Boac, Marinduque, Philippines — Marinduque State College (MSC), through its College of Information and Computing Sciences (CICS), and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR-PENRO) Marinduque, solidify their collaboration on an extension project aimed at streamlining wildlife permitting and management through an online system.

The official commencement of the project, titled “Development and Implementation of an Online Wildlife Permitting and Management System,” was marked by a momentous Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing ceremony held on April 23, 2024, at the MSC Office-of-the-President’s Conference Hall.

The event commenced with a prayer, followed by the Philippine National Anthem. Dr. Ma. Edelwina M. Blasé, the Vice President for Research and Extension of MSC, delivered the welcome remarks and also represented the College President, Prof. Dr. Diosdado P. Zulueta, highlighting the importance of collaboration between academic institutions and government agencies in environmental protection.

Dr. Ma. Edelwina M. Blase, VP for R&E, representing the College President for the ceremonial MOA signing. (Photo by JF Podaca)

For. Imelda M. Diaz, Officer-in-Charge of DENR-PENRO Marinduque, emphasized the role of technology in improving wildlife management efficiency. She also extended her gratitude to all involved in the collaboration.

For. For. Imelda M. Diaz, Officer-in-Charge of DENR-PENRO Marinduque expressed her appreciation to MSC. (Photo by JF Podaca)

Following the signing of the MOA, Dr. Ronjie Mar L. Malinao, Dean of CICS and Project Leader, expressed his commitment to delivering a robust and user-friendly online system. The ceremony concluded with a photo opportunity capturing the representatives of both parties.

Representatives from DENR-PENRO Marinduque who graced the event included Engr. Cynthia U. Lozano (Development Management Officer V / Chief, Technical Services Division), For. Lady Alyanna M. Valderrama (Conservation and Development Officer II/ Chief, Wildlife Resource Permitting Unit), Jhonna Liza S. Medenilla (Planning Officer II/ In-Charge, Planning Section), Mark Ryan S. Lozada (Information Systems Analyst II/ Chief, ICT Unit), Menchita D. Radovan (Forest Ranger/ Staff, Wildlife Resource Permitting Unit), and Sarah Jane D. Sena (Credit Officer I/ PENRO Information Officer).

MSC and DENR-PENRO Marinduque officials posed for photo opportunity with the signed MOA. (Photo by JF Podaca)

MSC was represented by Atty. Arlyn R. Retardo (Legal Unit), Christine May L. Nabos (Project Coordinator), Kierven A. Villaruel (Team Leader, Software Engineering), Doreena Joy C. Borja (Systems Analyst), Villi Dane M. Go (Team Leader, System Administration), Eunice G. De Luna-Malinao (Team Leader, Software Deployment), and Geraldine Nambio (Staff, Extension Office).

(Photo by JF Podaca)

This collaborative effort is poised to enhance wildlife resource management in Marinduque by facilitating the application process for permits, promoting transparency, and strengthening data collection for conservation efforts.

(Infocus/Jet Francis Q. Podaca & Kierven A. Villaruel)

Pubmat by Jet Francis Q. Podaca