NSWMC holds ecowaste management writeshop for Sorsogon LGUs

Aiming to fully involve local governments in the province of Sorsogon to implement an efficient and comprehensive solid waste management, the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) and the Environmental Management Bureau organized a provincial level writeshop on the development of a 10-year Solid Waste Management Plan last September 9-11, 2013 in Legazpi City.

Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Rene Camacho said the writeshop was pursuant to the assistance being offered by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources through the NSWMC and the EMB to LGUs in order for them to render compliance with Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.

“Such endeavor shall empower these local governments to strengthen their capabilities and provide them with new insights on best practices in compliance to the eco-waste law,” PENRO Camacho emphasized.

He said participants were from technical working groups of the Provincial Solid Waste Management Board and the City/Municipal Solid Waste Management Boards, which are tasked to compile the strategies and plans developed by each LGUs and create a more exhaustive plan for the province that will address the issues on municipal waste.

        The output during the writeshop which is the integrated provincial SWM plan will be submitted to NSWMC for its approval.

Press Release: September 18, 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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