DENR CHIEF WELCOMES US EMBASSY OFFICIALS

DENR CHIEF WELCOMES US EMBASSY OFFICIALS

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Environment Secretary Gina Lopez (right) welcomes officials from the United States Embassy Lynne B. Gadkowski, Deputy Counselor for Economic Affairs and Richard A. Bakewell of the Economic Section during a courtesy call on Tuesday at the DENR office in Quezon City. Lopez invited the embassy officials to work with the DENR in its programs, particularly forestry and entrepreneurship, through the area development approach in its 29 identified priority sites. Also in photo is DENR OIC Undersecretary for Field Operations Philip G. Camara (left). ### 






 

 

PATENT DISTRIBUTION IN OTON, ILOILO

PATENT DISTRIBUTION IN OTON, ILOILO

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Newly appointed DENR Undersecretary Noel Felongco (2nd from left) leads the distribution of land patents in Oton town, Iloilo, under the agency’s Handog Titulo Program.  A total of 4,042 land patents were distributed throughout Western Visayas by the DENR last year.  Joining Felongco in the event are Oton Vice Mayor Vicente Flores (left), DENR-Region 6 Director Jim O Sampulna (3rd from left) and CENR Officer Salvador C. Manglinong, Jr. (extreme right) of CENRO Guimbal./DENR 6








 

 

 

LIMAY RESIDENTS APPEAL TO LOPEZ

LIMAY RESIDENTS APPEAL TO LOPEZ

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Residents of Barangay Lamao in Limay, Bataan appeal to DENR Secretary Gina Lopez to investigate the alleged ash residue from the Petron Bataan Refinery and the San Miguel Global Power Plant (SMGPP) that has caused health problems to their community and affected the livelihood of the farmers and fishermen in the area. Lopez said it has issued a ‘Show- Cause’ Order to Petron and has given it seven days to respond to the residents’ complaint. She assured them that she will not allow anyone in the town to suffer because of the plants’ operation. Lopez will issue a transport permit to SMGPP to haul the residue, which has been identified as lime powder, to its cement plant for processing into gypsum. ### 






 

 

ENGAGING SUCs ON TEV OF MINING PROJECTS

 

ENGAGING SUCs ON TEV OF MINING PROJECTS

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Department of Environment  and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Gina Lopez (right) leads a group of key officials of state universities and colleges (SUCs) in a cheering exercise, signifying collaboration to undertake scientific studies on the impact of mining operations in the country using the Total Economic Valuation or TEV framework. The initial meeting, held Thursday (Dec. 15) at the DENR - OSEC Conference Room in Quezon City had the assignment of each SUC to a particular mining site for the study. ### 











 

 

 

DENR - U.P. COLLABORATION

 DENR - U.P. COLLABORATION

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Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Gina Lopez (center) leads the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with University of the Philippines (U.P.) Chancellor Michael L. Tan (2nd from right) for the creation of models of integrated area development at the 25-hectare Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (NAPWC) and U.P. Diliman campus, both located in Quezon City.  Also present during the agreement signing held Friday at the DENR office in Quezon City are (from left):  DENR Underscretary for Legal Affairs Atty. Maria Paz Luna, National Anti Environmental Crime Task Force chief Arturo Valdez and U.P. Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs Nestor T. Castro. ###  









 

 

 

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

 

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

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In support of healthy lifestyle being advocated by Environment Secretary Gina Lopez, Natural Resources Development Corporation president-designate Sylvia Ordoñez (right, standing) takes time to share a healthy diet plan for park attendants, wildlife enforcement officers and other employees of the Biodiversity Management Bureau, a staff agency under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The 5-hour seminar integrated lectures on the concepts and benefits of healthy eating and cooking demo. ### 











 

 

DENR TRANSFORMATION TO DEVELOPMENT ARM

DENR TRANSFORMATION TO DEVELOPMENT ARM

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Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Paz L. Lopez discusses with local executives and representatives of her plans to transform the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) from just a “regulatory arm” to a “development arm” during a dialogue held November 24, 2016 at the DENR-Social Hall on the implementation of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act or RA 9003. Lopez likewise underscored her intent to work closely with local government units on area development management and put up economic zones to help alleviate poverty in rural areas.  This, even as she urged them to comply with the provisions of RA 9003, saying “there is profit when you invest in taking good care of the environment”.  ### 






 

 

 

 

 

SEAWEED FARMING

SEAWEED FARMING

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Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez (standing) talks with Maximo Ricohermoso (left, in a dark blue coat), chairman of the Seaweed Industry Association of the Philippines, on the prospects of making seaweed farming a business venture for local communities in coastal areas, where the profit derived from seaweed farming should benefit all the residents in the area. She encourages everyone in the roundtable discussion to be a part of this initiative. ### 






 

 

 

 

 

 

HIGH FIVE

 HIGH FIVE

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Senator Loren Legarda (with back to camera) and Environment Secretary Gina Lopez, named by Sen. Gringo Honasan as “the country’s leading advocates of gross national happiness,” exchange happy high fives after considering the designation of a “Minister for Happiness”, whose guidelines would be drafted by Lopez. ### 






 

 

 

CONGRATULATORY HANDSHAKES

 

CONGRATULATORY HANDSHAKES

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Environment Secretary Gina Lopez (center) receives congratulatory handshakes from Senators Panfilo Lacsin (with back to camera), Juan Miguel Zubiri (partially hidden by Lacson), Loren Legarda, and Cynthia Villar (partially hidden by Legarda) following the approval by Senate the PhP28.67-B budget of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for CY 2017. ### 







 

 

 

SENATE APPROVES DENR 2017 BUDGET

SENATE APPROVES DENR 2017 BUDGET

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Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Paz Lopez (front seated, second from right) listens as senate finance committee chair Senator Loren Legarda defends the 2017 budget proposed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) from the lone interpellator, environment and natural resources panel chief Sen. Cynthia Villar, during the plenary hearing at the Senate on November 22. The Senate approved the DENR budget of P28.67-billion, which is about 31 per cent more than this year’s budget.  ###