DENR Bicol backs 6th Lakad, Tanim Kahoy

In keeping abreast with the government’s greening program, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol joined the 6th Lakad, Tanim Kahoy event of the City Government of Legazpi today.

“We strongly support programs where you get to plant trees on urban setting just as what the top management of the department is espousing currently through the National Greening Program (NGP) under Executive Order No. 26,” DENR Bicol Regional Executive Director Gilbert Gonzales said.

Dir. Gonzales led at least 200 employees of the DENR from its various services to show accord with the LGU in their Valentine’s Day Event, where thousands of participants have hiked to the tree planting site at Bonga Gulley Brgy, Pawa, Legazpi City. Each one will plant a tree or two along the levee of the gulley.

City Mayor Geraldine Rosal alluded in her remark that tens of thousands of trees were planted by the local government and will continue to do so as part of their mitigation efforts and climate change adaptation.

At least 5,000 seedlings were provided for by the DENR which will be listed as among NGP urban greening sites in 2013 according to Forester Concepcion Mendoza, chief, Forest Resources Development Division of the Forest Management Service (FMS).

The FMS will be monitoring the mortality of seedlings planted to assure at least 80-90 percent of survival of the saplings as mandated by the E.O. 26.

Among the institutions, organizations, and government offices which partook in the endeavor are Department of Education, Phil. National Police, Phil. Army, Phil. Navy, Phil. Air Force, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Land Transportation Office, Guardians, Pacific Mall, S.L. Technology, Legazpi City High School, Genecom School, and others.

Press Release: February 14, 2013



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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