The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Regional Office 3 has recognized Governor Daniel R. Fernando’s invaluable contribution and unwavering support to the programs of the agency towards the protection, conservation and development of the country’s environment and natural resources.
In a bid to continuously implement the campaign for environment preservation, Fernando is the first provincial chief executive who received such recognition from the DENR RO3.
Signed by Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Emelita Lingat and former Regional Director of Mines and Geosciences Bureau RO3 Engr. Alilo Ensomo Jr., the award acknowledges Fernando’s effort supporting DENR’s program towards the protection, conservation and development of the country’s environment and natural resources.
Fernando also recognized the efforts of Bulacan ENRO Head Atty. Julius Victor Degala and his team for the prompt and strict implementation of environment programs and laws.
It can be recalled that Fernando successfully ordered and implemented the suspension of all mining related activities and mineral extracting operation for almost three months through the Executive Order No. 21 where stricter policies to minimize illegal mining and to avoid environmental degradation were implemented following the effective execution of BENRO.
“Ang pagkilalang ito ay para rin sa ating BENRO sa pangunguna ni Atty. Degala dahil maayos nilang naipatupad ang mga direktibang naging dahilan ng kaayusan ng ating polisiya hinggil sa pagmimina dito sa lalawigan. Katuwang sila ng pamahalaan sa mahigpit na pagbabantay ng ating kalikasan; kaisa ng PGB sa layuning pangalagaan at ipreserba ang likas na yaman ng Bulacan,” the governor said.
The People’s Governor also took the lead in replacing illegally cut trees wherein 11,000 seedlings were planted in the province last year following the conduct of illegal logging operations in the mountainous areas of Bulacan where more or less 3,173 board feet of illegal lumber and six unregistered chainsaws were seized from illegal loggers.