Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Antonia Loyzaga (seated, right) and Manila Observatory (MO) Executive Director Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin, S.J. (seated, left) signed a Memorandum of Agreement for the creation of a climate change information management system on May 12 in Makati City. The database will contain interactive and downloadable maps that will support the Department in developing its strategies for a science-based, risk-informed, ethical and equitable stewardship of the environment. MO is a non-profit research institution that studies Philippine weathers and earthquakes. Secretary Loyzaga served as its Executive Director from 2007-2016. Also present during the signing are (L-R) MO Head of the Regional Climate Systems Laboratory Dr. Faye Abigail T. Cruz, MO Head of Geomatics for Environment and Development Laboratory Ms. May Celine Thelma Vicente, DENR Undersecretary for Integrated Environmental Science Dr. Carlos Primo David, and DENR Head Executive Assistant Joaquin Loyzaga. ##