Gov. Salceda leads 2013 Saringaya Awardees

Gov. Joey Sarte Salceda of Albay will be leading this year’s Saringaya Awardees as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol caps the Environment Month Celebration with the conferment to exemplary individuals, institutions, the academe and local governments.

“Gov. Salceda is accorded with the Saringaya Award for his brilliance in transforming the Province of Albay into what is now a distinguished Disaster Risk Reduction and Management institution and learning center, for his establishing the LGU Academy for Climate Change Adaptation, for championing the Integrated Ecosystems Management (IEM) in Albay and the creation of the Bicol River Basin Management Special Committee at the Regional Development Council” DENR Bicol Regional Executive Director Gilbert Gonzales announced today.

RED Gonzales puts emphasis on the extensive environmental initiatives that the Albay governor has been implementing ever since as provincial chief executive likewise being the RDC Bicol chairman.

“The DENR and the Albay provincial government have been partners in many initiatives aiming for the sustainable upkeep of the environment so it is just as fitting to confer the good governor his special award in time for the closing of the monthlong celebration” Dir. Gonzales added.

Receiving their Saringaya Plaque of Recognition with the governor tomorrow are (a) Bolos Elementary School, Irosin Sorsogon, through the leadership of Maria Ines P. Galon (Elementary Level); (b) Magallanes National Vocational High School, Magallanes Sorsogon, through the leadership of Miss Harrietta A. Mirasol (Secondary Level); (c) Universidad de Sta. Isabel, Naga City through the leadership of SR. Lourdes Albis, (Tertiary Level); for the Industry Category - Bacman Geothermal Incorporated, Bacon Sorsogon thru the leadership of Engr. Ireneo D. Itoses and for the Local Government Unit Category  - Sta. Magdalena Sorsogon led by Hon. Mayor Alejandro E. Gamos.

Over the years a total of 89 individuals and entities have been named Saringaya Awardees including the late DILG Secretary Jesse M. Robredo who was cited for his achievements as Naga City Mayor in 2002.   

            Saringaya is a Bicol term which means lush or abundance of growth. (A synonymous Bicol word is “marambong.”) 

Press Release: June 26, 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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