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Department of Environment  and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Gina Lopez (right) leads a group of key officials of state universities and colleges (SUCs) in a cheering exercise, signifying collaboration to undertake scientific studies on the impact of mining operations in the country using the Total Economic Valuation or TEV framework. The initial meeting, held Thursday (Dec. 15) at the DENR - OSEC Conference Room in Quezon City had the assignment of each SUC to a particular mining site for the study. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Gina Lopez (center) leads the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with University of the Philippines (U.P.) Chancellor Michael L. Tan (2nd from right) for the creation of models of integrated area development at the 25-hectare Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (NAPWC) and U.P. Diliman campus, both located in Quezon City.  Also present during the agreement signing held Friday at the DENR office in Quezon City are (from left):  DENR Underscretary for Legal Affairs Atty. Maria Paz Luna, National Anti Environmental Crime Task Force chief Arturo Valdez and U.P. Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs Nestor T. Castro. ###

In support of healthy lifestyle being advocated by Environment Secretary Gina Lopez, Natural Resources Development Corporation president-designate Sylvia Ordoñez (right, standing) takes time to share a healthy diet plan for park attendants, wildlife enforcement officers and other employees of the Biodiversity Management Bureau, a staff agency under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The 5-hour seminar integrated lectures on the concepts and benefits of healthy eating and cooking demo. ###

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Paz L. Lopez discusses with local executives and representatives of her plans to transform the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) from just a “regulatory arm” to a “development arm” during a dialogue held November 24, 2016 at the DENR-Social Hall on the implementation of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act or RA 9003. Lopez likewise underscored her intent to work closely with local government units on area development management and put up economic zones to help alleviate poverty in rural areas.  This, even as she urged them to comply with the provisions of RA 9003, saying “there is profit when you invest in taking good care of the environment”.  ###

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez (standing) talks with Maximo Ricohermoso (left, in a dark blue coat), chairman of the Seaweed Industry Association of the Philippines, on the prospects of making seaweed farming a business venture for local communities in coastal areas, where the profit derived from seaweed farming should benefit all the residents in the area. She encourages everyone in the roundtable discussion to be a part of this initiative. ###