DENR BICOL STRENGTHENS ITS INFORMATION ARMS. In a bid to strengthen the public relations, information and social marketing (PRISM) advocacy of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol headed by Regional Executive Director (RED) Francisco E. Milla, Jr., CESO III, designated Information Officers (IOs) and focals of the Tayo Ang Kalikasan (TAK) convened during the Turuparan 2023: 1st Quarter IOs and TAK Assembly on January 30 to 31, 2023 at the Casa Basilisa Eco-Boutique, Barangay San Rafael, Guinobatan, Albay. The Turuparan 2023 was facilitated by the Regional Strategic Communication and Initiatives Group (RSCIG), the communication and stakeholder relations arms of the DENR Bicol. Attendees were reoriented on the structure and role of the Strategic Communication and Initiatives Service (SCIS) and RSCIG, and the PRISM and TAK guidelines. A presentation of the 2022 accomplishments on the IEC and TAK, and innovations made per Field Office including those of the Environmental and Management Bureau (EMB) V and Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V were done. Likewise, issues and concerns on the implementation of the 2023 IEC activities were also identified.