A total of 9,649.67 board feet of chainsawn narra and tanguili lumber including the conveyance vehicle - a14-wheeler truck were apprehended and seized by a joint team of the DENR and PNP operatives on April 22, 2015 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte. This is in pursuance to the provisions of Department Administrative Order 1997-32 or the Rules for the Administrative Adjudication of Illegal Forest Products and the Machinery, Equipment, Tools and Conveyances.

          A team led by CENR Officer Victor C. Dabalos of DENR-CENRO Bangui, Ilocos Norte pursued the truck from Bangui and intercepted this with the assistance of the MPS Bacarra Police Assistance Center along the National Highway of Barangay 19-A Tambidao, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte.

          The on-site offenders who are all residents of Pampanga were arrested and indicted for violation of Section 68 of P.D. 705 of Forestry Code. They are now detained at the Ilocos Norte Provincial Jail awaiting further processes.

          The seized items with an estimated valued of Php 604,271.20 are now impounded in the DENR Central Office compound.

          In line with the agency’s mandate on enforcement of forest protection laws, newly-installed Region 1 Environment Chief Paquito T. Moreno, Jr. lauded the efforts of CENRO Bangui as “this is an indication of the agency’s intensified drive against illegal logging” in the region.

          The source/origin of the illegal forest products is still being investigated upon because of inconsistencies in the transport documents (Estrella E. Patrimonio)

Photo Releases

With the Depleting Nature, how sure is our future?” – A young boy representing the future generation holds one of the environmental slogans showcased in the Earth Day Celebration 2015.

Pangasinan Photographers Club President Markfil Tersol explains the story behind the photos to ARD Pedro Noble and Pangasinan PENR Officer Leduina Co.

FASHION FOR LESS – In celebration of the World Earth Day held last April 23, 2015, the local government of the City of San Fernando in partnership with local designers, City ENRO, DENR Regional Office-1, EMB, and earth savers gathered for the “Jazzed Up Fashion show” which showcased both creative and fashionable designs which promoted the advocacy of the 3Rs (Reduce, Re-use, Recycle). From old cut-out clothes to old curtains and pillowcases, everything used were re-used to create stylish new clothes without spending much and at the same time, a great effort in saving the planet.

ARD for Management Services Engr. Pedro L. Noble encourages everyone in his earth day message to actively participate in protection and preservation of the only liveable planet which is Mother Earth. The impact of climate change is now greatly felt by every country in every continent. Noble expresses that by being responsible citizens and caretakers of the Earth, we  will experience a healthier and safer environment.

Designer Jake Randolf Tadina (center) with his winning pieces for the formal wear category worn by his models in the awarding ceremonies of the Jazz Up Fashion Show together with judges (from L-R) Lhenville Paneda, Cassandra Rabovskhy, and Maria Venus Junio. DENR-I ARD for Management Services Engr. Pedro L. Noble (2nd from right) also congratulated the winner with City Environment and Natural Resources Officer Mr. Valmar Valdez (1st from right).

DENR-1 Regional Director Paquito T. Moreno (right) and NGP Regional Coordinator Maximo Soriano (left) through the Regional Public Affairs Office are being interviewed live over BOMBO Radyo La Union by Mr. Absalom Flores, Station News Director. The two officials refuted the COA issue that NGP implementation was unsuccessful and noted that while seedling seedlings was low (2011-2012) given the extreme weather and physical condition in the Ilocos Region, rehabilitation measures were implemented in the succeeding years through replanting in these areas. RD Moreno cited that the sand dunes in Ilocos Norte will continue to be planted/replanted as the trees will serve as barrier against the effects Climate Change like storm surge, tidal wave, tsunami.

With the theme “Earth Day Everyday, Everywhere, for Everyone,” PENRO Ilocos Norte focused this year on increasing environmental awareness through intensified IEC campaign that showcased exceptional concern to Mother Earth.

A PENRO-wide undertaking dubbed as “Trail Walk for Mother Earth” was conducted in Kabigan Falls located in Brgy. Balaoi, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. With more or less 300 participants, the trail walk consists of 3.5 kilometers to and from the Kabigan Falls which lasted for about an hour and 30 minutes......

The Kapisanan ng mga Broadcaster ng Pilipinas, Laoag City- Ilocos Norte Chapter (KBP LC-IN) headed by KBP President and Radyo ng Bayan Laoag Station Manager Cely C. Paz awarded its partners for partnership excellence during the celebration of Broadcasters’ Month.  Along with DENR-PENRO Ilocos Norte, other awardees include National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA), Northland Gas Corporation, PINAKBET Group, and Philippine Information Agency (PIA).  The event was conducted at the Bishop’s Residence, Laoag City on April 10, 2015.

NGP Coordinator for Region 1 Maximo Soriano, Jr. takes the podium during the NGP Consultation Meeting for NGP Focal Persons, Site Coordinators and Extension Officers on April 21, 2015 at the Palacio de Laoag Hotel, Laoag City.

The consultative conference was aimed to update the participants regarding concerns and issues that surround the implementation of the National Greening Program.

PENRO Juan P. de los Reyes, Jr. address the participants of the Forest Protection Orientation held on April 20, 2015 in Nueva Era, Ilocos Norte.  The activity was carried-out to orient new Bantay- Gubat recruits who will help augment forest protection activities at the National Greening Program sites located in Nueva Era, Ilocos Norte.  During the orientation, the recruits were updated on the basic forestry laws and regulations, forest fire mitigation techniques, and monitoring activities which are imperative to their role as forest protectors.

THEY SURVIVED! – Aside from successfully completing the race, Team NGP emerged victorious as they bagged the championship title and received prizes such as Php 10,000. ARD for Technical Services Gwendolyn C. Bambalan and Division Chief Barbara Pernia congratulated the Yellow team for landing on the top spot.

DENR-1 Regional Director Paquito T. Moreno (in green shirt) inspected the confiscated the truckload of flitches of narra and tanguili in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte. Also in the photo is CENR Officer Victor Dabalos (in blue shirt) of CENRO-Bangui.

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