PENRO Catanduanes holds Geo-tagging workshop

In a bid to fast-track the implementation of the National Greening Program (NGP) in Catanduanes the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol held a two-day Geo-tagging workshop in the capital town of Virac last weekend.

“We are introducing to our forestry personnel the latest technology in project monitoring which is Geo-tagging. It will help us in generating real time data from the field,” PENRO Joaquin Ed Guerrero said.

PENRO Guerrero explained that Geo-tagging is a technology that allows the user to generate real-time field data, meaning we can derive first-hand data from above the mountains where reforestation efforts are underway. 

He expressed confidence that the new technology would not only enhance the implementation of the NGP but also improve the enforcement of forestry laws in the province.

“This two-day workshop is also timely since it will help to identify potential obstacles in the implementation of the project and devise ways to hurdle them” he emphasized.

A practicum, facilitated by Foresters Juliet Araojo and Angelito Rutaquio was also conducted to allow the participants to figure out the procedures and many ways of using the Geo-Camera.

PENRO Guerrero’s message to his personnel is clear: engage the public as support which is vital to the success of the NGP, and strengthen documentation processes to establish transparency and accountability.

           He also presented to them the new Barangay Forest Program, an additional feature of the NGP that every DENR personnel should be familiar with as a banner program.

Press Release: August 23, 2013