DENR Bicol scores another conviction of illegal wood charcoal trader

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Bicol scored another  conviction of of an illegal wood charcoal trader as the regional office is upping the ante of its campaign to enforce forestry laws in the region.

PENRO Ponciano Mabeza of Camarines Norte reported that they are able to have a conviction of Jose Nazario Crescini for violation of Section 77 of Presidential Decree No. 705 otherwise known as the Forestry Reform Code of the Philippines last December 5, 2013. 

Crescini was found guilty beyond reasonable doubt of violating the said environmental law by Judge Roberto Escaro, presiding judge of Regional Trial Court Branch 38 of Daet. 

The accused was apprehended by police authorities transporting 16 sacks of undocumented wood charcoal in his public utility vehicle last February 26, 2011. 

He was prosecuted for violating Sec. 77 of PD No. 705 for possessing timber or other forest products without legal documents required under existing forest laws. 

Consequently he was sentenced to an indeterminate penalty of six months of arresto mayor as minimum and four years, two months and one day of pricion correccional as maximum. 

“We have scored successive prosecution of persons involved in the illegal wood charcoal trade in the province of Camarines Norte and continue to do regular patrolling and conducting mobile checkpoint along the Bicol Natural Park,” Mabeza said. 

           Earlier, Regional Executive Director Gilbert Gonzales issued a stern directive to field officers to prosecute all those who shall be violating existing forestry laws.

Press Release: March 6, 2014



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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