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 CELEBRATES WOMEN’S WEEK WITH A THEME “WE MAKE CHANGE WORK FOR WOMEN”
On March 09, 2020 the Provincial of Environment and Natural Resources-Marinduque headed by Imelda M. Diaz, OIC-PENR Officer joins the celebration of Women’s Week with a theme “We Make Change Work for Women”. This is accordance with Proclamation No. 224 which declares every first week of March as Women’s Week and March 8 as Women’s Rights and International Peace Day. A total of seventy four (74) participants, 41 male (55%) and 31 female (45%) participated in the celebration.
Engr. Cynthia U. Lozano, Vice Chairperson of PENRO Marinduque GAD FPS highlighted during her opening remarks that the 2017-2022 theme “We Make Change Work for Women” stands for Women Empowerment for the word “WE”. The word “MAKE CHANGE WORK FOR WOMEN” symbolize/denote the Magna Carta for Women and the word “CHANGE” indicates Compassionate and Harmonized Actions and Networks for Gender Equality. To spread the advocacy online, she encouraged updating of profile pictures in the social media accounts and use of hashtag #WomenMakeChange in all posts related to the celebration.
She also mentioned that through the implementation of laws on Gender and Development women are now partners of men in development and nation building.
For. Mary Grace P. Maniquiz, Secretariat of PENRO Marinduque GAD FPS had a brief lecture on the Magna Carta of Women and Gender and Development. She elaborated how integration of women as full and equal partner in the financial, social and economic development of her own family.
As part of #SerbisyoParaKayJuana, the Seikatsu Company -Better Health Greater Wealth represented by Mr. Jay Suñiga, provided free therapy services to the participants using “High Potential Therapy” machine. Prior to the therapy session, Ms. Jenelyn Ayuste and Ms. Princess Mae Erandio, staff of Seikatsu gave a short briefing on the benefits and the eligible participants who may only avail the therapy. The participants felt relaxed, comfortable and rejuvenated after a 30-minute therapy.
OIC-PENR Officer Imelda M. Diaz awarded the Certificate of Appreciation to Seikatsu Company for providing therapy session as Serbisyo Para Kay Juana. For. Gemma Delos Reyes, Chairperson of Plans, Programs and Budget of PENRO Marinduque expressed her gratitude towards the organizers, partner company, participants and On-the-Job Trainee (OJT) of Marinduque State College MSC) who contributed to the success of the event.
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.