TRASH BOAT FOR ORION, BATAAN

TRASH BOAT FOR ORION, BATAAN

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Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (right) hands over to Orion, Bataan Mayor Antonio Raymundo, Jr. a symbolic key to a trash boat (inset) donated by the DENR to enable the municipality clear its waterways of floating trash. Orion was one of four recipients of the trash boats during a simple turnover ceremony held at the Hotel H2O in Manila.  The other three recipients are the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission, the provincial government of Bulacan, and the municipal government of Sto. Tomas, Pampanga.  The DENR has to date distributed 36 trash boats to different partners as part of efforts to restore the water quality of Manila Bay in consonance with the Supreme Court continuing mandamus. ### 







 

PARTNERS VS. CORRUPTION

PARTNERS VS. CORRUPTION

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (left, seated) signs a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Volunteers against Crime and Corruption (VACC) led by its founding chairman and president Dante Jimenez (right, seated) on Monday at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Quezon City.   Under the MOA, the VACC will be working hand-in-hand with the DENR to serve as watchdogs against anomalies, corruption, and crimes that can be committed by DENR officials and personnel. The VACC members will be deputized as DENR officers and shall undergo legal clinic on administrative offenses and penalties to be handled by the DENR’s Legal Service. Serving as witnesses are DENR Undersecretary Ernesto Adobo, Jr.  (extreme left, standing) and Atty. Manuel S. Obedoza, Jr., VACC vice chairman (extreme right). ### 







 

LABAN SA KATIWALIAN

LABAN SA KATIWALIAN

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Nakipagkamay si Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (pangalawa mula sa kaliwa) kay Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) founding chairman at president Dante Jimenez matapos pirmahan ng dalawa ang isang memorandum of agreement (MOA) sa DENR Social Hall noong Hulyo 31, 2017. Isinasaad ng MOA na ang VACC ay maging katuwang ng DENR sa pagsugpo ng krimen at katiwalian sa loob ng ahensya upang lalong mapagbuti ang kanilang serbisyo sa mamamayang Pilipino. Kasama rin sa larawan ang dalawang saksi sa pirmahan na sila Usec. Ernesto Adobo, Jr. ng DENR (pinaka-kaliwa) at Atty. Manuel S. Obedoza, Jr., vice chairman ng VACC (pinaka-kanan). ### 







 

ASEAN SENIOR OFFICIALS ON ENVIRONMENT

ASEAN SENIOR OFFICIALS ON ENVIRONMENT

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (8th from left) links arms with other environment and natural resources officials of 10 member-nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) during the 28th meeting of the ASEAN Senior Officials on Environment (ASOEN) on Wednesday at the Philippine International Convention Center.  From left to right:  Environment and Forestry Standardization Director Ir Noer Adi Wardojo and Climate Change Director Achmad Gunawan Widjaksono of Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry; Environmental Conservation Director General Hla Maung Thein of Myanmar’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation; Secretary Choi Shing Kwok of Singapore’s Ministry of Environment and Water Resources; Secretary Wijarn Simachaya of Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; Environment Administration Director General Cuong Nguyen Minh of Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; Environmental Quality Promotion Director General Lonkham Atsanavong of Laos’ Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment;   Secretary Cimatu; Undersecretary Jaya Singam Rajoo of Malaysia’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; Secretary Awang Haji Muhammad Lutfi Bin Abdullah of Brunei’s Ministry of Development; Deputy Director-General Vann Monyneath of Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment; Undersecretary Jonas Leones of the DENR; and Deputy Secretary-General Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community. ### 







 

MINA’S ARTWORKS

MINA’S ARTWORKS

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DENR Assistant Secretary Daniel Darius M. Nicer (right), together with National Council on Disability Affairs Director Carmen R. Zubiaga (in blue dress), lends support to Ms. Mina Hanihara (in white top) as she launched her exhibit of paintings on Tuesday at the training center of the Biodiversity Management Bureau in Quezon City.  Mina, who is diagnosed with autism, loves to paint, and her masterpieces delve on the environment and nature.  Also on hand to provide her moral support are her father Mr. Keiji Hanihara (behind Mina) and her godmother, Atty. Susan Mendoza (to Keiji’s left).  The exhibit forms part of the celebration of the National Disability Prevention Week. ### 







