QUEZON CITY, Aug. 5 (PIA) - The Department of Natural Resources-National Capital Region (DENR-NCR) organized a virtual orientation on Monday, for some 250 Estero Rangers for the Caloocan-Malabon-Navotas-Valenzuela (CAMANAVA) area.
During the learning event, the Estero Rangers were appraised of their role, duties, and responsibilities, and expected outputs.
DENR-NCR Regional Executive Director Jacqueline A. Caancan emphasized the importance of community involvement in the success of the ongoing implementation of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program.
She said Estero Rangers will play a critical role in the effort because they will serve as community-based advocates of DENR on proper solid waste management and other important environmental laws.
More importantly, she said they will help the DENR in monitoring and ensuring that the rivers and esteros under their care are protected and trash-free.
The Estero Rangers will be deployed in barangays along or near waterways traversing the CAMANAVA area, the area of jurisdiction of DENR National Capital Region's North Field Office.
They will coordinate with and/or initiate local cleanup efforts with barangays and help monitor the enforcement of environmental laws at the grassroots level.
The learning event, done in three batches, was organized with the assistance from the Enforcement Division Chief and concurrent North Field Office Chief Environmental Officer (CEO) Orly T. Cariazo and his Deputy Chief Environment Officer Olga O. Arzadon.
Also present during the event were EMB-NCR Regional Director Atty. Domingo M. Clemente Jr., Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Ignacio R. Almira Jr., and other officials of the regional office.(DENR NCR/PIA-NCR)