Photo Releases

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (right photo) calls on local executives to show “decisive environmental leadership” by riding on President Duterte’s strong political will to solve pollution ills in the country as shown in the ongoing rehabilitation of Boracay and Manila Bay. Cimatu urged the 74 governors and 1,538 mayors present at the “President’s Meeting with Local Chief Executives” held at the Manila Hotel on July 23, 2019, to close ranks with their neighboring provinces, towns and cities to make their respective constituencies resilient to climate change challenges as “environmental concerns usually go beyond territorial boundaries.” ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units Concerns Benny D. Antiporda (right) receives a Plaque of Recognition from Senator Christopher Lawrence T. Go (middle) as Senator and former Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald M. dela Rosa (left) looks on during the 27th founding anniversary of the PNP-Police Community Affairs and Development Group (PCADG) held at Camp Crame on July 26, 2019. The plaque was in recognition and sincere appreciation of Antiporda’s contribution to the success of the Police Community Relations Group’s activities through its Kaligkasan (Kaligtasan at Kalikasan) program.  For his part, Antiporda stated that, “Mapapakinabangan lamang ang kalikasan kung ligtas ang mamamayan,” as he thanked the PNP-PCADG for the award. ###

Environment Undersecretary for Policy, Planning, and International Affairs Jonas Leones (4th from the left) with Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Forest Management Bureau Director Nonito Tamayo (left), presents a token of appreciation to Pham Ven Dien, deputy director general of the Vietnam Administration of Forestry and to the other delegates of the 22nd Meeting of the ASEAN Senior Officials on Forestry held in Makati City on July 18, 2019. The Philippines hosted the event which aims to formulate and implement regional cooperation activities to enhance the competitiveness of forestry products of ASEAN member-countries. Also in the photo are (L-R): Nonito Tamayo, director of the Boupone Sengthong, deputy director of the Department of Forestry of Lao PDR; Borhanudin Bin HJ Arshad, head of delegation of Malaysia; Sapol Boonsermsuk, director at the International Forestry Cooperation Division of Thailand; and Pham Quang Minh of the ASEAN Secretariat. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) OIC Assistant Secretary for Staff Bureaus and Biodiversity Management Bureau Director in concurrent capacity Ricardo Calderon expresses optimism on the growth of forestry among the member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in his Opening Remarks during the 22nd Meeting of the ASEAN Senior Officials on Forestry held on July 18, 2019 in Makati City. Calderon underscored that deforestation and biodiversity loss in Southeast Asia is a major challenge to ASOF leaders and dialogue partners to operationalize strategic direction and action plans at the national level.###

Delegates from member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) with Department of Environment and Natural Resources Forest Management Bureau Director Nonito Tamayo (4th from right), join hands in a show of cooperation of ASEAN nations during the 22nd Meeting of the ASEAN Senior Officials on Forestry held at Makati Diamond Residences in Makati City on July 19-20. In photo are (L to R): Hang Suntra, deputy director general of Forestry Administration of Cambodia; Agus Justianto, director general of Forestry and Environment Research Development and Innovative Agency of Indonesia; Boupone Sengthong, deputy director of Department of Forestry of Lao PDR; Borhanudin Bin HJ Arshad, head of delegation of Malaysia; Thaung Naing Oo, director of Forest Research Institute of Myanmar; Sapol Boonsermsuk, director at the International Forestry Cooperation Division of Thailand; Pham Ven Dien, deputy director general of the Vietnam Administration of Forestry; and Pham Quang Minh of the ASEAN Secretariat. ###