Photo Releases

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management (SWM) and Local Government Units Concerns Benny D. Antiporda discusses the importance of segregation at-source during his live interview over RPN Radio on April 24 for the program, The Filipinos World. In the interview that focused on the topic “Re-shape, Re-cycle, Re-invent, Save the Mother Earth,” Antiporda appealed to the public to consistently practice segregation at-source to prevent the contamination of recyclable wastes and allow composting of biodegradable wastes. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Task Force Tayo ang Kalikasan (TFTAK) Deputy National Coordinator Jerry G. Capulong (inset, upper right) announces the launch of TAK’s jingle-making contest during the virtual Earth Day celebration on April 22, 2021. The contest is open to all DENR employees nationwide including its bureaus and attached agencies. TAK is a nationwide campaign of the DENR which aims to mobilize Filipinos towards environmental stewardship and sustainable development for the restoration, rehabilitation, and enhancement of the environment. The winning song will be announced on June 22, 2021 in time for the Philippine Environment Month, and shall be the official jingle of the Department. Contest mechanics are posted on the social media sites of DENR and TAK. #

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (inset) leads the launch of the dredging operation for the 24-kilometer (km) Naboc River in Barangay Naboc, Monkayo, Davao de Oro, in line with the, “Lihok Alang sa Naboc" river cleanup project of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Region 11. A total of 9.98 kms of the river will be dredged mechanically while the remaining 14.02 kms, which is mostly upstream, will undergo desilting. In photo is the state-of-the-art equipment which will be used for the project. In 2017, the water quality of the river exceeded the standards for Class C rivers because of the high levels of hazardous chemicals such as mercury, cyanide, and fecal coliform. Present during the launch are DENR officials and members of the local governments and indigenous cultural communities of Davao de Oro. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Attached Agencies Rodolfo Garcia (middle, foreground), representing DENR Secretary and Task Force Build Back Better (TF BBB) chair Roy A. Cimatu, plants the first of the 50,000 bamboo seedlings along the bank of Bicol River as part of the Bicol River Restoration Program (BRRP) of the TF BBB. Garcia led the BRRP launch at the Camaligan Municipal Hall on March 23 with Camarines Sur Governor Miguel Luis ‘Migz’ Reyes Villafuerte and Camarines Sur, 2nd District Representative Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte, Jr.###

Dr. Glenn Maguad (left photo), resident veterinarian at the Biodiversity Management Bureau Wildlife Rescue Center (BMB WRC) examines an adult male Brahminy kite (Haliastur indus) for physical injuries after it was brought by DENR Action Center head Merlinda Manila to the BMB WRC on March 22. A concerned citizen rescued the raptor near the Manila Yacht Club in Manila and called the DENR for proper turn over. The bird is being treated for bumblefoot, a bacterial infection and inflammatory reaction on its feet. It will be released to its natural habitat a year after it fully recovers. ###