DENR BICOL HEAD PRESIDES OVER 3rd QUARTER MTWFR AND BONGNP PAMB MEETINGS IN MASBATE PROVINCE

DENR BICOL HEAD PRESIDES OVER 3rd QUARTER MTWFR AND BONGNP PAMB MEETINGS IN MASBATE PROVINCE

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol OIC Regional Director Atty. Gil A. Aromin, CESO IV presided over the 3rd Quarter Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) Meetings of Matang-Tubig Watershed Forest Reserve (MTWFR) and Bongsanglay Natural Park (BongNP) both located at Ticao Island in the province of Masbate on August 13 and 14, 2019.

“As we gather in this meeting to thresh out issues, let us keep in mind, that together we have a shared responsibility in protecting our protected areas,” said RED Aromin. RED Aromin encouraged all the PAMB members to actively take part in the discussion to settle and provide measures to address the pressing issues being faced by the PA.

Issues on the constructed establishments and houses within the legal easement around MTWFR Spring was discussed and resolved. Consequently, an inventory of all forest occupants within the MTWFR was presented. Likewise, two (2) people’s organization (PO), particularly the Royroy United Fisherfolk Association (RUFA) and the Gibraltar Fisherfolk Association (GFA) both in Batuan, Masbate presented their activities under the Biodiversity Friendly Enterprise (BDFE), which is one of the programs implemented under the Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Management Program (CMEMP) of the DENR. CMEMP aims to manage, address and effectively reduce the drivers and threats of degradation of the coastal and marine ecosystems.

Meanwhile, the PAMB members regionwide is assured of the continuous support of the DENR in effectively and efficiently managing their PAs. RED Aromin is positive that with the active participation of the members of the PAMB of MTWFR and BongNP, including the POs in the PA and the community as a whole, better protection efforts will be accorded to the PA.

PAMB is the governing body of a protected area composed of various stakeholders who directly and indirectly benefit from the park and its resources.###

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DENR V OIC, Regional Executive Director Atty. Gil A. Aromin, CESO IV, who led the turnover ceremony, said that change is inevitable. He encouraged PENRO Camarines Norte personnel to support their new PENRO and challenged everyone to work together towards the goal of delivering exemplary service. PENRO Marlon C. Francia, who was previously assigned as the OIC, PENR Officer at DENR PENRO Catanduanes prior to his present assignment in Camarines Norte, expects everyone to work as a team through effective communication.
 
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