Provincial Releases

Around 16 sacks of assorted garbage were collected during a creek clean-up at Brgy. Larrazabal, Naval, Biliran. Said activity was participated in by 4Ps beneficiaries and the Barangay Local Government unit of Brgy. Larrazabal together with PENRO Biliran personnel.  The clean-up is in line with the RIVERs (Recognizing Individuals and Institutions towards a Vibrant and Enhanced Rivers) for Life program of  the DENR.

A green sea turtle (Chelonia Mydas) in So. Butalid, Agpangi, Naval, Biliran is released back to the sea by personnel of PENRO Biliran. Prior to its release, a metal tag was placed on its right flipper bearing serial number PH 1083 K. The turtle measured 44 centimeters in length and 42 centimeters in width.

In celebration of WorldWetlandsDay2020, DENR Region 8 visited the Jiabong National High School in Jiabong, Samar. The students were given lecture-presentations on why wetlands matter in our environment and in our lives. The students also experienced bird-watching in a wetland in Jiabong which is host to migratory birds and which is rich in biodiversity. 

Regional Executive Director Tirso P. Parian Jr. presides over the meeting of the Lake Danao Natural Park- Protected Area Management Board as its chairman. The meeting discussed results of the recently conducted monitoring of biodiversity within the area and other pressing concerns affecting the protected area.

At least 446 board feet of illegally cut forest products were seized by the Philippine National Police (PNP) - Biliran in a series of operations held during the first week of January 2020. The undocumented lumbers composed of toog, antipolo, acacia mangium and gmelina, with three units chainsaw were seized in Brgy. Busali, Brgy. Hugpa, and Brgy. Pinamongahan, all within the municipality of Biliran. Charges were filed against identified owners of the undocumented lumbers and equipments in violation of P.D. 705 or the Revised Forestry Code of the Philippines. The seized lumbers and chainsaws were turned over to the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Biliran for custody and proper disposition.

Regional Executive Director Tirso P. Parian, Jr. says the DENR is closely coordinating with the operatives of the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Army for the conduct of joint operations against timber poaching.

“The series of operations with our law enforcers is just one way of showing perpetrators that the Department is serious in its aim to intensify forest protection and curb timber poaching activities in the region”, RED Parian says.

“In instances such as apprehensions of forest products, we cannot just leave the perpetrators free of the consequences. Sanctions will be imposed to violators of our forestry laws”, he adds.