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BIRCALASIAO, Pangasinan- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Ilocos Region under the helm of Regional Executive Director Atty. Crizaldy M. Barcelo, CESO III fully supported the first ever Miss Eco Queen of the Bureau of Internal Revenue- Revenue Region 1 led by Regional Director Josephine S. Virtucio last March 29, 2023 at BIR RR1 Covered Court, Calasiao, Pangasinan.

The contest which was a pageant with a cause was participated by the BIR RR1’s Offices where they did not only showcase their beauty and brains but also their advocacy on the conservation and preservation of the environment. It featured the use of recycled and upcycled materials for the candidates’ casual attire, sportswear, and formal attire which made the pageant unique.

Further, RED Barcelo was one of the judges along with Philippine Information Agency Ilocos Region Regional Director Jennilyne Role and Civil Service Commission Assistant Regional Director Cornelia Rillera who had a very hard time choosing the Miss Eco Queen 2023. They specifically were looking for somebody who not only possess a pretty face but also had an advocacy for the environment as a woman.

IDF PLUIn celebration of the International Day of the Forests with the theme, “Forest and Health” that aims to raise awareness on the importance of forest restoration and valuable contribution of all types of forests in terms of its benefits to human being, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region I led by Regional Executive Director thru Conservation and Development Division with PENRO La Union carried out activities at Agoo-Damortis Protected Landscape and Seascape, San Nicolas, Agoo, La Union last March 28, 2023.

To highlight the vitality on how forests sustain all aspects of our health, the whole day celebration started with a clean-up drive along the 2011-2012 National Greening Program Plantation within the protected area (PA). It was actively participated by the foresters, agro-foresters, and barangay constituents where they collected numerous wastes left by visitors of the PA.

Later that day, a quiz dubbed as Forestry Olympics was then conducted where foresters/agro-foresters of the aforementioned OfficesIDF PLU 4 were grouped into three (3): Team Pterocarpus (red) headed by For. Alfredo R. Racoma, Jr., Team Albizia (green) directed by For. Frank Vincent Danglose, and Team Shorea (yellow) steered by For. Cirilio Barzuela. The said Olympics was composed of different categories like seed identification, leaf identification, and other questions related to the field of Forestry that gave them the opportunity to not only refresh but also continue to hone their knowledge and practice of their specialization and maintain the professional integrity and ethics in forestry.

As a result, Team Albizia emerged as champion in the Forestry Olympics garnering the highest score where each member received collaterals and cash prize. But the other two teams did not go home empty handed as they also got consolation prizes. (DML-RSCIG)

Batang Juana

Batang Juana 1Batang Juana 2Sa pakikiisa ng Kagawaran ng Kapaligiran at Likas Yaman Rehiyon Uno na pinapangunahan ng Regional Executive Director Atty. Crizaldy M. Barcelo, CESO III sa taunang selebrasyon ng“National Women’s Month”, maraming aktibidad ang nakalinya bilang pagpupugay sa mga kababaihan sa kanilang mahalagang papel bilang ilaw ng tahanan at sa pagpapaunlad ng ating lipunan. Isa dito ang Give a Gift Program ng opisina na isinagawa noong ika-24 ng Marso sa DSWD Home for Girls, San Nicolas, Agoo, La Union kung saan nagbigay ng mga hygiene kits, damit, gamit sa pag-aaral, at iba pa sa mga batang Juana sa naturang pasilidad.

Ang Home for Girls ay isang pansamantalang tirahan na nagbibigay ng proteksyon, pagkalinga, edukasyon at rehabilitasyon sa mga inabusong mga batang babae. Upang pansamantalang makalimot ang mga bata sa kanilang mga pinagdadaanan, ang kagawaran ay nagbigay saya sa pamamagitan ng maikling programa. Bukod sa sayawan, kantahan, laro, at tawanan, napuno ang araw ng aral tungkol sa karapatang pambata at pangangalaga sa kapaligiran.

Bago matapos ang programa, ay siya namang pamamahagi ng mga regalo sa mga batang Juana. Kasama sa aktibidad ay ang Samahan ng mga Manggagawa para sa Kalikasan (SAMAKA), Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), at Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) na kasama din ang mga opisyal ng kani-kanilang Union.

WWaterD 2“Accelerating Change through Partnership and Cooperation”, underscores this year’s observance of World Water Day on March 22. The theme focuses on the importance of working together to address water-related challenges and advocate sustainable management.

As the world faces water and sanitation crisis, #WWD2023 is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to unite around water and foster large-scale commitments from the government, academe, institutions, companies, and coalitions to accelerate change to solve the pressing issues on water and sanitation.

To call for more actions and accelerate change, DENR-1 through the collaboration of the Licenses, Patents and Deeds Division and Regional Strategic Communication and Initiatives Group conducted a communication, education, and public awareness activity (CEPA) on water conservation and management to fifty-five (55) third-year environmental studies students of Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU) North La Union Campus in Bacnotan, La Union on March 22, 2023.

The environmental lecture highlighted the world water and sanitation crisis lectured bWWaterD 1y IO Jenny Pugal of RSCIG, water regulating laws, and policies lectured by DMO I Magdalena Dumpit of LPDD, water quality monitoring, and watershed management by EMS II Ermenio Budeng, Jr. of EMB-1, and Tayo and Kalikasan program of DENR by SCDO Renelita Santos of RSCIG.

Students voiced their commitment to play part in making a difference by changing the way they use, consume, and manage water in their lives. They promise to be the hummingbirds of their generation and do what they can to help accelerate change.

An international day to celebrate water was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day.


WWD 1The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region I through the Conservation and Development Division (CDD) with PENRO Pangasinan and CENRO Western Pangasinan conducted a Communication, Education, and Public Awareness (CEPA) campaign on Marine Turtle Protection and Conservation in celebration of the World Wildlife Day 2023 with the theme, “Partnership for Wildlife Conservation” at Dasol and Burgos, Pangasinan last March 3, 2023.

WWD 2To raise awareness on endangered species especially of marine turtles and persuade the citizenry on what they can do to protect and conserve them, the team discussed the various topics like Proper Identification, Biological Features and Importance of Marine Turtles; Marine Turtle Handling, Tagging, and Release as well as Hatchery Management and Hatchling Release.

The said activity was participated by the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer, Municipal Agriculture Officer, Coastal Barangay Officials, and fisherfolks among others where an open forum and games were carried out after.