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Approximately 102 kilograms of solid wastes were collected during the cleanup activity spearheaded by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) V in celebration of the Month of the Planet Earth and World Earth Day on April 22, 2023 along the coastlines of Barangays Rawis and Arimbay, Legazpi City.
With the theme, "Invest in our Planet. Act Boldly. Innovate Broadly. Implement Equitably", the cleanup was participated in by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V, Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V, and EMB V personnel, and barangay officials and residents.
The cleanup aims to raise awareness on marine debris issues, importance of protecting our planet and our natural resources. It also aims to encourage people to engage in conserving the environment.
The wastes collected consisted primarily of rugged clothes, styrofoam, food wrappers, and packages, among others.
DENR Bicol headed by Regional Executive Director (RED) Francisco E. Milla, Jr. urges the public to actively participate in the government’s efforts to address environment conservation and preservation and start investing in our planet.
By virtue of Proclamation No. 1482 series of 2008, April has been declared as the Month of Planet Earth. The month-long celebration reiterates the need to scale up efforts in protecting and saving our planet from environmental degradation to ensure a sustainable future for all people.###
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V headed by Regional Executive Director (RED) Francisco E. Milla, Jr. conducted its Culminating Activity in celebration of the Women’s Month 2023 with the theme, “WE for Gender Equality and Inclusive Society” on March 31, 2023 at the DENR V Regional Office, Rawis, Legazpi City.
Participated in by DENR V personnel and student interns of Bicol University, the activity aimed to celebrate women’s achievements and acknowledge their contributions and roles around the world.
In his message, RED Milla said that we have to remind ourselves how women are worthy to be honored. “Breaking the gender biases and women empowerment would significantly contribute not only to the country’s progress but also in achieving a sustainable and resilient environment. Let us continue empowering women not just today but until beyond,” he added.
The DENR Bicol supports activities that equip and strengthen the participation of all its personnel to continually promote equality and effective attainment of goals for a better environment. ###
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V headed by Regional Executive Director (RED) Francisco E. Milla, Jr. in collaboration with the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Division (DRRMD) conducted a training on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management for the DENR Quick Response Teams at the DENR V Gymnasium on March 21, 2023.
The training, which was attended by participants from the regional and field offices, aims to equip and capacitate the DRR Focals in responding and managing post disaster activities. At the end of the training, learners are expected to submit a Disaster Action Plan for their respective offices.
Learning Resource Speakers include DRRMD Chief Jessar B. Adornado, Civil Defense Officer Akim S. Berces, DRRMD Operations Center OIC Julius Christopher B. Arroyo including Project Development Officer Rachelle Ann L. Miranda from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) V.
DENR Bicol continuously equips its personnel with disaster preparedness knowledge and skills through disaster preparedness activities to reduce the dangers of serious injury or loss of life during disasters. ###

As we embark on another year, let us together count down and join people and communities all around the globe to take part in the biggest environmental movement this March 2023.

Earth Hour Day is a worldwide movement organized by the World Wide Fund (WWF). This global grassroots movement encourages individuals, businesses and governments around the world to take iconic actions for the environment, and celebrate their symbol of commitment to the planet by simply switching off their lights and other electronic equipment in solidarity for one hour.

Let us take part in helping estore our environment! An hour dedicated to our planet can make a substantial difference for nature and our future!

Count yourself in because YOU matter!

One powerful action from YOU can change the world!


The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V through the Regional Strategic Communication and Initiatives Group (RSCIG) conducted an Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign and launched the “Tayo ang Kalikasan” Program in celebration of the 6th Founding Anniversary of the Bicol University Jesse M. Robredo Institute of Governance and Development (BUJMRIGD) with the theme, ”JMRIGD towards Productive Scholarship, Transformative Leadership, Collaborative Service and Distinctive Character for Sustainable Societies” at the Bulwagang Bueno, 3rd floor Student Union Center, Bicol University, Legazpi City on March 16, 2023.
The launching, which aims to capacitate and mobilize the youth in the protection, conservation and preservation of the natural resources was attended by three hundred thirty-six (336) students, teaching and non-teaching staff of BU JMRIGD.
DENR Regional Executive Director (RED) Francisco E. Milla Jr. said that TAK is DENR’s platform to advocate for the optimal, responsible, and sustainable use of our resources. “Through the TAK, we hope to transform the behavior and action, especially of our youth, towards conservation of our environment,” he added.
DENR Bicol continues to encourage all sectors of the community to participate in environmental campaigns that will help and contribute to preserving the country’s natural resources and environment.###