Calamba City, Laguna – as the region shifted to General Community Quarantine last June 1, DENR CALABARZON continues to take actions related to COVID-19 Management and Response.

The DENR CALABARZON Regional Task Force for COVID-19, headed by Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services (ARD TS) Arturo Fadriquela, has conducted monitoring of the transport and disposal of waste materials to the respective sanitary landfills. This includes the disposal of hospital wastes by Local Government Units through their accredited treaters to ensure compliance with DENR standards and protocols.

DENR CALABARZON has also donated Personal Protective Equipment that includes overall suits, alcohol/sanitizers, facemasks produced out of old clothes, as well as food items and cash assistance to various frontliners in selected health facilities in CALABARZON. These donations are voluntary contributions and pledges from DENR CALABARZON Management and Field Offices.

According to ARD TS Arturo Fadriquela, DENR CALABARZON Field Offices will be donating around 100,000 board feet of lumber upon the issuance of Certificate of Finality. The lumber will be donated to various Local Government Units for the establishment of quarantine facilities.

Inventory of confiscated lumber for donation as material for quarantine facilities, Photo courtesy of DENR PENRO Rizal TSD Ernesto Diso

Strict adherence to safety precautions was also observed in the offices. DENR CALABARZON through its field offices has also facilitated and assisted in designated checkpoints within their respective area of responsibility. Activities within protected areas are also closely monitored. ###