PUERTO PRINCESA UNDERGROUND RIVER

LOGGING MORATORIUM

LOGGING MORATORIUM

Logging-moratorium-webEnvironment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje briefs the members of media on the imposition of logging moratorium in natural forests as embodied in Executive Order No. 23 issued recently by President Benigno S. Aquino III. Speaking at a press conference held Friday (Feb. 4) at the OSEC Conference Room, Paje also underscored the President’s directive on the creation of an anti-illegal logging task force to be chaired by the DENR secretary, with the secretaries of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Department of National Defense, chief of the Philippine National Police, the chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, as members.

 

AIR, WATER, GARBAGE: TOP EMB AGENDA.

AIR, WATER, GARBAGE: TOP EMB AGENDA 


emb_agenda-web2Lawyer Juan Miguel Cuna (right), director of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) presents the agency’s priority projects to implement this 2011 during the DENR’s reprogramming workshop held January 20, 2011 at the Fontana Hotel in Clarkfield, Pampanga.  Cuna stressed that through EMB, the DENR will pursue its objective of reducing by 30% the air pollution in Metro Manila and other urban areas through enforcement on mobile and stationary sources of pollution, instilling discipline, and improving compliance with vehicular emission testing, and strengthening partnerships with industries. He also said plans to enhance the implementation.

TOWARDS SELF-SUSTAINING PROTECTED AREAS

TOWARDS SELF-SUSTAINING PROTECTED AREAS


self_sustaining_PA-web2Director Theresa Mundita Lim (right) of DENR’s Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB) discusses the priorities and plans of the PAWB for 2011 and beyond. Lim explains the strategies to make at least 30% of the country’s 238 protected areas financially self-sustainable by 2016, such as boundary delineation, stock inventory, management or investment planning, promotion and marketing, project evaluation, and capacity-building. Lim also identified potential revenue-generating activities in PAs such as eco-tourism, telecommunications facilities, renewable energy projects, agro-forestry and bioprospecting. Lim’s presentation was done during the DENR’s reprogramming workshop held on January 20, 2011 at the Fontana Leisure Park in Clark Air Field, Pampanga.

MGB’S TOP AGENDA FOR 2011

MGB’S TOP AGENDA FOR 2011 


MGBs-top-agenda-web2Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) OIC Director        Leo L. Jasareno (right) presents the bureau’s major programs for implementation this year during the DENR Reprogramming Workshop held Jan. 20, 1022 at Clarkfield in Pampanga.  Jasareno stressed that the MGB programs are aimed at enhancing the socio-economic benefits from the country’s mineral resources while giving premium on environmental protection. Among the major activities to be pursued during the year by the agency include the densification of geohazard and climate change maps, greening of the minerals industry, groundwater and vulnerability assessment, cleansing of pending mining applications, declaration of more mineral reservations, value-adding of minerals through downstream processing, inventory and bidding out of abandoned tailings, mine rehabilitation program, and IEC campaign for responsible mining.