Photo Releases

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretaries Jonas R. Leones (right) and Analiza Rebuelta-Teh (2nd from right) lead the installation of 12 and 34-meter trash trapsalong Tullahan River in Brgy. Novaliches Proper, Quezon City on September 21. The trash traps, made of plastic bottles enclosed in a fishing net, aim to prevent trash from flowing into the river which drains to Manila Bay.The activity is in support of the 2019 International Coastal Cleanup and the DENR’s Battle for Manila Bay. A total of 80 trash traps will be placed by Rotary International District 3780 along the Tullahan-Tinajeros River System. Others in photo are:BH partylist Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy(3rd from right), Rotary International District 3780 Environment Committee Chairman Butch Madarang (extreme left), and representatives from the Philippine National Police. ###

 

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units Concerns Benny D. Antiporda (right) engages members of the Cerebral PalsiedAssociation of the Philippines, National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA), and Lions Club International R-IV District 301-A2 in a light talk during the event dubbed as “September to Remember” held at the Biodiversity Management Bureau Training Center in observance of the 16th Cerebral Palsy Awareness and Protection (CPAP) Week. The event included environmental orientation, training on waste reuse, and a painting exhibit by Mina F. Hanihara, an autistic painter. This year, CPAP Week is observed from September 16-22, with theme, Taong May Cerebral Palsy: KabahagisaPag-unladng Bayan TungosaMagandangKinabukasan.###

Combined forces from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Zamboanga Peninsula, National Bureau of Investigation and the 53rdInfantry Battalion of the Philippine Army discover various species of illegally-cut lumber in Barangay Dumalian, San Miguel, Zamboanga del Sur on September 7, 2019. The lumber, totaling some 3,000 board feet, were confiscated and brought to the DENR Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officein Pagadian City.###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units Concerns Benny D. Antiporda (2nd from right, seated), DENR Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer for Bulacan Emelita Lingat (extreme right, seated) with Colegio de San Juan de Letran (CSJL) Center for Community Development Director and Assistant Professor Leo Bernadas and Briquettors Association of the Philippines, Inc. (BAPI) Chairperson Jorge Pasagdan (1st and 2nd from left, seated), sign the memorandum of agreement (MOA) in support of the government’s expanded National Greening Program. Under the MOA, CSJL shall plant, maintain and protect various forest and fruit tree species in a five-hectare land within Sitio Pamusuan, Barangay San Mateo, Norzagaray, Bulacan, and BAPI shall establish a seedling nursery for the adopted area. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) MIMAROPA Regional Executive Director Henry Adornado (right photo) inspects illegally cut lumber of assorted species found in the vicinity of Bgy. Pasadena in El Nido, Palawan where DENR Forest Ranger Bienvenido S. Veguilla, Jr. was brutally killed on September 4, 2019. Piles of sawn lumber totaling 957.5 board feetwere found in four separate areas including one near a makeshift kiln for charcoal making (left photo). The lumber, identified as apitong, manga-manga and malasantol, were hauled and are now kept in safety as evidence for the filing of charges including murder, attempted murder, and violations of Presidential Decree 705 or the Revised Forestry Code of the Philippines and Republic Act 9175 or the Chainsaw Act of 2002 against the suspects. ###