AN APPEAL TO LGUs

AN APPEAL TO LGUs

18.12.03 An appeal to LGUs webDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Benny Antiporda (right) appeals to local government unit (LGU) executives who attended the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) en banc meeting to “waste no time” in addressing their garbage, stressing that sanctions will be imposed against those will not comply with their approved solid waste management plans. LGUs are required to submit a progress report on the implementation of their respective SWM plans, to be submitted annually, to the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC). A total of 160 LGUs were given approval of their SWM plans during the en banc meeting held Thursday, December 6, 2018, at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management in Quezon City. ### 




CLAVERIA’S SOLID WASTE PLAN APPROVED

CLAVERIA’S  SOLID WASTE PLAN APPROVED

18.12.04 Claverias SWM plan approved webDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Benny Antiporda (front row, 2nd from left) hands over to Claveria, Misamis Oriental Mayor Meraluna S. Abrogar the resolution of the National Solid Waste Management Commission, approving the local government’s Solid Waste Management Plan.  Abrogar is joined onstage by her SWM coordinator Portia P. Dayaganon (front row, right).  On hand to witness the awarding ceremony held Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, are (top, L-R): NSWMC secretariat represented by  Mario Josefino Capule of the Department of Science and Technology,  Carlos P. Zamora of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Eugenia A. Briones of the Department of Agriculture, Rita Regalado representing the manufacturing industry, Mary Cris P. Base of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, and Cheryl G. Livara, also of DPWH. Romeo Hidalgo (front row, left) represents the Eco Waste Coalition in the Commission. ### 




SHARED COMMITMENT IN SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

SHARED COMMITMENT IN SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

18.12.05 Shared commitment in solid waste management webDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Benny Antiporda (front row, 2nd left) congratulates Councilor Donato U. Aligato (center) of the municipality of Kitaotao,  Bukidnon province, on the approval of the town’s 10-year Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP). Antiporda assured local officials and representatives of DENR’s continuing assistance to ensure the smooth implementation of their plans.  Aligato is joined onstage by his colleagues Councilors Rey Q. Dacillo (front row, 2nd  from right) and Joel G. Ubanan (front row, right). Also in photo are members of the National Solid Waste Commission (NSWMC) secretariat, namely:  Mario Josefino Capule, DOST; Carlos P. Zamora, DPWH; Eugenia A. Briones, DA; Rita Regalado representing the manufacturing industry, Ms. Mary Cris P. Base of TESDA, and Cheryl G. Livara, DPWH. Representing the Eco Waste Coalition is Romeo Hidalgo (front row, left). The municipality of Kitaotao is among the 160 LGUs whose 10-year Solid Waste Management plans have been approved by the NSWMC during its en banc meeting held Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management in Quezon City. ### 




METRO MANILA’S TOP RESILIENT COMMUNITY

METRO MANILA’S TOP RESILIENT COMMUNITY

18.12.01 Metro Manilas top resilient community webMs. Maribel Frias- Vitales, barangay chairperson, receives in behalf of Barangay 31 Southside, Makati City, the trophy and certificate as the grand winner in the Search for Climate and Disaster Resilient Communities in Metro Manila launched by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).  DENR Undersecretary for Climate Change Service and Mining Concerns Atty. Analiza Rebuelta-Teh (3rd from left, front row) handed the trophy to Vitales, together with other DENR officials, DENR-National Capital Region Director Jacqueline Caancan (2nd from left, front row) and Climate Change Service OIC Director Elenida Basug (right, front row). ### 




GREEN COLLABORATION OF DENR, USAID

GREEN COLLABORATION OF DENR, USAID

Green Collaboration DENR USAID webDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary and Chief of Staff Rodolfo Garcia (right) welcomes USAID Mission Director Patrick Wesner with a warm handshake in last Monday’s (Dec. 3, 2018) flag ceremony.  Speaking on behalf of Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, Garcia acknowledged the role of USAID in “transforming the way we conserve biodiversity, manage our forests, and reduce forest degradation” through USAID-supported DENR programs such as the  Biodiversity and Watersheds Improved  for Stronger Economy and Ecosystem Resilience (USAID-B+WISER) and the LAWIN Forest and Biodiversity Protection System. Also in photo are (from left): B+WISER Project Chief of Party Dr. Robert Rapera, USAID Program Specialist Joanne Dulce and DENR Forest Management Bureau Director Nonito Tamayo. ### 




