Photo Releases

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (2ndfrom left, seated) signs a memorandum of agreement with the Couples for Christ (CFC), represented by its president Michael Ariola (2nd from right) to formalize the Catholic-based organization’s commitment to protect the environmentthrough planting of 1-million trees under the DENR’s Expanded National Greening Program (e-NGP). Witnessing the MOA signing, held Wednesday, April 24, 2019, on the occasion of Earth Day 2019 at the Biodiversity Management Bureau’s Ampitheater, were DENR Undersecretary for Policy, Planning, and International Affairs Atty. Jonas Leones (left) and and CFC’s head of social development programs, Mr. Mon De Leon (right). ###

Paraws with colorfulllypainted sails line up the shore of Station 2 in Boracay Island for the 3rdParawBiniray Festival. The painted sails are the local artists’ depiction of the story and rich culture of Boracay. The festival coincides with the Sustainability Week celebration in the island line with the 1st year anniversary of the Boracay rehabilitation.###

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu tries one of the three e-bikes donated by Star 8 Green Technology to the DENR for use in Boracayisland.  The e-bikes run at a speed of 100kph and a 150km-range at approximately 10 hours of use. These will be used in patrolling the island. Looking on is Star 8 Chief Operating Officer Jacob Maimon (left).###

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (2nd from right) looksat the solar-powered medical rescue van or ambulance donated by Star 8 Green Technology Corporation to DENR for use in disaster and rescue operations in Boracay Island. Cimatu welcomed the donation and said it will be of great help to the residents and guests of Boracay. Also in photo is Star 8 Chief Executive Officer Jacob Maimon(right). ###

Professor Grace Odal-Devora (right) of the University of the Philippines – Manila  performs the “Sayaw ng Babaylan” to kickstart the program for celebration of Earth Day 2019 at the Ampitheater of the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City on April 24. A babaylan is a precolonial female shaman for the ancient Filipino people. In this dance, the babaylan asks the Bathala or the Supreme Deity to let it rain in the country and for the earth to be fertile so that it may yield abundant harvest. Prof. Odal-Devora also gives tribute to the four elements: air, water, earth, and fire with her spirited dance movements. ###