Photo Releases

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Maria Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga (4th from left) joins United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Philippines Resident Representative Dr. Selva Ramachandran, UNDP Climate Action Programme Team Leader Floradema Eleazar, EnP, and UNDP Deputy Resident Representative Edwine Carrie (5th, 4th and 2nd from right, respectively) for a photo opportunity after their meeting to discuss sustainable climate action at the DENR Central Office in Quezon City on August 11, 2022. The DENR and UNDP reiterated their commitment to continue working together on natural resources management and climate resilience. ###


Environment Secretary Maria Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga (left) welcomes Resident Coordinator of the United Nations (UN) to the Philippines Gustavo Gonzalez during a courtesy call at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Quezon City on August 11, 2022. The officials discussed the initiatives of the UN in the country, particularly on environmental protection and conservation. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Legal, Administration, Human Resources, and Legislative Affairs and former DENR OIC Secretary Ernesto D. Adobo Jr. (left) hands over the DENR flag to the new DENR Secretary Ma. Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga (right) during the turnover of the agency’s leadership at the DENR Central Office in Quezon City on July 21. Yulo-Loyzaga brings to the Department her years of experience as President of the National Resilience Council, Chairperson of the International Advisory Board of the Manila Observatory, and member of the Senior Advisory Board of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Command and General Staff College, among others. Yulo-Loyzaga is the 18th Secretary of the DENR since its reorganization in 1987.###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Legal, Administration, Human Resources and Legislative Affairs Ernesto D. Adobo, Jr. (9th from left, 2nd row) welcomes members of the Philippine National Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team under the Philippine Sports Association for the Differently Abled (PHILSPADA) during their courtesy call at the DENR Central office on July 20, 2022 in celebration of the 44th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week. Adobo called for public support for the Lady Warriors as they brace for the 11th ASEAN Para Games in Solo, Indonesia from July 30 to August 6, 2022. DENR employee Cathreen Gem Tanyag of the Strategic Communication and Initiatives Service (SCIS) (4th from left, front row) is a proud member of the national team. Also in photo are: Assistant Secretary for Human Resources, Strategic Communication and Sectoral Initiatives Hiro V. Masuda (7th from left, 2nd row), SCIS Director Khalil S. Bayam, Stakeholders Management and Conflict Resolution Division Chief Julie G. Ibuan, Climate Change Service Director and Gender and Development Office concurrent Director Elenida Dr. Basug (from left to right, 2nd row, respectively).###

Winners of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Mx. Tagis Kalikasan, an all-gender search for stewards of the environment, are named as the agency culminates its celebration of the Philippine Environment Month and Pride Month on June 29, 2022. Jamille Vanessa Saplagio (center) won as Mx. Tagis Kalikasan while Ma. Victoria Somera (fourth from left) and Sandy Lloyd Orlanda (right) were named 1st and 2nd runners-up. The contest was spearheaded by the DENR Gender and Development (GAD) Office in cooperation with the Human Resource Development Service, Strategic Communication and Initiatives Service, Administrative Service, Knowledge and Information Systems Service, and DENR Employees’ Union. With the theme “Ano man ang kasarian, may lakas ipagtanggol ang kalikasan,” the search recognized the ability of all contestants, regardless of gender, to speak up and use their talents to spread awareness on the environment, especially on the prevailing climate crisis. ###