 

MINE SAFETY INSPECTION

MINE SAFETY INSPECTION

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (in black jacket) takes a first-hand look on the compliance of Philex Mines Corp. (PMC) with its Environmental Compliance Certificate on Wednesday during his inspection of the on-going construction of a new drainage system within  PMC’s 180-hectare tailing facility storage in Itogon, Benguet. With Cimatu are PMC President and CEO  Eulazio Austin, Jr. (2nd from left)  and DENR-Cordillera Administrative Region Director Ralph Pablo (right). ### 







 

PHILEX MINE INSPECTION

PHILEX MINE INSPECTION

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (center) inspects the  spillway of the 180-hectare tailings storage facility of Philex Mining Corp. (PMC) in Itogon, Benguet on Wednesday as part of his effort to personally validate the compliance of mining firms with mining and environmental laws.  Cimatu was accompanied by local DENR officials led by Cordillera Administrative Region Director Ralph Pablo (3rd from right) in the PMC inspection, in the presence of PMC officials led by its president and CEO   Eulazio Austin, Jr. (foreground right). ### 







 

ECO-EFFICIENT VEHICLES

ECO-EFFICIENT VEHICLES

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu tests an Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), one of five units donated by Mitsubishi Motors Corp (MMC) Philippines to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The donation, which also includes five white Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicles (i-MIEVs) and battery charging systems, is part of the automotive giant’s commitment to support the clean air programs of the government, particularly in promoting the use of alternative or renewable fuel in vehicles.  The vehicles allow driving in hybrid mode for low emissions and greater fuel efficiency, while the all-electric driving mode consumes zero fuel and emits zero carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. ### 




 

REVIVING “ALULOD” TO ADDRESS WATER SCARCITY

REVIVING “ALULOD” TO ADDRESS WATER SCARCITY

17 07 08 Reviving alulod to address water scarcity web
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning Corazon C. Davis calls for the revival of the “alulod,” or roof drain to harvest rainwater to avert water scarcity in the country.  Representing DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu in the Water Pre-summit held Wednesday at the Crowne Plaza in Ortigas Center, Quezon City, Davis said “it is worth re-designing homes with ‘alulod’ again especially in areas that lack water.”  The event, the last leg in a series of discussions on water security, focused on governance and resilience sector. Outputs from the pre-summit discussions will serve as basis for the development of a comprehensive national water roadmap that will be presented to President Duterte in the forthcoming National Water Summit. ### 




 

TOWARDS WATER SECURITY

TOWARDS WATER SECURITY

17 07 09 Towards water security web
DENR Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning Corazon Davis (left) bares that the agency is currently reviewing its policies on the Expanded National Greening Program (ENGP) to ensure that farmers are encouraged not only to plant trees but are also assured of sustainable benefits from the trees they plant.  Davis, who was among the resource speakers in the press conference held during the pre-summit forum entitled “Towards a Comprehensive National Plan for Water Security” at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Quezon City on July 12, 2017.  With Davis are (L-R) National Water Resources Board Executive Director Dr. Sevillo David and National Economic Development Authority Secretary Ernesto Pernia. ### 




 

HYBRID VEHICLES FOR DENR FIELD OFFICES

HYBRID VEHICLES FOR DENR FIELD OFFICES

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (left) personally welcomes the arrival of 10 units of hybrid electric vehicles  (five white hatchback Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle (i-MIEV) and five black sports utility vehicle Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (inset), donated by Mitsubishi Motors Corp. Philippines, represented by its Vice-President Renato Lampano to the DENR.  Cimatu said his agency is committed to addressing air pollution in the country through various strategies, including promoting the use of hybrid vehicles to reduce carbon emissions largely contributed by the transport sector.  The donated vehicles will be used as service vehicles at the DENR Central Office in Quezon City and in its selected field offices in Visayas and Mindanao. ###