Regional Executive Director Lormelyn Claudio, together with PENRO Ernesto Tanada and CENRO Efren Delos Reyes, sign with Mayor Atty. Rey Ladaga, Punong Barangays June Palmores and Jerry Ciriaco, Sr., of Barangays Batasan and Pawican, respectively, a
Tripartite Memorandum of Agreement on the adoption of management plans of Catburan and Virginia caves in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro.
Regional Executive Director Lormelyn E. Claudio, PENRO Ernesto Tañada and CENRO Efren Delos Reyes led the team of DENR MIMAROPA to survey areas in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro and determine the extent of damages brought by Typhoon Paeng
Regional Executive Director Lormelyn E. Claudio, PENRO Ernesto Tañada and CENRO Efren Delos Reyes led the team of DENR MIMAROPA to survey areas in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro and determine the extent of damages brought by Typhoon Paeng, which put the province under Signal No. 3 on October 29. The team also checked if there were felled trees and other debris that needed to be cleared off the roads.
Upon instructions of RED Claudio earlier, PENROs in MIMAROPA Region have already coordinated with the Provincial and Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Offices as regards the status of lifelines, roads and bridges, communication lines and electric facilities in their respective areas of responsibility.
While most provinces suffered from flooding, the PENROs reported that as of October 29, all roads were passable and that clearing operations were immediately conducted. Communication lines were functional but mobile lines and internet connectivity were unstable.
The provinces of Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro and Marinduque reported power interruption that starts from around 6:00 to 9:00 am.
RED Claudio also directed all field officials to have their teams ready for dispatch to assist the LGU and communities affected by the typhoon.
Meanwhile, RED Claudio also inspected Caguray, Busuanga, Lumintao, Labangan and Anahawin rivers in view of DENR Administrative Order No. 2020-12, which rationalizes dredging activities in heavily silted river channels in the province of Occidental Mindoro to restore their natural state and flow, and reduce flooding.
Lormelyn Claudio set a winning mood at the kickoff of the 4th Regional Management Conference at Season’s Hotel, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. San Jose Mayor Rey Ladaga graced the event and thanked the team for their support to the efforts of the LGU in protecting and conserving the environment.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources- MIMAROPA Region was one with the Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Department of Agriculture in advocating collective environmental conservation efforts through the nationwide simultaneous tree planting activity on September 13, 2022.
Guided by the event theme, "Buhayin ang Pangangalaga sa Kalikasan," DENR MIMAROPA officials and employees extended their full support to the local DILG and DA offices in the preparation of seedlings and identified planting sites, mobilization of participants and press people and during the actual planting activity.
A total of 1, 940 volunteers from Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan participated in the event.
Also in celebration of the Philippine Bamboo Month, an estimate of 6,300 seedlings of bamboo, narra, Palawan cherry, Golden Shower, Caballero and Banaba were planted in a total area of 10.25 hectares across MIMAROPA.
Meanwhile, Regional Executive Director Lormelyn Claudio led the tree planting activity in Marinduque, which was also celebrating the 122nd anniversary of "Laban sa Pulang Lupa."
In a simple program before the tree planting, the Director shared how she admired the breathtaking sceneries of the province and encouraged its residents to continue being an influence in the shared responsibility to take care of the environment and natural resources.
Present during the program were Governor Presbitero Velasco, Jr., Boac Mayor Armi Carrion, PENRO Imelda Diaz, and the rest of the PENRO Marinduque officials and staff.