GREEN LEGACY FOR 47IB

GREEN LEGACY FOR 47IB

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Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy A. Cimatu leaves yet another legacy for the 47th Infantry Battalion (47IB), this time something “green” as nature itself by planting a durian seedling on-camp in Tubigon, Bohol. Cimatu, a retired general and former chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, headed the 47IB from July 1989 to May 1991 and led a successful fight against insurgents in Panay Island, earning recognition for the group. Cimatu was guest of honor during the 37th founding anniversary of the 47IB. Also in photo are battalion commander Lt. Col. Joel Mallig (in fatigue) and DENR- Central Visayas Regional Director Gilbert Gonzales (right) and other DENR-Bohol personnel. ### 







RESCUED EMU AT BMB WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER

RESCUED EMU AT BMB WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (2nd from left) is apprised by Biodiversity Management Bureau Director Theresa Mundita Lim (foreground) on the emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae), one of the 316 heads of various species confiscated by the joint operation of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Philippine Operations Group on Ivory and Illegal Wildlife Trade (DENR POGI) and the National Bureau of Investigation Environmental Crime Division (NBI EnCD) on March 12 in Pasay City. The emu is the second tallest bird in the world next to the ostrich. It is endemic to Australia and is under threat of habitat loss. All the confiscated species are currently in the custody of the BMB Wildlife Rescue Center in Quezon City.## 






 

CIMATU INSPECTS CONFISCATED ENDANGERED SPECIES

CIMATU INSPECTS CONFISCATED ENDANGERED SPECIES

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu inspects the confiscated sulfur crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita) at the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) Wildlife Rescue Center in Quezon City with BMB Director Theresa Mundita Lim (beside Cimatu). Three species of the cockatoos including the moluccan cockatoo (cacatua moluccensis) and the black palm cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus) totaling 154 heads were confiscated by the joint forces of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Philippine Operations Group on Ivory and Illegal Wildlife Trade (DENR POGI) and the National Bureau of Investigation Environmental Crime Division in a buy-bust operation in Pasay City. The cockatoo is considered an endangered species and is listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Its trade should be subject to a CITES export permit from the country of origin and a CITES import permit from the country of destination. A total of 316 heads of species were confiscated in the successful operation.## 



JOB WELL DONE

JOB WELL DONE

Job well done
Some eight operatives from the National Bureau of Investigation-Bulacan District Office, Station Investigation Detective Management Section of the Pasay City Police and the Police Community Precints of Marikina City are all smiles after receiving their bronze medals and certificates of recognition from DENR Undersecretary and Chief of Staff Ret. Gen. Rodolfo Garcia (4th from left) during the awarding ceremony held Friday (Mar. 2), as part of the national celebration of World Wildlife Day.  The first time awardees, recognized for their invaluable contribution resulting in the arrest and filing of criminal charges against suspected illegal wildlife traders, are: (L-R)  Special Investigator IV Federico Criste, Senior Agent Edgardo E. Baldemos, Supervising Agent Rudthen Mendoza, SPO1 Lorene Osias, PO2 Elvin Olmedillo, SPO1 Mariano Pata, Jr,   PO2 Randy Sevilleno,  and SPO2 Nestor Rubel (not in the photo). Also in the photo are (L-R, back) Dr. Ernesto Guiang, chief of party, USAID Protect Wildlife, Ms. Meriden Maranan, chief of the National Parks Division, and DENR-NCR Assistant Regional Director Amelita Ortiz. ### 

 

HONORING PARTNER ENFORCERS

HONORING PARTNER ENFORCERS

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In behalf of DENR Secretary Roy A Cimatu, Undersecretary and Chief of Staff Ret. General Rodolfo Garcia pins a bronze medal to Hilario S. Yalong  of the National Bureau of Investigation – Environmental Crime Division (NBI-ENCD). Yalong is one of the 11 recipients of the bronze medals from the NBI-ENCD, having been instrumental in seven enforcement operations in  Manila, Agusan del Norte and Muntinlupa City, and two operations in Cebu City, Quiapo, Manila, and Mangaldan, Pangasinan. ### 






 

WOMEN’S MONTH IN DENR

WOMEN’S MONTH IN DENR

Womens Month in DENR
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) marks the start of the nationwide celebration of Women’s Month in March with the opening of the Women’s Market in the DENR Central Office in Quezon City. DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, assisted by DENR’s three women assistant secretaries  namely: (L-R) Nonita S. Caguioa, Bresilda M. Gervacio, and Corazon C. Davis, cuts the ribbon to officially open the Women’s Market.  In her message, Davis, vice-chair of the DENR-National Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point System said that management positions in the DENR used to be male-dominated with only a mere 5% occupied by women. Now, this has increased to 26 %. Other activities lined up for the month are the Gender and Sensitivity Training for New Entrants; Storytelling on Climate Change for Kids; opening of a Gallery of Inspirational Women Heroes of History and Climate Change; Learning Event on GAD; Roundtable Discussion on Disaster Resiliency of Resource Dependence; and Men Marching for Women.  The theme for this year’s celebration is “We Make Change Work for Women.” ###







