CHANGING OF THE GUARDS IN DENR

CHANGING OF THE GUARDS IN DENR

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Newly-designated Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu receives from outgoing DENR Secretary Gina Lopez the DENR Flag during the simple turnover rites held Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at the DENR Social Hall in Quezon City.  The turnover of DENR leadership was witnessed by officials and employees of the department, special guests of Cimatu and members of the media.    Also in photo are DENR officials namely: (from left) Assistant Secretaries Corazon Davis and Rommel Abesamis, and Undersecretary Demetrio Ignacio Jr. ### 








 

 

SOLIDARITY IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

SOLIDARITY IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

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Newly-designated Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (upper photo) calls for solidarity in protecting the environment as he vowed to protect the environment “in all its forms” and to promote the wise and proper use of the natural resources “for the public good.”  Lower photo shows officials and employees of DENR witnessing in earnest the transfer of DENR leadership from outgoing Secretary Gina Lopez, whose bid to get the approval of the Commission on Appointments failed.  The turnover ceremony was held Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at the DENR Social Hall.  ### 












 

 

RALLY VS. BIG MINES

RALLY VS. BIG MINES

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A group of concerned citizens stage a rally at the gate of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Quezon City urging Environment Secretary Gina Lopez to close big mines.  ### 








 

 

ISANG DAANG OBRA PARA SA KALIKASAN

ISANG DAANG OBRA PARA SA KALIKASAN

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Environment Secretary Gina Lopez (center) graces the opening of arts exhibit of Freedom Art Society led by Ms. Elizabeth Oropesa on Friday at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Lobby. ###v 








 

 

MORE INVESTMENTS TO BIODIVERSITY

MORE INVESTMENTS TO BIODIVERSITY

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Environment Secretary Gina Lopez (left) sits down with editor-in-chief Chris Icban (right) of the Manila Bulletin in a roundtable discussion at the publication’s head office. Lopez discusses why investing in biodiversity is more profitable than in mining. She says that “genuine economic growth is when it results to social justice.” Therefore, her choices are based on “those which will benefit the people the most,” and envisions “engineering an economy where all people benefits” so as to uphold the value of social justice. ### 








 

 

PARTNERSHIP FOR BUSINESS AND BIODIVERSITY

PARTNERSHIP FOR BUSINESS AND BIODIVERSITY

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ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) Executive Director Roberto V. Oliva (right) and Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc (HARI) CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo seal their partnership to promote business and biodiversity conservationin the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region with a firm handshake, following their signing of a memorandum of cooperation on March 30, 2017 in Manila.  Oliva said the partnership is an important milestone for ACB as it signals the growing involvement of the business sector in the effort to conserve the world’s biodiversity. ### 





 

 

WATER RECYCLING

WATER RECYCLING

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Department of Environment and Natural Resources Assistant Secretary for Planning Bresilda M. Gervacio underscores the importance of recycling water to address water scarcity during the “Kilos-kilos para sa Tubig” activity held Saturday, March 18, at the Quezon Memorial Circle – Liwasang Aurora.  The event, spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources with support from other government agencies and private sector partners, is part of the celebration of Philippine Water Week, leading to the global observance of World Water Day on March 22, with theme:  Water and Wastewater. ### 





 

 

KILOS-KILOS PARA SA TUBIG

KILOS-KILOS PARA SA TUBIG

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), together with other government agencies and private sector partners, treats the public with water craze games and fun activities like zumba dance sungka tournament, water relay, to name a few, on Saturday, March 18, at the Quezon City Memorial Circle –Liwasang Aurora.  The activity entitled “Kilos-kilos para sa Tubig”  is a part of the celebration of Philippine Water Week, leading to the global observance of World Water Day (WWD) on March 22, with theme: Water and Wastewater, to  highlight the need for proper treatment of wastewater to maximize its benefits particularly in agriculture. ### 





 

 

GABRIELA SUPPORTS LOPEZ

GABRIELA SUPPORTS LOPEZ

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Environment Secretary Gina Lopez (3rd from left)) has earned the unqualified support of the Philippines’ leading women’s rights group GABRIELA, conferring her the title, “Woman of Courage” on Friday, March 10.  GABRIELA was among the countless of organizations pushing for the confirmation of Lopez as DENR secretary.  In photo are GABRIELA officers headed by Secretary General Joms Salvador (2nd from left), Deputy Secretary General Obeth Montes (left), and Vice Chair Gert Libang (to Lopez’s left). ### 






 

 

WOMAN OF COURAGE

WOMAN OF COURAGE

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Environment Secretary Gina Lopez is recognized as a “Woman of Courage” on Friday, March 10, by GABRIELA, for her “standing up for the general welfare of women, indigenous peoples and the Filipino nation vis-à-vis encroaching interests of commercial despoilers of the environment.” ### 






 

 

NECESSARY STEPS TAKEN

NECESSARY STEPS TAKEN

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Environment Secretary Gina Lopez (seated, center) responds to Mr. Manuel Galvez (seated, right) of the United Filipino Consumers and Commuters during the first day of her CA confirmation hearing held Wednesday, March 8, at the Senate.  Galvez opposed Lopez’s confirmation as DENR secretary alleging that the air quality monitoring stations purchased by the DENR were “not calibrated and are not giving correct data”.  Lopez said equipment were purchased before her time but nonetheless recognizes the problems that were stated by Galvez, stressing that the DENR “has already investigated the matter and taken steps.” ###