PH REPORT ON COASTAL INITIATIVES

PH REPORT ON COASTAL INITIATIVES

18.12.10 PH Report on coastal initiatives webBiodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) Director Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez reports on the accomplishments of the Philippines on its implementation of the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) National Plan of Action (NPOA) during the 14th Senior Officials’ Meeting of the CTI-CFF held in Makati City. The Philippines’ NPOA covers Seascapes, Marine Protected Areas, Ecosystems Approach to Fisheries Management, Climate Change Adaptation and Threatened Species. CTI-CFF member countries that presented their reports are Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Timor Leste. The six-member countries are collectively known as Coral Triangle 6 or CT6. Others in photo are (seated from left): Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change of Malaysia Dr. Ramzah Danbul; DENR Assistant Secretary for Mining Concerns Nonita S. Caguioa and CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat Interim Executive Director Dr. Hendra Yusran Siry. ### 



PASSING ON THE BATON

PASSING ON THE BATON

18.12.11 Passing the baton webEnvironment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu turns over the chairmanship of the Coral Triangle Initiative – Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) to Inshore Fisheries Division Deputy Director Rosalie Masu, Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources of the Solomon Islands by handing over the gavel used during the 7th Ministerial Meeting held Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, in Makati City.  In his message at the opening of the ministers’ meeting, Cimatu stressed that “the Philippines will continue to support the Solomon Islands in its leadership” of the regional organization. ### 








14th CTI-CFF SENIOR OFFICALS’ MEETING

14th CTI-CFF SENIOR OFFICALS’ MEETING

18.12.09 14th CTI CFF Senior Officials Meeting webDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Policy, Planning and International Affairs Atty. Jonas R. Leones (4th from left) represents the Philippines in the 14th Senior Officials’ Meeting of the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) in Makati City.  Others in photo are from left: Dr. Ramzah Dambul of Malaysia; Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) Director Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez Dr. Suseno Sukoyono of Indonesia; Hendra Yusran Siry, Interim Executive Director of the CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat; Rosalie Masu of Solomon Islands; Acacio Guterres of Timor Leste; DENR Region IV-B Asst. Dir. Vicente Tuddao, Jr.; and Nicole Coombe of Australian Government Department of Environment and Energy. ### 






MODEL PEOPLE’S ORGANIZATIONS IN THE UPLANDS

MODEL PEOPLE’S ORGANIZATIONS IN THE UPLANDS

18.12.08 Model POs in the uplands webThe Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recognizes the country’s top 15 people’s organizations (POs) with the  best practices in forest conservation and enterprise development being  promoted   under the   Community-Based Forest Management (CBFM) program. The awarding was held during the 3rd CBFM Congress held Tuesday (Nov. 11, 2018)  at the Manila Hotel in Manila.  DENR Assistant Secretary Marcial Amaro (center) led  the rites with DENR Assistant  Secretary Ricardo Calderon and  Forest Management Bureau Director Nonito Tamayo (to Amaro’s  left and right, respectively). The 15 winning P.Os are represented in the event by their leaders, namely: (from left) Juan Medel, Lepantuhang Hugpong sa Kalamboan in Region 7;  Rubenie Castellanes, Katilingban Sang Pumuluyo Nga Naga-Atipan Sang Watershed Sang Maasin, Region 6; Wilfredo Entionela, Mount Cadig Dev. Asso. Inc., Region 5; Leonilda Dalogdog, CFP-Calapagan Marayag Farmers Asso., Region 11; Benjamin Maputi, Sr., Imbuyao CBFM Farmers  Asso., Region. 10; Efren Baleroso, Kahugpungan sa Gagmayng Mangingisda sa Bolong Batu-Siay, Region 9;  Nilda Collado, MAcatumbalen CBFM &Coastal Mgmt. Asso., Region 4B; Bernardo Riaz, Calaanan-Digmala Upland Primary Multi-Purpose Coop., Region 3; Bernardo Escosia, Kapit-Bisig Farmers Asso., Region 4A; Margie Esteban, Limatong Dalumankom Busi Farmers Asso., Region 12;  Victoriana Enteno, Naungan San Juan Mangrove Planters Asso., Region 8; Valentin Descalzo, Federation of Vista Hill, Kalongkong & Kakilingan Upland Farmers Inc., Region 2;  Papias Bernados, San Isidro Upland Farmers Multi-Coop., Reg. 13;  Valeriano Roldan, Caunayan Multi-Purpose Coop. , Region 1; Dimas Gao-Iay,  Society’s Awareness on Livelihood & Environmental Needs for Growth, Inc., CAR. ### 



AN APPEAL TO LGUs

AN APPEAL TO LGUs

18.12.03 An appeal to LGUs webDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Benny Antiporda (right) appeals to local government unit (LGU) executives who attended the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) en banc meeting to “waste no time” in addressing their garbage, stressing that sanctions will be imposed against those will not comply with their approved solid waste management plans. LGUs are required to submit a progress report on the implementation of their respective SWM plans, to be submitted annually, to the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC). A total of 160 LGUs were given approval of their SWM plans during the en banc meeting held Thursday, December 6, 2018, at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management in Quezon City. ### 




