Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (seated), representing the Philippines, signs the Preah Sihanouk Ministerial Declaration during the 7th East Asian Seas Ministerial Forum of the East Asian Seas Congress 2021 on Dec. 2. Cimatu delivered the country statement during the event and joined the ministers and senior government officials from the other 10 country-members of the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) in simultaneously signifying their support to the Declaration during the event conducted online. The Ministerial Forum, with the theme “Advancing our Sustainable Development Agenda: Road to 2030 for Healthy Ocean, People, and Economies,” was hosted by the Royal Government of Cambodia through the Ministry of Environment, with support from the Provincial Government of Sihanoukville in Cambodia, and co-organized with PEMSEA. Also present during the signing are other DENR officials (from L-R, standing): Head Executive Assistant Gavin Edjawan, Undersecretary Atty. Analiza Rebuelta-Teh, Undersecretary and Chief-of-Staff Rodolfo Garcia, Undersecretary Atty. Jonas R. Leones, and Biodiversity Management Bureau Director Tungko Saikol. ###