DENR-PENRO MARINDUQUE CONDUCTED A CULMINATING EVENT FOR THE “MONTH OF THE OCEAN” WHICH 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”.