Photo Releases

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (center) leads the DENR family in recognizing former DENR secretaries and other officials whose able leadership has contributed to the achievement and realization of the agency’s mandate and vision during the 30th founding anniversary of the department on Friday in Quezon City.  Standing from left are: Victor O. Ramos, Eleazar P. Quinto, Elisea G. Gozun, Heherson T. Alvarez, Sec. Cimatu; Antonio H. Cerilles, Horacio C. Ramos, Ali Atienza representing Jose L. Atienza, Jr., and Engr. Juanito C. Fernandez, Bureau of Mines Director. The other officials given recognition were former Secretaries Michael T. Defensor and Fulgencio S. Factoran and Bureau Directors Ramon N. Casanova of the then Bureau of Lands and Jose D. Malvas of the Forest Management Bureau. ###

In a show of support for DENR field offices, Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu hands a symbolic key to DENR- Region 11 Director Ruth M. Tawantawan to signify the turnover of brand new vehicles, consisting of 59 motorcycles (inset) and 18 trucks,  to DENR regional offices.  Tawantawan received the key on behalf of the all the regional directors on Friday on the occasion of the DENR’s 30th founding anniversary. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu looks on as former beauty queen Lorraine Schuck (in light-colored dress) jumpstarts the nurturing of a Dau (Dracontomelon dao) seedling that she planted at the Heroes Park of the DENR during the agency’s 30th anniversary celebration on Friday. Schuck is the executive vice-president and one of the founders of Carousel Productions, which runs the Miss Earth and Miss Philippines Earth beauty pageants, and  partner of the DENR in promoting environmental programs and advocacies. Dau is a large native tree that provides shade to smaller trees. Also in photo are candidates of the Miss Philippines Earth 2017. ###

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (with shovel) plants a molave seedling at the Heroes Park of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to mark the agency’s 30th founding anniversary on Friday. Assisting him are DENR Undersecretaries Marlo Mendoza (in barong) and Jonas Leones (to Mendoza’s left), while contestants of Miss Philippines Earth 2017 look on. Molave (Vitex parviflora) is a local native species known for its quality hardwood used for furniture and other structures. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Assistant Secretary for Foreign Assisted Projects Rommel R. Abesamis (right, back row), together with H.E. European Union Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen (2nd from right, back row) and Department of Energy Director Patrick Aquino (2nd from left, back row), poses with students from Kruz na Ligas High School, Quirino High School, E. Rondon High School, San Isidro Elementary School, and the University of the Philippines Integrated School who bagged the prizes for Colours of Sustainability painting contest held in celebration of the Philippine Environment Month. The winners received plaques of recognition, reading materials, and painting supplies, courtesy of EU-SWITCH-Asia Policy Support Component. ###