The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has set its sight on strengthening the enforcement of environmental laws and implementation of solid waste management programs as part of enhanced efforts in the rehabilitation of Manila Bay with the creation of Metropolitan Environmental Offices (MEOs) in the north, south, east, and west sectors of the National Capital Region. Photo shows DENR Undersecretary for Enforcement Benito Antonio de Leon and Assistant Secretary for Field Operations – Luzon Gilbert Gonzales (fifth and fourth from left, respectively) personally visiting Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez (fourth from right) to represent DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu in introducing the establishment of the MEOs and discussing possible points of collaboration in cleaning up Parañaque River and its tributaries that eventually drain into Manila Bay. Also in photo are (from left): Mario Jimenez of the Parañaque Public Information Office; Director Bobby Tagapan of the MEO-South; Director Reuel Sorilla of the DENR Environmental Law Enforcement and Protection Service; Parañaque First District Representative Eric Olivarez; Parañaque City Environment and Natural Resources Officer Bernie Amurao; and Parañaque City Councilor Vandolph Quizon. #