PNP Foils Group’s Plot to Extort from Lumber Dealer

Tabaco City- The Philippine National Police operatives arrest three men who identified themselves as DENR employees cum members of Eagle Force Task Force Kalikasan, Inc. as a business owner here prompts the PNP for the group’s repetitive extortion.

The suspects: Wilfredo Mercado Arenas, 56 years old, resident of Naga City; Antonio Valenciano Lomeda, 59, resident of Caloocan City; and Raul Pablo Osorio, 63, resident of Naga City are charged with extortion for attempting to demand money from a certain Denart Enterprises in Pawa, Tabaco City.  Based on an affidavit, Sheila Boticario, 33 said she was asked by these men documents of the establishment and cash in the amount of 20 thousand pesos. She sought police assistance that led to the SWAT Tabaco Central Police Station (CPS)’s arrest of the suspects at the place of the incident. Earlier, the owner of a Construction firm in Legazpi City who was admonished but refused to hand in cash coordinated with DENR Regional Office in order to verify whether or not it gave such order. The DENR immediately contacted the PNP Provincial Command sending alert signal to all PNP Stations, including Tabaco City CPS. When the Tabaco CPS received report about the incident at Denart Enterprises, they immediately sent operatives that led to the capture of the suspects. In order to evade arrest, the suspects handed a “Special Mission Order” that expired on January 25, 2013 issued by a “National Headquarters of Task Force Kalikasan to, among others: report, observe, remind, advise, inspect, to gather vital information, investigate and/or to arrest any persons committing a crime in your presence and to turn over to any government authorities”.

The suspects are currently under the custody of Tabaco CPS.

The public is warned against such act of deceit perpetrated by those who misrepresent themselves as DENR employees, said DENR Bicol Regional Executive Director Gilbert C. Gonzales. 

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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