SCUBAsura marks World Water Day in Bicol

Bicolano divers will give their share of cleaning the marine environment with SCUBAsura, a seabed clean up in Albay Gulf in the area of Legazpi City to mark the observance of World Water Day on March 22, 2013.

DENR Bicol Regional Executive Director Gilbert Gonzales said the event will be spearheaded by the Environmental Management Bureau Regional Office with Regional Director Roberto Sheen at the helm.

Director Sheen reported that at least a hundred volunteers, divers and non-divers will join the SCUBAsura in Legazpi City Boulevard on Saturday to underline the importance of keeping the marine environment clean.

RD Sheen said the Naval Forces Southern Luzon (NAVFORSOL) will provide rubber boats to ferry divers from the boulevard to the dive site while the Bicol SCUBA Divers Foundation Inc. shall supplement manpower.

According to him, the bureau earlier conducted a simultaneous river and estero clean up last March 16 under the Adopt-a-Estero Program which the local industry adoptors have led.

World Water Day on March 22 has a theme “International Year of Water Cooperation.” The global event is celebrated locally on the theme, “Tubig Para sa Lahat, Lahat Para sa Tubig” (Water for All, All for Water).

Press Release: March 20, 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


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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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