Restrictions in Mount Banahaw still enforced, may be extended indefinitely



Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region 4A CALABARZON Regional Executive Director Reynulfo Juan (right) and who also heads the Mounts Banahaw-San Cristobal Protected Landscape-Protected Area Management Board (MBSCPL-PAMB relates his amazing experience of having a close-up view from the air of the mystical Mount Banahaw and was glad that it had regained its beauty with its now lush forest and remarkable recovery. He was however saddened by the damage wrought by the fire. He supported Protected Area Superintrendent Salud Pangan’s move to hold individuals coming from the site to determine culpability, and to file charges as necessary. Juan conducted an aerial assessment of the area damaged by the fire on Thursday, March 20 with a team from the Bureau of Fire Protection, DENR Quezon, Quezon LGU and Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and the Southern Luzon Command-Philippine Air Force. Also in photo are Commodore Rosauro Arnel Gonzales (left) of the Office of Civil Defence Region 4A and Lt. Col. Sharon Gernale (2nd from left) Camp Nakar Ground Commander.