DENR, PEDO one for environmental protection

Photo shows the police officers who trained the Police Environmental Desk Officers (PEDO).

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) together with the Philippine National Police (PNP) conducted a learning event for Police Environmental Desk Officers (PEDO) as partners for environmental protection and rules implementation.

PEDOs are tapped to help the DENR to protect the environment and advance the right of the people to a balanced and healthful ecology in accord with the rhythm and harmony of nature.  

The learning event discussed the salient provisions of the following environmental laws: Forestry Laws, Rules and Regulations; Biodiversity and Wildlife Laws, Rules and Regulations; Environmental Laws, Rules and Regulation; and Mining Laws.

It was divided into three (3) batches. The first batch –composed of PNP employees from Aklan, Antique and Capiz, and the second batch –composed of Iloilo and Guimaras, while the last batch was from the Negros Occidental.

Furthermore, the DENR 6, headed by Regional Executive Director (RED) Francisco E. Milla Jr., was glad for the additional environmental law enforcers and another staunch partner for environmental protection.

Photo shows DENR ARD for Management Servies Jesse L. Vego receiving a plaque from the Philippine National Police after speaking in the training. (DENR-6)

RED Milla said he is looking forward to a fruitful partnership between the DENR and PNP as the law enforcers and the development provider of environmental maintenance in the region.

Secretary Roy A. Cimatu assured the public that the DENR will strongly collaborate with the other agencies to achieve its goal on the law enforcement down to the community level.

In educating members of the PNP about environmental laws and regulations, the learning event had pushed for intensified forest protection campaign which is one of Secretary Cimatu’s ten priority programs. (DENR-6)

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