Photo Releases

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Manila Bay Coordinating Office Deputy Executive Director Jacob Meimban, Jr. (3rd from left, standing) is joined by the environmental vloggers during the launch of Phase 2 of the Coconut Planting along the Manila Baywalk on July 29. Fifteen (15) coconut palms were planted by the vloggers and other DENR partners as part of their contribution to the efforts of bringing back the "tropical feel" of Manila Bay in line with its ongoing rehabilitation. Among those who also joined the coconut planting were representatives from Manila Water Company Inc., Maynilad Water Services Inc., Penta Medical Group and Philippine National Police-Maritime Group. On June 16, DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu led the ceremonial planting of 10 coconut palms in the area for the first phase of the activity. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Davao Regional Executive Director Bagani Fidel Evasco (in white shirt) holds the ceremonial tree for the launch of the “Trees in the City Project” to raise awareness on the benefits of trees and the significance of urban greening. The project intends to plant 160 indigenous trees including Banaba, Bani, Kamagong, and Molave in schools, hospitals, and government offices in Davao City. Trees in urban areas reduce air pollution, provide oxygen, and lessen the urban heat island effect thus lowering the temperature of cities. The “Trees in the City Project” is in collaboration with the private community organization Puno, Edukasyon, at Para sa Kabuhayan (PEP) Philippines’ greening program, and the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). Present during the activity held on July 17 were PEP Philippines Board of Director Andrew Worsley (3rd from left, partly hidden) and PCSO General Manager Royina Marzan Garma (front, in green shirt). ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Enforcement Benito Antonio De Leon (2nd from the left) with (from left to right) DENR Assistant Secretary for Enforcement Atty. Daniel Darius Nicer, Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Operations and Agri-fisheries Mechanization Ariel Cayanan, and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Director Eduardo Gongona show the resolution for the Adoption of the five-year indicative plan of the National Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee-Sub-committee on Environment and Natural Resources after it was signed on the last day of the 4th National Environmental Law Enforcement (NELE) Summit held on July 16, 2021 in Quezon City. The two other resolutions for strengthened environmental law enforcement signed in the summit were: Support for the enactment of the proposed Environmental Protection and Enforcement Bureau (EPEB); and the Immediate passage of the bill to amend Republic Act 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act. ###

As a way of thanking them for their efforts, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (5th from left) poses for a photo opportunity with Noveleta Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) head Edgardo S. Chavez (4th from left) and the river rangers of Noveleta after the simultaneous cleanup activities in Cavite province, which included Long Beach in Noveleta, Cavite, on July 16. River rangers are the hardworking and dependable partners of the DENR in cleaning rivers and waterways and in guarding these against illegal garbage disposal. The cleanup is in support of the solid waste management efforts of Cavite province for the rehabilitation of Manila Bay. DENR Undersecretaries Atty. Jonas R. Leones and Benny D. Antiporda, Cavite City Mayor Bernardo Paredes, Noveleta Mayor Dino Reyes Chua, Provincial ENRO Cavite, Lions Clubs District 301-A2, Philippine Coast Guard, and the Philippine National Police Maritime Group, were also present during the cleanup at Barangay 30, Cavite City and Long Beach. ###


Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (2nd from right) joins Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chair Benhur Abalos, Jr. (right) in laying down the time capsule during the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Libertad sewage treatment plant (STP) on July 16 in Pasay City. The Libertad STP will have the capacity to clean 10 million liters of wastewater per day from Tripa de Gallina creek which connects to the Libertad channel and flows to Manila Bay. It will be the second STP as part of the rehabilitation of Manila Bay, and the second partnership of DENR and MMDA. The first STP, built in Roxas Boulevard, Manila was funded by DENR and managed by MMDA. Pasay Congressman Antonino G. Calixto and Pasay City Mayor Imelda Calixto-Rubiano (1st and 2nd from left, respectively) also took part in the ceremony.###