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The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Sorsogon headed by PENR Officer Tito R. Migo recently conducted a coastal clean-up activity in celebration of Month of the Planet Earth 2022 with the theme, “Invest in Our Planet”.

The event was participated in by the barangay captains of Gubat, Sorsogon, representatives from the Women’s Group of barangays Buenavista and Ariman, some student volunteers from Bicol University Gubat Campus, and PENRO Sorsogon personnel.

Barangay Captain Rolando E. Embile of Buenavista, Gubat, Sorsogon welcomed the participants and said that the celebration aims to raise awareness and engage the community members towards environmental protection.

PENRO Migo extended his gratitude to the participants for their unwavering support to the priority programs of DENR Bicol, especially on coastal resources management.

This coastal clean-up activity is reflective of the collective effort of everyone who are willing to do something for the betterment of the future generations. As we create a ripple of change today through cleaning our coastal areas, this will serve as a leap towards environmental preservation,” PENRO Migo added.

Likewise, the Technical Services Division (TSD) Chief Ma. Fe P. Reganit emphasized the importance of being involved in various activities on environmental protection. She said that it is our duty to protect our nature as good stewards of the environment.

A total of 113 kilograms of solid wastes were collected after the clean-up activity. (With report from PENRO Sorsogon)

Employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V, Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) V, and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V participated in the launching of the "Grow Green, Grow Beautiful" Contest on May 13, 2022 at the DENR V, Regional Center Site, Rawis, Legazpi City.

To kick start the launch, a short program was held wherein the landscape plan was presented to all employees and each Division are assigned with designated areas to improve.

DENR V OIC, Assistant Regional Director (ARD) for Management Services (MS) Grace L. Cariño, Ph.D. in her message emphasized, "We are the primary agency responsible in the management, conservation, and preservation of the environment. We must aim to become the model office here at the Regional Center Site when it comes to eco-friendly and clean office space. We are stepping up our efforts."

Moreover, "the initiative aims to landscape and beautify the perimeters of the DENR offices through a contest among the Divisions to promote creativity while promoting cleaner and greener office space," OIC, ARD for MS Cariño said.

The greening contest follows the criteria: 30% for Concept Originality, 30% for Artistic Design in the Use of Recyclable Materials, 10% for Use of High-Grade Outdoor Plants, and 30% for "Wow Factor". It will end on November this year. Cash prizes and plaque of recognition will be given to the winners on December 5, 2022.

The DENR V enjoins the public to replicate the same greening efforts and innovate and implement sustainable environmental activities in their own small ways.

The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Catanduanes headed by PENR Officer Imelda D. Baltazar rescued and released some ninety (90) Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchlings along the shoreline of Magnesia Del Sur, Virac, Catanduanes on May 10, 2022.

Through the report of Mr. Alfredo Isidoro, a resident of the barangay, the PENRO Team led by Conservation Development Section (CDS) Chief Editha A. Milan conducted an assessment and accounted ninety (90) Green Sea Turtle hatchlings, which were found to be in good condition and were released in the same barangay. However, the Team was able to identify seven (7) mortality.

Further, PENRO Catanduanes conducted a Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) Campaign to some residents during the release of the hatchlings as part of the 2022 Month of the Ocean celebration. The Team also secured several marine turtle nests present in the area.

It is uplifting  to know that because of our continuous Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) campaigns, the local residents are aware that sea turtle hatchlings must be reported to the nearest DENR Field Office for rescue, tagging release and to monitor the species’ migratory patterns, growth rates, survival, and reproductive output,” PENRO Baltazar said.

PENRO Baltazar lauds the effort of the local community who contributed in the conservation and protection of wildlife species and their habitats to promote ecological balance and enhance biological diversity.

Green Sea Turtles are categorized as “Endangered Species” based on DENR Administrative Order (DAO) 2019-09.  (With report from PENRO Catanduanes)

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V headed by Regional Executive Director (RED) Francisco E. Milla, Jr., CESO III kick-started the 2022 Month of the Ocean (MOO) celebration with a Zumba fitness activity and Trivia Contest on May 2, 2022 at the DENR V Gym, Regional Center Site, Rawis, Legazpi City.

The activity was spearheaded by the Conservation and Development Division (CDD) and participated in by employees of the DENR V, Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) V and Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V.

RED Milla in his message, emphasized the importance of ecosystem and biodiversity and the need for behavior change for the benefit of our marine environment. “We have a big role to play as caretakers and voice of marine animals. We are the ones capable to act and make and implement programs and policies for them,” RED Milla said.

 Moreover, the DENR V has lined up various activities, which are the mangrove validation for Best Mangrove Award on May 11 to 13 and 16, Citizen’s Science on May 20 at Castilla, Sorsogon, Elimination Round of the 2nd MOO Quiz Bee for DENR V Employees on May 26, Mangrove Planting on May 27 at Manito, Albay, Final Round and Championship of the 2nd MOO Quiz Bee Competition on May 30, and the MOO Culmination and awarding  of Best Mangrove Award and MOO Quiz Bee Champion on May 31 at the DENR V Gym, Regional Center Site, Rawis, Legazpi City.

The celebration of the MOO every month of May in the Philippines was mandated through Presidential Proclamation No. 57 issued in 1999.

The DENR Bicol enjoins the public to take part on the activities that will enhance and promote the conservation and protection of the various water bodies.###

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol headed by Regional Executive Director (RED) Francisco E. Milla, Jr., CESO III conducted a Training Workshop for Budget Proposal for FY 2023 on April 26 to 27, 2022 at the DENR V Hamada Hall, Regional Center Site, Rawis, Legazpi City.

The training workshop was participated in by employees of the Regional and the Field Offices who serve as the budget controllers of their respective offices.

OIC, Assistant Regional Director for Management Services (ARD-MS) Grace L. Cariño, Ph.D. in her message said, “This training workshop is an innovation of the Finance Division for every personnel especially the budget controllers of each Division, to learn on the proper allocation of resources.”

The training workshop aimed to orient the employees on the budget timeline and provide support to the Offices on the preparation of budget allocation/expenditures. Each participant also presented the Budget Proposal Form 201 of their respective offices.

The budget of DENR Bicol is  based on the General Appropriations Act (GAA), and which are allocated to the nine of the top 10 Priority Programs consisting of the Enhanced National Greening Program, Enhanced Biodiversity Conservation, Solid Waste Management, Clean Air, Clean Water, Intensified Forest Protection and Anti-illegal logging, Improved Land Administration and Management, Geo-Hazard, Groundwater Assessment and Responsible Mining, and Scaling Up of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Management Programs.###