ACHIEVING ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY BUSINESSES

ACHIEVING ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY BUSINESSES 

Sec Cimatu ECCP web
In his presentation, Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu discussed the current thrusts of DENR in helping the business sector to achieve sustainable development during the Membership Luncheon Meeting organized by the European Chamber of Commerce at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel. Among the topics Cimatu discussed include clean energy and its influence over the agency’s role to move forward, facilitating efficient environmental clearances for investors, addressing the issue of landfills and dumpsites through waste-to-energy, and the state of the country’s water resources. ### 







 

DENR’S WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER

DENR’S WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER

17 06 26 DENRs wildlife rescue center web



Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu walks past the bird cages during his ocular inspection of the wildlife rescue facility of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on June 9, 2017.  Located at the 22-hectare Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City, the center serves as a temporary shelter for animals either rescued from illegal wildlife trading or turned over by citizens, and undergo rehabilitation prior to release to their natural habitat.  To Cimatu’s left is BMB Director Theresa Mundita Lim. ### 




 

CELEBRATING FREEDOM DAY

CELEBRATING FREEDOM DAY

17 06 25 Celebrating freedom day web

National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) Executive Director Carmen Zubiaga (center) is joined by employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) during a tree planting activity for persons with disabilities (PWD) held on Saturday, June 10, at the Ninoy Aquino Park and Wildlife Center in Quezon City. The tree planting was held following the Freedom Walk staged by various PWD groups as part of the observance of the 119th Phlippine Independence and the 19th Philippine Environment Month  to raise public awareness of their human rights, including the right to clean air, clean water and quality environment. ### 







 

 

FORMER DENR OFFICIALS RECOGNIZED

FORMER DENR OFFICIALS RECOGNIZED

17 06 23 Former DENR officials recognized web

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (center) leads the DENR family in recognizing former DENR secretaries and other officials whose able leadership has contributed to the achievement and realization of the agency’s mandate and vision during the 30th founding anniversary of the department on Friday in Quezon City.  Standing from left are: Victor O. Ramos, Eleazar P. Quinto, Elisea G. Gozun, Heherson T. Alvarez, Sec. Cimatu; Antonio H. Cerilles, Horacio C. Ramos, Ali Atienza representing Jose L. Atienza, Jr., and Engr. Juanito C. Fernandez, Bureau of Mines Director. The other officials given recognition were former Secretaries Michael T. Defensor and Fulgencio S. Factoran and Bureau Directors Ramon N. Casanova of the then Bureau of Lands and Jose D. Malvas of the Forest Management Bureau. ### 







 

 

NEW VEHICLES FOR DENR FIELD OFFICES

NEW VEHICLES FOR DENR FIELD OFFICES

17 06 24 New vehicles for DENR field offices web

In a show of support for DENR field offices, Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu hands a symbolic key to DENR- Region 11 Director Ruth M. Tawantawan to signify the turnover of brand new vehicles, consisting of 59 motorcycles (inset) and 18 trucks,  to DENR regional offices.  Tawantawan received the key on behalf of the all the regional directors on Friday on the occasion of the DENR’s 30th founding anniversary. ### 







 

 

BEAUTY FOR A CAUSE

BEAUTY FOR A CAUSE

17 06 20 Beauty for a cause web

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu looks on as former beauty queen Lorraine Schuck (in light-colored dress) jumpstarts the nurturing of a Dau (Dracontomelon dao) seedling that she planted at the Heroes Park of the DENR during the agency’s 30th anniversary celebration on Friday. Schuck is the executive vice-president and one of the founders of Carousel Productions, which runs the Miss Earth and Miss Philippines Earth beauty pageants, and  partner of the DENR in promoting environmental programs and advocacies. Dau is a large native tree that provides shade to smaller trees. Also in photo are candidates of the Miss Philippines Earth 2017. ### 





 

 

A TREE FOR LEGACY

A TREE FOR LEGACY

17 06 19 A tree for legacy web

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (with shovel) plants a molave seedling at the Heroes Park of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to mark the agency’s 30th founding anniversary on Friday. Assisting him are DENR Undersecretaries Marlo Mendoza (in barong) and Jonas Leones (to Mendoza’s left), while contestants of Miss Philippines Earth 2017 look on. Molave (Vitex parviflora) is a local native species known for its quality hardwood used for furniture and other structures. ### 





 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY THRU ARTS

ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY THRU ARTS

17 06 19 Environmental advocacy thru arts web

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Assistant Secretary for Foreign Assisted Projects Rommel R. Abesamis (right, back row), together with H.E. European Union Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen (2nd from right, back row) and Department of Energy Director Patrick Aquino (2nd from left, back row), poses with students from Kruz na Ligas High School, Quirino High School, E. Rondon High School, San Isidro Elementary School, and the University of the Philippines Integrated School who bagged the prizes for Colours of Sustainability painting contest held in celebration of the Philippine Environment Month. The winners received plaques of recognition, reading materials, and painting supplies, courtesy of EU-SWITCH-Asia Policy Support Component. ### 





 

 

KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTS ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTS ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

17 06 18 Knowledge products on SDGs web

European Union Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen (2nd from left) turns over prototypes of knowledge products on sustainable development goals to DENR Assistant Secretary for Foreign-Assisted and Special Projects Rommel Abesamis in simple ceremony held Tuesday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Quezon City.  The knowledge products, which are in the form of audio-visual presentations, leaflets, booklets and policy briefs, were developed by the National Inter-Agency Committee on Environmental Education, with support from the EU-Switch-Asia Policy Support Component Project. Also in photo are Director Patrick Aquino (left) of the Department of Energy and Director Jacqueline Caancan (right) of the Environmental Management Bureau under the DENR. ### 





 

 

CIMATU SWEARS IN EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF K4

CIMATU SWEARS IN EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF K4

17 06 17 Cimatu swears in exec officials of K4 web

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu administers the oath of office of the National Executive Officers of the Kalipunan ng mga Kawani sa Kagawaran ng Kalikasan (K4) during the flag raising ceremony held on June 5 at DENR grounds in Quezon City.  The oath taking coincided with the celebration of the World Environment Day and the nationwide observance of June as Philippine Environment Month. Sworn in are Gerson Taoingan of DENR-Region 4B, president; Emma de Lima of DENR-Region 6, chairman; Juan Evangelista, DENR-Region 2, vice president (VP); Jose Ferwelo, DENR-Region 5, VP for Internal Affairs; Joseph Langanlangan, DECAEMU, VP for External Affairs; Francis Palle, DENR-Region 10, secretary general; Dr. Lyllei Pintor, ERDBEA, deputy secretary-general; Engr. Beato Cefre, Jr. , DENREU-LMB,  Treasurer; Dr. Celeste Barile, Organization of NAMRIA Employees, Auditor, and Forester Ernesto Diso, Jr., DENR-CALABARZON Region, Public Relations Officer. ### 





 

 

MITSUBISHI’S CSR

MITSUBISHI’S CSR

17 05 16 Mitsubishis CSR web


Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (center) listens intently as Mitsubishi’s first vice president and corporate secretary Dante C. Santos (2nd from right) discusses the company’s corporate social responsibility programs that it will pursue together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)  on Wednesday (May 31) at the DENR office in Quezon City.  Mitsubishi’s CEO in the Philippines Yoshiaki Kato (to Cimatu’s left) led the company delegation in paying a courtesy call on Cimatu, who expressed appreciation for the company’s continuing support to the government’s environmental protection programs.  Also in photo are (from left):  DENR Director for Foreign Assisted and Special Projects Edwin Domingo and DENR Undersecretary for Planning and International Environmental Affairs Jonas Leones. ###