Photo Releases

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Benny Antiporda (front row, 2nd from left) hands over to Claveria, Misamis Oriental Mayor Meraluna S. Abrogar the resolution of the National Solid Waste Management Commission, approving the local government’s Solid Waste Management Plan. Abrogar is joined onstage by her SWM coordinator Portia P. Dayaganon (front row, right). On hand to witness the awarding ceremony held Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, are (top, L-R): NSWMC secretariat represented by Mario Josefino Capule of the Department of Science and Technology, Carlos P. Zamora of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Eugenia A. Briones of the Department of Agriculture, Rita Regalado representing the manufacturing industry, Mary Cris P. Base of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, and Cheryl G. Livara, also of DPWH. Romeo Hidalgo (front row, left) represents the Eco Waste Coalition in the Commission. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Benny Antiporda (front row, 2nd left) congratulates Councilor Donato U. Aligato (center) of the municipality of Kitaotao, Bukidnon province, on the approval of the town’s 10-year Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP). Antiporda assured local officials and representatives of DENR’s continuing assistance to ensure the smooth implementation of their plans. Aligato is joined onstage by his colleagues Councilors Rey Q. Dacillo (front row, 2nd from right) and Joel G. Ubanan (front row, right). Also in photo are members of the National Solid Waste Commission (NSWMC) secretariat, namely: Mario Josefino Capule, DOST; Carlos P. Zamora, DPWH; Eugenia A. Briones, DA; Rita Regalado representing the manufacturing industry, Ms. Mary Cris P. Base of TESDA, and Cheryl G. Livara, DPWH. Representing the Eco Waste Coalition is Romeo Hidalgo (front row, left). The municipality of Kitaotao is among the 160 LGUs whose 10-year Solid Waste Management plans have been approved by the NSWMC during its en banc meeting held Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management in Quezon City. ###

Maribel Frias- Vitales, barangay chairperson, receives in behalf of Barangay 31 Southside, Makati City, the trophy and certificate as the grand winner in the Search for Climate and Disaster Resilient Communities in Metro Manila launched by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). DENR Undersecretary for Climate Change Service and Mining Concerns Atty. Analiza Rebuelta-Teh (3rd from left, front row) handed the trophy to Vitales, together with other DENR officials, DENR-National Capital Region Director Jacqueline Caancan (2nd from left, front row) and Climate Change Service OIC Director Elenida Basug (right, front row). ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary and Chief of Staff Rodolfo Garcia (right) welcomes USAID Mission Director Patrick Wesner with a warm handshake in last Monday’s (Dec. 3, 2018) flag ceremony. Speaking on behalf of Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, Garcia acknowledged the role of USAID in “transforming the way we conserve biodiversity, manage our forests, and reduce forest degradation” through USAID-supported DENR programs such as the Biodiversity and Watersheds Improved for Stronger Economy and Ecosystem Resilience (USAID-B+WISER) and the LAWIN Forest and Biodiversity Protection System. Also in photo are (from left): B+WISER Project Chief of Party Dr. Robert Rapera, USAID Program Specialist Joanne Dulce and DENR Forest Management Bureau Director Nonito Tamayo. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Analiza Rebuelta-Teh leads participants attending the 2nd National Wildlife Law Enforcement Summit in signing the commitment board to combat illegal wildlife trade and indiscriminate destruction of wildlife habitats in the country. The commitment signing highlights the launching of the new project “Combatting Environmental Organized Crime in the Philippines” held in consonance with the wildlife summit held November 20-23, 2018 in Clark, Pampanga. Teh said the new project will be implemented by the DENR through its Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), in partnership with local and international law enforcement agencies, including the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime, CITES and INTERPOL, and supported by the Asian Development Bank-Global Environmental Facility (ADB-GEF). ###