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DENR BICOL TO PURSUE ISO CERTIFICATION AMID PANDEMIC. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol is on the process of obtaining its ISO 9001:2015 certification despite the ongoing threats of the COVID19 pandemic. The Office through its Management Services led by OIC, Assistant Regional Director for Management Services Grace L. Cariño, PhD conducted an awareness training on the Quality Management System (QMS) and the practical application of the said ISO on February 14 to 15 and 17, 2022 at the DENR V Hamada Hall, Rawis, Legazpi City. The awareness training was participated in by the key officials and employees of the Regional Office, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Offices (PENROs) and Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices (CENROs) and facilitated by Engr. Grace P. Daria-Rabacal of the SHENDAR International Certifications. Engr. Rabacal discussed the overview of the ISO certification, evaluated sample documents of the Process Manuals and Risks/Opportunities Analysis and Action Planning (ROAAP) form, and how to plan and conduct effective and efficient internal audit. The DENR aims to have all its Regional and Field Offices ISO certified nationwide.

Cam Norte Interfaith RallyPENRO CAM NORTE JOINS INTERFAITH RALLY AND PEACE COVENANT FOR SAFE NATIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTIONS. The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Camarines Norte headed by OIC, PENR Officer Marlon C. Francia joined the Unity Walk, Interfaith Prayer Rally and Peace Covenant for the launching of a Safe National and Local Election (NLE) 2022 on February 18, 2022 at Central Plaza Grounds, Daet, Camarines, Norte. With the objective of ensuring a peaceful and orderly election on May 2022, the event was spearheaded by Camarines Norte Police Provincial Office – Pulis Bantayog and was participated in by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), Philippine Army (PA), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and other stakeholders. “PENRO Camarines Norte joined the interfaith assembly because it aims to ensure that the upcoming election processes are properly implemented and executed in accordance with the law and election guidelines,” PENRO Francia said. (With report from PENRO Camarines Norte)

TBPPSENDANGERED GREEN SEA TURTLE RELEASED IN TBPPS. The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Guinobatan headed by OIC, CENR Officer Narisol C. Divina successfully released a Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) on February 14, 2022 back to the Ticao-Burias Pass Protected Seascape (TBPPS) at Barangay Badian, Oas, Albay. Technical personnel of CENRO Guinobatan immediately responded to a report that a sea turtle was accidentally trapped in a fishing net. Upon assessment, the sea turtle was found to be in good condition with carapace length and width measuring 54 and 42 centimeters, respectively. Its was estimated to weigh around 25 kilograms. A metal tag with serial number PH0369K was placed on its right flipper. Green Sea Turtles are categorized as “Endangered Species” based on DENR Administrative Order (DAO) 2019-09. CENRO Divina lauds the effort of the local community who contributed for the conservation and protection of wildlife species and their habitats to promote ecological balance and enhance biological diversity. (With report from CENRO Guinobatan)



OVER 13,000 WATERBIRDS SIGHTED DURING THE ANNUAL ASIAN WATERBIRD CENSUS IN BICOL. Over thirteen thousand (13,000) waterbirds were sighted during the recently conducted Annual Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) in the Bicol Region. The AWC in the region was spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol led by the Conservation and Development Division (CDD) through its Protected Area Management and Biodiversity Conservation Section (PAMBCS) together with the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Offices (PENROs) and Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices (CENROs), various Local Government Units (LGUs) and some bird photographers. The identified sites were the Cabusao Critical Habitat at Cabusao, Camarines Sur, Naro and Chico Island Wildlife Sanctuaries at Cawayan, Masbate, Juban Wetlands Critical Habitat and Prieto Diaz Wetlands in Sorsogon, Mercedes Critical Habitat at Mercedes, Camarines Norte, Panganiban Wetlands at Panganiban, Catanduanes, Bongsanglay Natural Park at Batuan, Masbate, Lake Bato at Barangay Buga, Libon, Albay and Malison Lake in Ligao City, respectively.

Catanduanes Peace and OrderPENRO, LGU CATANDUANES STRENGTHEN PEACE AND ORDER. The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Catanduanes headed by PENR Officer Imelda D. Baltazar participated in the conduct of the Provincial Peace and Order Council Committee meeting held at the Conference Hall, Governor’s Office, Province of Catanduanes. Updates on the fund utilization for CY 2021 Peace and Order Programs, Approval of Authority to Release Confidential Fund for CY 2022, and major accomplishments relative to the peace and order activities in the province as well as the status of insurgency were presented and discussed during the meeting. It was participated in by the members of the Peace and Order Committee, heads/representatives of other National Government Agencies (NGAs), law enforcers and other stakeholders. (with report from PENRO Catanduanes)