The now- famous “Bangui windmill project” the first in Asia is now extended at the tipmost municipality in Pagudpud at the remote and mountainous area of Brgy. Caparispisan.

No less than Senator Bongbong Marcos and Gov. Imee Marcos led the opening and celebration of the completion of the 81 MW Wind farm of the North Luzon Renewable Energy Corporation (NLREC) of the UPC Asia on November 19, 2014.

The event was also attended by the LGUs of Pagudpud headed by Mayor Marlon Sales,  Mayor Cresente Garcia of Burgos, Atty. Fred Peǹaflor of the NLREC, representatives of investors like Ayala Corporation, DENR represented by PENRO Juan P. Delos Reyes, CENRO Victor Dabalos of Bangui, representatives of other agencies and the media.

In his message Senator Marcos stressed that this green technology is important strategy in Climate Change mitigation as this will largely help in decreasing our carbon footprint.

He also underscored the importance of the windmill project especially with the looming energy crisis in 2015 wherein he stated that the Luzon Grid has a shortfall of 31MW while this windmill project has 81MW capacity.

He further announced that Ilocos Norte which has a potential of 200 MW of wind power and the NLREC is expected to establish another 70 MW project in the province.

Also during the program, Gov. Imee marcos underscored the role of the big companies as a catalyst in the development of communities in which they work with through their corporate social responsibility.

She said that Pagudpud lags behind in terms of progress but with the installation of windmill it hopes to bring economic prosperity in this depressed town as she urged the developer and investors to be committed in helping the communities in uplift their economic condition.

She stressed that “no large project or company can take off or succeed without local support as she urged them to recognize the local community from which you work with”.

NLREC President Flor Peǹaflor echoed the statement of the late President Ferdinand Marcos “to harness the wind resource of Ilocos Norte for energy generation” and now – this is being fully supported through the leadership of Gov. Imee Marcos.

He also acknowledged the support of the different agencies which made the project  possible such as DOE, ERC, DPWH, DENR, NGCP, the LGUs and other entities.

The project sits in a 997 hectares forest zone area under the Forest Land Agreement (FLAG) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources through the Provincial ENR Office.  This is expected to generate revenue for its utilization.

CENRO Vic Dabalos of Bangui stated that the operation of the 27 mammoth turbines will assure the province of no brown and lessen the cost of electricity. (EEPatrimonio/RPAO)

Photo Releases

Day Care Pupils actively participated in the Story Reading and enjoyed dancing during Puppet show presentation

Resource Speakers from the DENR-led by RD Samuel R. Peńafiel and PIA-Director General Jose Mari Oquińena had a healthy discussion with the media about the Climate Change advocacy campaign and other environmental-related issues. Also in the panel as Speakers are RD Joel Salvador of EMB (2nd from left), RD Carlos Tayag of MGB (extreme right) and RTD Barbara Pernia of the Forest Management Service

RD Samuel Peńafiel explained about the Climate Change Advocacy Campaign as he is being interview by Ms. Joyce Segui of GMA Network

Representatives of various government agencies including the Phil. National Red Cross  waded through muds and waters going to the planting site just to participate in mangrove planting activities as part of the Climate Change advocacy launch

A short ceremonial program was held at Parian Este, Bauang La Union to mark the launching through mangrove planting at Parian Oeste. The program was graced by Hon. Mayor Clarence De Guzman with DENR-RD Samuel Peńafiel and PIA-DG Oquińena and other key officials of the DENR and PIA.  Students of the Don Eulogio De Guzman Memorial National High School gave color to the event with different presentations.  One of the highlight of the event is the Signing of Commitment to spread the advocacy on Climate Change

RTD Ydia emphasizes the importance of titled lands to spur economic growth, during the handog titulo in Bangar, La Union

Handog Titulo Awardees pose with RTD Manny Ydia, PENRO Sam Songcuan, Vice Mayor Dabalos and Sangguniang Bayan of Bangar, La Union

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DENR CONDUCTED SEMINAR ON MANUAL OF STYLES.  The said seminar was conducted in order to guide the staff in using a standard format in the preparation of MS Powerpoint presentation. Above photo shows Regional Technical Director Nelson V. Gorospe of the Ecosystems Research and Development Service (ERDS) giving helpful tips to participants composed of Technical and Support Staff from the Regional including PENROs and CENROs. The training was conducted on October 8, 2014 at the Social Hall, DENR Bldg. San Fernando, La Union. (E.E.Patrimonio)

PULONG-PULONG ON THE CADASTRAL SURVEY PROJECT AT VILLASIS, PANGASINAN CONDUCTED.  Eng’r. Whitney Valdez of the Lands Management Service presents the  result of the Political Boundary survey conducted by the DENR-Lands Management in the said municipality which resulted in the confirmation of all 21 Brgys. Chairmen with the results of the executed survey. The meeting was conducted on October 13, 2014 and held at the Municipal Hall of Villasis and attended by LGU officials and Eng’r. Rommel Antonio, the Contractor including representatives of the Regional Office and CENRO Urdaneta. (E.E. Patrimonio)

DENR-CENRO Tagudin marked the Celebration of the Civil Service Month Anniversary through Awarding of Certificates and Plaques to Deserving employees as well as NGP (National Greening Program) Partners. Photo shows PENRO Benjie Abucay as he awards the Plaque of Recognition to Mr. Romulo Apusen as Best NGP Partner for 2012 Plantation located at Pidpid, Sta. Cruz.  The event was held on September 29, 2014 at Mountain Eco-Resort, Man-atong, Suyo, Ilocos Sur (E.E. Patrimonio)

Guests, media representatives, LGUs , GOs viewing the newly-opened Windmill Project of the Northern Luzon Renewable Energy Corporation at Brgy. Caparispisan , Pagudlud, Ilocos Norte

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