Photo Releases

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu administers the oath of office of the National Executive Officers of the Kalipunan ng mga Kawani sa Kagawaran ng Kalikasan (K4) during the flag raising ceremony held on June 5 at DENR grounds in Quezon City.  The oath taking coincided with the celebration of the World Environment Day and the nationwide observance of June as Philippine Environment Month. Sworn in are Gerson Taoingan of DENR-Region 4B, president; Emma de Lima of DENR-Region 6, chairman; Juan Evangelista, DENR-Region 2, vice president (VP); Jose Ferwelo, DENR-Region 5, VP for Internal Affairs; Joseph Langanlangan, DECAEMU, VP for External Affairs; Francis Palle, DENR-Region 10, secretary general; Dr. Lyllei Pintor, ERDBEA, deputy secretary-general; Engr. Beato Cefre, Jr. , DENREU-LMB,  Treasurer; Dr. Celeste Barile, Organization of NAMRIA Employees, Auditor, and Forester Ernesto Diso, Jr., DENR-CALABARZON Region, Public Relations Officer. ###

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (center) listens intently as Mitsubishi’s first vice president and corporate secretary Dante C. Santos (2nd from right) discusses the company’s corporate social responsibility programs that it will pursue together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)  on Wednesday (May 31) at the DENR office in Quezon City.  Mitsubishi’s CEO in the Philippines Yoshiaki Kato (to Cimatu’s left) led the company delegation in paying a courtesy call on Cimatu, who expressed appreciation for the company’s continuing support to the government’s environmental protection programs.  Also in photo are (from left):  DENR Director for Foreign Assisted and Special Projects Edwin Domingo and DENR Undersecretary for Planning and International Environmental Affairs Jonas Leones. ###

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (center) discusses with representatives of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) led by Dr. Klaus Schmitt and Dr. Bjoern Surborg, the priorities of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) under his helm, including clean air, clean water and solid waste management.  The GIZ representatives paid Cimatu a courtesy call in his office in Quezon City on Tuesday where they also briefed him about the various biodiversity projects the German government are supporting in the Philippines. Also in photo is  Biodiversity Management Bureau Director Mundita Lim (extreme right).  ###

Artist Luis “Junyee” Yee, Jr. (left photo) explains his masterpiece, “Ugnayan” (right photo), an installation art made from big pieces of recycled hardwood pillars and metal, during the launching of Museum of Philippine Biodiversity at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (NAPWC) in Quezon City on May 22. With the artwork resembling a forest or a group of trees, Yee’s masterpiece aims to make the public see the unity and cooperation of 21 nations composing the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). ###

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu plants yet another tree seedling, this time a narra, to rise with the towering mahogany trees (background) which he planted 44 years ago. The trees now line the major road of Camp Leandro Fullon in SanJose, Antique where he was stationed  in the 70s as a junior officer with the rank of  1st Lieutenant   in the Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army.  Cimatu’s stop-over at the camp site coincided with his visit to DENR-Region 6 office  last May 16, marking the first leg of his official  tour of duty as DENR chief. Also in photo is Environmental Management Bureau-Region VI Director Ruel de los Reyes and DENR-Region VI Director Jim Sampulna (1st & 2nd from left, respectively), with DENR Chief of Staff Mario Chan (right) ###