DENR V Licenses, Patents, and Deeds Division, Ms. Dolores C. Vargas, Mobo CENRO officer, Ms. Jean V. Imperial, other DENR PENRO, CENRO, and MENRO staff, and the Local Government Unit of Mobo and Mandaon, Masbate. *DJNJ

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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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