The Provincial Government of Catanduanes received a boat from the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Catanduanes led by OIC, PENR Officer Engr. Jerry R. Arena on August 6, 2020 at the Governor’s Office, Virac, Catanduanes.
"We thank PENRO Catanduanes for their efforts in maintaining the safety of our environment and natural resources and for continually supporting the Province through this donation." Governor Joseph A. Cua said during the signing of the Deed of Donation. PENRO Arena also expressed his gratitude to the Provincial Government of Catanduanes and hoped that the donation will be of great use especially in this time of pandemic.
The donated boat is a confiscated boat from one of the many operations conducted by the PENRO. It will be used by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) in its activities and operations. A Deed of Donation was executed between the DENR PENRO Catanduanes through PENRO Arena and Governor Cua on the same day.
The DENR continuously renders assistance to partner agencies by donating apprehended forest products from illegal environmental activities. Further, the DENR is appealing to the public to refrain from illegal logging to prevent floods, landslides and other natural calamities that may risk the lives of the communities.