Photo Releases

Forester Merlyn Dumalahay (right) receives an EAGLE trophy from Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (center) and DENR Undersecretary Jonas Leones during the agency’s celebration of its 32nd anniversary. Dumalahay, who was raised in the highlands of Kalilangan, Bukidnon, was named top Implementing Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) for being an effective champion of the environmental crusade in the province of Camiguin in Northern Mindanao. The EAGLE, or Environmental Awards for Governance and Leadership Excellence, was conferred on field officials – from the regional to the community level – who have shown effectiveness and efficiency in delivering the agency’s mandate. ###

Jose Elmer Bascos (right) of the DENR’s Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) in Batangas holds aloft his trophy as he is named recipient of an EAGLE Award for Supervising PENRO. Bascos, who is a forester, was recognized for his leadership and contributions toward successful implementation of DENR programs and activities in the province of Batangas, punctuated with mobilization of various sectors through partnerships. The EAGLE, or Environmental Awards for Governance and Leadership Excellence, was conferred by Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (center) to excelling field officials during the DENR’s 32nd anniversary celebration on June 14. Cimatuwas assisted by Undersecretary Jonas Leones (left). ###

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), led by Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (right) confers the agency’s EAGLE Award on Regional Executive Director Arleigh J. Adorable (center) in recognition of his leadership skill as head of DENR-Region X (Northern Mindanao). A forester by profession, Adorable is a Career Executive Service Officer who has served the government for nearly 38 years. He earned top honors for being innovative in strengthening field offices and ensuring that the agency’s services are delivered efficiently to the public. The EAGLE, or Environmental Awards for Governance and Leadership Excellence, was bestowed on the top contenders of five other categories or levels of DENR management during the agency’s 32nd anniversary celebration on June 14, 2019. Also in photo is DENR Undersecretary Atty. Jonas Leones, head of the evaluation teams for the EAGLE awards. ###

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (6th from left), together with Interior Secretary Eduardo Año (3rd from left), awards the first place to DENR’s Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Ifugao for its indefatigable efforts in cleaning the Lamut River, garnering an average score of 91.5%. The awarding was in line with the Search forR.I.V.E.Rs (Recognizing Individuals/Institutions Towards Vibrant and Enhanced Rivers) for Life  launched in 2018 by the department to raise awareness on the need to protect and conserve the country’s rivers.  Joining the DENR-CAR team in receiving its trophy and check amounting to P100,000.00 during the 32nd DENR Anniversary held Friday, June 14, 2019, at the DENR Compound in Quezon Cityare (L-R): Assistant Secretary for Field Operations – Northern Luzon Joselin Marcus Fragada, DILG Undersecretary Martin Diño, DENR Undersecretary for Field Operations Juan Miguel Cuna, CAR-Regional Executive Director Ralph Pablo, PENR Officer - IfugaoForester Jose Cabrera,CENR Officer -Lamut, IfugaoForester Florencio Pacio, DILG Undersecretary EpimacoDensing, and DENR Undersecretary and Chief of Staff Rodolfo Garcia. ###

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (3rd to the left), together with Undersecretary for Field Operations Juan Miguel Cuna (2nd from left) and Assistant Secretary for Field Operations – VisayasMarcialAmaro, Jr. (left), awards Php50,000 in cheque to Regional Executive Director Gilbert Gonzales (3rd from right), PENR Officer for Bohol Charlie Fabre (3nd from right) and CENR Officer for Tagbilaran City Ariel Rica (right) for their endeavors to clean the Manaba River in Bohol. The Central Visayas team bagged the third place in the competition, Search for “Recognizing Individuals/Institutions Towards Vibrant and Enhanced Rivers (R.I.V.E.Rs) for Life”. Awarding was held during the 32nd DENR Anniversary at the DENR Compound in Quezon City on June 14, 2019.###