Photo Releases

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Assistant Secretary and concurrent Director of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Atty. Juan Miguel Cuna (second from right) leads the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with jeepney operator groups for free, voluntary and non-apprehension garage or terminal emission testing of public utility jeepneys in Metro Manila. The MOA signing coincided with the NCR Airshed Consulative Forum held Friday at the EMB’s conference room in Quezon City. Joining him are Land Transportation Office Executive Director Giovanni Gonzalez (right), Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Chairman Winston Ginez (center), Liga ng Transportasyon at Opereytors sa Pilipinas President Orlando Marquez, and Pangkalahatang Sanggunian Manila and Suburbs Drivers Association Nationwide (PASANG-MASDA) Vice-President Jojo Martin. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Atty. Jonas Leones underscores the need to sustain the agency’s partnership with the University of the Philippines in bringing about a new breed of environment leaders during the launch of the ‘U.P. Program for Environmental Governance’ or UP-PEG on Monday (Jan. 18) at the UP Bahay Alumni in Quezon City.  The program, comprising of six modules, seeks to strengthen the competence of environmental authorities, especially those at the forefront of implementing government programs and policies on natural resources development and environmental protection.  Also in photo are (seated, from right) U.P. Los Banos Vice-Chancellor  Dr. Portia Lapitan and UP-Center for Integrative and Development Studies Chair Edna Co. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Demetrio Ignacio underscores the need for stronger cooperation and support in the fight against illegal wildlife trade during the national celebration of World Wildlife Day held at the Biodiversity Management Bureau in Quezon City.  With global theme, “Wildlife crime is serious, let’s get serious about wildlife crime,” the Philippine celebration was highlighted by DENR’s recognition of 112 law enforcers from the Philippine National Police, National Bureau of Investigation and the Armed Forces of the Philippines who actively participated in the government’s anti-illegal wildlife trade operations. ###

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje (left) presents a copy of the DENR’s coffee table book entitled, “Protecting our Natural Wealth, Enhancing our National Pride” to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner as a token during his visit to DENR office in Quezon City.  Paje briefed Steiner of the various programs of the DENR to mitigate the impact of climate change.###

Calapan City Bishop Monsignor Warlito Cajandig  blesses the marker for the Naujan Lake National Park in simple rites coinciding with the launch of “Bangklase,” an innovative education shipboard project, in Socorro, Oriental Mindoro.  Declared as a Ramsar Site or “wetland of international importance,” Naujan Lake boasts of rich biodiversity and serves as a critical area for breeding and migrating waterfowl and shorebirds. Also in the photo are Regional Director Oscar C. Dominguez (left) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources - MIMAROPA Region and Fr. Anthony Ibarra B. Fabella, president of the Divine Word College of Calapan (DWCC).