Photo Releases

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units Concerns Benny D. Antiporda (in black jacket), inspects the ships (inset) docked in the Navotas area of Manila Bay for compliance with laws on wastewater and solid waste management. The operation was conducted with the Philippine Coast Guard and the Philippine National Police Maritime Group on June 4, a day ahead of the World Environment Day. Antiporda is head of the Manila Bay Anti-Pollution Task Force tasked by DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu to strictly monitor the enforcement of Sections 16 and 19 of Republic Act 9275 or the Clean Water Act in the Manila Bay Region, among others, to ensure compliance with Administrative Order No. 16, s. 2019, Expediting the Rehabilitation and Restoration of the Coastal and Marine Ecosystem of the Manila Bay and Creating the Manila Bay Task Force. ###

Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) Tagoyaman Fernando takes flight as he heads back home to the mountains of San Fernando in Bukidnon on Earth Day, April 22, 2021. The story of the raptor’s rescue by the Higaonon tribe of Bukidnon, its eventual release, and the Biodiversity Management Champions from the province were featured in the Philippine Eagle Week celebration on June 4 with the theme, “The Philippine Eagle and Indigenous Peoples: Protecting our Forests, Protecting Our Future.” The virtual event was hosted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Biodiversity Management Bureau in partnership with Philippine Eagle Foundation, Haribon Foundation, and University of the Philippines-Diliman Institute of Biology. (Photo: DENR PAMBCS Region 10) ###


Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units Concerns Benny D. Antiporda (left) acknowledges Junriel Llander (right) with a fist bump as one of the newest DENR environment and natural resources (ENR) ambassadors during the culminating activity of the Month of the Ocean (MOO) on May 31 at the DENR Social Hall. Antiporda thanked the vloggers led by Llander for their efforts to disseminate visual information on environmental protection which have been useful and valuable to DENR officials. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Mission Director Sean Callahan (seated left and right, respectively) sign the Memorandums of Understanding for two five-year collaborations - Sustainable Interventions for Biodiversity, Oceans and Landscapes (SIBOL) project and the Safe Water project. Both are under the Php7.25 billion USAID-Philippines Agreement on enhanced ecosystems and community resilience to sustainably manage the country’s natural resources, combat environmental crimes and improve water security. The signing was held at the DENR Central Office in Quezon City on May 27. Also present as witnesses were other DENR officials and a USAID representative. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-9 Regional Executive Director Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez (extreme right) releases around 100 green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchlings at the shores of Baguan Island in Tawi-Tawi on May 22 with Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Energy (MENRE) Forest Management Services Director Abdul-Jalil S. Umngan and Coast Guard District Southwestern Mindanao Commodore Edgar B. Boado (2nd and 3rd from right, respectively). The activity was conducted prior to the turnover of the administration and management of the 242,967-hectare Turtle Islands Wildlife Sanctuary (TIWS) in the Sulu Archipelago from DENR-9 to MENRE-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao on May 23. The TIWS is a major nesting ground in Southeast Asia for the endangered green sea turtle and the critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata). TIWS was established as a protected area in 1999. Also in photo are MENRE personnel and other stakeholders. ###