PENRO MARINDUQUE SHOWS GOOD DEEDS TO FRONTLINERS
DENR-PENRO Marinduque, thru the initiative of OIC-PENR Officer Imelda M. Diaz turned-over Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as face mask and surgical gloves to healthcare workers of the Marinduque Provincial Hospital thru Dr. Ed Ancheta and Supply Officer Ma. Asuncion M. Marquez on May 4, 2020. Likewise, assorted fruits were distributed to frontliners stationed in various checkpoints of the six municipalities of the province to show all-out support amidst the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic.
The funds used in the purchase of the PPE and assorted fruits amounting to P31,900.00 came from the voluntary contribution of PENRO Marinduque personnel as an act of caring and sharing for the Marinduqueῆos in times of COVID-19 crisis.
MSD In-Charge Gemma P. Delos Reyes together with PENRO Information Officer Jelomy H. Mahayag and some personnel conducted the distribution of PPE and fruit packs to beneficiaries.
Proper protocol and safety measures like wearing of face masks and physical distancing were observed and practiced during the distribution of said relief goods. The beneficiaries were very happy and thankful to receive the donations for the generosity of DENR-PENRO Marinduque in these trying times while the COVID-19 Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) implementation is extended. ###
PENRO MARINDUQUE IN ACTION DESPITE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN
On April 6, 2020 at around 11:00 AM, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Marinduque, upon instruction of OIC-PENRO Imelda M. Diaz, the Chief of Enforcement Section Florencio F. Pastoral together with Forester II Danilo L. Martinez, Forest Technician I Michael Vencint M. Sualog and Forest Ranger Randy N. Estrella scoured the salvage zone area of a mangrove forest adjacent to a residential area at Barangay Buyabod, Santa Cruz, Marinduque following the report from an unknown concerned citizen that there are charcoal making in the mangrove areas in Santa Cruz. They discovered thirteen (13) empty charcoal holes thereat and one (1) hole filled with a manufactured charcoals having an actual volume of one (1) big sack and a total of 32 abandoned bakawan and api-api species posts in various lengths, hence, the same were apprehended and temporarily place under the custody of LGU Barangay Buyabod.
They have identified more or less nine (9) household adjacent to the said mangrove area and warned that they were presumed suspects for charcoal making thereat. Most of them responded positive while others reacted violently by denying unaware of charcoal making therein or not involved to such illegal acts. After which, the team prepared a short notice and posted in the area about the said apprehension and ask anonymous owners to proceed at the PENR Office - Marinduque if ever they will claim as owner the said forest products.
Prior with said apprehension activity, the team have gone to Marinduque Wildlife Rescue Center in Barangay Bonliw, Torrijos, to bring food for the monkeys under DENR custody and proceeded to Barangays Biga and Matalaba, Santa Cruz, relative with reported alleged illegal activity.
The apprehension of abandoned illegally-cut mangrove species are subject to Administrative Adjudication Proceedings of DENR Administrative Order No. 15, Series of 1990 and Presidential Decree 705.
With this incident, the DENR continually recognized the important role of the private citizens in the success of our implementation of environment and natural resources (ENR) laws. Once again, this Office call for pro-active participation and vigilance of our community and concerned LGUs and our partners in the implementation of ENR Laws. ###
PENRO MARINDUQUE LIVE AT “KAPIHAN SA PHILIPPINE INFORMATION AGENCY (PIA)”
In celebration of the 33rd DENR Anniversary and Philippine Environment Month, Imelda M. Diaz, OIC-PENR Officer was invited at the Kapihan sa Philippine Information Agency (PIA) on June 10, 2020 which was aired in Lucky Seven Channel 3.
PENRO Diaz highlighted the activities and programs of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources- Marinduque in the province. She emphasized that despite COVID-19 pandemic, the DENR continued it delivery of service to clients or general public especially now that Marinduque is under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ). Likewise, she announced that the DENR deviate from the usual celebration of having a grand assembly of officials and employees. This year’s observance of DENR’s day will be done through different initiatives. LAWIN patrollers of field Offices nationwide are deployed to conduct simultaneous anti-illegal logging operations.
There will be a tree planting activity on June 18, 2020 in Brgy. Tabi, Boac, Marinduque. This will be done by DENR employees only to avoid mass gathering. However, she encouraged those who are interested to conduct tree planting activity, to coordinate with DENR so that seedlings will be provided and area will be identified by DENR-PENRO.
She also invited the public to join the Digital Artwork Competition and Exhibition in Celebration of the Philippine Environment Month, with this year’s theme “Protect Nature, Sustain Our Future” which starts on June 5 until June 30, 2020. The said activity is open to all Filipino resident of Marinduque, aged 18 and above. The winner of the said activity will receive Ten Thousand Pesos (₱10,000) for the1st prize, Seven Thousand Pesos (₱7,000) for the 2nd prize and Five Thousand Pesos (₱5,000) for the 3rd prize. The elimination at the Provincial level will be on June 20, 2020. The winner for elimination round will receive Three Thousand Pesos (₱3,000) and Certificate of Recognition. Participants of this contest will receive eco-friendly IEC collaterals.
Furthermore, she reiterated that the PENRO-Marinduque Office is now open to its clients but it observes safety and health measures protocols in the workplace to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19 among the employee and clients.