DENR BICOL DONATES 178 TYPHOON-BLOWN TREES, LOGS TO SORSOGON PROVINCE

DENR BICOL DONATES 178 TYPHOON-BLOWN TREES, LOGS TO SORSOGON PROVINCE

Some 178 typhoon-blown and hazardous trees in the different municipalities in the Province of Sorsogon were donated to the Provincial Government of Sorsogon City during the Ceremonial Turn-Over and Signing of Deed of Donation of Typhoon-Blown Trees and Logs Turned Over by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on December 19, 2019 at the Governor’s Hall, Provincial Capitol Compound, Sorsogon City.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol through the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Sorsogon, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO), and the Provincial Government of Sorsogon City led by Hon. Francis Joseph “Chiz” G. Escudero gathered to discuss about the typhoon-blown trees and logs turned over by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) after the onslaught of Typhoon Tisoy last December 2, 2019.

The PENRO Sorsogon presented a status report during the monitoring, inspection and inventory conducted on the uprooted and hazardous trees. The trees and logs are set to be distributed to the fisher folks from different municipalities of Sorsogon for the fabrication of their fishing boats.

Sorsogon Governor, Hon. Francis Joseph Escudero extended his gratitude to the DENR and assured that the Provincial Government of Sorsogon will closely coordinate with the Department and will give report regarding the utilization of the logs.

Furthermore, the DENR Bicol OIC, Regional Executive Director Atty. Gil A. Aromin assured the Provincial Government of Sorsogon that the Office will provide seedlings and technical guidance in planting trees as a replacement to the trees that were affected.

OIC, PENR Officer Ma. Fe P. Reganit and Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Atty. Ronnel C. Sopsop were also present in the said activity with the other technical staff from the PENRO Sorsogon and the Provincial Government of Sorsogon. *DJNJ

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DENR BICOL HOLDS 1ST QUARTER MANCON

“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.

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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.

DENR BICOL HOLDS 1ST QUARTER MANCON

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