CLEAN UP OF ESTERO TRIPA DE GALLINA

CLEAN UP OF ESTERO TRIPA DE GALLINA 


Estero-Tripa-web2Environmental Management Bureau Director Juan Miguel Cuna (2nd from right) congratulates Rear Admiral (RADM) Chrisler Cabarrubias, national commander of the Philippine Coastal and River Guards Agroupation (PCRGA), following the signing of a memorandum of agreement to clean up the Estero Tripa de Gallina in Pasay City, as well as other critical waterways in Metro Manila. The agreement, forged at PCRGA’s International Clubhouse in Pasay City, calls for the River Guards to bring in manpower and equipment, such as river boats, barges, suction machines and other similar machinery, to help dredge Tripa de Gallina of pollutants. The EMB, on the other hand, committed to intensify its monitoring of industrial andcommercial establishments and to undertake regular water quality monitoring of selected points within Tripa de Gallina and other identified water bodies.  Also in photo RADM. Enrique Atanacio (left) and EMB-NCR Director Roberto Sheen (right). 


NEA CITED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE

NEA CITED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE


NEA-envtl_awardee-web2Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Demetrio Ignacio (2nd from left) is joined by Environmental Management Bureau Director Juan Miguel Cuna (left) in presenting the Environmental Excellence Award to officials of the National Electrification Administration led by its Administrator Edita Buena (center) during the awards ceremony recognizing eco-friendly government offices at the Sulo Riviera Hotel in Quezon City.  NEA, which shares the top honors with Development Bank of the Philippines and the Philippine Heart Center, was cited particularly for its environmental management policies, fuel conservation, air pollution prevention and greening programs. Also in photo are (from right) NEA’s Human Resources and Administration Manager Diana San Luis (right), Corporate Resources and Finance Services Deputy Administrator Marianito Cuenco (3rd from right) and General Services Head Enrique Morales (3rd from left).  Also on hand to witness the awarding  is Civil Service Assistant Commissioner Rogelio Limare (2nd from right). 


DBP: ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARDEE

DBP: ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARDEE 


DBP_envtl-award-web2Development Bank of the Philippines’ Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Edgardo Garcia (3rd from right) beams on accepting the Environmental Excellence Award from Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Demetrio Ignacio (2nd from left) in recognition of the bank’s efforts in promoting eco-friendly activities in its operations during a ceremony held at the Sulo Riviera Hotel in Quezon City.  The DBP is one of top three honorees of the first ever search for 2011 Top Eco-friendly Government Offices (National Level) mounted by the DENR to assess the implementation of the environmental management programs in the public sector. Also in photo are DENR’s Environmental Management Bureau Director Juan Miguel Cuna (left), Civil Service Commission’s Assistant Commissioner Rogelio Limare (right) and other DBP representatives. 


WINNING MURAL OF BRGY. PALIGSAHAN

WINNING MURAL OF BRGY. PALIGSAHAN 


mural-paligsahan-web2Photo shows the mural of Brgy. Paligsahan, Quezon City, which won 3rd prize in the Mural Painting Contest organized by the Environmental Management Bureau.  The painting contest, with theme Sama-sama tayo tungo sa Malinis na Katubigan at Luntiang Kapaligiran”, was an offshoot of the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on the “Save the Diliman Creek” Program launched during the Earth Day Celebration at SM Megamall.  Among the partners for the said program are the DENR, Quezon City Local Government, Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association, Sagip Ilog Pilipinas Movement and local officials of 33 barangays traversed by the creek. 


ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY


Envtl_responsibility-web2Environment and Natural Resources Ramon J. P. Paje (right) is presented with a plaque of appreciation by Pilipinas Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) led by its chairman Jose P. Leviste Jr (2nd from left) during the Sponsors Networking Cocktails Friday at Dusit Thani Manila in Makati City.  Paje cited SIFE’s effort of introducing environmental sustainability in its educational outreach programs, saying that such is congruent with government thrust of pursuing “economic development that is sensitive to environmental impacts and resource sustainability”.  Also in photo are (from left):   Sagittarius Mines General Manager Mark Williams, SIFE Regional Vice President for Asia Pacific Iris Tang, and Oceana Gold Mining Corp. Senior Vice President Bradley Norman. 



