DENR Pursues Better Assisted LGUs in Forest Land Use Planning

In conformity with existing laws and in order to train LGU’s in developing a sound basis for managing their Forest and Forest Land (FFL) assets through to the establishment of the best areas of these lands and allocate them to responsible resource managers under different forms of tenure, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region V conducts a workshop with the Land Evaluation Party leading the activity.

A new co-management scheme is underway for pilot LGUs such as Tinambac, Camarines Sur, Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte, Castilla. Sorsogon. Under the new scheme, the LGUs will subject itself to a planning process with DENR providing guidance aimed at ensuring their respective FFLs remain to be their assets and source of sustained income, goods and services. DENR Regional Executive Director Gilbert Gonzales sees the co-management scheme as an opportunity for both DENR and LGU to be equipped technically. He believes the process is essential for any LGU seeking to improve its basic services.

For an LGU to avail itself of the technical assistance from DENR, they will have to first send a letter of intent to DENR indicating their willingness to participate in a series of workshops that will rationalize the allocation of FFL areas. The DENR will seal an agreement with the LGU to provide technical assistance. They will also help form a technical working group from both the LGU and the DENR. The LGU will allocate budget for the planning workshops until the FLUP gains legitimacy through an Ordinance passed for its implementation.

The FLUP will make an essential component of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP). The CLUP in turn will serve as a sound basis for determining investments, conservation and development priorities set by the LGU. 

Press Release: April 23, 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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