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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), in collaboration with the National Resilience Council (NRC), Energy Development Corporation (EDC), Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF), Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF), and the City Government of Ormoc, launches Project TRANSFORM, a transdisciplinary approach for resilience and environmental sustainability through multistakeholder engagement, during the DENR Multistakeholder Forum – Visayas held in Iloilo City on January 18. The project will be piloted first in Ormoc City, and will be implemented in other local government units in succeeding months. DENR Secretary Antonia Loyzaga (4th from left) signs the Pledge of Partnership with (from left to right) NRC Executive Director Silvestre Z. Barrameda, Jr., EDC President and Chief Operation Officer Richard Tantoco, Ormoc City Mayor Lucy Torres-Gomez, Leyte 4th District Representative Richard Gomez, PEF Executive Director Roberto Calingo, and PBSP OIC-Director for Operations Kristine Rivadelo.###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Antonia Loyzaga (fourth from left) meets with Eric Conrad (5th from left), Regional Managing Director for ASEAN Worldwide Public Sector of the Amazon Web Service (AWS), and other AWS officials during a meeting at the DENR Central Office on January 16. The Environment Secretary and AWS officials discussed opportunities for collaboration on climate data research, and reducing plastic packaging, among others. AWS, an internet-based business enterprise largely focused on providing e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming and artificial intelligence services, is a subsidiary of Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Antonia Loyzaga (center) leads the inauguration of the new DENR Region VI Monitoring Building located at Muelle Loney Street in Iloilo City on January 19. The building will house the wildlife traffic monitoring section of the regional office to reinforce the DENR’s mandate to combat wildlife trafficking, and will store its permanent records, supplies and materials. Loyzaga is joined by DENR Undersecretary for Field Operations – Luzon, Visayas and Environment Juan Miguel T. Cuna (right) and DENR VI Regional Executive Director Livino B. Duran (left). ###

Foreign-Assisted and Special Projects Service (FASPS) Director Al Orolfo (left) facilitates the open forum with the group of Forestland Management Project (FMP) resource persons consisting of officers and staff from the FMP management office, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional offices, local government, and local people’s organizations. DENR, through FASPS, conducted a blended face-to-face and virtual knowledge-sharing forum on November 8-10, 2022 in Region 6 featuring three foreign-assisted projects under the forestry sector, namely: Forest and Climate Protection Project in Panay - Phase II, Community-Based Forest and Mangrove Management Project, and FMP. The forum was able to gather testimonies on how the projects improved the quality of life of local communities by helping them shift to sustainable livelihood and by equipping them to become capable caretakers of their environment and natural resources. ###

epartment of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Antonia Loyzaga (third from left, front row) turns over information, education and communication (IEC) materials that have been translated to Braille to Corazon Salvador, principal of the Philippine National School for the Blind on December 5 at the DENR Central Office. Under the helm of Loyzaga, inclusiveness of all sectors of society have been at the forefront of DENR’s initiatives. Thirteen SPED schools in the country were selected as recipients of the materials. The activity is in celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities with the theme, “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: The role of innovation in fueling an accessible and equitable world.” The translation of the materials to Braille is the first of its kind in DENR history. This aims to enable visually impaired student to gain access to essential ENR communication tools and become partners of the Department in advocating good environmental citizenship.###