Photo Releases

Addressing ash spill in Limay Bataan webEnvironment Secretary Gina Lopez listens as San Miguel Corporation (SMC) President and Chief Operating Officer Ramon S. Ang explains that the alleged coal ash residue spewed by the San Miguel Global Power Plant (SMGPP) in Limay, Bataan was actually a limestone powder, which they cannot transfer to a holding facility for lack of a transport permit.  In response, Lopez agreed to facilitate the processing of the transport permit for the stockpile once the company has submitted all the requirements. ###

Newly appointed DENR Undersecretary Noel Felongco (2nd from left) leads the distribution of land patents in Oton town, Iloilo, under the agency’s Handog Titulo Program.  A total of 4,042 land patents were distributed throughout Western Visayas by the DENR last year.  Joining Felongco in the event are Oton Vice Mayor Vicente Flores (left), DENR-Region 6 Director Jim O Sampulna (3rd from left) and CENR Officer Salvador C. Manglinong, Jr. (extreme right) of CENRO Guimbal./DENR 6

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez (right) welcomes officials from the United States Embassy Lynne B. Gadkowski, Deputy Counselor for Economic Affairs and Richard A. Bakewell of the Economic Section during a courtesy call on Tuesday at the DENR office in Quezon City. Lopez invited the embassy officials to work with the DENR in its programs, particularly forestry and entrepreneurship, through the area development approach in its 29 identified priority sites. Also in photo is DENR OIC Undersecretary for Field Operations Philip G. Camara (left). ###

Department of Environment  and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Gina Lopez (right) leads a group of key officials of state universities and colleges (SUCs) in a cheering exercise, signifying collaboration to undertake scientific studies on the impact of mining operations in the country using the Total Economic Valuation or TEV framework. The initial meeting, held Thursday (Dec. 15) at the DENR - OSEC Conference Room in Quezon City had the assignment of each SUC to a particular mining site for the study. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Gina Lopez (center) leads the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with University of the Philippines (U.P.) Chancellor Michael L. Tan (2nd from right) for the creation of models of integrated area development at the 25-hectare Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (NAPWC) and U.P. Diliman campus, both located in Quezon City.  Also present during the agreement signing held Friday at the DENR office in Quezon City are (from left):  DENR Underscretary for Legal Affairs Atty. Maria Paz Luna, National Anti Environmental Crime Task Force chief Arturo Valdez and U.P. Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs Nestor T. Castro. ###