DENR reiterates One Strike policy on illegal logging

In order that forest protection and conservation efforts be sustained, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has reiterated to all its officials the “One Strike” policy on illegal logging.

            DENR Regional Executive Director Gilbert C. Gonzales said that this policy will be strictly abided by all top and subordinate officials of the agency in the region.

            “The policy covers any illegal cutting or harvesting of forest products in our areas of responsibility, likewise it comprises failure to detect, report or apprehend the transport of illegally harvested forest products – whether sourced from our area or another area, and the apprehension of illegally cut or gathered products made by other law enforcement agency or local government unit (LGU) without our knowledge,” Gonzales revealed.

            He issued a stern warning that all officials who have found to be violating the “One Strike” policy shall be immediately relieved and corresponding charges filed, as soon as the violation has been verified and confirmed. Director Gonzales emphasized the assumption of “Command Responsibility” by the officials over the actions of their subordinates.

            Meanwhile, the DENR Bicol is in the process of formulating interregional strategies and undertake close coordination to curb the transport of illegally-harvested forest products.

Broadcast Release: July 25, 2012 



The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol through the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Albay headed by Forester Imelda D. Baltazar conducted its People’s Day today, January 24, 2020 at the Bagumbayan Central School, Washington, Legazpi City.

Some two hundred (200) Grade 6 pupils were present for the presentation of the Responsible Mining and Geohazard Awareness by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V given by Information Officer Kristine May C. Baldeo, the Solid Waste Management by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) V given by Engr. Christine N. Bañares and Philippine Biodiversity presented by Joana Marie A. Portugal.

“We are grateful to the DENR for conducting this IEC in our school to keep our students informed about environmental protection,” said the Bagumbayan Central School Principal Ms. Mary Christine N. Agarin.

The activity sparked with the appearance of “Greeny” – the DENR V Mascot, “Mina”, MGB V's mascot and “Veron” from the EMB V which added to the pupils’ fun and excitement during the activity.

The People’s Day is part of the Information, Education Campaign (IEC) conducted by the DENR to communities and schools alike, which aims to increase and strengthen environmental awareness and protection. *DJNJaylo


Photo Releases

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol, along with its line bureaus, the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) V and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V kickstarted the year with the launching of its mascots on January 6, 2020 at the DENR V Gymnasium.

At least 18 endangered Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) turtles, locally known as “Mukoy”, were released to the shores of Barangay Sibago, Donsol, Sorsogon by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Sorsogon, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) of Donsol, Sorsogon, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Large Marine Vertebrates (LAMAVE) on January 13, 2020.

Outgoing OIC, PENRO of Sorsogon Ma. Fe P. Reganit turned-over her duties and responsibilities to OIC, PENR Officer Herleo O. Pavericio. Consequently, outgoing San Jacinto CENR Officer Herleo O. Pavericio turned-over his duties and responsibilities to Supervising Ecosystem Management Specialist (SVEMS) Basil S. Camba.


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