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DENR BICOL LEADS TREE HUGGING CAMPAIGN IN BICOL. Key officials and employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V headed by Regional Executive Director (RED) Francisco E. Milla, Jr., CESO III, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Camarines Sur headed by PENR Officer Ronnel B. Astor, Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Sipocot headed by CENR Officer Eduardo C. Ampongan and the members of the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) of the Libmanan Caves National Park (LCNP) hugged trees on Valentines Day 2023. The activity was held after the first quarter PAMB Meeting of LCNP and in support to the “Tree Hugging Campaign” launched by the DENR Forest Management Bureau (FMB). The campaign aims to promote social and health benefits that we can derive from nurturing trees and the environment. The campaign also aims to raise awareness on the importance of the tree hugging movement. The Tree Hugging Campaign originated from the Chipko Movement in the 1970s, which emphasizes the interdependence of humans and the environment. (With report from PENRO Camarines Sur)

DENR MASBATE, STAKEHOLDERS CELEBRATE 2023 WORLD WETLANDS DAY IN MASBATE. The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Masbate headed by OIC, PENR Officer Benito B. Salazar, Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Mobo headed by CENR Officer Jean V. Imperial and CENRO San Jacinto headed by OIC, CENR Officer Basil Cesar S. Camba together with partner stakeholders led the World Wetlands Day (WWD) Celebration with the theme, “It’s Time for Wetland Restoration” on February 2, 2023 in the province of Masbate. Some 120 mangrove propagules and 235 native tree seedlings were planted and a total of 20 sacks of solid wastes were collected during the cleanup drives at Barangays Bontod, Palanas and Almiñe, San Jacinto. In addition, information, education and communication (IEC) drives were also held at the Rondina Atendido National High School at Barangay Nabangig, Palanas and San Jacinto National High School in Poblacion District 2, San Jacinto, both in Masbate. Faculty members and students participated in the IEC drives. (With report from PENRO Masbate)

CENRO SAN JACINTO INTENSIFIES IEC, MONITORS MARINE TURTLES AND NESTING SITES. The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) in San Jacinto, Masbate headed by OIC, CENR Officer Cesar Basil Camba urged the public to refrain from hunting marine turtles, locally known as “pawikan" during their recently conducted monitoring and information drive in Monreal, Masbate. Sightings of pawikan were observed and reported by residents in the said area. CENRO San Jacinto has appealed to the public to report incidents involving any wildlife stranding to authorities. The Office also appealed to the community to observe proper solid waste management and disposal.

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.

DENR BICOL CONDUCTS ORIENTATION ON MENTAL WELLNESS, STRESS MANAGEMENT IN THE WORKPLACE POST-PANDEMIC. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol headed by Regional Executive Director Francisco E. Milla, Jr., CESO III through the Human Resources and Development Section conducted an Orientation on Mental Wellness and Stress Management in the Workplace Post-Pandemic dubbed, "Have a Brain Break" on July 27, 2022 via Zoom.  The Orientation participated in by employees in the Regional and Field Offices, aims to help employees develop good coping mechanisms in minimizing and reducing stress. Ms. Windalyn G. Baluis of the Department of Health (DOH) discussed the topic titled, “Nurturing the Mind and Body in the Face of Adversity: A Self-care and Supporting Others Approach in Promoting and Protecting Mental Health”. The DENR Bicol continuously conducts activities to develop and strengthen the mental wellness of its employees.