After a month-long celebration of the Environment Month, DENR-1 conducted its Culmination Program on June 30, 2014 at the DENR Social Hall, Government Center, Sevilla, City of San Fernando, La Union.  This event is marked with awarding of winners for the launched photography contest dubbed the 1st One-MGB Photo Contest, Mural Painting and Recognition of meritorious accomplishments of DENR-1 employees. Winners of the Eco-Adventure Race conducted at the Manleluag Spring Protected Landscape (MSPL) in Mangatarem, Pangasinan were also announced during the program.


Also part of the event is the unveiling of the DENR-1 Building Landscape and Mini-Garden located the second Floor by DENR key officials.


RD Salvador of EMB welcomed the participants and guests and thanked the program committee/staff who made the successful celebration of the Environment Month this 2014. RD Samuel Peňafiel inspired the audience that employees should perform above the rest and dream big.


With the theme “What’s Mining to Me”, the 1st One-MGB Photography contest awarded five (5) major winners and all the 24 contestants from the DENR were given with Certificate of Appreciation and T-shirts. The winners on the other hand, received an attractive frame of embedded rock and minerals from the Philex Mining Company.


As a highlight of the event, seven (7) employees from the different PENROs/CENROs were recognized for their meritorious accomplishments on protected areas supervision, forest protection on illegal logging, lands investigation, deputized Public land Investigation, Lands Management and Records management, implementation of CBFM project and best CENR Office.


Regional Technical Director for ERDS Nelson V. Gorospe, Chairman of the PRAISE Committee who spearheaded the first selection and search of DENR-1 performers stressed that this is in line with the pending implementation of the RATPLAN which would help the employees in obtaining promotion in their respective positions.


This year’s search is a deviation of the usual search for “Likas Yaman Awardees” of our partner GOs, NGOs and private entities who are champions in environmental protection conducted in previous years.


DENR spearheads celebration of the Philippine Environment Month every month of June by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 237 series of 1988 which enjoins every citizen to actively participate in this event and give generous time and effort towards, protection, enhancement and development of the environment.

Photo Releases

Display cum One Stop Shop at the Plaza Gazebo, San Fernando City, La Union with the participation of the DENR Regional Technical Directors and RDs of EMB and MGB

A PRESS CONFERENCE in cooperation with the Philippine Information Agency was conducted at the Conference Room, DENR-Bldg. with DENR Executives led by RD Peñafiel answering queries of different media representatives from print, broadcast and TV about the concerns/issues on NGP, Climate Change, land titling, wildlife protection, among others

TREE PLANTING ALONG THE COASTLINES OF STA. CRUZ, ILOCOS SUR. Photo shows (left) DENR-1 Regional Director Samuel R. Peñafiel (in stripes shirt), Regional Technical Director Nelson V. Gorospe of the Ecosystems Research and Development Service (ERDS) (center with blue shirt), Tagudin CENR Officer Rosemarie Jornacion (in green shirt) and Sta Cruz, Ilocos Sur Mayor Teresita Valle (beside RTD Gorospe) led the celebration of the World Environment Day (WED) in the shorelines of Brgy. Pilar. Around 300 seedlings of Botong (a beach type species) were planted during this worldwide event. Also in photo are members of the Philippine Army 81th Infantry Battalion who participated in the said tree planting activity (above photo).

MANGROVE PLANTING IN THE SHORELINES OF LA UNION. A total of 254 planters from the DENR, Philippine Information Agency, Philippine Coast Guards, Bureau of Management and Penology, Parole and Probation, Municipal LGUs, 4P’s beneficiaries, POs and community residents planted 3,985 bakauan propagules, beach type species and fruit-bearing species in the shorelines of Cupang, Sto. Tomas and Sta. Rita Agoo, La Union (left and below photo). The activity was spearheaded by RTD for Forestry For. Barbara Pernia and La Union PENRO Samuel Songcuan to mark the celebration of the 2014 World Environment Day.

DENR-1 launched the Public land Titling Partnership with LGU San Emilio, Ilocos Sur and distributed Agricultural Free Patents at the Municipal Hall during the WED celebration. Photo shows Regional Director Samuel R. Peñafiel, Mayor Ferdinand A. Banua (red shirt), Tagudin CENR Officer Rosemarie Jornacion (pink shirt) and Ilocos Sur PENRO Benjamin Abucay (extreme right). A total of 168 Titles were distributed to 131 beneficiaries during the said event.

ARBOR DAY OBSERVED.   One of the three (3) NGP sites planted to mahogany and guayabano seedlings in Brgy. San Francisco, Agoo, La Union where DENR-1, EMB, MGB and PENRO employees together with PO Members and Brgy. Council participated in tree planting activities during the Arbor Day in June 25, 2014

DENR-1 BUILDING LANDSCAPE & MIN-GARDEN UNVEILED. Photo shows RD Samuel Peňafiel (right), RTD for Forestry For. Barbara Pernia (left), RD Joel Salvador of EMB and Finance Chief Rosalia Soriano during the opening of the building’s landscape located on the terrace of the 2nd Flr.

RD Peňafiel delivers his inspirational message to the audienceand awarding of the top winner of the 1st One-MGB Photo Contest, Mr. Bob Gayo with RD Carlos Tayag of MGB-1

Top photo shows the First prize Winner in the Mural Painting Contest –the Damortis National High School as awarded by PENRO Samuel Songcuan and RD Peñafiel. Below photo shows the seven (7) DENR-1 employees recognized for their meritorious accomplishments together with DENR key official

La Union PENRO Officer Samuel Songcuan gives message in a short program during the launching of the Mural painting Contest with the theme “Kulayan Natin and Pilipinas”, a climate change advocacy of the DENR-PIA-1.

A total of fifteen (15) public and private secondary schools of La Union participated in painting ecological figures and messages of the fence wall along the Government Center in Sevilla, City of San Fernando.

The winning entries were bagged by students of the Damortis National High School (left, 1st prize), La Union National High School (right top, 2nd prize) and Aringay National High School (right down, 3rd prize)

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