PENRO Abra sponsors environmental photo contest

PENRO Abra sponsors environmental photo contest


PENRO Abra sponsored the 1st Environmental Photo Contest and Exhibit. The 16 photo entries were put together for the Photo Exhibit during the Environment Month Culminating Activity held in Malammin Resort, Manabo, Abra.  The Photo Contest was launched during the World Environment Day celebration in June 5, 2017.

The winners were given certificates and cash prizes.  The 1st placer Ms. Albie May A. Liyad  of Abra Provincial Police Office winning  the cash prize of 5,000.00.  The 2nd Prize of 3,000.00 was brought home by Gerald Timbreza of La Paz, Abra while Jo Derrick Barriga from Calaba, Bangued, Abra.  They were also given Certificates of Appreciation. All the photo entries were showcased during a photo exhibit at the PENRO Office Lobby, Casamata Hill, National Park.

This was one among the series of activities conducted by PENRO Abra in celebration of the Philippine Environment Month with the theme, “Connecting People to Nature”.

Photography enthusiasts and nature lovers were invited to submit their original photos of the amazing places in the Province of Abra. This activity aimed not only to showcase one’s talent but to promote the eco-tourism of Abra and create awareness and appreciation of a beautiful environment. The contest was open to all Abrenios except professional photographers. During the culminating program, Engr. Ralph C. Pablo in his talk emphasized the importance of the environment, that it is the source of life and the source of life is law (land, air, water). Pablo stressed that, “we, as human beings manage the environment and the LAW.  As such, we always connect ourselves to Nature. Our Connection with Nature is an essential part of our survival. What we see in our surroundings are our friends. The flora and fauna play a very important role. That’s why God created them equally as God created Man. Therefore, we give them value and as members of the DENR- CAR family, we take the lead in the preservation of the beauty of Nature.”

The Board of Judges include DENR – CAR Regional Director. Ralph C. Pablo, Regional Director, Forester Vicente Ato of ASIST Lagangilang, Engr. Gilberto Leo M. Tagura, CENR Officer of Lagangilang, Jose Maria Honorato Madriaga, the Resident Auditor of DENR Abra and Mr. Amer Valera, an established photographer of Qualiarts Abra.|P. Abra, IABello


The secret chamber of the sky blue Isuzu elf


Among the type of vehicles, the Truck or elf has the simplest design, wherein the back part has only its sidings and flooring.

During the first week September. the PNP personnel headed by Police Chief Inspector Jose G. Mulleda while in the performance of their duty at Callagdao Check point, Bulanao, Tabuk City checked the vehicles that pass by. When the Isuzu elf, sky blue and with galvanized body bearing plate number TGS 985 passed by and driven allegedly by a certain Duga Bucalan from Paracelis Mt. Province and his two companions, the PNP purposely checked the said elf.  They noticed that the flooring of the elf was slightly lifted with undetermined volume of sawn Narra flitches underneath.         

It was found out that the elf has a secret chamber. The chamber contains 47 pieces of Narra with a total volume of 747 board feet amounting to 55,988. The said specie is properly covered with GI flat sheet gauge 14 and welded with angle bar on its side. This also served as the flooring for the second layer.

In order to unload the said content of the elf, the police officers needed to use a crow bar to remove the cover.

The second layer was loaded with several empty fruit baskets which were made out of plastic which also look like cases of soft drinks. One plastic crate was filled with empty bottles of mineral water.

The simple design of the vehicle was really redesigned and intended to transport undocumented forest products.

The opposite sidings of the elf have built-in benches out of GI flat sheet and angle bar. Between the two benches is the space where they can pile such volume of lumber and properly covered with the said flat sheet which serves as the flooring of the second layer.

The Lumber was officially turned over to CENRO Tabuk Office. By virtue of the seizure order issued by CENR Officer Severino L. Dalutag, the administrative hearing of the case commenced in September 14, 2017.   The said vehicle is now impounded within the premises  of CENRO Tabuk.|C. Tabuk, SBBakidan

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DENR–CAR CONDUCTS JINGLE WRITING CONTEST. First and Second Place Winners (left photo) of the DENR – CAR 2017 Jingle Writing Contest, Jesher Nicolas and Jirah Vercelyn Teliagen are with Assistant Regional Director for Management Services Atty. Crizaldy Barcelo (left photo-right end) and contest organizer Perlita Nerja (left photo-left end) and third placer, (right photo-right end) Cristifan Toring after receiving their cash prizes and Certificates of Appreciation. (Read more...)|SJEMauting

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THE WINNERS TO THE FIRST ENVIRONMENTAL QUIZ BEE. Together with the judges and the DENR Officials, the winners show off their Certificates and medals.  From left to right are three of the judges Mr. Jose Maria Bringas Madriaga, Ms. Michelli Lazo and Ms. Carmelita Bersalona Leano.  They are joined by PENR Officer of Abra For. Shirley Leano and Regional Director Ralph C. Pablo (Read more...) .|PTNerja