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

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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’

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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

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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.” ### 




 

TRASH BOAT FOR ORION, BATAAN

TRASH BOAT FOR ORION, BATAAN

Photo Release Trashboat for Orion Bataan web
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (right) hands over to Orion, Bataan Mayor Antonio Raymundo, Jr. a symbolic key to a trash boat (inset) donated by the DENR to enable the municipality clear its waterways of floating trash. Orion was one of four recipients of the trash boats during a simple turnover ceremony held at the Hotel H2O in Manila.  The other three recipients are the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission, the provincial government of Bulacan, and the municipal government of Sto. Tomas, Pampanga.  The DENR has to date distributed 36 trash boats to different partners as part of efforts to restore the water quality of Manila Bay in consonance with the Supreme Court continuing mandamus. ### 







 

PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION

PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION

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In behalf of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu hands to OIC Undersecretary Marlo Mendoza a plaque of appreciation for his invaluable contribution to the agency as undersecretary for policy and planning on  Monday’s flag ceremony.  Usec Mendoza is returning to the University of the Philippines – Los Banos in Laguna to resume his teaching profession in the college of forestry and natural resources.  ### 










 

PARTNERS VS. CORRUPTION

PARTNERS VS. CORRUPTION

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (left, seated) signs a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Volunteers against Crime and Corruption (VACC) led by its founding chairman and president Dante Jimenez (right, seated) on Monday at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Quezon City.   Under the MOA, the VACC will be working hand-in-hand with the DENR to serve as watchdogs against anomalies, corruption, and crimes that can be committed by DENR officials and personnel. The VACC members will be deputized as DENR officers and shall undergo legal clinic on administrative offenses and penalties to be handled by the DENR’s Legal Service. Serving as witnesses are DENR Undersecretary Ernesto Adobo, Jr.  (extreme left, standing) and Atty. Manuel S. Obedoza, Jr., VACC vice chairman (extreme right). ### 







 

LABAN SA KATIWALIAN

LABAN SA KATIWALIAN

Laban sa katiwalian web
Nakipagkamay si Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (pangalawa mula sa kaliwa) kay Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) founding chairman at president Dante Jimenez matapos pirmahan ng dalawa ang isang memorandum of agreement (MOA) sa DENR Social Hall noong Hulyo 31, 2017. Isinasaad ng MOA na ang VACC ay maging katuwang ng DENR sa pagsugpo ng krimen at katiwalian sa loob ng ahensya upang lalong mapagbuti ang kanilang serbisyo sa mamamayang Pilipino. Kasama rin sa larawan ang dalawang saksi sa pirmahan na sila Usec. Ernesto Adobo, Jr. ng DENR (pinaka-kaliwa) at Atty. Manuel S. Obedoza, Jr., vice chairman ng VACC (pinaka-kanan). ### 







 

ASEAN SENIOR OFFICIALS ON ENVIRONMENT

ASEAN SENIOR OFFICIALS ON ENVIRONMENT

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (8th from left) links arms with other environment and natural resources officials of 10 member-nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) during the 28th meeting of the ASEAN Senior Officials on Environment (ASOEN) on Wednesday at the Philippine International Convention Center.  From left to right:  Environment and Forestry Standardization Director Ir Noer Adi Wardojo and Climate Change Director Achmad Gunawan Widjaksono of Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry; Environmental Conservation Director General Hla Maung Thein of Myanmar’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation; Secretary Choi Shing Kwok of Singapore’s Ministry of Environment and Water Resources; Secretary Wijarn Simachaya of Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; Environment Administration Director General Cuong Nguyen Minh of Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; Environmental Quality Promotion Director General Lonkham Atsanavong of Laos’ Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment;   Secretary Cimatu; Undersecretary Jaya Singam Rajoo of Malaysia’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; Secretary Awang Haji Muhammad Lutfi Bin Abdullah of Brunei’s Ministry of Development; Deputy Director-General Vann Monyneath of Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment; Undersecretary Jonas Leones of the DENR; and Deputy Secretary-General Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community. ###