Photo Releases

NGP coffee table book launched webDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (middle) presents copies of the “National Greening Program (NGP) : A Portrait of Hope and Success” to Pangasinan Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil and Davao Oriental Rep. Corazon Nuñez-Malanyaon, in gratitude for their key roles in the congressional approval of NGP’s annual budget. Cimatu led the launching of the 255-page coffee table book which features over 250 stunning photographs, grouped in five thematic chapters, that chronicle tales of improved lives and empowered communities through the program. On hand to assist Cimatu in the event are Forest Management Bureau Director Nonito Tamayo (left) and Food and Agriculture Organization Country Representative Jose Luis Fernandez (2nd from left). The event was held October 3, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Galleria in Mandaluyong City. ###

NGCP execs call on DENR chief webEnvironment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (2nd from left) listens as National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) Chief Administrative Officer Bryan Andersen Y. Co expounds on NGCP’s role as transmission service provider during a courtesy call by NGCP’s top executives led by its President and CEO Anthony L. Almeda, (black suit, back to camera). Cimatu took the opportunity to thank NGCP for its assistance in the re-establishment of power lines in Boracay island. Other NGCP officials who joined in the courtesy call held Oct. 1, 2018 at the DENR office in Quezon City are : Right of Way Dept. chief Atty. Gordon Montojo (right), Environment Dept. chief Eric Diaz (2nd from right), and Exec. Consultant for Security (Ret.) Gen. Natalio Ecarma (3rd from right). Also in photo is DENR’s Head Executive Assistant (Ret.) Gen. Mario Chan (left). ###

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, Biodiversity Management Bureau Director Theresa Mundita S. Lim (back to camera) and Environmental Management Bureau OIC Director Jacqueline A. Caancan (partly hidden) discuss the exhibit highlighting the key DENR program areas: Lands, Mines, Forestry, Research Development and Environment. The exhibit, presently on display at the lobby of the DENR Central Office in Quezon City,  is being held in celebration of World Environment Day (June 5) and the Philippine Environment Month on June. ###

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (center) answers the questions of the businessmen from different sectors for open forum of the Membership Luncheon Meeting, which was organized by the European Chamber of Commerce at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel. Coming with Cimatu in the event are DENR officials (L-R):  Mr. Sevillo D. David, executive director of the National Water Resources Board, Atty. Danilo Uykieng, Mines and Geosciences Bureau acting assistant director, Undersecretary for International Affairs Jonas Leones, and Ms. Jacqueline Caancan, officer-in-charge of the Environment Management Bureau.###

In his presentation, Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu discussed the current thrusts of DENR in helping the business sector to achieve sustainable development during the Membership Luncheon Meeting organized by the European Chamber of Commerce at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel. Among the topics Cimatu discussed include clean energy and its influence over the agency’s role to move forward, facilitating efficient environmental clearances for investors, addressing the issue of landfills and dumpsites through waste-to-energy, and the state of the country’s water resources. ###