Photo Releases

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu shows the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) he signed with 49 key government agencies during the virtual launch of “Project Kasangga: Aksyon Kontra Korapsyon” on September 3, 2021 at the DENR Central Office in Quezon City. Cimatu commits to uphold integrity and anti-corruption thrusts as the cornerstone of good governance at the Department and to support inter-agency cooperation in stamping out corruption. Project Kasangga establishes anti-corruption coordinating councils (ACCC) in government agencies. The National ACCC is chaired by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte with Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission Chair Greco Belgica as vice-chair. Also in photo are DENR officials, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement Daniel Darius Nicer (left) and Head Executive Assistant Gavin Edjawan (right). ###


Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Land Management Bureau (LMB) Acting Director Emelyne V. Talabis (left) receives a set of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), commonly called “drone,” from DENR Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning, and Foreign-Assisted and Special Projects, and Forest Management Bureau (FMB) Director Marcial C. Amaro, Jr. (right) in a simple turn-over ceremony held at FMB in Quezon City on August 25, 2021. The survey-grade UAS (inset) includes one-unit ARACE Griffin Vertical-Take-Off and Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, a Global Navigation Satellite System Receiver, and a laptop with processing software. With the UAS, the LMB survey team can efficiently and safely perform land surveys especially with the limitations brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. In January 2018, LMB issued guidelines on the use of drones for land surveying. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-National Capital Region Assistant Regional Director for Special Concerns Martin Jose Despi (1st row, left) and regional officials of the DENR-Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), join awardees and their representatives in the first-ever EMB Game Changer Communities Award virtual ceremony on September 1, 2021. Named as the Top 3 winners were San Carlos City Environment Management Office in Negros Occidental, Provincial Government of South Cotabato, and the City Government of Santiago, Isabela. Seven organizations received consolation prizes. Launched in April 2021, the award aims to recognize individuals, civil society groups, local government units, and organizations who remarkably led projects on solid waste, air quality, water quality, and climate change mitigation in their communities beyond the usual approach to environmental management.###

Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) General Manager Jaime C. Medina (left) welcomes Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad), and companies under the Manuel V. Pangilinan (MVP) group as partners in its project to conserve and protect Laguna de Bay. Medina and the company officials simultaneously signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to formally commence the partnership which is part of MPIC’s Laguna de Bay Welfare Awareness (LAWA) program. The virtual event held on August 23, 2021 was attended by Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Attached Agencies Rodolfo C. Garcia, LLDA Assistant General Manager Gener Dungo, MPIC Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan, Maynilad President and Chief Executive Officer Ramoncito S. Fernandez, and other key officials of the partner companies. The LLDA is an attached agency of the DENR. ###

. Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) Animal Keeper I Edgardo M. Flores holds a peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) while staff of the BMB Wildlife Rescue Center (inset) examines the wings of a crested serpent eagle (Spilornis cheela) after the birds were rescued from Ft. Bonifacio, Taguig City and San Mateo, Rizal, respectively, following a report to the DENR Action Center-Hotline by concerned citizens on August 16. The two wild birds were released to their natural habitats a few days after they were treated for minor wounds. The DENR Action Center-Hotline and BMB conducted the rescue operations despite the enhanced community quarantine in the National Capital Region and nearby provinces. The public is encouraged to report similar incidents to strengthen the protection of wildlife in the country. ###