Photo Releases

Photo Release Jan 4 2022 Turtles Guinobatan

133 SEA TURTLE HATCHLINGS RELEASED IN TBPPS. The DENR V Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Guinobatan headed by OIC, CENR Officer Narisol C. Divina together with some local sea turtle conservation advocates successfully released a total of 133 Olive Ridley hatchlings to their natural habitat on December 28, 2021 and January 1 to 2, 2022 at Barangay Nagas, Oas, Albay, a part of the Ticao-Burias Pass Protected Seascape (TBPPS). Forest Technician II Faye Jesusa T. Onrubia, head of the CENRO Guinobatan Wildlife Resources Permitting Unit, said that two (2) adult marine turtles were spotted by the locals about to lay eggs in the nesting site at Barangay Nagas on October 27 and 30, 2021. Since then, regular monitoring activities were conducted in the area to prevent the nests from getting damaged or threatened by predators, possible flooding of nests and egg hunting by humans. Per DENR Administrative Order (DAO) No. 2019-09 titled, "Updated National List of Threatened Philippine Fauna and their Categories", the marine turtles are considered endangered. The catching and hunting of marine turtles, and all wildlife species are prohibited under Republic Act No. 9147, otherwise known as the "Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act".

Photo Release Jan 3 2022

DENR BICOL TOUTS 2021 ACCOMPLISHMENTS, SETS 2022 GOALS. Regional Executive Director (RED) Francisco E. Milla, Jr., CESO III (standing) highlighted the major accomplishments of the DENR V on its thrusts and priority programs during its first hybrid Monday program for the year 2022 on January 3, 2022 at the DENR V Covered Court, Regional Center Site, Rawis, Legazpi City.   “We have been challenged by the pandemic but I am proud to say that we have accomplished all our targets, programs, and activities including the later release funds from the Central Office which was a challenge last December 2021. With this, I am thankful to each and every employee. Thank you for your passion, perseverance and grit for the betterment of our mandates and programs,” RED Milla said. He also urged the employees to renew their commitment to serve the public and would like to strengthen the collaboration with the line bureaus and other partner stakeholders to maintain its good standing, to strive a higher level in the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management or the PRIME-HRM and the Quality Management System (QMS) Certification, and to accomplish all targets especially those under the Expanded National Greening Program (E-NGP) and patents this year. Moreover, RED Milla also touted on the physical improvements such as the repainted buildings and improved covered court, and shared the COVID-19 vaccination status of the Office.

Three (3) major coastal and marine habitats: coral reef and associated reef fish species, seagrass beds, and mangrove ecosystems in the municipalities of Viga and Bato, Catanduanes were assessed by the Technical Team of the Coastal Resources and Foreshore Management Section (CRFMS) of the Conservation and Development Division (CDD) together with some technical staff of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Catanduanes. Sampling protocols based on the Guidelines on Biodiversity Assessment and Monitoring System (BAMS) for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems were followed. Likewise, key components for biodiversity such as species composition, richness and abundance were recorded to assess the status and extent of cover and conditions of the aforementioned habitats. The activity is part of the technical assistance to the LGU for the implementation of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Management Program (CMEMP) of the DENR.

The retirees of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) in Catanduanes each received a Macedora Rocking Chair from the Office to honor their great contribution and service to the Department.  

A turnover of leadership ceremony for the Technical Services Division (TSD) of PENRO Catanduanes was recently held at San Isidro Village, Virac, Catanduanes. Outgoing OIC TSD Chief Forester Yolanda G. Sa-ong turnedover her duties and responsibilities to incoming OIC TSD Chief Forester Aldrin B. Barruga, II. The activity was witnessed by the PENRO Catanduanes personnel. The change of leadership for the TSD of PENRO Catanduanes is in accordance with the DENR Regional Special Order No. 2021-096 signed by Regional Executive Director Atty. Antonio A. Abawag dated March 17, 2021.