SUPPORT VS. ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE

SUPPORT VS. ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE

18.12.01 Commitment vs. illegal wildlife trade webDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Analiza Rebuelta-Teh leads participants attending the 2nd National Wildlife Law Enforcement Summit in signing the commitment board to combat illegal wildlife trade and indiscriminate destruction of wildlife habitats in the country.  The commitment signing highlights the launching of the new project “Combatting Environmental Organized Crime in the Philippines” held in consonance with the wildlife summit held November 20-23, 2018 in Clark, Pampanga.  Teh said the new project will be implemented by the DENR through its Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), in partnership with local and international law enforcement agencies, including the International  Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime, CITES and INTERPOL, and supported by the Asian Development Bank-Global Environmental Facility (ADB-GEF). ### 




STRENGTHENING PARTNERSHIPS TO PROTECT EAST ASIAN SEAS

STRENGTHENING PARTNERSHIPS TO PROTECT EAST ASIAN SEAS

Strengthening partnerships to protect East Asian seas web2Environment ministers and government representatives of 11 countries reaffirm their commitments under the auspices of the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) to intensify and harmonize actions to save coasts and oceans through the Iloilo Ministerial Declaration. The Declaration, entitled, “East Asian Region Moving as One to Secure Healthy Oceans, People and Economies” was signed Thursday at the Sixth Ministerial Forum held in conjunction with the East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress held in Iloilo City on November 27-29, 2018. In photo are (from left): Aimee Gonzales, Executive Director of PEMSEA; Vann Moyneath of Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment; Zhang Zhi of China’s Ministry of Natural Resources; Ri Myong San of North Korea’s Ministry of External Economic Relations; M. R. Karliyansah of Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry; Hiroyuki Masuda of Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism; Xayaveth Vixay of Laos’ Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; Rodolfo Garcia of the Philippines’ Department of Environment and Natural Resources; Park Jyun-Kwon of South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries; Amy Khor of Singapore’s Ministry of Environment and Water Resources; Cesar Jose da Cruz of Timor-Leste’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries; Vu Si Tuan of Viet Nam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; and Atty. Antonio La Viña, Chair of East Asian Seas Partnership Council. ### 




PROTECTING THE SEAS OF EAST ASIA

PROTECTING THE SEAS OF EAST ASIA

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Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu welcomes participants and delegates to the East Asian Seas (SEAS) Congress 2018. Cimatu enjoined everyone to actively participate in seeking solutions to the challenges besetting the seas of East and Southeast Asia through transboundary cooperation, valuation studies, green financing, and implementation of integrated coastal management. The triennial event, which is co-sponsored by the DENR and the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia, is being held at the Iloilo Convention Center in Iloilo City from on November 27-30, 2018. ### 






UNDP SUPPORTS EAS CONGRESS

UNDP SUPPORTS EAS CONGRESS

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (right) greets Ola Almgren, Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to the East Asian Seas Congress 2018 at the Iloilo Convention Center in Iloilo City. The UNDP assists the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) in implementing strategies to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which is a plan of action focused on people, the planet, and prosperity. Also in photo are:  DENR Undersecretary for Climate Change Service and Mining Concerns Atty. Analiza Rebuelta-Teh (to Cimatu’s  right) and DENR Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management Benny D. Antiporda (behind Cimatu).  ### 






SHOWCASING THE RICHNESS OF EAST ASIA

SHOWCASING THE RICHNESS OF EAST ASIA

18.11.06 Showcasing the richness of East Asia web
Participants and delegates to the three-day East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress 2018 at the Iloilo Convention Center are treated to a wide array of photos and informative materials, including audio-visual materials, showcasing the richness of the marine and coastal ecosystems and communities in East Asia. The exhibit area was officially opened Tuesday, Nov. 27, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by (from left) United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative Ola Almgren (in cream suit), Partnership in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) Executive Director Aimee Gonzales, Overall International Conference and congress chair Chua Thia-Eng, Department of Environment and Natural Resources Undersecretary Rodolfo Garcia, and EAS Partnership Council chair Antonio La Viña. The exhibit will run up to Nov. 30, 2018. ### 





HOLIDAY GIVEAWAYS

HOLIDAY GIVEAWAYS

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Youth desk officers from various DENR offices found some perfect holiday giveaways – woven novelties from waterlilies like bracelets, pouches, bags, coin purses, coasters and headbands -- during their tour of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission’s livelihood program in Baseco compound in Tondo, Manila on November 20, 2018. Around 30 women are under employ in the livelihood program, who meticulously weave dried waterlilies into cloth and turning them into such wonderful crafts for sale in Metro Manila to provide alternative income for the group. ###