PENRO Negros Occidental celebrates 8th National Bicycle Day

The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Negros Occidental celebrated the 8th National Bicycle Day on November 28, 2022 at Calatrava Ecopark, with more or less 200 biking enthusiasts from different biking groups and organizations in the province.

PENRO Negros Occidental led by OIC-PENRO Joan Nathaniel F. Gerangaya fully supported this activity with the theme “Clean Air through a Bicycle Friendly Philippines.” It was participated by PENRO Negros Occidental, Northern Negros Natural Park (NNNP), and CENRO Cadiz personnel, Local Govenrment Units (LGUs), and other environmental partners.

Mayor Marilyn A. Era and Councilor John Mark Fabroz of the Municipality of Calatrava gave their messages of gratitude and support to all environment-related activities.

One of the highlights of the activity was the planting of one hundred (100) white lauan seedlings in designated planting areas at the ecopark, and the pledged of commitment as they synchronously state the Panata sa Kalikasan.

The National Bicycle Day was initiated and organized together with DENR since 2014. In 2020, the National Bicycle Day was officially declared by the National Government through Presidential Proclamation 1052 declaring the 4th Sunday of November as National Bicycle Day.

This annual observance aims to promote the environmental benefits of bicycles and highlight the importance of non-motorized transportation as a means of fostering sustainable development and promoting environmental health. (DENR-6)