DENR-PENRO Marinduque joins the Grand Float Parade in celebration of the Boac Quadricentennial
DENR-PENRO Marinduque joined the twelve attractive floats representing Marinduque's culture, history, tradition, and local tourism in the Grand Float Parade on December 7, 2022, 9:00 AM along the main streets of Boac to highlight the municipality's 400th founding anniversary celebration. Each float displayed the participants' creativity by incorporating native crafts, recycled plastic products, and vibrant flowers.
PENRO Marinduque, through the Protected Area Management Office (PAMO) of Marinduque Wildlife Sanctuary (MWS), featured Marinduque Wildlife Sanctuary as the only protected area in the province of Marinduque. The DENR Marinduque float featured an artificial waterfall as well as various wildlife animals and plants found within the Marinduque Wildlife Sanctuary.
The parade of floats is one of the most anticipated activities in the weeklong celebration of the town's anniversary, which aims to give the re-establishment of Marinduque's capital town a unique twist of events that reflect love for local culture, heritage, and tradition.
2022 "Padyak Para Sa Kalikasan, Magtanim, Para Sa Kinabukasan"
In celebration of the 2022 Philippine Environment Month with theme “AKSYON PARA SA NATATANGING MUNDO” and 35th DENR Anniversary, the DENR-PENRO Marinduque conducted a Fun Bike and Tree Planting Activity entitled “Padyak para sa Kalikasan, Magtanim para sa Kinabukasan” on June 10, 2022.
The advocacy of this event is for a healthy environment and showcase the beauty of the Philippine forest, raise awareness and encourage participation of various stakeholders in taking care of our environment, and widen the network of environment “Champions” to include bikers and hikers in rehabilitating and protecting our environment through promotion of eco-friendly means of transportation, responsible eco-tourism, reforestation and other good practices.
The Fun Bike activity started at the Marinduque Provincial Sports Complex, Boac, Marinduque going to Barangay Capayang, Mogpog, Marinduque via Tabi-Buliasnin-Maligaya-Nangka-Laon service roads. Likewise, the tree planting activity was conducted at the Enhanced National Greening Program (ENGP) area at Brgy. Capayang, Mogpog, Marinduque.
The event was attended and participated by different Bikers Group in the province, National Government Agencies, Provincial Government of Marinduque, Local Government Units (LGUs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), and individuals who are actively supporting environmental activities.
ON WORLD WATER DAY More than 650 kilos of garbage collected in Boac River in Marinduque
BOAC, Marinduque - More than 650 kilos of garbage were collected from the 27-kilometer Boac River in Marinduque on Friday when volunteers joined a cleanup to observe World Water Day.
The Provincial Environmental and Natural Resources Office (PEMRO) said 659 kilos of garbage were collected from the Boac River which spans 26 barangays.
The cleanup took all morning and was participated in by at least 2,350 residents, government employees, and volunteers from non-government organizations.
Boac River was one of those severely affected by the Marcopper mining disaster on March 24, 1996 after a tunnel of the Marcopper Mining Corporation collapsed.
The cleanup of Boac River was one of the activities of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Mimaropa region in observance of World Water Day. —Paul Jaysent Fos/KG, GMA
Photo grabbed from: GMA News