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TURN-OVER OF SERVICE VEHICLES. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here led by Executive Director Paquito Moreno, Jr., turned over today five brand new motor vehicles to its field offices in Bataan, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija and Tarlac to further intensify the cleanup and rehabilitation of Manila Bay area in Central Luzon. The said vehicles will also be used in the mobilization of human resources for the effective monitoring and implementation of environmental laws.
Manila Bay has a total coastline of 190 kilometers. Of these, 142 kilometers or 75% falls under Region 3 with Bulacan (43 km), Pampanga (21 km) and Bataan (78 km) including Nueva Ecija in the upstream and Tarlac in the midstream portion of the Manila Bay region. (-30-)
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here has put up a seedling booth dubbed as “Community PLANTREE” in front of its regional office in support of the International Earth Day 2021 celebration on Thursday and on Friday.
Some 380 seedlings of Kasoy, Avocado, Sampaloc Duhat, Mangga, Rambutan, Guyabano, Bignai, Narra, Fire Tree, Molave and Bitaog were given free to residents of nearby community in Pampanga to promote urban greening and environmental stability, and address issue of food security amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
The project is inspired by the famous “community pantry” movement all over the country where people are allowed to donate and get food for free. (-30-)
Executive director Paquito Moreno, Jr., (in yellow) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Central Luzon officially welcome on Tuesday the newly confirmed National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) regional director Roland P. Calde (3rd from right) during the former’s courtesy call with the DENR regional office.
Moreno and Calde conveyed their commitment and support to the various programs of both agencies especially the synergy on environmental protection and welfare of indigenous people in the region.
DENR records show that various indigenous communities in Central Luzon are the prime beneficiaries of the government reforestation program including the National Greening Program or NGP.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here welcomed Director Arturo Fadriquela as its new Assistant Regional Director for Management Services under Special Order No. 2020-193 issued by Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on June 5, 2020.

Fadriquela replaced Director Amelita D.J. Ortiz, who is now assigned as the new Assistant Director of Biodiversity Management Bureau.

Fadriquela is a forester, and served the DENR office in CALABARZON region as its deputy director for technical services for four years.

During the turn-over ceremony, Paquito Moreno, executive director of the DENR in Central Luzon, expressed his gratitude to Ortiz for her significant contributions in the region, especially in administering the needs of the human workforce.

Meanwhile, in his acceptance speech, Fadriquela conveyed his commitment to continue carrying out human resources developmental programs in the region. (-30-)

The Department of Environment of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here urged the public to refrain from hunting marine turtles or locally known as pawikan since it is against wildlife law and instead participate in the government effort to protect their [turtle] population.

This came after an endangered green sea turtle scientific Chelonia mydas was rescued recently in the coastal water of Tibig village in Bulakan town of Bulacan.

According to a fisherfolk, the green sea turtle was accidentally trapped in a fishnet known as "baklad" owned by a local fisherfolk in the area. It was later on released back to the sea after examining its health condition with the assistance from the local government and the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of DENR in Guiguinto, Bulacan.

Last year another four green sea turtles were rescued of the coast of Casiguran Bay in Aurora and in the coast of Manila Bay in Malolos, Bulacan after being trapped in a baklad.

Don Guevarra, information officer of DENR in Central Luzon said marine turtles are important barometer of marine waters.

"They [marine turtles] play vital roles in maintaining the health of the oceans, specifically the health of grass beds and coral reefs," he explained.

He said marine turtles are endangered species and need utmost protection to increase their dwindling population.

As this developed, the DENR appealed to the public to report similar incident and be vigilant in the protection and conservation of marine species and other wildlife.

Of the seven (7) species of marine turtles in the world, five (5) of them were found nesting in the coastal towns of Limay, Marivels and Morong in Bataan; San Antonio in Zambales and in Casiguran town of Aurora, all in Central Luzon.

Section 27 of the Republic Act 9147 also known as the "Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act" prohibits collecting, hunting and possessing of wildlife and their by-products and derivatives. Anyone found guilty of violating the wildlife law shall be imprisoned to a maximum of two years and shall be fined of up to P200,000, if inflicted against endangered species.