New PENRO challenged to take care of protected areas in NegOr

  • March 17, 2017
  • Jennifer C. Tilos

NEGROS ORIENTAL, March 13 (PIA) – Department of Environment and Natural Resource-Negros Island Region (DENR-NIR) OIC Regional Director Al Orolfo posed a challenge to the newly-installed OIC-PENRO Viernov Grefalde of Negros Oriental: to take care of the four natural protected areas in the province such as the Balinsasayao Twin Lakes, Apo Marine Sanctuary, Mt. Kanlaon, and Tañon Strait Protected Seascape.  

RD Orolfo together with Almarie Calibo, Chief Management Services Division turned over the symbolic key to OIC-PENRO Grefalde in an installation ceremony held recently in Dumaguete City.

The director also emphasized to the new PENRO the need to involve the people’s organizations and civil society organizations as well for they have been in sustainable integrated area of development.

 “This is a partnership we have to strengthen further to deliver the promise of change to the community. There are still communities in the upland that we would like to be part of the DENR programs,” said Orolfo.

Meanwhile, under the enhanced National Greening Program (eNGP), Grefalde assured to continue to plant more trees and go into diversification from coastal, upland to protected areas to expand the protection and conservation.

For integrated area development management approach, DENR has to involve the community and collaborate with the local government to improve more on what was started in the implementation of environmental programs, the new PENRO said.

Under his new management, Grefalde assured the public to expedite land titling processing of application and intensify information dissemination on prevention of cutting of trees without permits.

Grefalde, a licensed mining engineer, was OIC- Technical Services Division chief of DENR, replacing former PENRO Charile Fabre who is now the regional director of CARAGA Region in Mindanao. (rmn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental)

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