Provincial Releases

“Transforming Amidst these Challenging Times” underscores the importance of keeping the seas and the oceans clean and free from marine debris at all times.  With this theme, the Philippine Coast Guard cleaned the coastal area of Brgy. Busali in Biliran town. Joining them were community volunteers and officials of the barangay together with some personnel of PENRO Biliran. The coastal clean-up yielded seven (7) sacks of assorted trash.

The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO)-Biliran conducted an Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign on forest protection to members of the Indigenous People’s group in So. Palayan, Brgy. Caucab, Almeria, Biliran.  The campaign highlighted the importance of the forests, the various benefits it provides and the consequences of continued illegal cutting of trees.  The participants were encouraged to be proactive in protecting the forests along the Tayo ang Kalikasan advocacy of the Department.

Dr. Eugenia N. Bautista, a Forester, is the new OIC-Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) of PENRO Biliran by virtue of DENR Regional Special Order No. 2021-07.  She was installed into office by Regional Executive Director Tirso P. Parian, Jr. on January 19, 2021. Witnessing the event was Assistant Regional Director Elmer C. Bascos, together with the rest of the personnel of PENRO Biliran Prior to her reassignment, she was the Chief of the Conservation and Development Division at the Regional Office.

On November 19, 2020, CENRO Palo personnel conducted Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign, Tree Planting and Clean-up drive in Brgy. Salvacion, Palo, Leyte in observance of the Climate Change Consciousness Week which transpires on November 19-25 of every year pursuant to Proclamation No. 1667, series of 2008. Around 90 stakeholders from the 546th Engineering Batallion of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, People’s Organizations (POs), Cogon Fisherfolks Association, Barangay Council and some constituents of Brgy. Salvacion participated in the activities. The celebration was anchored on this year’s theme “Adapting for a Sustainable Future.

For its IEC campaign, CENRO Palo personnel gave an orientation on Climate Change, its causes and possible solutions as well as lecture on Ecological Solid Waste Management and distributed IEC materials containing information on climate change to the participants. In the tree planting activity, 110 seedlings of Bitaog and Talisay species were planted by the participants at the coastal area of Brgy. Salvacion , while in the clean up drive, approximately 15 sacks of assorted wastes were generated around the coastal area on that day.

The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office in Dolores, Eastern Samar (CENRO Dolores) donated 1,108 board feet of confiscated lumber to the 52nd Infantry Battalion, 8th Infantry Division, Philippine Army.

DENR CENRO Dolores disclosed that the donated lumbers are sourced from forest products confiscated by the office as a result of intensified law enforcement operations.

This donation is specifically intended for the construction and rehabilitation of 52nd IB’s administrative building and dilapidated quarters and mess hall within its camp located at Brgy. Dao, Oras, Eastern Samar.

The donated lumbers were gratefully received by the Commanding Officer of the 52nd IB, 8th ID, Lt. Col. Joven D. Bugarin during the ceremonial signing of Deed of Donation held at DENR CENRO Dolores. It was attended by the OIC, PENR Officer of PENRO Eastern Samar, Forester Delia Abobo-Benitez together with the OIC, CENR Officer of CENRO Dolores, Forester Flordeliza C. dela Cruz and PENRO Eastern Samar OIC-Chief, Technical Services Division, Forester Myron O. Garcia.

Regional Executive Director Tirso P. Parian Jr. said, “intensified enforcement operations which lead to the confiscation of illegally sourced lumber should serve as a warning to violators that the Department remains resolute in its forest protection efforts. The DENR will not waver in its fight against illegal logging. It will ensure continued protection of our forests”.