The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol through the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) chaired by DENR Bicol Regional Executive Director Atty. Gil A. Aromin conducted the 3rd Quarter PAMB Meeting for the Catanduanes Natural Park on August 20, 2019 at Corporate Inn Function Hall, San Roque, Virac, Catanduanes.

The meeting commenced with the presentation of the Protected Area (PA) Management Zone of Catanduanes Natural Park by the Conservation and Development Division (CDD) representative, Mr. Keith Harvey Dimaranan. Dimaranan encouraged the Sunwest Water & Electric Co. (SUWECO) to confer and cooperate with the Department in relation to their proposed hydropower plant construction at Barangay Paraiso, San Miguel, Catanduanes. Mr. Fredie Bueno, the Vice President for Civil Works of SUWECO also presented the typical schemes of the hydropower plant that will be constructed. SUWECO also asked guidance from the DENR for the processing of documents and standards, which they need to adhere to in the construction of the said project.

Meanwhile, RED Aromin thanked SUWECO for the partnership and assured the creation of a monitoring team for SUWECO's compliance of the Environment Compliance Certificate (ECC), among others.

Further, the administration and management of PA, which is under the responsibilities of the PAMB was presented by Protected Area Superintendent (PASu) Yolanda G. Saong.

The 3rd Quarter PAMB Meeting was also attended by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENR) Officer Marlon C. Francia, Technical Services Division Chief of PENRO Catanduanes, Ferdinand Baltazar, Management Services Division Chief, Ma. Juliet S. Araojo, OIC Municipal Environment and Natural Resources (MENRO) of LGU San Miguel Juan T. Torrenueva, other DENR V and PENRO staff, including other officials from the city and provincial LGUs.



“Strive for a better 2020,” says OIC, Regional Executive Director Atty. Gill A. Aromin, CESO IV in his message during the 1st Quarter Management Conference (MANCON) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol held at the Hamada Hall, DENR Regional Office V, Rawis, Legazpi City on January 7, 2019.

OIC RED Aromin discussed the Marching Orders of DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu during the New Year’s Call of the Department last January 3, 2020. He emphasized that DENR will be closely providing the necessary technical assistance and will be working with the local government units (LGUs) and other stakeholders to ensure the enforcement of its mandate in consonance with the major thrusts of Secretary Cimatu on clean air, clean water, solid waste management, among others. OIC RED Aromin said that Secretary Cimatu gave his orders to continue the water quality improvement and evaluation nationwide.

In addition, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) was ordered to continue its activities on responsible mining and introduce further ways of extraction and replace open pit mining including the conduct of review on benching plan. More so, protected area and coastal management will be given priority by the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) through the conservation and Development Division (CDD) of the regional offices.

Meanwhile, OIC Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Atty. Ronnel C. Sopsop presented the issues and concerns affecting the Technical Services, particularly the National Greening Program (NGP). He urged all Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officers (PENROs) together with the Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers (CENROs) to work together and come up with mechanisms and strategies to ensure that all other 2020 targets of their respective offices are attained. According to ARD TS Atty. Sopsop, the NGP will continue with the goal of contributing to the present forest covers. He further stressed the need to speed up on the Rapid Land Tenure Appraisal (RLTA) targets of the Office.

Likewise, ARD for Management Services Engr. Eva S. Ocfemia discussed the pressing concerns of the Management Services on procurement, records management, and policy implementation, among others. ARD Ocfemia emphasized the effective delivery of services relative to the Freedom of Information (FOI), Anti Red Tape Act (ARTA) and other rules and regulations will be strictly monitored. She added that health and wellness programs for the employees will be initiated including career development programs.

In closing, OIC RED AROMIN is positive that DENR Bicol will attain its targets for the year with the cooperation and full support of all DENR Bicol personnel.


Photo Releases

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol, along with its line bureaus, the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) V and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V kickstarted the year with the launching of its mascots on January 6, 2020 at the DENR V Gymnasium.

At least 18 endangered Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) turtles, locally known as “Mukoy”, were released to the shores of Barangay Sibago, Donsol, Sorsogon by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Sorsogon, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) of Donsol, Sorsogon, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Large Marine Vertebrates (LAMAVE) on January 13, 2020.

Outgoing OIC, PENRO of Sorsogon Ma. Fe P. Reganit turned-over her duties and responsibilities to OIC, PENR Officer Herleo O. Pavericio. Consequently, outgoing San Jacinto CENR Officer Herleo O. Pavericio turned-over his duties and responsibilities to Supervising Ecosystem Management Specialist (SVEMS) Basil S. Camba.


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