The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V in collaboration with the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Albay, its line bureaus, Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), the Provincial Government of Albay and Local Government Unit (LGU) of Legazpi, national government agencies, non-government organizations and the local communities of Legazpi gather together for the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day at Barangays Bonot, San Roque, Victory Village North, Victory Village South, Buraguis and Dapdap in Legazpi City, today, September 21, 2019.

The celebration program commenced at the Embarcadero de Legazpi where the City Mayor of Legazpi, Mayor Noel E. Rosal expressed his gratitude to the DENR for spearheading such activity that will greatly contribute to the protection and conservation of the coastal areas of Legazpi and to the environment.

Welcoming the participants for this year’s ICC Celebration, Marlene Francia, OIC Chief of the Conservation and Development Division (CDD) of DENR V said, “Nature can live without people; however, people cannot live without the nature.” The clean-up spawned immediately after the opening program, where the participating groups were divided to different clean-up sites. The participants were also provided monitoring forms, which were used to classify the collected wastes.

This year’s ICC with the theme, “Battle for Litter-Free Seas” gathered some 1179 kilos of wastes, primarily consisting of cigarette butts, metal and plastic bottle caps, food wrappers, and pack holders. The International Coastal Cleanup day is celebrated every 3rd Saturday of September by virtue of Presidential Proclamation no. 470 series of 2003.

With the conduct of the ICC, DENR Bicol aims to engage people and communities to remove trash and debris from beaches and waterways, identify the sources of litter and to change the behaviors that cause the pollution. *DJNJaylo



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 Hastens Government Procurement Process

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.



Masbate Kids Celebrate WMBD. (Photo by: Cyrus Job Dela Cruz)

Sunset as seen near the Naro Island Wildlife Sanctuary (NIWS), a Protected Area (PA) located at the southern part of Masbate Province. (Photo by: Cyrus Job Dela Cruz)

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