Photo Releases

To celebrate the 2021 International Day of Forests (IDF), a tree growing activity was conducted by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Camarines Sur headed by the PENRO Officer Grace L. Cariño together with the City Government of Naga headed by Mayor Nelson Legacion at San Felipe, Naga City along the waterways of Animas River on March 21, 2021. This year’s theme, “Forest Restoration: a path to recovery and well-being” aims to create awareness on the importance of forests and impart the message that healthy forests mean healthy people. The IDF celebration encourages replanting and recreating lost forests to return lost habitats to millions of plants and animals, which is in consonance with the “Forest in our Midst Project” of the City Government of Naga, which aims to plant trees along the Naga River easements to prevent soil erosion and address environmental problems and ensure a healthy environment. 

Members of the Media raised queries on the quarry activities in the province of Albay particulary at Barangay San Roque, Malilipot, Albay. The status of the implementation of the policies on solid waste in this time of pandemic was likewise discussed. The issue on the illegal dredging in Nagas, Tiwi, Albay was also raised. All questions were entertained by the DENR Bicol officials led by the OIC, Regional Executive Director Atty. Antonio A. Abawag, Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) OIC, Regional Director Engr. Maria Socorro A. Abu, and Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Regional Director Engineer Guillermo A. Molina Jr., IV.

A Southern Luzon Giant Cloud Rat (Phloeomys cumingi) ready for release after it was rescued by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Camarines Norte through the Protected Area Management and Biodiversity Conservation Unit (PAMBCU). A concerned citizen reported the incident upon finding the rat inside their house at Barangay Talobatib, Labo, Camarines Norte. OIC, PENRO Officer Marlon C. Francia led the release on March 16, 2021 at Bicol Natural Park.

Some residents of Barangay Sabloyon, Caramoran, Catanduanes received food packs apart from the facemasks and Narra seedlings during the National Women’s Month kick-off activity on March 3, 2021 with the theme “Juana Laban sa Pandemya: Kaya!”. The DENR extends assistance to the community because the Office understands the struggle of every Catandunganon during this time of pandemic.

A Reticulated Python (Malayopython reticulatus) locally known as “Sawa” was recently released at the Bulusan Volcano Natural Park, Bulusan Area in Sorsogon by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Sorsogon. The Python was reported and turnedover by Mr. Salus DJ. Gargallo, Barangay Captain of Barangay Central, Casiguran, Sorsogon. The said wildlife was seen in a construction site by Mr. Gerald Robledo, a resident of the said barangay. Upon inspection bv the PENRO Team, the Python which measures eight (8) feet and six (6) inches long and weighs three (3) kilograms was in good condition.