Isinumite ng mga katutubo ang kanilang project proposal para sa BAMBOO PRODUCTION, AGRO FORESTRY kay DENR Secretary Gina Lopez na inaprubahan at tiniyak ng kalihim na maipatutupad ang mga ito para sa kapakanan ng apatnalibong katutubong Aeta.
 
Sa pamamagitan ng kautusan ni Secretary Lopez...kumilos agad si ASEC Galo Martinez Jr. at ang Olongapo CENRO Official na si Marife Castillo saka mabilis na inasikaso ang mga hinaing at mga dokumento ng proposal ng mga katutubo sa pangunguna ng kanilang lider na sina Chito Balintay at Raul dela Cruz ng Pinatubo Aeta Agro--Industrial Multipurpose Cooperative.
 
Makakatuwang ng mga katutubo ang DENR Cooperative at popondohan ang implementasyon ng proyektong pangkabuhayan o Agro Forestry at Bamboo Plantation sa mga Barangay na kinabibilangan ng Villar, Morasa, Burgos, Belbel, at Buhawen sa Zambales.
 
Sinabi ni Secretary Lopez na mabilisan ang kanilang gagawing pagkilos at walang oras na dapat masayang para maresolba agad ang problema at agad matulungan ang mga katutubong apektado ng minahan.
Malinis na tubig at pangkabuhayan ang pinakamatinding problema ngayon doon ng mga katutubo na nakontamina dahil sa operasyon ng minahan.

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Cimatu calls for solidarity in protecting the environment as he takes over DENR

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"We're all in this together."

Thus said newly installed Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu as he called for solidarity in protecting the country's environment and natural resources during the turnover ceremony held at the DENR central office in Quezon City on Wednesday.

Cimatu, the 16th DENR Secretary since the agency was reorganized in 1987, said environmental protection requires teamwork among those in the DENR, various stakeholders and the general public. Read more...

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DENR Secretary Gina Lopez leads employees of DENR region 8 in an oath to take care of the environment and be better stewards of the earth. Employees also committed to work for integrity, public service, and common good. The oath of commitment was made by the employees during the visit of Secretary Lopez to DENR regional office on January 16, 2016.

DENR 8 Regional Director Leonardo Sibbaluca presents the region’s central nursery and the 12-hectare Leyte Gulf Mangrove Rehabilitation Project site at Brgy. Anibong, Tacloban City to Green Climate Fund (GCF) Director Javier Manazares (seated, 3rd from left) and Demetrio Innocenti (seated, 4th from left). The project implemented in 2014 in the hardest hit provinces of Leyte, Samar, and Eastern Samar by Typhoon Yolanda envisions to restore the lush mangroves in said areas, emphasizing on the crucial role these mangroves play in protecting the coastline, preventing coastal erosion, serving as buffer for tidal currents and storm driven waves, and mitigating the unavoidable impacts of climate change. GCF visited the area for an ocular inspection in response to the request of Secretary Lopez for financial assistance in support to the department’s programs and projects on climate change mitigation and adaptation. Also in photo are (seated L-R) ERDB Director Henry Adornado, ASec Junie Hernandez, Assistant Secretary Evelyn Cruzada of the Performance and Projects Management Office, office of the Cabinet Secretary.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in region 8 recognizes the important role played by indigenous communities in the protection and preservation of the region’s protected areas. In photo is the Mamanwa Indigenous Community in Burauen, Leyte joining this year’s Mahagnao Volcano Natural Park Outdoor Festival held on February 3, coinciding with the declaration of MVNP as a protected area under the National Integrated Protected Area System (NIPAS) Act. The event intends to showcase the natural park as a home to various species of flora and fauna including the Philippine Eagle, and promote the preservation of the rich biodiversity in the area. 

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