Photo Releases

European Union Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen (2nd from left) turns over prototypes of knowledge products on sustainable development goals to DENR Assistant Secretary for Foreign-Assisted and Special Projects Rommel Abesamis in simple ceremony held Tuesday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Quezon City.  The knowledge products, which are in the form of audio-visual presentations, leaflets, booklets and policy briefs, were developed by the National Inter-Agency Committee on Environmental Education, with support from the EU-Switch-Asia Policy Support Component Project. Also in photo are Director Patrick Aquino (left) of the Department of Energy and Director Jacqueline Caancan (right) of the Environmental Management Bureau under the DENR. ###

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu administers the oath of office of the National Executive Officers of the Kalipunan ng mga Kawani sa Kagawaran ng Kalikasan (K4) during the flag raising ceremony held on June 5 at DENR grounds in Quezon City.  The oath taking coincided with the celebration of the World Environment Day and the nationwide observance of June as Philippine Environment Month. Sworn in are Gerson Taoingan of DENR-Region 4B, president; Emma de Lima of DENR-Region 6, chairman; Juan Evangelista, DENR-Region 2, vice president (VP); Jose Ferwelo, DENR-Region 5, VP for Internal Affairs; Joseph Langanlangan, DECAEMU, VP for External Affairs; Francis Palle, DENR-Region 10, secretary general; Dr. Lyllei Pintor, ERDBEA, deputy secretary-general; Engr. Beato Cefre, Jr. , DENREU-LMB,  Treasurer; Dr. Celeste Barile, Organization of NAMRIA Employees, Auditor, and Forester Ernesto Diso, Jr., DENR-CALABARZON Region, Public Relations Officer. ###

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (center) listens intently as Mitsubishi’s first vice president and corporate secretary Dante C. Santos (2nd from right) discusses the company’s corporate social responsibility programs that it will pursue together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)  on Wednesday (May 31) at the DENR office in Quezon City.  Mitsubishi’s CEO in the Philippines Yoshiaki Kato (to Cimatu’s left) led the company delegation in paying a courtesy call on Cimatu, who expressed appreciation for the company’s continuing support to the government’s environmental protection programs.  Also in photo are (from left):  DENR Director for Foreign Assisted and Special Projects Edwin Domingo and DENR Undersecretary for Planning and International Environmental Affairs Jonas Leones. ###

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (center) discusses with representatives of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) led by Dr. Klaus Schmitt and Dr. Bjoern Surborg, the priorities of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) under his helm, including clean air, clean water and solid waste management.  The GIZ representatives paid Cimatu a courtesy call in his office in Quezon City on Tuesday where they also briefed him about the various biodiversity projects the German government are supporting in the Philippines. Also in photo is  Biodiversity Management Bureau Director Mundita Lim (extreme right).  ###

Artist Luis “Junyee” Yee, Jr. (left photo) explains his masterpiece, “Ugnayan” (right photo), an installation art made from big pieces of recycled hardwood pillars and metal, during the launching of Museum of Philippine Biodiversity at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (NAPWC) in Quezon City on May 22. With the artwork resembling a forest or a group of trees, Yee’s masterpiece aims to make the public see the unity and cooperation of 21 nations composing the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). ###