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. ### 






 

 

STRENGTHENING PARTNERSHIP IN BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION

STRENGTHENING PARTNERSHIP IN BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION

17 05 15 Strengthening partnership in biodiversity conservation web


Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (center) discusses with the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Manila, Dr. Gordon Kricke, and representatives from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), Dr. Klaus Schmitt, Dr. Bjoern Surborg and Franca Sprong-Wijnreder, the priorities of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) under his helm, including clean air, clean water and solid waste management. The Ambassador and GIZ representatives paid a courtesy call to his office in Quezon City on Tuesday where they also briefed him about the various biodiversity projects the German government is supporting in the Philippines as well as those projects that contribute to mitigating and adapting to the adverse effects of climate change. Also in photo is Biodiversity Management Bureau Director Dr. Mundita Lim (extreme left).





 

 

‘UGNAYAN’

‘UGNAYAN’

17 05 14 Ugnayan web


Artist Luis “Junyee” Yee, Jr. (left photo) explains his masterpiece, “Ugnayan” (right photo), an installation art made from big pieces of recycled hardwood pillars and metal, during the launching of Museum of Philippine Biodiversity at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (NAPWC) in Quezon City on May 22. With the artwork resembling a forest or a group of trees, Yee’s masterpiece aims to make the public see the unity and cooperation of 21 nations composing the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). ### 






 

 

GREENING CAMP FULLON

GREENING CAMP FULLON

17 05 13 Greening Camp Fullon WEB


Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu plants yet another tree seedling, this time a narra, to rise with the towering mahogany trees (background) which he planted 44 years ago. The trees now line the major road of Camp Leandro Fullon in SanJose, Antique where he was stationed  in the 70s as a junior officer with the rank of  1st Lieutenant   in the Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army.  Cimatu’s stop-over at the camp site coincided with his visit to DENR-Region 6 office  last May 16, marking the first leg of his official  tour of duty as DENR chief. Also in photo is Environmental Management Bureau-Region VI Director Ruel de los Reyes and DENR-Region VI Director Jim Sampulna (1st & 2nd from left, respectively), with DENR Chief of Staff Mario Chan (right) ### 






 

 

HONORING AN ECO-VISIONARY

HONORING AN ECO-VISIONARY

17 05 10 Honoring an eco visionary web


Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (right) pays tribute to Ms. Luz Escalante-Sabas (inset) during the launching of her book  “Toward Zero Waste” held Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Bahay ng Alumni of the University of the Philippines in Quezon City.  Cimatu cited Sabas, whose advocacy work on solid waste management which she started in the 70’s, paved the way for the passage of Republic Act No. 9003, otherwise known as the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.  Sabas is also a co-founder of the Zero Waste Recycling Movement of the Philippines which provides training to civic groups and local government units across the country on zero waste management. ### 







 

 

CIMATU’s PRIORITY THRUSTS FOR DENR

CIMATU’s PRIORITY THRUSTS FOR DENR

17 05 11 Cimatus priority thrusts for DENR web


For the first time following his assumption of DENR leadership, Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu addresses the officials and employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and its bureaus on Monday, May 15, 2017, during the agency’s flag-raising ceremony at the DENR grounds in Quezon City. Cimatu said he will prioritize the protection of the environment through full implementation of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and the Solid Waste Management Act.  He also vowed to fight illegal logging and called on mining contractors to strictly adhere to mining laws.  ###