Photo Releases

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Strategic Communication and Initiatives Service Director Hiro V. Masuda (right) acknowledges the spirit of volunteerism of Noble Queen of the Universe Genesis Walcher more popularly known as Patricia Javier (middle) with a Certificate of Recognition awarded after the coastal cleanup in Manila Bay on July 21. Javier (inset) took part in cleaning the coastline of the DENR beach nourishment project in Roxas Boulevard in Manila together with the DENR estero rangers in compliance with Supreme Court continuing mandamus to clean-up, restore and preserve Manila Bay. Also in photo is Forester Rodelina M. De Villa from the DENR-National Capital Region West Field Office. ###

DENR Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units Concerns Benny D. Antiporda (left) joins Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer – Pampanga Laudemir Salac (center) and Hon. Romeo Catahan (right), chair of Brgy. Consuelo, Macabebe, Pampanga in the mangrove planting activity on July 17. The activity is part of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program since Macabebe is located in the perimeters of Manila Bay, and will also help protect the coastal towns of Macabebe from typhoons and storm surges. More than 100 volunteers from various partner organizations including Lions Clubs International District 301-D2, National Bicycle Organization, Easy Swim Philippine Life Savings, Inc., and Manila Standard participated in the activity. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units Concerns and Supervising Undersecretary for Strategic Communication and Initiatives Service (SCIS) Benny D. Antiporda (5th from left) and SCIS Director Hiro V. Masuda (extreme left) join representatives of partner organizations after they were awarded Certificates of Recognition by Usec Antiporda in appreciation of their support in various DENR activities. The awarding ceremony was held after the mangrove planting activity in Brgy. Consuelo, Macabebe, Pampanga on July 17, 2021. The awardees were (L-R): Easy Swim Philippine Life Saving, Inc director Carlito San Pedro, Lions Club Multiple District 301 Philippines council chairperson Rosario “Cherry” Meneses, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer - Pampanga Laudemir Salac, Macabebe, Pampanga councilor Bembong Balgan, National Bicycle Organization director Benedict Camara, and Manila Standard circulation manager Edgar Valmorida. ###

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) led by Strategic Communication and Initiatives Service (SCIS) Director Hiro Masuda (3rd from left, foreground) conducts a mangrove planting activity in Sasmuan Pampanga Coastal Wetland (SPCW) on July 17 in line with the observance of National Disaster Resilience Month. The SPWC was officially declared as a Ramsar Site or Wetland of International Importance site in February 2020. Among the mangrove species planted were bakauan-lalaki (Rhizophora apiculata Blume) and bakauan-babae (Rhizophora mucronata Lamarck). Also present in the activity were officials of Bgy. Batang 2nd in Sasmuan, Pampanga, barangay captain Amanda Coronel and kagawad Vicky Mangalindan (1st and 3rd from right); National Bicycle Organization director Benedict Camara; and Manila Standard circulation manager Edgar Valmorida (extreme left and back, respectively). ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Strategic Communication and Initiatives Service Director Hiro V. Masuda (left) holds a short program at the Manila Baywalk on July 14 to express gratitude to around 73 estero rangers for their continuous hard work and support as ‘environmental frontliners’ in the rehabilitation of Manila Bay. The water quality near the beach nourishment project has significantly improved with the fecal coliform level down to 17,000 most probable number per 100 milliliters (mpn/100ml) from as high as 2.2 million mpn/100ml. The program was preceded by a cleanup (inset) joined by the Metro Manila Development Authority, Department of Public Services of the City of Manila, and the Career Executive Service Board. The DENR National Capital Region-West Field Office, Manila Bay Coordinating Office, and the DENR Task Force Tayo ang Kalikasan also participated in the activity initiated by DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu. ###