Photo Releases

Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (2nd from left) is conferred with the Order of Rajah Humabon by Acting Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama (left) during the 123rd Philippine Independence Day celebration on June 12 at Citadines Cebu City. Cimatu received the recognition from the City Government of Cebu for his exemplary level of leadership, service, love, and care for the Cebuanos when he was appointed to oversee the COVD-19 situation in the city in June 2020 by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. At that time, Cebu City was called the “second epicenter” of the pandemic in the country. Cebu City Councilor Edu Rama (right) was also present in the ceremony. ###

Residents of Bgy. Capipisa in Tanza, Cavite join the coastal cleanup conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Philippine Coast Guard as a show of the spirit of volunteerism in celebration of World Environment Day on June 5. The activity cleared the shoreline of marine debris such as plastic bags, plastic bottles, sachets, foil packs that were washed ashore. The DENR through the Strategic Communication and Initiatives Service-Strategic Alliance and Environmental Partnership division chief Raymond Virgino (inset) also distributed posters to help educate and guide residents on proper waste disposal and yellow trash bins for household healthcare wastes. ## #

 

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units (LGUs) Concerns Benny D. Antiporda (right) clears out water hyacinth, locally known as water lily with Jerome Antiporda (in black vest), president of the Rotary Club of Binangonan, during the Laguna Lake Cleanup Drive of the Rotary Club of Binangonan in Brgy. Libis, Binangonan, Rizal on June 11. Antiporda was dubbed Pambansang Basurero as the brain of various solid waste management (SWM)-related projects, initiatives, and collaborations such as the expedited closure of open dumpsites and swift approval of SWM plans of LGUs. He also represents DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu in the National Solid Waste Management Commission as Alternate Chair. Also in photo are personnel from the Philippine Coast Guard and Philippine National Police. ###

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (extreme left) administers the oath of office of 42 newly-hired and promoted employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the Central Office and the regional and field offices to further strengthen its workforce. The combined virtual and face to face oath taking was held as part of the 34th founding anniversary celebration of the DENR on June 10. In the event, Cimatu praised the top officials and rank-and-file employees of the department for their hard work and dedication which contributed to the accomplishments of the Department in the past year.###

Recipients of the 2020 Environmental Awards for Governance and Leadership Excellence or EAGLE Award pose with Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (2nd row, 5th from the left) and other Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) senior officials after receiving their trophies and cash prizes. The awardees are (1st row, left to right) Imelda Casiwan, Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) Pinukpuk, Cordillera Administrative Region as Top Performing CENRO; Merlyn Dumalahay, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Camiguin, Region 10 as the Top Implementing PENRO; Mario Ancheta of Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region 2 as the Top Performing Line Bureau Regional Director; Arleigh Adorable of DENR Region 10 as the Top Performing Regional Executive Director; Ma. Victoria Abrera of Environmental Management Bureau Region 2 also as the Top Performing Line Bureau Regional Director; and Delia Benitez, PENRO Eastern Samar, Region 8 as the Top Supervising PENRO. ###