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



“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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