REVIVING “ALULOD” TO ADDRESS WATER SCARCITY

REVIVING “ALULOD” TO ADDRESS WATER SCARCITY

17 07 08 Reviving alulod to address water scarcity web
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning Corazon C. Davis calls for the revival of the “alulod,” or roof drain to harvest rainwater to avert water scarcity in the country.  Representing DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu in the Water Pre-summit held Wednesday at the Crowne Plaza in Ortigas Center, Quezon City, Davis said “it is worth re-designing homes with ‘alulod’ again especially in areas that lack water.”  The event, the last leg in a series of discussions on water security, focused on governance and resilience sector. Outputs from the pre-summit discussions will serve as basis for the development of a comprehensive national water roadmap that will be presented to President Duterte in the forthcoming National Water Summit. ### 




 

TOWARDS WATER SECURITY

TOWARDS WATER SECURITY

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DENR Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning Corazon Davis (left) bares that the agency is currently reviewing its policies on the Expanded National Greening Program (ENGP) to ensure that farmers are encouraged not only to plant trees but are also assured of sustainable benefits from the trees they plant.  Davis, who was among the resource speakers in the press conference held during the pre-summit forum entitled “Towards a Comprehensive National Plan for Water Security” at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Quezon City on July 12, 2017.  With Davis are (L-R) National Water Resources Board Executive Director Dr. Sevillo David and National Economic Development Authority Secretary Ernesto Pernia. ### 




 

HYBRID VEHICLES FOR DENR FIELD OFFICES

HYBRID VEHICLES FOR DENR FIELD OFFICES

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (left) personally welcomes the arrival of 10 units of hybrid electric vehicles  (five white hatchback Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle (i-MIEV) and five black sports utility vehicle Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (inset), donated by Mitsubishi Motors Corp. Philippines, represented by its Vice-President Renato Lampano to the DENR.  Cimatu said his agency is committed to addressing air pollution in the country through various strategies, including promoting the use of hybrid vehicles to reduce carbon emissions largely contributed by the transport sector.  The donated vehicles will be used as service vehicles at the DENR Central Office in Quezon City and in its selected field offices in Visayas and Mindanao. ### 




 

CIMATU LEADS CCAM-DRR CABINET CLUSTER MEETING

CIMATU LEADS CCAM-DRR CABINET CLUSTER MEETING

17 07 07 Cimatu leads CCAM DRR cabinet cluster meeting WEB
Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, chair of the Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Disaster Risk Reduction Cabinet Cluster (CCAM-DRR) presides over the cluster meeting held at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Quezon City. Cimatu, together with Senator Loren Legarda, chair of the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations, Finance, and Climate Change, cluster members and representatives discussed the Risk Resiliency and Sustainability Program (RRSP) which is the proposed strategic framework of the cluster, the plans for the National Determined Contribution in support to the Paris Agreement, and the draft ASEAN Joint Statement on Climate Change to the 23rd Session of the Conference of Parties (COP 23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Other cluster members are the Executive Secretary, Cabinet Secretary, the Head of the Presidential Management Staff and the Secretaries of Budget and Management, NEDA, Foreign Affairs, Information and Communications Technology, Interior and Local Government, Public Works and Highways, Social Welfare and Development Agriculture,  Energy, National Defense, Chairs of the MMDA and the HUDCC. The Climate Change Commission is the cluster Secretariat. ### 



 

OUTLANDER PHEV FOR THE DENR

OUTLANDER PHEV FOR THE DENR

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (on driver’s seat) inspects the Outlander plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) on exhibit during the 1st ASEAN Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Summit held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City on June 29 and 30. The unit is powered by a 2.0-liter engine that has lesser carbon dioxide (CO2) emission compared to vehicles that run on gasoline. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources was a recipient of five units each of the Outlander PHEV and the Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle (i-MiEV) from Mitsubishu Motors Corporation. ### 









 

