DENR Bicol reports conviction of illegal wood charcoal traders

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Bicol cited that the recent conviction of two illegal wood charcoal traders for violation of Section 77 of Presidential Decree No. 705 otherwise known as the Forestry Reform Code of the Philippines,would underpin its campaign against illegal wood charcoal trade in the region . 

Judge Roberto A. Escaro, presiding judge of Regional Trial Court Branch 38 of Daet, Camarines Norte has found Allan Rada and his co-accused Rosita Millares guilty beyond reasonable doubt of violating Sec. 77 of PD 705 by possession of forest products without legal documents required under existing forest laws. 

Rada was apprehended by the police authorities at a checkpoint in Basud, Camarines Norte conveying twelve sacks of wood charcoal and forty pieces of uncut bamboos without legal document which were procured by his co-accused Millares last January 17, 2013. 

The two accused were meted with the indeterminate penalty of six months of arresto mayor as minimum to four years, two months and one day of pricion correccional as maximum. 

DENR Regional Executive Director Gilbert Gonzales reminds of his stern directive to our field officers to prosecute all those who shall be violating our environmental laws, to show to the public that we have strong resolve in putting a halt to this unscrupulous illegal trade particularly, illegal logging and illegal wood charcoal making.

Press Release: March 4, 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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