TURN-OVER OF BIO-WASTE SHREDDERS TO LGUS IN THE PROVINCE OF MARINDUQUE
BOAC, Marinduque - The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Marinduque headed by PENR Officer Imelda M. Diaz in partnership with Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) represented by Environmental Management Specialist Rolando Z. Capistrano, turned over a biodegradable waste or bio-waste shredder funded by the latter to the Mogpog Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) represented by OIC-MENR Officer Clarita San Juan on January 10, 2018.
The bio-waste shredders will reduce the volume and size of biodegradable wastes for composting at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to speed up the decomposition process.
This is in accordance to Section 32 of Republic Act 9003, otherwise known as the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 states that MRF shall be established in every barangay or cluster of barangays. The MRFs shall receive mixed waste for final sorting, segregation, composting and recycling. The residual wastes shall be transferred to a long-term storage or disposal facility or sanitary landfill.
The DENR through its Provincial Office and Environmental Management Bureau is providing technical assistance to the Local Government Units (LGUs) concern as part of Department's thrust and to ensure effective implementation of RA 9003.
A total of three (3) bio-waste shredders were already awarded to selected LGUs in the Province of Marinduque. The two (2) shredders were turned-over to LGUs of Gasan and Boac last May 19, 2017. ###
PENRO-MARINDUQUE INAUGURATES NEW ERECTED OFFICE BUILDING
Last Nov. 3, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office-Marinduque inaugurated its new office building at Capitol Compound, Bangbangalon, Boac.
Aside from Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Imelda M. Diaz, other high-ranking officials of the province like Cong. Lord Allan Q. Velasco and Gov. Carmencita O. Reyes were together on the event to initiate the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Even the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) -MIMAROPA Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Vicente B. Tuddao, Jr. and other department heads from different agencies and offices also attended the rite which was followed by the unveiling of marker of the new building.
A mass service was also conducted which was led by Bishop Marcelino Antonio M. Maralit, DD and was followed by blessing the premises.
The anew storey building is currently being used by other PENRO staff from technical services who serve as Diaz's counterpart in implementing essential services and PENRO’s programs all throughout the province.
Diaz is very much thankful that the dream of their agency to have a safe, clean and well-equipped office to provide good and efficient service to people has been carried out before this year ends.
The department now expects to complete the design of the second-floor by 2018. ###
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)