Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (middle) signs a new DENR Administrative Order creating the Environmental Law Enforcement and Protection Service (ELEPS) on June 10 during the DENR 34th Founding Anniversary at the DENR Central Office in Quezon City. ELEPS, an interim service pending the passage of the Environmental Protection and Enforcement Bureau Bill, will be the DENR’s defined authority to promote effective and strong enforcement of environmental laws and establish coordinative mechanisms, among others, for the protection of the environment and natural resources. Others in photo are (from left): Undersecretary for Attached Agencies Rodolfo Garcia, Undersecretary for Enforcement Benito Antonio De Leon, Undersecretary for Policy, Planning, and International Affairs Jonas R. Leones, and Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units Concerns Benny D. Antiporda.###