Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu praises the men and women of the DENR whom he referred to as frontliners during the Employees’ Virtual Year-end Assembly on December 21. Cimatu said DENR employees “painstakingly continued to physically report to work under tremendous stress and danger” despite the threats of the pandemic. Some 50 of the DENR skeleton workforce were infected by COVID-19 while manning day-to-day operations both at the DENR Central Office and its field offices nationwide.