- 9,534 birds identified on Asian Waterbird Census in Bislig
- CENRO Bislig receives recognition for LAWIN Forest Protection System’s exemplary performance
- Family day, renewal of oath of office highlights 118th PCSA celebration in DENR SurSur
- RD Fabre recognizes PENRO SurSur’s effort in Report Compliance
- DENR SurSur, Bislig LGUs team-up on 2018 bird census
- SurSur foreshore technical working group undergoes orientation
- DENR to utilize drone in environmental enforcement, surveillance
- DENR to formulate provincial foreshore development, management plan
- Celebrating the 117th Ph Civil Service Anniversary
- LGUs, PhCoastguard, DENR team-up on International Coastal Clean-up 2017
- Environmental conservation, life preservation highlights on National Disaster Resilience Month 2017
- DENR Caraga holds Sportsfest 2017 in Surigao del Sur
- Peoples Bank of Caraga joins PENRO SurSur on Arbor Day 2017
- Coral Triangle Day 2017 observed with bakauan planting
- PENRO SurSur celebrates DENR 30th Anniversary, environment month
- Youth joins DENR in planting for International Biological Diversity 2017
- 116 Carmen beneficiaries receive residential free patents
- DENR spearhead coastal clean-up, dalaw-turo for month of the ocean
In line with the celebration of the Month of the Ocean (MOO) 2017, the DENR – PENRO Surigao del Sur personnel along with the personnel and some officials of local government units spearheaded the coastal clean-up drive and dalaw-turo on May 12, 2017 at Mabua beach, Tandag City. The coastal clean-up was participated also by youth-students, civic organizations, barangay and provincial LGUs and other government agencies in Surigao del Sur, Tandag City, Province of Surigao del Sur, Barangay Mabua, and other government line agencies and community organizations.
After the massive coastal clean-up, the participating people were gathered for the “dalaw-turo” where the resource person from regional office presented the significance of celebrating the month of the ocean and the importance of ocean to human life.
Month of May is declared as the Month of the Ocean (MOO). Now on its 18th year, the celebration focuses on connectivity bringing the theme, “People and the Ocean” (TaYo at ang Karagatan) which highlights the connectivity of human and marine life. “TaYo” means “us” and represents that “we” who caused environmental challenges can also design solutions while the word “TaYô” means “to stand” and represents standing up for the ocean. The letter “T” represents “Tao” or human, the people who chose to live in harmony with nature. The “Y” represents the reason “why” we protect our ocean and today’s “young” leaders who push for sustainable seas through small and great acts.
The Month of the Ocean is celebrated annually in the Philippines during the month of May by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 57 issued in 1998 signed by President Joseph Estrada on Dec. 11, 1998. Accordingly, the proclamation explained that month of May is the peak fishing season in the Philippines and the celebration allows direct beneficiaries especially the fisherfolk and the coastal residence to show their support for caring for the oceans.(JSN / PENRO-SDS).