PENRO ALBAY TSD CHIEF ARENA ACCEPTS CHALLENGE TO LEAD PENRO CATANDUANES

PENRO ALBAY TSD CHIEF ARENA ACCEPTS CHALLENGE TO LEAD PENRO CATANDUANES

Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Albay Officer-in-Charge of the Technical Services Division (TSD) Chief Engr. Jerry R. Arena assumed his post as the new PENR Officer of Catanduanes.

The post was turned over from PENRO Catanduanes OIC, PENRO and TSD Chief Forester Ferdinand Baltazar, who served in-concurrent capacity. OIC, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services (ARD-TS) Atty. Ronnel C. Sopsop led the turnover ceremony at the PENRO Catanduanes Office at San Andres Village, Virac, Catandauanes, which was also witnessed by the personnel from the provincial and regional offices.

In his message during the ceremonial turn-over, OIC, ARD TS Atty. Ronnel C. Sopsop representing OIC, Regional Executive Director Atty. Gil A. Aromin said, “Let us not fear change because to improve is to change.” OIC ARD Atty Sopsop stressed that the leaders of an organization come and go, but what is important are the people where these leaders go. “There is no good leader, without a good team,” he added.

Meanwhile, OIC, PENRO Arena delivered his acceptance speech and recognized that his designation is more than just a responsibility but also a challenge as the new father of PENRO Catanduanes. “This will not be a walk in the park, this journey will not be easy,” he said. However, he said that he is hopeful that the men and women of PENRO Catanduanes will be with him in this journey.

PENRO Arena started his professional career in 1986 as a contractual Survey Aide and Cartographer in a private Surveying office. He then became a Draftsman/Instrument Man in another Surveying office. In 1989, he served as a Geodetic Engineer at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Office – Mines Sector. In 1995, he assumed as Officer-in-Charge of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Mobo. After which, he became the Lands Management Officer (LMO) III of the same Office. In 2017, he again took office as the OIC of CENRO Mobo, until he became the Head Executive Assistant of the Office of ARD-TS. Following the said stint, prior to his assignment as OIC PENRO of Catanduanes, Engr. Arena served as the OIC TSD PENRO Albay.

The change of leadership in PENRO Catanduanes is in accordance with the Regional Special Order No. 2020-007 signed by Regional Executive Director Atty. Gil A. Aromin dated January 10, 2020.

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PENRO ALBAY CONDUCTS PEOPLE’S DAY AT BAGUMBAYAN CENTRAL SCHOOL

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

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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.

DENR BICOL HOLDS 1ST QUARTER MANCON

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