DENR-PENRO MARINDUQUE JOINS THE 3RD QUARTER 2020 NATIONWIDE SIMULTANEOUS EARTHQUAKE DRILL (NSED)
On September 10, 2020, the virtual 3rd Quarter 2020 Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) was held via ZOOM amidst COVID-19 pandemic led by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of the Office of the Civil Defense. The activity started with the conduct of Information Education Campaign via ZOOM and Facebook live.
At exactly 2:00 in the afternoon, at the sound of the alarm signal, employees of the DENR-PENRO Marinduque led by OIC-PENR Officer Imelda M. Diaz performed the Duck, Cover and Hold technique. This activity aimed to raise awareness on how to respond and prepare during earthquake scenario.
DENR- PENRO Marinduque Participates in the International Youth Day
On August 08, 2020, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Marinduque participated and provided technical assistance in the tree planting activity of SK-Ipil headed by Ibert Oliver P. Regio, during the celebration of the “International Youth Day CY 2020” and Kick-off Activities for Linggo ng Kabataan with the theme “Youth Engagement for Global Action”. Said activity was also participated by Vice- Mayor Geraldine M. Del Rosario, Sangguniang Barangay of Ipil, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, MACEC Youth, Hagibis Riders Club, Elite Lion Riders Club, PO Chair (SAMSI) Sabino Reginio and SK Chairpersons from different barangays and councilors, held at Sitio Bathala II, Tambak Beach, Barangay Ipil, Sta. Cruz, Marinduque.
The PENRO Marinduque also provided 600 Talisay seedlings which were planted along the shoreline of Tambak Beach. They had also planted 2,000 Bacauan propagules in their mangrove area. An IEC Campaign by PENRO was intended to orient the participants on how to properly plant Mangrove propagules and Talisay seedlings. Likewise, encourage them to intensify protection and management of the coastal and marine ecosystems that serve as natural shield against calamities. While most of the participants were planting, other group of youths collected plastics/garbage within the vicinity.
Launched as well during the activity are the Eco- Frontliner and Sagip Kalikasan Project of SK Ipil that includes Bamboo Planting, Oplan Balik- Ilog and the Establishment of Cherry Blossoms Nursery expected to be done this year. And in line with this, the PENRO Marinduque introduced the program “Ikaw, Ako, Tayo ang Kalikasan”. ###
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