TOP ECO-FRIENDLY GOV’T HOSPITAL

TOP ECO-FRIENDLY GOV’T HOSPITAL 


Top-ecofriendly-govt-hosp-wFor its policies on emergency preparedness, waste management, energy, water and fuel conservation, as well as green procurement, the Philippine Heart Center was awarded with Environmental Excellence by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) during a ceremony giving recognition to government offices promoting environmental programs in their operations.  Accepting the award for the PHC is Administrative Services Assistant Director Francisco Gomez, Jr (3rd from left).  DENR Undersecretary Demetrio Ignacio (2nd from left), Environmental Management Bureau Director Juan Miguel Cuna (left) and Civil Service Assistant Commissioner Rogelio Limare (2nd from right) presented the awards at a ceremony held at the Sulo Riviera Hotel in Quezon City. 


WUNDERGROUND RIVER

WUNDERGROUND RIVER 


Wunderground-river-web2Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje (second from left) is joined by Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo (left), Puerto Princesa City Mayor Edward Hagedorn (2nd from right) and Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim (right) in flashing the “W” sign, referring to the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) in Palawan as a WUNDERGROUND RIVER during the media launch for the inclusion of PPUR as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.   The media launch, held  Friday at the DENR Social Hall in Quezon City, sought to solicit the help of media practitioners in getting Filipinos, here and abroad, to cast their votes for the Puerto Princesa Underground River (inset), the lone official nominee of the Philippines to the global competition that will culminate on November 11, 2011.  The public is enjoined to vote online via www.new7wonders.com, or by texting PPUR, PPUR7 or PPUR15 to 2861 for all networks. 



WINNING MURAL OF BRGY. E. RODRIGUEZ, QC

WINNING MURAL OF BRGY. E. RODRIGUEZ, QC


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Photo shows the entry of Brgy. E. Rodriquez, Quezon City, which won 2nd prize in the Mural Painting Contest organized by the Environmental Management Bureau.  With the theme, Sama-sama tayo tungo sa Malinis na Katubigan at Luntiang Kapaligiran,  the contest was participated in by 17 of 33 barangays in Quezon City traversed by Diliman creek.  The painting contest was conducted  pursuant to a memorandum of agreement implementing the “Save the Diliman Creek” program, and supported by Sagip Ilog Pilipinas Movement, Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA) and Pacific Paint (Boysen) Phils.


PPUR CAMPAIGN

PPUR CAMPAIGN 


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Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje (right) briefs Senator Franklin Drilon on the government’s campaign promoting the Puerto Princesa Underground River in the global search for New Seven Wonders of Nature during a visit to the DENR in Quezon City recently.  Paje is the PPUR national campaign manager for public sector. 







BEST MURAL

BEST MURAL


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Photo shows the winning mural of Brgy. Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City.  It bagged the first prize in the recently concluded Mural Painting Contest participated in by 17 of 33 barangays traversed by Diliman Creek. The painting contest was organized by the Environmental Management Bureau, with support from Sagip Ilog Pilipinas Movement, Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA) and Pacific Paint (Boysen) Phils., pursuant to a memorandum of agreement implementing the “Save the Diliman Creek” program. 




SMS Voting for PPUR as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature

SMS Voting for PPUR as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature 


SMS-voting-4-PPUR-web2Government officials led by Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje and Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim (4th and 5th from left, respectively) vote together via SMS during the media launch of the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) in Palawan as the sole official nominee of the Philippines to the search for the New 7 Wonders of Nature. The event was held Friday at the DENR Social Hall in Quezon City especially for media practitioners to seek their support for the campaign, both locally and abroad.  The PPUR currently holds a “precarious” seventh place ranking in a roster of 28 finalists. Voting in the contest which culminates on 11/11/11 can be done online (www.new7wonders.com) or by texting PPUR, PPUR7 or PPUR15 TO 2861 for all networks. Also in picture are (left to right): Quezon City Councilor Julienne Alyson Rae Medalla; DOT Regional Director Louella Jurilla; Puerto Princesa City Mayor Edward Hagedorn; Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Antonio Rodriguez and spokesperson Raul Hernandez.