CLAVERIA’S SOLID WASTE PLAN APPROVED

CLAVERIA’S  SOLID WASTE PLAN APPROVED

18.12.04 Claverias SWM plan approved webDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Benny Antiporda (front row, 2nd from left) hands over to Claveria, Misamis Oriental Mayor Meraluna S. Abrogar the resolution of the National Solid Waste Management Commission, approving the local government’s Solid Waste Management Plan.  Abrogar is joined onstage by her SWM coordinator Portia P. Dayaganon (front row, right).  On hand to witness the awarding ceremony held Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, are (top, L-R): NSWMC secretariat represented by  Mario Josefino Capule of the Department of Science and Technology,  Carlos P. Zamora of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Eugenia A. Briones of the Department of Agriculture, Rita Regalado representing the manufacturing industry, Mary Cris P. Base of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, and Cheryl G. Livara, also of DPWH. Romeo Hidalgo (front row, left) represents the Eco Waste Coalition in the Commission. ### 




SHARED COMMITMENT IN SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

SHARED COMMITMENT IN SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

18.12.05 Shared commitment in solid waste management webDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Benny Antiporda (front row, 2nd left) congratulates Councilor Donato U. Aligato (center) of the municipality of Kitaotao,  Bukidnon province, on the approval of the town’s 10-year Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP). Antiporda assured local officials and representatives of DENR’s continuing assistance to ensure the smooth implementation of their plans.  Aligato is joined onstage by his colleagues Councilors Rey Q. Dacillo (front row, 2nd  from right) and Joel G. Ubanan (front row, right). Also in photo are members of the National Solid Waste Commission (NSWMC) secretariat, namely:  Mario Josefino Capule, DOST; Carlos P. Zamora, DPWH; Eugenia A. Briones, DA; Rita Regalado representing the manufacturing industry, Ms. Mary Cris P. Base of TESDA, and Cheryl G. Livara, DPWH. Representing the Eco Waste Coalition is Romeo Hidalgo (front row, left). The municipality of Kitaotao is among the 160 LGUs whose 10-year Solid Waste Management plans have been approved by the NSWMC during its en banc meeting held Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management in Quezon City. ### 




METRO MANILA’S TOP RESILIENT COMMUNITY

METRO MANILA’S TOP RESILIENT COMMUNITY

18.12.01 Metro Manilas top resilient community webMs. Maribel Frias- Vitales, barangay chairperson, receives in behalf of Barangay 31 Southside, Makati City, the trophy and certificate as the grand winner in the Search for Climate and Disaster Resilient Communities in Metro Manila launched by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).  DENR Undersecretary for Climate Change Service and Mining Concerns Atty. Analiza Rebuelta-Teh (3rd from left, front row) handed the trophy to Vitales, together with other DENR officials, DENR-National Capital Region Director Jacqueline Caancan (2nd from left, front row) and Climate Change Service OIC Director Elenida Basug (right, front row). ### 




GREEN COLLABORATION OF DENR, USAID

GREEN COLLABORATION OF DENR, USAID

Green Collaboration DENR USAID webDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary and Chief of Staff Rodolfo Garcia (right) welcomes USAID Mission Director Patrick Wesner with a warm handshake in last Monday’s (Dec. 3, 2018) flag ceremony.  Speaking on behalf of Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, Garcia acknowledged the role of USAID in “transforming the way we conserve biodiversity, manage our forests, and reduce forest degradation” through USAID-supported DENR programs such as the  Biodiversity and Watersheds Improved  for Stronger Economy and Ecosystem Resilience (USAID-B+WISER) and the LAWIN Forest and Biodiversity Protection System. Also in photo are (from left): B+WISER Project Chief of Party Dr. Robert Rapera, USAID Program Specialist Joanne Dulce and DENR Forest Management Bureau Director Nonito Tamayo. ### 




SUPPORT VS. ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE

SUPPORT VS. ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE

18.12.01 Commitment vs. illegal wildlife trade webDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Analiza Rebuelta-Teh leads participants attending the 2nd National Wildlife Law Enforcement Summit in signing the commitment board to combat illegal wildlife trade and indiscriminate destruction of wildlife habitats in the country.  The commitment signing highlights the launching of the new project “Combatting Environmental Organized Crime in the Philippines” held in consonance with the wildlife summit held November 20-23, 2018 in Clark, Pampanga.  Teh said the new project will be implemented by the DENR through its Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), in partnership with local and international law enforcement agencies, including the International  Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime, CITES and INTERPOL, and supported by the Asian Development Bank-Global Environmental Facility (ADB-GEF). ### 




STRENGTHENING PARTNERSHIPS TO PROTECT EAST ASIAN SEAS

STRENGTHENING PARTNERSHIPS TO PROTECT EAST ASIAN SEAS

Strengthening partnerships to protect East Asian seas web2Environment ministers and government representatives of 11 countries reaffirm their commitments under the auspices of the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) to intensify and harmonize actions to save coasts and oceans through the Iloilo Ministerial Declaration. The Declaration, entitled, “East Asian Region Moving as One to Secure Healthy Oceans, People and Economies” was signed Thursday at the Sixth Ministerial Forum held in conjunction with the East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress held in Iloilo City on November 27-29, 2018. In photo are (from left): Aimee Gonzales, Executive Director of PEMSEA; Vann Moyneath of Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment; Zhang Zhi of China’s Ministry of Natural Resources; Ri Myong San of North Korea’s Ministry of External Economic Relations; M. R. Karliyansah of Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry; Hiroyuki Masuda of Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism; Xayaveth Vixay of Laos’ Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; Rodolfo Garcia of the Philippines’ Department of Environment and Natural Resources; Park Jyun-Kwon of South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries; Amy Khor of Singapore’s Ministry of Environment and Water Resources; Cesar Jose da Cruz of Timor-Leste’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries; Vu Si Tuan of Viet Nam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; and Atty. Antonio La Viña, Chair of East Asian Seas Partnership Council. ###