DENR PENRO MARINDUQUE CONDUCTS CULMINATING EVENT FOR THE MONTH OF THE OCEAN, 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”.
DENR PENRO MARINDUQUE SPEARHEADS PROVINCE-WIDE COASTAL CLEANUP ACTIVITIES
Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 57, Series of 1999 declaring May as “Month of the Ocean”, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office – Marinduque headed by Imelda M. Diaz, OIC, PENR Officer celebrated the Month of the Ocean by conducting Simultaneous Coastal Clean-Up on May 18, 2019. The activity aims to emphasize the significance of conservation, protection and sustainable management of coastal and marine resources. It is aligned with the theme “Free the Sea from Marine Debris”. The said activity was participated by the eighty-three (83) Coastal Barangays of Marinduque and representatives from various National Government Agencies (NGAs) such as Philippine National Police (PNP), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department and Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and PNP Maritime, among others.
The PENRO Marinduque appreciated the full support of stakeholders as manifested by the active participation of 3,635 individuals. A total of 3,082 kgs. of trash were collected along the shorelines of Coastal Barangays. Among the trash collected are food wrappers, straws, plastic bags, and cigarette butts.
“We want to express our sincerest gratitude to all participating agencies and volunteers for their active participation, support and cooperation in the simultaneous Coastal Clean-Up activities. The collective efforts of various stakeholders have resulted to the success of the Month of the Ocean celebration and a great impact to the people of Marinduque and the environment. Let us unite and work together to protect and save our oceans, join us to save our Mother Earth,” PENRO Diaz said.
Lastly, there will be a culminating activity on June 4, 2019 which will involve lectures on Clean Water Act, Water Code of the Philippines, Ecological Solid Waste Management and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation. The highlights of the activity will be the awarding ceremony for the “Best Barangay”, and a kickoff for the “Environment Month” celebration.
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.