DEMOLITION ORDER

DEMOLITION ORDER

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu(right photo), with Crisostomo Aquino,owner of West Cove resort in Diniwi, Boracay Island, views the restaurant built on top of three natural rock formations from across the resort. The DENR chiefordered the demolition of the structures and vowed to do the same for all establishments found violating their Forest Land Use Agreement for Tourism (FLAG-T) and the 30-meter shoreline easement regulation.### 




 

2ND PHILIPPINE ENVIRONMENT SUMMIT

2ND PHILIPPINE ENVIRONMENT SUMMIT

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Participants to the Second Philippine Environment Summit, mostly students, join DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (in white polo barong) in a photo opportunity at the opening ceremony held Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Waterfront Hotel in Lahug, Cebu City.  The 3-day summit, jointly convened by the DENR and the Green Convergence for Safe Food, Healthy Environment and Sustainable Development  led by Dr. Angelina Galang (to Cimatu’s left) seeks to strengthen and energize networking between the public and private sectors and showcase initiatives and other outstanding projects aimed at promoting environmental protection.  Also in photo is Bradnee Chambers (to Cimatu’s right), executive secretary of the Convention on Migratory Species. ###




 

NEW DENR-FASPS DIRECTOR

NEW DENR-FASPS DIRECTOR

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (left) congratulates Lourdes C. Wagan on her new post as director of the Foreign-Assisted and Special Projects Service (FASPS) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources during the change of command rites at the DENR-NCR grounds in Quezon City held January 31, 2018.  Wagan gave thanks to her official family of four years, urging them to “continue to work hard for our clients, country and people” even as she expressed her readiness to take on the challenge of her new post. She was replaced by Forester Jacqueline A. Caancan, formerly the assistant director of the Environmental Management Bureau (not in photo).  ### 





 

NEW RIVER CLEANUP PARTNERS

NEW RIVER CLEANUP PARTNERS

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Four (4)  more establishments   formalize their  support to the “Adopt-an-Estero” program by signing  a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) held  February 1, 2018 in Quezon City.     Leading the signing rites are:  DENR-National Capital Region (NCR) Director Lourdes Wagan  (seated, middle),  Environmental Management Bureau-NCR Director Vizmida Osorio (seated, 2nd from left) and representatives of the  SGS Philippines Inc., Makati Commercial Estate Association, Our Lady of Fatima University-Valenzuela Campus and the Department of Science and Technology-National Capital Region (DOST-NCR). Launched in 2010, “Adopt-an-Estero” is a nationwide program that seeks to partnership with local government units, private sector and other stakeholders to undertake clean up and other activities with the end in view of improving the water quality of rivers and other bodies of water. ### 





 

DENR MEMBERSHIP TO PSTD

DENR MEMBERSHIP TO PSTD

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (right) receives the Certificate of Membership to the Philippine Society for Training and Development Foundation, Inc. (PSTD) from Edgar M. Franco, PSTD’s chairperson of membership committee (left) and Patricia Joy Pronstroller-Tolentino, vice-president for internal affairs (middle) during the flag raising ceremony held Monday (Feb. 5) at the DENR Central Office. As a PSTD member, DENR employees will have the opportunity to attend training programs of the foundation and avail of the services of subject matter experts from among its membership. The DENR counts among only seven agencies from the public sector that are members of the PSTD, including Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Department of Social Welfare and Development-Cordillera Administrative Region, Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp., Makati City government, Landbank of the Philippines and the Civil Service Commission. The DENR membership is from January 2018 to July 2020. PSTD is a non-stock, non-profit professional organization of human resource (HR) and organization development practitioners in the country. Its activities include seminars, workshops for trainors, conferences, symposia, expositions of training technologies, and networking. ### 





 