HYBRID SERVICE VEHICLES FOR DENR

HYBRID SERVICE VEHICLES FOR DENR

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is a recipient of five units of the Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle or i-MiEV (in photo) from Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC). The i-MiEV is a hybrid car which can run at 130 to 160 kilometers per hour. Its battery can be charged in fast battery charging stations, likewise donated by MMC, in about 30 minutes. The donation of five i-MiEV units and five Outlander PHEV units will be used as service vehicles of the DENR Central Office and its regional offices in Cebu and Davao. Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu ( left) with Policy, Planning and International Affairs Undersecretary Jonas R. Leones view the i-MiEV during the 1st ASEAN Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Summit at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. ### 



 

DENR CHIEFS PAST AND PRESENT

DENR CHIEFS PAST AND PRESENT

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (center) links arms with former Department  of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) secretaries Ramon J. P. Paje (left) and Angel C. Alcala (right) in a show of unity of DENR leaderships. Paje and Alcala visited Cimatu to personally receive their Plaques of Recognition which were given to DENR chiefs during the 30th Anniversary celebration of the DENR on June 9, 2017. 









 

SOLIDARITY FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN GROWTH

SOLIDARITY FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN GROWTH 

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Secretary Roy Cimatu (center), leads a symbolic solidarity pose during a four-day congress organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for research and development experts from the 10 member countries of the ASEAN region, China, South Korea, and Australia to discuss strategies in protecting the ecosystem and biodiversity in urban areas. Joining Cimatu are, from left: Sunwoo Bae, Program Officer of the UN Institute for Training and Research – International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders of Jeju, South Korea; Architect Felino Palafox Jr., principal architect of Urban Planner; Director Henry Adornado of the DENR’s Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB); Dr. Bharat Dahiya, an urbanist at Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University; Atty. Roberto Oliva, Executive Director of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversiy; and Dr. Simplicia Pasicolan of the ERDB, Overall Coordinator of the congress. ##






 

PORTRAIT OF SUSTAINABLE URBANIZATION

PORTRAIT OF SUSTAINABLE URBANIZATION

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Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (foreground) views a diorama showcasing a sample of a sustainable urban area represented by green growth, space for nature, masterly-planned human settlements, and dynamic land use amid seaports, high-tech industries, and clean manufacturing. The diorama was on display at the exhibit area set up for the R & D Congress on Sustainable Urbanization in the Course of ASEAN Economic Integration at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza. The event, organized by the DENR through the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau, forms part of several activities lined up for the Philippine hosting of ASEAN 2017, which coincides with the 50th year celebration of the ASEAN region. Joining the Secretary are other DENR officials. 






 

1ST ASEAN ELECTRIC & HYBRID VEHICLES SUMMIT

1ST ASEAN ELECTRIC & HYBRID VEHICLES SUMMIT

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu keynotes the 2nd day of the First ASEAN Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Summit held June 30, 2017 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.  With theme, Strengthening Partnerships for Greener Transport in ASEAN and Beyond, around 600 industry players and stakeholders from ASEAN member states participated in the event, held in consonance with the celebration of the 50th founding anniversary of the ASEAN, which the Philippine government is proudly hosting.  The event, says Cimatu, seeks to further promote electric vehicles and hybrids towards the electrification of the ASEAN transport sector. ### 







 

ELECTRIC VEHICLES FOR CLEAN AIR

ELECTRIC VEHICLES FOR CLEAN AIR

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Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Policy, Planning and International Affairs Jonas R. Leones (center) accepts the symbolic key from Mr. Osamu Masuko (2nd from right), President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (MMC) to signify the turnover of five units of Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle (i-MiEV) and five units of Outlander plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV). The ceremonial turnover held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City marked the opening of the 1st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Summit in Manila from June 29 to 30. Joining Undersecretary Leones are Foreign Assisted and Special Projects Service Director Edwin G. Domingo (extreme left) and Foreign Assisted and Special Projects Assistant Secretary Rommel R. Abesamis (2nd from left) both of the DENR. Electric vehicles produce less carbon emissions than conventional cars and can help reduce air pollution in the country. ###