Photo Releases

Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Assistant Director Vizminda Osorio (3rd from left) and Strategic Communication and Initiatives Service (SCIS) Director Khalil Bayam (4th from left) lead the groundbreaking ceremony for the interim storage facility for confiscated chemicals at the San Mateo Sanitary Landfill, Pintong Bukawe, San Mateo, Rizal on June 25, 2022. The facility will serve as a temporary storage for confiscated chemicals before these are permanently disposed of in compliance with Republic Act 6969 or the Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Wastes Control Act of 1990. The construction of the facility will be funded by the Pollution Adjudication Board. Also in the photo are the EMB division chiefs (left to right): Juvy Serafin, Edwin Navaluna, Graciolo Torre, and Karen Pacpaco. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Officer-in-Charge Secretary Joselin Marcus E. Fragada Jr. and Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Director William P. Cuñado (5th and 6th from left, respectively) lead the launch of the upgraded environmental laboratory at the Environmental Research and Laboratory Services Division (ERLSD) Building on June 24, 2022. The facility houses the Organics Laboratory and Bacteriological Laboratory, Air Laboratory, and Inorganics Laboratory that offer environmental laboratory services required to effectively implement environmental laws. Others in photo are (left to right): ERLSD Chief Ma. Fatima Anneglo R. Molina, EMB Assistant Director Vizminda A. Osorio, and Undersecretary for Field Operations Luzon, Visayas and Environment Juan Miguel T. Cuna. The three-storey ERLSD Building is located at the DENR Central Office compound in Quezon City. ###


Employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) avail of services from various government agencies and health and wellness establishments on the first day of “HR@YourService” on June 20, 2022. The week-long activity, held in celebration of the DENR 35th Anniversary and the Environment Month, is spearheaded by the DENR Human Resource Development Service in line with the thrust of former DENR Acting Secretary Jim O. Sampulna to provide employees convenient access to essential services such as application for birth, marriage and death certificates, application for student driver’s permit, and updating of records with the Social Security System (SSS). Among the service providers present are (from top left, clockwise): SSS, Philippine Statistics Authority, Pag-IBIG Fund, and an optical clinic.###

Former Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Acting Secretary Jim O. Sampluna and Assistant Secretary for Human Resources, Strategic Communication and Sectoral Initiatives Hiro V. Masuda (6th and 5th from left, front row) celebrate with personnel of the Human Resource Development Service the opening of HR@YourService at the DENR Central Office on June 20, 2022. The activity underscores employee welfare by bringing together government agencies such as the National Bureau of Investigation, Land Transportation Office, Philippine Statistics Authority, and insurance and health companies for more convenient transactions of DENR personnel. ###

Former Department of Environment and Natural Resources Acting Secretary Jim O. Sampulna expresses gratitude to the heroes of the Manila Bay rehabilitation who have given invaluable support to the DENR in what seemed to be an “impossible dream” to clean up the historic bay. A total of 22 individuals, government agencies, organizations, and private entities from the Manila Bay Region - National Capital Region (NCR), Regions 3 and 4A - were recognized as “Manila Bay-ani” on June 14, 2022 in the City of Manila.###