FREE VEHICLE EMISSION TEST

FREE VEHICLE EMISSION TEST

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As part of the observance of November as Clean Air Month, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB), in cooperation with Clean Air Philippines Movement, Incorporated (CAPMI) and the Private Emission Testing Center Owners Association (PETCOA), has conducted on Friday a free vehicle emission testing activity dubbed National Check Your Car Day at the EMB grounds in Quezon City.  Of the 32 jeepneys submitted for free emission test, only 13 units or 41% passed the standard for diesel-fed vehicles. ### 






 

DRONES TO MONITOR AIR POLLUTION

DRONES TO MONITOR AIR POLLUTION

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), in partnership with the Clean Air Philippines Movement, Inc. (CAPMI), has launched the Clean Air Patrol program in the Environmental Management Bureau grounds in Quezon City in celebration of the 2017 National Clean Air Month this November. The program will use unmanned aircrafts commonly known as drones to help enforce the Clean Air Act of 1999 or Republic Act 8749 particularly on stationary (industrial factories) and area (construction activities) sources of air pollution. The use and operation of the drones are voluntary on the part of CAPMI and at no cost to the DENR. ### 






 

IFMA CONTRACTS UNDER REVIEW

IFMA CONTRACTS UNDER REVIEW

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (extreme left) assures local officials of Sultan Kudarat to look into the integrated forest management agreements (IFMAs) which they alleged to have been awarded and consolidated illegally favoring certain private companies by the previous administration.  Sultan Kudarat Gov. Suharto T. Mangudadatu (to Cimatu’s right) together with Lebak Mayor Dionesio Besana (3rd from left), Kalamansig Mayor Ronan Garcia (extreme right) and an indigenous group from the province, presented their complaints to Cimatu, as contained in a provincial board resolution and the list of awarded IFMAs, during a dialogue held at the DENR in Quezon City. ### 






 

STRENGTHENING LGU CAPACITY IN WASTE MANAGEMENT

STRENGTHENING LGU CAPACITY IN WASTE MANAGEMENT

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (left) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) chief representative Susumu Ito (right) sign the Record of Discussions (R/D) for the project aimed at strengthening the capacity of local government units (LGUs) in solid waste management (SWM) focusing on latest technologies.  The signing, held Tuesday at the DENR office in Quezon City, signals the development of a detailed plan and implementation of the project in the cities of Quezon, Davao, and Cebu. ### 






 

ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCERS

ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCERS

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Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (left) leads the oath-taking of some 50 members of the Task Force DENR Enforcers Metro Manila (DEMM). The members were divided into four teams, each a composite of different bureau and legal officers of the DENR, assigned to four different areas in MM. Their main functions are to investigate complaints or reports of environmental law violations and recommend further actions to take such as issuance of cease and desist orders and filing of administrative or criminal charges. Cimatu said the task force would be piloted in Metro Manila and later replicated in other areas nationwide. ### 







 

VEST FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCERS

VEST FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCERS

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Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (right) tries on his vest similar to those that will be identifying uniforms for members of the Task Force DENR Enforcers for Metro Manila (DEMM) during the activation and send-off ceremony held at the DENR Social Hall.  The task force was conceptualized by Cimatu himself to strengthen the enforcement of environmental laws in the National Capital Region. Also in photo is Atty. Juan Miguel Cuna, DENR’s undersecretary for field operations – Luzon.  ### 






 

PH COMMITS TO PROTECT MIGRATORTY SPECIES

PH COMMITS TO PROTECT MIGRATORTY SPECIES

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Rodolfo Garcia extends the government’s commitment to support global efforts to protect migratory species and their habitats critical to their survival at the closing of the week-long 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMSCOP12) at the Philippine International Convention Center.  Speaking in behalf of DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, Garcia underscores the need to promote political support and public awareness as “conserving migratory species is a shared responsibility.” ### 







 

LEADING THE WAY FOR SHARK CONSERVATION

LEADING THE WAY FOR SHARK CONSERVATION

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Environment Undersecretary Jonas Leones (center) and representatives from the countries of Sri Lanka, Senegal, Honduras and Samoa submitted proposals for the conservation of six shark species during the 12th Conference of Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS-COP12). The Philippines, along with Israel and Sri Lanka, co-sponsored the proposal to uplist the whale shark in the CMS Appendix I for endangered species for stricter monitoring and conservation efforts. The other shark species proposed for inclusion in CMS Appendix II are: white-spotted wedgefish by the Philippines; dusky shark by Honduras; blue shark by Sri Lanka and Samoa; common guitarfish by Senegal, Mauritania, Israel and Togo; and the angel shark by Monaco. Appendix II species require international agreements for conservation and management. The CMS-COP12 runs from October 23 to 28 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila. ##







 

PH’S WHALE SHARK CONSERVATION EFFORTS LAUDED

PH’S WHALE SHARK CONSERVATION EFFORTS LAUDED

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Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary and chief of staff Rodolfo Garcia receives, in behalf of DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, an award from Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Executive Secretary Bradnee Chambers recognizing the efforts of the Philippine government in conserving the whale shark (Rhincodon typus), locally known as butanding.In accepting the award during the Migratory Species Champions Night held October 22 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Garcia stressed that the whale shark has become an important component of the growing wildlife tourism industry  in the country. The Philippines, through the DENR, is hosting the Convention’s 12th Session of Conference of the Parties from 23-28 October 2017 at the PICC. ### 







 

PH HOSTS CMS-COP12

PH HOSTS CMS-COP12

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (left) shakes hands with Bradnee Chambers, executive secretaryof the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) expressing gratitude for the opportunity given to the Philippines to host this year’s biggest wildlife conference during the High Level Panel Discussion held October 22 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).  Cimatu urged the delegates and participants to make the HLD and the Convention’s 12th Session of the Conference of the Parties being held from Oct. 23-28, 2017 at PICC as a “catalyst in bringing wildlife to the center of sustainable development for the mutual benefit of wildlife and humankind. The Philippine hosting of the wildlife conference is the first in Asia since the CMS entered into force in 1985.  ### 







 

COMBATTING MARINE POLLUTION

COMBATTING MARINE POLLUTION

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu leads the global discussion on combating marine pollution during the Leaders’ Breakfast meeting held Sunday at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City.  With theme, “Towards a Pollution-Free Planet,” the meeting was attended by environment ministers, international organizations, non-government organizations and the private sector.   Cimatu underscored during the meeting the continuing efforts of the local government units in addressing plastic waste, as well as private sector’s initiatives in providing for commercially-viable and environment-friendly plastic alternatives.  The Leaders’ Breakfast meeting precedes the 12th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMSCOP12) hosted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) from 23-28 October at the PICC. ###