DENR PENRO MARINDUQUE CONDUCTS CULMINATING EVENT FOR THE MONTH OF THE OCEAN, COINCIDES WITH A KICK-OFF CEREMONY FOR PHILIPPINE ENVIRONMENT MONTH 2019
On June 4, 2019, the Provincial Environment Natural Resources-Marinduque headed by OIC-PENRO Imelda M. Diaz, conducted a Culminating Event for the “Month of the Ocean” and Kick-off Ceremony for “Philippine Environment Month 2019”. The activity aims to recognize the efforts of all participating Coastal Barangays and various partners in the simultaneous coastal clean-up held on May 18, 2019 which was participated by 3,635 individuals and to capacitate the Barangay Officials on ENR Laws. It was held at the Freedom Eco-Adventure Park in Boac, Marinduque and successfully concluded with the presence of the guests from Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP), Provincial Government- Environment Natural Resources Office (PGEnro) and Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officers (MENROs) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and active participation of Barangay Officials from Eighty-Three (83) Coastal Barangays in Marinduque.
Lectures on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Ecological Solid Waste Management, Clean Water Act and Water Code of the Philippines were provided to the participants during the first part of the program. The purpose of IEC Campaign is to encourage the participating barangays to perform their important role as DENR partners in the enforcement of ENR laws and to intensify protection and sustainable management of the environment and natural resources.
Awarding of the winning barangays took place in the afternoon wherein top three (3) Barangays were chosen for the awards: Bgy. Libtangin of Gasan for “Best Barangay”; Bgy. Poblacion IV of Buenavista for 2nd runner-up and Bgy. Mompong of Sta. Cruz for 3rd runner-up. The criteria were based on Compliance to Ecological Solid Waste Management and participation in the Coastal Clean-Up for the Month of the Ocean.
Three (3) consolation prizes were also given to Brgy. Balanacan, Mogpog; Brgy. Poblacion, Torrijos and Brgy. Pili, Boac. Likewise, a Certificate of Appreciation and token was also awarded to “Pawikan Rescuers”.
DENR PENRO MARINDUQUE SPEARHEADS PROVINCE-WIDE COASTAL CLEANUP ACTIVITIES
Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 57, Series of 1999 declaring May as “Month of the Ocean”, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office – Marinduque headed by Imelda M. Diaz, OIC, PENR Officer celebrated the Month of the Ocean by conducting Simultaneous Coastal Clean-Up on May 18, 2019. The activity aims to emphasize the significance of conservation, protection and sustainable management of coastal and marine resources. It is aligned with the theme “Free the Sea from Marine Debris”. The said activity was participated by the eighty-three (83) Coastal Barangays of Marinduque and representatives from various National Government Agencies (NGAs) such as Philippine National Police (PNP), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department and Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and PNP Maritime, among others.
The PENRO Marinduque appreciated the full support of stakeholders as manifested by the active participation of 3,635 individuals. A total of 3,082 kgs. of trash were collected along the shorelines of Coastal Barangays. Among the trash collected are food wrappers, straws, plastic bags, and cigarette butts.
“We want to express our sincerest gratitude to all participating agencies and volunteers for their active participation, support and cooperation in the simultaneous Coastal Clean-Up activities. The collective efforts of various stakeholders have resulted to the success of the Month of the Ocean celebration and a great impact to the people of Marinduque and the environment. Let us unite and work together to protect and save our oceans, join us to save our Mother Earth,” PENRO Diaz said.
Lastly, there will be a culminating activity on June 4, 2019 which will involve lectures on Clean Water Act, Water Code of the Philippines, Ecological Solid Waste Management and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation. The highlights of the activity will be the awarding ceremony for the “Best Barangay”, and a kickoff for the “Environment Month” celebration.
Pawikan nasagip ng DENR sa Marinduque
Naging matagumpay ang pagsagip ng mga tauhan ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) sa isang pawikan na napagpag sa baybayin ng Barangay Masiga, Gasan sa lalawigan ng Marinduque kamakalawa.
Nabatid na naglalakad umano sa baybaying sakop ng nasabing barangay si Ariesphel Solas at mga kaibigan nito nang makita ang pawikan, agad naman nila itong ipinagbigay-alam sa kagawad ng barangay alas-kuwatro nang hapon.
Matapos ang tagging, nabatid na ang nailigtas ay isang uri ng green sea turtle, habang pinangunahan ni Brian Iñigo Leaño, forest technician ng DENR-Marinduque, kasama ng ilan pang mga opisyal sa lugar at mga residente ang pagpapakawala sa pawikan sa Sitio Kwatis ng nasabing barangay.
Samantala, hindi naman naging kapareho ang sinapit ng 200 kilo na leatherback sea turtle na natagpuang patay sa baybayin ng bayan ng Bula, Camarines Sur noong Linggo, makaraang sumabit sa mga lubid.
Paalala ng kagawaran, agad na iulat sa mga awtoridad ang mga natatagpuang hayop para mailigtas ito. (Gel Manalo)