SMUGGLED PANGOLINS & MARINE TURTLES

SMUGGLED PANGOLINS & MARINE TURTLES

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Photo shows part of 21 frozen Palawan pangolins and 16 dead marine turtles that were confiscated by a joint team of the DENR’s Community Environment and Natural Resources Office and the Philippine National Police at a security checkpoint in Puerto Princesa City on Saturday.  The truck driver, identified as a certain Joshue Arellano (not in photo), is now under the custody of the local police and is facing criminal charges for violating Republic Act No. 9147, otherwise known as the Philippine Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act, filed against him by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development. ###







PROTECTED THROUGH TIME

PROTECTED THROUGH TIME

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Photo shows a Palawan pangolin (Manis culionensis), also known as the Philippine pangolin, one of eight members of the pangolin family indigenous to Africa and Asia. It is a highly trafficked wildlife that is sought for its meat and scales for medicine and delicacies. This endemic species is listed in the Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES), which means that it can be extinct, thus its trade is generally prohibited.  Last April, the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) conducted a workshop in Puerto Princesa City to craft a 25-year roadmap to protect the future of the Palawan pangolin, including the conduct of a study to identify the strongholds of the Palawan pangolin for the purpose of declaring these areas as critical habitats. (Photo contributed by PCSD) ### 







BORACAY TASK FORCE MEMBERS

BORACAY TASK FORCE MEMBERS

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (right) shares a light moment with former Sen. Alberto Romulo and his daughter Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Monday (July 23, 2018).  Both Cimatu and Puyat are members of the Boracay Interagency Task Force mandated by President Duterte to lead in the rehabilitation of Boracay island, which he said in his SONA, “marks the beginning of a new national effort”. ### 







PRES DUTERTE AWARDS LAND TITLES AT DENR’S 31ST ANNIVERSARY

PRES DUTERTE AWARDS LAND TITLES AT DENR’S 31ST ANNIVERSARY

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Michelle Odevillas receives, in behalf of ‘Handog Titulo” beneficiaries of Taguig City, a total of 25 land titles from President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu during the DENR’s 31st anniversary celebration at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The land titles, covering residential lots, were awarded by virtue of Proclamation No. 172. ###







HANDOG TITULO AWARDEES FROM MAKATI

HANDOG TITULO AWARDEES FROM MAKATI

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President Duterte shakes hands with Elizabeth Aragon, a resident of Makati City, as she receives in behalf of qualified residents of Makati, seven land titles under the Handog Titulo program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.  On hand to assist the President is DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (left).  The awarding was held during the DENR’s 31st anniversary celebration at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City. Handog Titulo is a major program of the DENR which seeks to expedite the processing and issuance of public land patents to Filipino citizens. ### 







‘HANDOG TITULO’ AWARDEES FROM PATEROS

‘HANDOG TITULO’ AWARDEES FROM PATEROS

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Rosita Lachica poses for a photo with President Duterte and DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu after receiving nine titles from the officials, including hers, during the DENR’s 31st anniversary celebration at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City on July 4, 2018.  Lachica represented the beneficiaries of ‘Handog Titulo’ program from Pateros. ### 







HANDOG TITULO AWARDEES FROM VALENZUELA

HANDOG TITULO AWARDEES FROM VALENZUELA

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Babylyn Espedido could not contain her joy as she holds the title to her residential lot in Valenzuela City.  In behalf of 14 co-residents of Valenzuela, she receives from President Duterte and DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu 15 residential free patents during the DENR’s 31st anniversary celebration at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City on Wednesday. ### 







‘HANDOG TITULO’ AWARDEES FROM TAGUIG

‘HANDOG TITULO’ AWARDEES FROM TAGUIG

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Representing her co-beneficiaries of ‘Handog Titulo’ from Taguig City, Rizalina Rivera stands proud receiving nine land titles from no less than President Duterte and Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu during the 31st founding anniversary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) held Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City. Covering a total area of 790 square meters, the land titles were distributed under the DENR’s ‘Handog Titulo’ program, which seeks to expedite the processing and issuance of public land patents to Filipino citizens. ### 




GROUFIE WITH THE PRESIDENT

GROUFIE WITH THE PRESIDENT

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Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (front, fourth from right) leads officials, employees and guests in making the signature pose of President Rodrigo Duterte (front, center) in a groufie during the DENR’s 31st founding anniversary celebration held Wednesday (July 4, 2018) at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City. Some of the personalities seen in photo are Education Secretary Leonor Briones (front, with alampay), and former Quezon City Mayor and now Representative Feliciano Belmonte Jr. (front, between President Duterte and Secretary Cimatu.### 





THE PRESIDENT AND HIS ENVIRONMENT VANGUARD

THE PRESIDENT AND HIS ENVIRONMENT VANGUARD

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President Duterte and Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu walk towards the amphitheater of the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City, where hundreds of officials and employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) await for their special guest of honor during the agency’s 31st anniversary celebration on Wednesday (July 4, 2018).  In his speech, the President reminisced on old times with Cimatu during the latter’s stint in Mindanao where he spent a good portion of his stellar military career. ### 





‘HANDOG TITULO’ AWARDEES FROM PARANAQUE

‘HANDOG TITULO’ AWARDEES FROM PARANAQUE

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Ana Carlota Ho of Parañaque City beams with joy as she receives from President Rodrigo Duterte her land title and those of other qualified awardees from Paranaque during the 31st anniversary celebration of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) held Wednesday (July 4, 2018) at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City.  On hand to assist President Duterte in the awarding ceremony is DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (left).  In all, Cimatu said 75 land titles were distributed during the event, covering a total area of 5,394 square meters, under the DENR’s “Handog Titulo” program. ###