LEARNING TO CONSERVE THE TULLAHAN RIVER

LEARNING TO CONSERVE THE TULLAHAN RIVER

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Residents of Brgy. Sta. Lucia in Quezon City actively participated in an activity aimed at enhancing their understanding of the various environmental principles during an outreach program organized by the Biodiversity Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in celebration of the February 2 as World Wetlands Day.   are tasked to draw what they want to put in the “land” near the Tullahan River as represented by the white part of the paper.  Afterwards, they laid all their drawings and connected them, forming a miniature version of the Tullahan River. The activity is led by the Biodiversity Management Bureau in partnership with the Society for the Conservation of Wetlands and the local government of Brgy. Sta. Lucia for the celebration of the World Wetlands Day with the theme “Wetlands for Sustainable Urban Future – Making Urban Cities Livable.” ### 





 

SPOON-BILLED SANDPIPER

SPOON-BILLED SANDPIPER

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One of three individuals of spoon-billed sandpiper sighted in Tibsoc-San Juan wetlands in Negros Occidental by a team of bird watchers led by Philip Godfrey Jakosalem of the Philippine Biodiversity Conservation Foundation on January 6, 2018.  In a report obtained by the Biodiversity Management Bureau of the DENR, this is the first confirmed record of the shorebird visiting the area, which is part of the Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area – the latest declared RAMSAR site in the country.   Spoon-billed sandpiper is listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).  (Photo courtesy of Philip Godfrey Jakosalem) ### 






 

UNVEILING OF PLEDGE BOARD

UNVEILING OF PLEDGE BOARD

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Lawyers Ernesto D. Adobo, Jr. (left) andAnaliza Rebuelta-Teh (middle), both undersecretaries of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, unveil the Declaration of Commitment and Support from more than 400 participants of the 1st National Land Summit during the closing ceremonies in Manila Hotel. Looking on is Land Management Bureau Director Atty. Emelyne Talabis (right). The Declaration, thumbmarked by the participants, signifies their pledge to strengthen the linkages of land administration and management agencies and private sector solutions, and to employ the best possible practices to address issues and concerns in the land sector. The participants also vowed to execute the best course of action to pursue and achieve Agenda No. 6 of the 10-point agenda of the Duterte Administration and to serve as instruments that can showcase the benefits of secured land and tenure. ### 






 

WASTE TO ENERGY TECHNOLOGY

WASTE TO ENERGY TECHNOLOGY

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (right) visits one of the exhibitors in the EcoWaste Management Expo, which showcases a technology that converts solid waste into renewable energy.   The expo, organized by the National Solid Waste Management Commission Secretariat of the Environmental Management Bureau was held at the ABS-CBN Vertis Tent in Quezon City, January 25-27, 2018, in celebration of the 4th year of the National Zero Waste Month in January and the 17th anniversary of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act or Republic Act 9003. ### 




 

UPDATES ON ECOLOGICAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

UPDATES ON ECOLOGICAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

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National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) OIC-Executive Director Engr. Eligio R. Ildefonso presents the state of solid waste management in the country during the EcoWaste Management Summit held January 25-27, 2018 at the ABS-CBN Vertis Tent in Quezon City. Ildefonso also discussed the compliance of local government units to the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act, including the issues and challenges in waste management and the plans and programs of the NSWMC for 2018. ### 






 

ECO-FRIENDLY OPENING CEREMONY

ECO-FRIENDLY OPENING CEREMONY

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DENR Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management, Local Government and Indigenous People's Concerns Atty. Noel K. Felongco (sitting on bike) introduces a novel way to open the EcoWaste Management Expo held January 25-27, 2018 in Vertis North, Quezon City. Instead of the usual ribbon cutting that will generate paper waste and add to the growing volume of solid waste in the city, Felongco pedals a bamboo bike to light up a palmera plant.  Looking on are (from right) DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, DENR Undersecretary for Field Operations – Luzon Atty. Juan Miguel Cuna, Senator Cynthia Villar (in pink), DENR-Environmental Management Bureau Director Metodio Turbella and Metro Manila Development Authority Chair Danny Lim.###