Photo Releases

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez (left) turns over to President Rodrigo Duterte,  the Mindanao Environment Agenda submitted by Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) President Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ (right) during the Mindanao Environment Summit held Thursday at the AdDU. The agenda contains the state of the Mindanao environment, including recommendations to address the environmental issues raised by mining communities. Some 4,000 participants, mostly representatives from civil society organizations,  students and indigenous groups attended the summit with theme, OYA MINDANAW, was co-organized by the DENR and AdDU as a strategy for the government to interact closer with the environment’s stakeholders. ###

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez vows to strengthen civil society participation in environmental governance, guided by the principle of the common good during the Public Forum on the Environmental Policy Agenda for the Duterte Administration and the 17th Congress held Friday (July 29) at the Microtel UP Technohub in Quezon City. Lopez, who keynoted the forum organized by the Alternative Law Groups (ALG), said she would open up a civic sector arm in the agency. ###

Environment Secretary Gina L. Lopez shows the media photos of a river in Palawan that became silted and ruddy because of the irresponsible mining activities in the province. According to Lopez, fishermen in the area have complained  of fewer catch  due to the poor river condition. The photos were part of the report submitted by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development after conducting a water sampling activity in the area. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) officials led by Undersecretary Jonas Leones (second from right) and Assistant Secretaries Corazon Davis and Michelle Go (third and fourth from left, respectively) join the DENR Employees Union (DENREU), represented by its president Galo Martinez (right), during the opening of an exhibit marking 23 years of the organization’s existence. The exhibit, which is located at the DENR’s main lobby, displayed photos of the DENREU’s officers and activities showcasing collective action in fighting for DENR employees’ rights and benefits. ###

Environment Secretary Gina L. Lopez welcomes members of the press in the gathering of DENR beat reporters dubbed as "Meet the Beat" on July 27 in Bulwagan Ninoy at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center, Quezon City.  Lopez said she plans to meet with the group weekly to give them updates on her projects and inform them of her plans. ###