 

GOLD MEDALISTS IN WILDLIFE LAW ENFORCEMENT

GOLD MEDALISTS IN WILDLIFE LAW ENFORCEMENT

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Officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) led by Undersecretary and Chief of Staff Ret. Gen. Rodolfo Garcia (center) strike a pose with National Bureau of Investigation – Environmental Crime Division’s senior agents Wilfredo Atienza, Jr. (3rd from right)  and Abner Tecson (3rd from left), who were awarded with gold medals and certificates of recognition during the awarding ceremony held Friday (March 2) as part of the national celebration of World Wildlife Day.  Together with Special Investigator III Felix Odencio (not in the photo), the awardees were instrumental in seven successful enforcement operation that resulted in the arrest of 13 wildlife crime suspects, confiscation of 436 heads of wild fauna, 963 pieces of wild flora, and 4 pieces of by-products and derivatives. Joining Garcia in the photo are (L-R): Ms. Josefina De Leon, chief of the Biodiversity Management Bureau’s (BMB) Wildlife Resources Division, Dr. Ernesto Guiang, chief of party, USAID Protect Wildlife, Ms. Meriden Maranan, chief of the National Parks Division, also of BMB, and DENR-NCR Assistant Regional Director Amelita Ortiz. ### 

 

DENR RECOGNIZES WILDLIFE LAW ENFORCERS

DENR RECOGNIZES WILDLIFE LAW ENFORCERS

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DENR Undersecretary and Chief of Staff Ret. Gen. Rodolfo Garcia (back, center) awards bronze medals to the operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation – Environmental Crime Division (NBI-ECD), who have been instrumental to several wildlife law enforcement operations that resulted to the arrest of 13 wildlife crime perpetrators, the confiscation of a total of 436 heads of wild fauna, 963 pieces of wild flora, and 4 pieces of by-products and derivatives. Recipients are (L-R): Special Investigator III Edsel Pelete,  Mr. Roldan Follosco, Special Investigator III Doriente Durian, Atty. Czar Eric Nuqui, chief of the NBI-ENCD, Mr. Hilario Yalong, Special Investigator IV Roy Rufino Suñega, and Special Investigator III Rio Ponsones. Other awardees include Special Investigator V Rizaldy Rivera, Special Investigator III Melanio Gatchalian (not in the photo). Also in the photo are (L-R, back) Dr. Ernesto Guiang, chief of party, USAID Protect Wildlife, Ms. Meriden Maranan, chief of the National Parks Division (partly covered), and DENR-NCR Assistant Regional Director Amelita Ortiz. ### 

 

UNVEILING OF EV CHARGING STATION IN DENR

UNVEILING OF EV CHARGING STATION IN DENR

Unveiling of EV charging station in DENR

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Policy, Planning and International Affairs Atty. Jonas R. Leones (5th from left) extends Secretary Roy A. Cimatu’s gratitude on the donation of an electric vehicle (EV) quick charging station from Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) during the unveiling ceremony held Thursday (February 15) at the DENR compound in Quezon City. Leones said the EV charging station will help promote the use of electric and hybrid cars, which are more environment-friendly.  Similar charging station will also be installed in DENR’s regional offices in Cebu and Davao this year.  On hand to grace the occasion are (5th to 3rd from right) MMPC President and CEO Mutsuhiro Oshikiri, MERALCO SVP and Corporate Communications head Alfredo S. Panlilio, and MMPC GM for Philippine Business Department Minoru Kinoshita.  Also in photo are (L-R): Human Resource Development Director Rolando Castro, OIC-Assistant Secretary for Foreign-Assisted and Special Projects Edwin G. Domingo, Assistant Secretary for HRD and Administration Jesus Enrico Moises B. Salazar, all from DENR; Ms. Cecile G. Marvilla of M-Serv, Electric Vehicles Association of the Philippines (EVAP) Chairman Ferdinand Raquelsantos and EVAP President Rommel T. Juan. ### 

 

DEMOLITION ORDER

DEMOLITION ORDER

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu(right photo), with Crisostomo Aquino,owner of West Cove resort in Diniwi, Boracay Island, views the restaurant built on top of three natural rock formations from across the resort. The DENR chiefordered the demolition of the structures and vowed to do the same for all establishments found violating their Forest Land Use Agreement for Tourism (FLAG-T) and the 30-meter shoreline easement regulation.### 




 

2ND PHILIPPINE ENVIRONMENT SUMMIT

2ND PHILIPPINE ENVIRONMENT SUMMIT

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Participants to the Second Philippine Environment Summit, mostly students, join DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (in white polo barong) in a photo opportunity at the opening ceremony held Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Waterfront Hotel in Lahug, Cebu City.  The 3-day summit, jointly convened by the DENR and the Green Convergence for Safe Food, Healthy Environment and Sustainable Development  led by Dr. Angelina Galang (to Cimatu’s left) seeks to strengthen and energize networking between the public and private sectors and showcase initiatives and other outstanding projects aimed at promoting environmental protection.  Also in photo is Bradnee Chambers (to Cimatu’s right), executive secretary of the Convention on Migratory Species. ###