INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP 2017

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP 2017

17 09 33 International Coastal Cleanup 2017 web

Lawyer Analiza Rebuelta-Teh, undersecretary for climate change service of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) expresses appreciation and gratitude for the massive support extended by volunteer groups in coastal clean-up activities being organized annually by the DENR and the Ocean Conservancy at the Freedom Island at the Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat and Eco-tourism Area (LPPCHEA) in observance of the International Coastal Clean-Up on Saturday, September 16.  Teh shared that the DENR is currently working on the enhancement of the operational plan for Manila Bay Coastal Strategy – a project which addresses the environmental issues facing Manila Bay, Laguna Lake, and the Pasig River. ### 








 

‘SAMA-SAMA PARA SA KARAGATAN’

‘SAMA-SAMA PARA SA KARAGATAN’

17 09 34 Sama sama para sa karagatan web

In consonance with this year’s theme of the International Coastal Clean-Up in the Philippines, over 2,000 volunteers representing 40 organizations, including government agencies, schools and private institutions, turned up for the annual event to gather all sorts of garbage that litter the coastal shores of the Freedom Islands in the Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourims Area (LPPCHEA) on Saturday (Sept. 16, 2017).  According to the DENR, which is co-organizer of the clean up activity, information on the collected marine debris will be collated and entered into a database by the Ocean Conservancy, for possible input in the crafting  of policies relating to the protection of the country’s water bodies. ### 








 

PHASEDOWN OF HYDROFLUOROCARBONS

PHASEDOWN OF HYDROFLUOROCARBONS

17 09 32 Phasedown of HFCs web

In behalf of Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, DENR Undersecretary and Chief of Staff Ret. Gen. Rodolfo C. Garcia appeals to the refrigeration and airconditioning sector to support the gradual phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs, which are powerful greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming.  Garcia made the appeal during the presscon held Thursday at the DENR in Quezon City to update media on the country’s compliance to the Montreal Protocol, including its amendment – the Kigali Amendment adopted in Rwanda last year, and the annual observance of the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer held every September 16.  This year’s celebration also marks the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol, with theme:  Caring for all Life under the Sun. With Garcia are Undersecretary for Policy, Planning and International Affairs Atty. Jonas R. Leones (right) and Environment Management Bureau Director Metodio U. Turbella (left). ### 








 

GIZ-PAME ACCOMPLISHMENT REPORT

GIZ-PAME ACCOMPLISHMENT REPORT

17 09 30 GIZ PAME Accomplishment Report web


In behalf of DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, OIC Undersecretary for Legal, Legislative Affairs and Anti-Corruption lawyer Maria Paz G. Luna (right) receives from Biodiversity Management Bureau Director Theresa Mundita Lim (center) and GIZ- Protected Area Management Enhancement (PAME) Principal Advisor Berthold Schirm (left) the PAME Project Accomplishment Report. The turnover was held during the National Learning Exchange on PAME held Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Ortigas Center, Quezon City. ### 





 

MANGROVE RESEARCH

MANGROVE RESEARCH

17 09 31 Mangrove research web


Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu tours the exhibit of various research initiatives on mangroves by mangrove practitioners, scientists, and academicians in the ASEAN region.  The exhibit in on display at the Conrad Manila Hotel in Pasay City throughout the duration of the 2nd ASEAN Mangrove Congress, which Cimatu keynoted highlighting the need for ASEAN-wide  hosted by the DENR’s Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB).  In photo with Secretary Cimatu is ERDB Director Henry A. Adornado. ### 





 

COMPENDIUM OF PH MANGROVE AND BEACH FOREST SPECIES

COMPENDIUM OF PH MANGROVE AND BEACH FOREST SPECIES

17 09 26 Compendium of PH Mangrove and Beach Forest Species web


Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (right) congratulates Jurgenne H. Primavera (center), one of the authors of the book, Mangroves and Beach Forest Species in the Philippines, on its launch on Tuesday (Sept. 5) coinciding with the opening of the 2nd ASEAN Mangrove Congress in Pasay City. Published by the DENR-Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB), the book documents significant information on the characteristics, range and habitat requirements of various mangrove and beach forest species in the country. Co-authors of the book (not in photo) are Resurreccion B. Sadaba, Ma. Junemie H. Lebata-Ramos and Jon P. Altamirano. Looking on is ERDB Director Dr. Henry A. Adornado (left). ###





 

BRITISH ENVOY VISITS DENR

BRITISH ENVOY VISITS DENR

17 09 28 British envoy visits DENR web


His Excellency British Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce (right) calls on Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu on Tuesday , Sept. 5, at the DENR office in Quezon City. ### 








 

DENR WELCOMES RUSSIAN ENVOY

DENR WELCOMES RUSSIAN ENVOY

17 08 25 DENR welcomes Russian envoy web


Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu welcomes Russian Ambassador to the Philippines, H.E. Igor Khovaev on Wednesday, August 30,  his office in Quezon City.  Amb. Khovaev shares to Cimatu his government’s commitment to enhance its bilateral relations with the Philippines, including environmental cooperation and natural resources development. ### 








 

RECOGNITION FROM DENR CHIEF

RECOGNITION FROM DENR CHIEF

17 08 25 Recognition from DENR chief web

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (2nd from left) honors uniformed personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines with certificates of commendation for providing assistance in transporting wounded DENR Forester Joselito Eyala to Metro Manila for further treatment.  Eyala was shot by a suspected timber poacher in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan while conducting foot patrol in the mountainous village of Bacungan.  In photo are (to Cimatu’s left): Brig. General Arnel Duco, AFP Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel; Col. Fermin Carangan, Air Force assistant chief of air staff for operations, representing Lt. Gen. Edgar Fallorina, commanding general of the Philippine Air Force; Col. Jonathan Manuel, commanding officer of the Air Force General Hospital, representing Col. Augustus de Villa, Chief Surgeon of the Philippine Air Force; Lt. Col. Lynne Lauron, flight nurse; and Probationary Second Lieutenant Vinston dela Cruz of the medical team.  Also in photo is DENR Undersecretary Ernesto Adobo, Jr. (left).  ### 








 

‘BAYANI NG KALIKASAN’

‘BAYANI NG KALIKASAN’

17 08 24 Bayani ng Kalikasan web


Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (in short-sleeved polo shirt) pins a “Medalya ng Bayani ng Kalikasan” on Forester Joselito A. Eyala for his "remarkable dedication to public service, bravery and leadership.”  Cimatu visited the wounded DENR employee at the Philippine General Hospital on Monday, National Heroes Day,where he was awaiting surgery to remove the bullets lodged in in his palate and back.   Eyala was shot in the back after he and his team members, who were on foot patrol  on August 23, 2017 in Brgy. Bacungan in Puerto Princesa City, apprehended and confiscated the unregistered chainsaw of a certain Florante Saycon. Aside from the medal, Eyala earned a promotion to the next salary rank. Cimatu vowed to extend all possible assistance to Eyala and all DENR employees who exhibit dedication to protecting the environment. ### 




 

SPIRITUAL ADVISER

SPIRITUAL ADVISER

17 08 23 Spiritual adviser web



Ricardo Cardinal Vidal (right) meets old acquaintance Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) office in Quezon City.  The cardinal noted the heavy burden of balancing sustainable development, inclusive growth and environmental protection, while at the same time encouraging the secretary to continue “serving our people with utmost dedication and integrity.” ###