DENR to file raps against alleged shooter of eagle

Legazpi City—The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol shall pursue a complaint against an individual found in possession of a wounded Philippine Hawk Eagle in Mayon Volcano Natural Park in Sto. Domingo, Albay.

DENR Bicol Regional Director Gilbert Gonzales said he ordered a thorough investigation on the matter in order to establish a strong case against Tirso Bañares, the alleged wildlife hunter, for violation of the Republic Act No. 9147 or the Phil. Wildlife Conservation and Protection Act.

“The DENR through the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Legazpi City is set to file the complaint against the suspect for violation of RA 9147 and of RA 7586 or the NIPAS Act,” Dir. Gonzales said.

Initial reports of forest officers revealed that around noon of August 6, 2014 while the team was monitoring the bush fire in the protected area they came around Bañares’ bunkhouse, and found the latter thereat, in possession of the wounded eagle.

The dying eagle was turned over the Albay Park and Wildlife for immediate treatment, however, the veterinarian was not able to save the life of the raptor due to blood loss.

The CENRO Legazpi City team had also confiscated an improvised air gun supposedly used in shooting down the raptor.

“We have reasons to believe that we have a strong case against Bañares, who fled from the scene when our personnel from CENRO Legazpi City came back to interrogate him. Escape or fleeing would run counter to his statement that he was not the perpetrator of such crime,” Dir. Gonzales added.

Press Release: August 15, 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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