Lingayen, Pangasinan – On September 25, 2020 and amidst the pandemic, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region- I (DENR- I) key officials led by Regional Executive Director Atty. Crizaldy M. Barcelo attended various activities in line with the DENR mandate.
After attending the program and ceremonial tree planting activities in the Daang Kalikasan Project in Mangatarem, Pangasinan, on the same day RED Barcelo also led the National Greening Program (NGP) memorandum of agreement (MOA) signing between the DENR and the local government units of Pangasinan at the Governor’s Office Provincial Capitol, Lingayen, Pangasinan. In support to the NGP, DENR- I allocated a 110 hectare plantation site in Cayang, Bugallon and 50- hectare site in Calitlitan, Umingan, Pangasinan as NGP sites to be adopted by the Provincial Government of Pangasinan to develop in line with the Provincial Government’s project named, Adopt- a- Mountain Project which was launched in August 207 in a 20- hectare plantation site allocated by DENR. Present during the MOA signing aside from RED Barcelo were Pangasinan Provincial Administrator Atty. Nimrod Camba, representing Governor Amado I. Espino III, Mr. Nathaniel Pulido- OIC- ENRO- NRRG, PENRO Raymundo Gayo of Pangasinan, OIC, CENRO Urdaneta Engr.Ronnie Jacinto, OIC, CENRO of Western Pangasinan Chester Casil, CENRO Central Pangasinan Frank Vincent Danglose and officials of LGU- Mangatarem and Bugallon.
After the MOA signing at the Provincial Capitol, the ground breaking ceremonies for the construction of the new DENR- PENRO building which will be erected at the Provincial Capitol grounds which officiated by Rev. Father Hernan C. Caronongan, while RED Barcelo assisted by the provincial government official led the lowering of the time capsule to signify the start of the building construction. (RPAO)