DENR Bicol, Albay tie up for Barangay Forestry Program

In order to have a more comprehensive approach to the implementation of the National Greening Program, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Bicol and Albay Provincial Government signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the implementation of the Barangay Forestry Program in the said province. 

DENR Bicol Regional Director Gilbert Gonzales said the MOA signed by him and Albay Gov. Joey Salceda would further buttress the provincial government’s program in climate change adaptation by planting more trees. 

“Under the project, DENR Bicol has allocated 84 million pesos where each recipient barangay would receive 180,000 to produce and plant 10,000 seedlings,” Gonzales said.

Director Gonzales said that this empowerment of the rural barangays to produce and plant more trees will complement in national reforestation goal which is to plant 1.5 billion trees in 1.5 million hectares of timberlands until year 2016.

The Regional Office will provide technical assistance in the setting up of nursery in the barangay, which will produce indigenous tree species as well as ornamental trees for landscaping of town plazas among others. 

Press Release: June 11, 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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