Photo Releases

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (left) and DENR CALABARZON Regional Executive Director Nilo B. Tamoria (right) review the investigation report on environmental issues in the Caliraya-Lumot Watershed (inset), during a meeting held at the PENRO Laguna Multi-Purpose Hall in Lalakay, Los Baños, Laguna on August 10. The meeting aimed to address the alleged proliferation of illegal settlers, clearing activities, and suspected sale of some areas within the watershed. Other participants in the meeting were DENR officials from the CALABARZON and MIMAROPA regions, and representatives from the Watershed Management and Information and Technology Services of the National Power Corporation (NPC) which manages the said watershed located in Cavinti, Laguna. ###

On behalf of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 4A Regional Executive Director Nilo B. Tamoria, Surveys and Mapping Division Chief Edgar S. Barraca (left) and Mayor Jose O. Padrid of Bay, Laguna (2nd from right) show the Memorandum of Partnership Agreement (MOPA) signed by Tamoria and Padrid for the very first land information data exchange innovation in the country between the DENR and local government units through the Land Administration Management System of the DENR Land Management Bureau. Under the agreement, the tax declaration records of the town of Bay and the Digital Cadastral Database of Region 4A will be linked online and updated real-time for a coordinated and faster approach in land titling, and help prevent land titling conflicts. Present during the MOPA signing were Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer-Laguna Forester Ronilo L. Salac (2nd from left) and Bay Municipal Assessor Elisea Bariquit (rightmost).###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (2nd from right) is joined by top officials of the Department when he visited the community PanTREE booth in Brgy. Santolan, Pasig City, during the launch of Phase 2 of the Marikina River Restoration Project in the city on July 21. Cimatu praised the rolling community PanTREE project started and popularized by the DENR-National Capital Region (NCR) led by its director Jacqueline A. Caancan (right) after it was replicated nationwide by DENR regional offices and private organizations. The project started in April 2021 and aims to help address the issue of food security in Metro Manila as well as promote resiliency in the midst of the pandemic and climate change by giving free vegetable and fruit-bearing seedlings to the public. Also in photo are (L-R): DENR Undersecretary for Policy, Planning and International Affairs Atty. Jonas R. Leones, DENR-NCR OIC-Assistant Regional Director for Management Services Al O. Orolfo, and DENR Undersecretary for Finance, Information Systems and Climate Change Atty. Analiza Rebuelta-Teh. ###

DENR, PCMC BLOODLETTING ACTIVITY AS COVID-19 RESPONSE. An employee of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) takes part in the bloodletting activity jointly conducted by the DENR Strategic Communication and Initiatives Service-Strategic Alliance and Environmental Partnership Division and the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC)-Pediatric Blood Center at the DENR Central Office in Quezon City on July 30, 2021. A total of 45 employees donated blood as a part of the department’s COVID-19 response efforts and the continuing partnership of the DENR and PCMC. The DENR has initiated COVID-19 assistance activities including the distribution of relief goods, face masks and face shields, and the provision of free transport to medical frontliners using its fleet of buses since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020. ###

Members of the task force from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (DENR-MGB) in Region 2, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office-Nueva Vizcaya, and Community Environment and Natural Resources Office-Aritao dismantle ball mills used in illegal small-scale mining activities in Barangay Runruno, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya last month. The small-scale miners were issued cease-and-desist orders for mining within the area of FCF Minerals Corporation which is covered by a Financial or Technical Assistance Agreement and is not classified as a Minahang Bayan site. The task force also includes the National Bureau of Investigation Region 2, Philippine National Police, and Armed Forces of the Philippines. ###