. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Antonia Loyzaga (5th from left) met United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Director Mark Kasman (4th from left) to discuss areas of bilateral cooperation on human health and environmental protection; capacity-building for knowledge; and technical expertise on climate change mitigation, as well as management of water and air quality, and land-based and marine litter. The EPA is an independent agency of the US federal government. It partners with key countries to develop and support environmental protection around the world. The DENR-EPA dialogue was also joined by (L-R) Tiffany Venmahavong and Bimbi Villa from the US Embassy, Mitch Hauser from US EPA, and DENR Undersecretaries Juan Miguel Cuna, Jonas Leones, Ignatius Rodriguez, Augusto Dela Pena, and Carlos Primo David.