Photo Releases

Mr. George Oliver dela Rama (center, on blue suit), head of the Public Information, Advocacy and Tourism Division of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), and Ms. Merliza Bonga (right of dela Rama), head of the PRRC’s Environmental Management Division, share their success for winning the 1st Asian River prize award last October 16, 2018, with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Dela Rama cited the support extended by the environment department in the rehabilitation of the Pasig River during a tour of the historic river by the DENR’s youth desk officers led by Ms. Maria Magnolia Danganan (left of Dela Rama) . ###

Local government leaders and representatives strike a pose with DENR Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and LGU Concerns Benny D. Antiporda (in white shirt and eyeglasses) after receiving the resolutions of the National Solid Waste Management Commission approving their respective 10-year Solid Waste Management Plans on October 30, 2018 at Icon Hotel in Quezon City. According to Antiporda, the DENR will strictly monitor the implementation of the plans by the local government. ###

Environment Undersecretary Benny Antiporda (left) hands over the resoultion approving the solid waste management plan (SWMP) of the Municipality of Ubay in Bohol to Mayor Constantino Reyes (right) during the en banc meeting of the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) on October 30, 2018 in Quezon City. Reyes is one of the 67 local government unit (LGU) leaders whose SWMP have been given the go-signal by the NSWMC. Antiporda said the Commission is bent on fast-tracking the approval of the 10-year SWMPs submitted by more than 1,600 cities and municipalities across the country.” Also in the photo are the members of the NSWMC. ###

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (in sunglasses) and officials of Southwest Travel and Tours in Boracay, led by its president Cedric Paul Sazon (left) and sales and marketing manager Celeen Denise Sazon (in floral dress) try out the solar-powered jeepney during Boracay’s opening day on October 26. The air-conditioned vehicle (inset) can seat as many as 22 passengers, while the open-air type can accommodate 25. The vehicles are part of a new integrated transport system soon to be implemented in Boracay to keep the island pollution-free. ###

DENR Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units Concerns Benny Antiporda said that the importance of the approval of the ten-year solid waste management (SWM) plans of the local government units (LGUs) is “to know if the plan that they made is doable.” He also said that the National Solid Waste Management Commission will be reaching out to far-flung LGUs so as to fast-track the development of their respective SWM plans and focus more on the monitoring of the plans’ implementation. Antiporda made the statement during the commission’s en banc meeting held on October 29, 2018 at Icon Hotel, Timog, Quezon City, where resolutions approving the 10-year SWM plans were awarded to 30 LGUs.###