DENR 9 gains another new partner in the implementation of its environmental - related activities and programs in the region.

Regional Executive Director Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez welcomes the partnership of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Region 9 represented by BJMP Regional Director J/SSUPT Johnson M. Calub as they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) earlier today in Pagadian City.

The purpose of the MOU is to establish an encompassing collaboration between DENR and BJMP in the efforts of protecting, conserving and managing the region’s environment and natural resources.

RED Rodriguez in her message said that putting forward advocacy through the building of partnerships can boost the environmental efforts of the department. “This partnership with BJMP in region IX might be the first, but in central office there is already an existing partnership as they are very active in participating during clean-up activities in Manila Bay”, as she addressed the different BJMP officials present.

“We welcome and appreciate this partnership as I will instruct our field offices to include your group in all of their environmental related activities”, RED Rodriguez said.

The MOU signing ceremony was witnessed by CDD Chief Cidur S. Julsadjiri and ARD J/SSUPT Rufino M. Santiago.