Photo Releases

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu makes a clarion call to delegates of the pre-State of the Nation Address (SONA) Forum held in Davao City last July 17, 2019 to “soldier on against climate change.” Cimatu said meeting head-on climate-change related challenges through a whole-of-nation approach has spawned encouraging results as seen in the Boracay and Manila Bay rehabilitation programs of the government. Cimatu is the chair of the Cabinet Cluster on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation and Disaster Risk Disaster Risk Reduction. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (middle) proudly shows the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the DENR and the local government of Compostela Valley for the rehabilitation of the 24-kilometer Naboc River in the goldmine-rich area of Mt. Diwata in Compostela Valley. The MOA, signed at the DENR-Davao Region Office last July 17, 2019, complements the Provincial Task Force Naboc River which Cimatu created last year through DENR Special Order 2018-593 pursuant to his priority agenda to rehabilitate the country’s important water bodies like the Manila Bay and Boracay. Also in photo: (L to R) DENR Assistant Secretary for Eastern Mindanao and concurrent Region 11 Director Ruth Tawantawan, Department of Public Works and Highways Region 11 Director Allan Borromeo, Department of Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Epimaco Densing, III, and Compostela Valley Province governor Jayvee Tyron Uy. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units Concerns Benny D. Antiporda (center, in suit and tie), holds portraits of DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu and himself as painted by artist Ely Tablizo (fifth from left). Tablizo joined the Art for Manila Bay Rehabilitation Exhibit together with nine other artists of the Dynamic Art Group led by Esther Garcia (fourth from right) at The Gallery of the Solaire Resort and Casino in Parañaque City. Also in the photo is a painting of Manila Bay Yacht Club with the famous Manila Bay sunset (right). The exhibit aimed to raise awareness on the beauty of Manila Bay thus the need to protect it. The exhibit runs until July 27, 2019.#

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (left) points to the bamboo debris that were washed ashore to the Manila Bay near the US Embassy in Roxas Blvd in Manila. Cimatu said, the bamboo poles, which had shells attached to them, may have come from fishpens in nearby places and reached Manila Bay due to the monsoon. With Cimatu is DENR Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units Concerns Benny D. Antiporda (2nd from left). Cimatu inspected the area on July 13 to check the status of the bay’s clean up.

 

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno (2nd and 3rd from left, respectively) inspect the area beside Estero de San Antonio Abad in Bgy. 718 Malate, Manila where the houses of around 50 informal settler families were demolished to give way to the clearing of the waterway. The estero, which was found to have high coliform level of 10 million most probable number per 100 ml, drains to Manila Bay and contributes to the poor water quality of the bay. Joining Cimatu and Moreno is Department of Environment and Natural Resources Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units Concerns Benny D. Antiporda (extreme left).