YOUNG INNOVATOR FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

YOUNG INNOVATOR FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

YOUNG INNOVATOR FOR THE ENVIRONMENT web

Undersecretary Jonas Leones (right) together with Mr. Joe Amil Salino (left), program manager of Philippine Ozone Desk, presents award to Ms. Maria Yzabell Angel Palma, a 19-year-old inventor from Naga City, for her AirDisc Airconditioning Technology. Unlike conventional air conditioners, Palma’s invention does not require hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs, a type of man-made greenhouse gas, as a cooling medium. HFC reduction and permanent prohibition is the target of the Kigali Agreement of the Montreal Protocol that aims to protect the ozone layer. The amendment will come to force in January 2019. ### 






CLEARING OPERATIONS

CLEARING OPERATIONS

18.09.19 Clearing operations

DENR Undersecretary Benny Antiporda (third from right) oversees the clearing operations being undertaken by personnel from the Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council outside the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center along North Avenue on Saturday. The DENR’s regional offices nationwide have been activated to assist in similar operations in areas affected by the typhoon Ompong. ### 






ROAD REHABILITATION IN NABAS, AKLAN

ROAD REHABILITATION IN NABAS, AKLAN

18.09.15 Road rehabilitation in Nabas Aklan web

DENR Undersecretary Ernesto D. Adobo, Jr. (right), together with National Task Force Boracay Ground Commander Francisco Milla (partly hidden), surveys the on-going rehabilitation works on the eroded portion of the road along Sitio Tulingon in Nabas, Aklan.  Closed to traffic since mid-August, the road is expected to be opened initially for light vehicles in October.  Adobo said the travel to Caticlan, the gateway to Boracay island, from Kalibo, will take a longer time as vehicles will have to detour through the towns of Pandan and Libertad of neighboring Antique province to reach the area. ### 







ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN BORACAY

ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN BORACAY

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Road construction and rehabilitation by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) continues without let-up in Boracay. Photo shows DENR National Task Force Ground Commander Francisco Milla checking on the work progress, saying that the concreting of the major roads in the island will continue even after the reopening, but assured the public that these will be passable when the world-famous island destination will be opened to tourists again on October 26. ### 






WELCOMING ‘NEW LOOK’ OF CAGBAN PORT

WELCOMING ‘NEW LOOK’ OF CAGBAN PORT

18.09.16 Welcoming new look of Cagban port web
DENR Undersecretary Ernesto Adobo, Jr. (2nd from right) gets a update from Director Rabindranath Quilala (left), also of DENR, on the construction of the 12 ft x 50 ft signage at the Cagban port in Boracay island.  Right photo shows the perspective of the ‘new look’ of Cagban port, featuring the famous Puka beach.  Also in photo are (2nd from left to right):   Minister and Consul Voltaire Mauricio of the Philippine Embassy in London, National Task Force Boracay Ground Commander Francisco Milla and Architect Ariel Julgan, project manager. Consul Mauricio was in Boracay to assess the possibility of including Boracay in the World Travel Mart in London slated by end of this year. ### 







A NEW LIFE

A NEW LIFE

A NEW LIFE web
A young Acropora colony, a type of small polyp stony coral, settles on dead coral structures in the depth of the waters surrounding Snake Island in Honda Bay in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.  The DENR’s Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) assessed the condition of the island’s marine resources, and continuously monitor the post-coral bleaching in the island after it was closed to the public.  (Photo contributed by Jim Padin/ERDB) 







10-YEAR SOLID WASTE MGMT PLAN OF ALFONSO LISTA, IFUGAO

10-YEAR SOLID WASTE MGMT PLAN OF ALFONSO LISTA, IFUGAO

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Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and LGU Concerns Benny D. Antiporda (4th from right) hands over the Resolution of the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) approving the 10-year Solid Waste Management Plan of the Municipality of Alfonso Lista, Ifugao, to its Mayor Glenn D. Prudenciano (5th from left) in simple rites held Tuesday at Verjandel Hotel in Quezon City. The SWM Plan, which covers the period 2016 to 2025, is in compliance with Republic Act 9003, or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000. Also in photo are members of the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC)  (from left): League of Cities of the Philippines Representative Alvidon Asis; Manufacturing/Packaging Industry Sector Representative Rita Regalado; Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Representative Elsie Encarnacion; NSWMC Commissioner Crispian Lao; Susan Ruth A. Nisperos-Nool of the Environment Management Bureau (EMB)-Cordillera; Department of Agriculture Representative Eugenia A. Briones; Non-Govenrmental Organization Representative and NSWMC Commissioner Romeo G. Hidalgo; Department of Interior and Local Government Representative Carlo Mari Crisregienald C. Tan and League of Provinces of the Philippines Representative Kurt Valle. ### 







10-YEAR SOLID WASTE MGMT PLAN OF LGU-LAGAWE APPROVED

10-YEAR SOLID WASTE MGMT PLAN OF LGU-LAGAWE APPROVED

18.08.15 10 year SWM plan of LGU Lagawe approved web


Lagawe, Ifugao Mayor Martin Habawel, Jr. (2nd from left) gladly receives from DENR Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management Benny Antiporda, the resolution approving the 10-year solid waste management plan for the municipality during the National Solid Waste Management Commission en-banc meeting held August 28, 2018 at the Verjandel Hotel in Quezon City. Antiporda said that under the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act (RA 9003), the local government units are responsible for the implementation and enforcement of the law.  Also in photo are (from left): NSWMC Vice-chair Commissioner Crispian Lao, Environmental  Management Bureau – CAR Officer Susan Ruth A. Nisperos - Nool, and NGO representative to the NSWMC Commissioner Romeo G. Hidalgo. (Janvin Brua) 




WETLANDS TO EDUCATE

WETLANDS TO EDUCATE

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Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu (second from left) accepts a hawksbill sea turtle figurine from Aboitiz Equity Ventures’ Chief Operating Officer (COO) Sabin Aboitiz as a symbol of the company’s commitment to the country’s strides towards sustainable development. The turnover of the figurine was made during the signing of a joint agreement for AEV’s three-year rehabilitation of the one-hectare “Wetland No. 4” in Boracay Island into an ecotourism area that will educate tourists on the ecological importance of wetlands. The signing was witnessed by Aboitiz Foundation COO Maribeth Marasigan (right) and DENR-Biodiversity Management Bureau Director Krisma Rodriguez (left). Partially hidden are AEV External Relations Officer DJ Sta. Ana and DENR Undersecretary Rodolfo Garcia (left & right, respectively). 







BORACAY WETLAND REHAB

BORACAY WETLAND REHAB

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Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (2nd from left) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) signs the joint agreement memorandum with Richard Tantoco (3rd from left), president of the Energy Development Corp. (EDC)  which will adopt for rehabilitation the 7.8-hectare “Wetland No. 2,”  one of nine wetland sites included in the government’s ongoing restoration efforts in Boracay Island. Witnessing the signing held last August 13, 2018 at the DENR main office in Quezon City were  (standing, from left) DENR Undersecretary Rodolfo Garcia and EDC Security Chief Toto Golez; DENR-Biodiversity Management Bureau Director Crisanta Marlene Rodriguez and EDC  Watershed Management head Atty. Allan Barcena (seated, left and right, respectively). 







ONE-STOP SHOP FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITS

ONE-STOP SHOP FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITS

18.08.14 DENR one stop shop web


The regional office of the Environmental Management Bureau for Western Visayas has set up a one-stop-shop in Boracay island to provide assistance to business owners seeking environmental permits for their operations. (Janvin Brua)