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In compliance to Special Order No. 2021-214 signed by Regional Executive Director Tirso P. Parian, Jr., and following the compulsory retirement of Forester Delia Abobo-Benitez, Forester LEA O. TORRES assumes as the Officer-In-Charge of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) of Eastern Samar. Prior to her designation as OIC, PENR Officer of PENRO Eastern Samar, Forester Torres was the CENR Officer of CENRO Borongan. The post she vacated was assumed by Forester Eugene B. Mozo, the Supervising Management Specialist of PENRO Leyte. The installation and turn-over ceremony was officiated by the Assistant Regional Director for Management Services Arturo N. Salazar.
Tokens and Certificate of Recognition was also given to Forester Benitez for her almost 40 years of dedicated service to the Department highlighted by being an awardee of the prestigous Environmental Awards for Governnance and Leadership Excellence (EAGLE) last 2020, as the Best Supervising PENRO in the country.
 "Best Supervising PENRO"
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In celebration of the International Earth Day 2021 (April 22, 2021), PENRO Eastern Samar through the leadership of Forester DELIA ABOBO-BENITEZ together with CENRO Borongan headed by Forester LEA O. TORRES represented by DMO IV Salvacion A. Factor and CENRO Dolores headed by OIC, CENR Officer FLORDELIZA DELA CRUZ, conducted a Nursery Clean-up, Site Clearing and Bamboo Planting activity at the DENR Eastern Samar π˜½π˜Όπ™ˆπ˜½π™π™Žπ™€π™π™π™ˆ, Brgy. San Rafael, Taft, Eastern Samar.
π˜½π˜Όπ™ˆπ˜½π™π™Žπ™€π™π™π™ˆ which means a garden having a collection of bamboo plants is an initiative project of DENR Eastern Samar (PENRO Borongan, CENRO Borongan and CENRO Dolores) which aims to promote Bamboo and its uses as well as for the community to appreciate the benefits it can provide. Currently, it has six (6) types of bamboo (Kawayan Tinik, Kawayan Kiling, Kawayan Dilaw, Kayali, Buho and Bayog).
Note: Health and Safety Protocols were observed.
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PENRO Eastern Samar launches the "Bambusetum Project". This initiative project aims to promote bamboo as an alternative material in lieu of timber products. The project is located at Brgy. San Rafael, Taft, Eastern Samar, the northern part of the Province, the one (1) hectare bambusetum will serve as demonstration project for the people to see and appreciate bamboo as extremely versatile material with countless uses including constructions, fuel and food.
There were six (6) varieties of bamboo introduced such as Kawayan Tinik (Bambusa blumeana), Kawayan Kiling (Bambusa vulgaris), Bayog (Bambusa merilliana), Boho (Schizostachyum lima), Kayali (Gigantochloa atter) and Laak (Bambusa multiplex).
Activities on the establishment of the project was spear-headed by the dynamic leadership of OIC-PENR Officer Delia Abobo-Benitez and concerted effort of CENRO Borongan and CENRO Dolores Staff and Personnel headed by CENR Officer Lea O. Torres and OIC, CENR Officer Flordeliza C. dela Cruz.



In compliance to the Memorandum from the Undersecretary for Field Operations and in line with the thrust and advocacy of the Secretary to rehabilitate and reforest degraded forest land using bamboo, develop sustainable bambbo plantation as an alternative wood source, field offices were encouraged to participate and execute activities promoting bamboo for the whole month of September and declaring September 18, 2020 as "World Bamboo Day".

To commemorate the event, a simultaneous bamboo planting activity was held on the very same date with PENRO Eastern Samar, CENRO Dolores and CENRO Borongan as lead agency in collaboration with the Local Government Unit of Jipapad and Borongan together with partner People's Organization. Identified site along riverbanks of Brgy. San Roque to Brgy. Cagmanaba covering 2.5 hectares (propsed CY 2020 eNGP Bamboo Site) using 500 bamboo culms of Kawayan Kiling were simultaneously planted with Sitio Casapa Farmers Association as the recipient POs.