VISION, MISSION AND THRUSTS & PRIORITIES

LEGAL BASIS

Executive Order No. 192 dated June 10, 1987 – “Providing for the Reorganization of the Department of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources, Renaming it as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and for other Purposes”.

MANDATE

Executive Order No. 192 mandates the DENR to be the primary government agency responsible for the conservation, management, development, and proper use of the country’s environment and natural resources, specifically forest and grazing lands, mineral resources, including those in reservation and watershed areas, and lands of the public domain, as well as the licensing and regulation of all natural resources as may be provided for by law in order to ensure equitable sharing of the benefits derived therefrom for the welfare of the present and future generations of Filipinos.

To accomplish this mandate, the Department shall be guided by the following objectives: 

  1. Assure the availability and sustainability of the country's natural resources through judicious use and systematic restoration or replacement, whenever possible
  2. Increase the productivity of natural resources in order to meet the demands for forest, mineral, and land resources of a growing population;
  3. Enhance the contribution of natural resources for achieving national economic and social development;
  4. Promote equitable access to natural resources by the different sectors of the population; and
  5. Conserve specific terrestrial and marine areas representative of the Philippine natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations.
VISION

"A nation enjoying and sustaining its natural resources and clean and healthy environment." 

MISSION

To mobilize our citizenry in protecting, conserving and managing the environment and natural resources for the present and future generations. 

CORE FUNCTIONS

DENR is tasked to formulate and implement policies, guidelines, rules and regulations relating to environmental management and pollution prevention and control.

Formulate implement and supervise the government's policies, plans and programs pertaining to the management, conservation, development, use and replenishment of the country's natural resources and ecological diversity; and

Promulgate and implement rules and regulations governing the exploration, development, extraction, disposition, and use of the forests, lands, minerals, wildlife, and other natural resources. 

THRUSTS AND PRIORITIES

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The DENR thrusts and priorities are consistent with the President’s Social Contract with the Filipino people and supportive of the following five (5) priority agenda of the President:

1) anti-corruption/transparent, accountable and participatory governance;

2) poverty reduction and empowerment of the poor and vulnerable;

3) rapid, inclusive and sustained economic growth;

4) just and lasting peace and the rule of law; and

5) integrity of the environment and climate change. 

In line with the above mentioned priority agenda, the DENR, in the performance of its mandate under a regime of good environmental governance, will continuously implement in FY 2014 the following major programs that would ably create high impact and provide for longer-term solutions to more pressing environmental issues and concerns:


DENR FY 2014 Major Programs (by Key Expenditure Program)

1. Anti-Corruption/Transparent, Accountable and Participatory Governance
    • Database Management
    • Land Records Management
    • Cadastral Survey Program
    • Land Disposition

 2. Poverty Reduction and empowerment of the poor and vulnerable

    • National Greening Program
    • Patent Issuance

3. Rapid, Inclusive and Sustained Economic Growth

    • Water Resources Management
    • Water, Coastal, and Land Surveys (EEZ)

4. Just and Lasting Peace and the Rule of Law

    • RP Extended Continental Shelf Delimitation Project
    • Mapping and Remote Sensing

5. Integrity of the Environment and Climate Change 

    • National Greening Program
    • Protected Area Management
    • Biodiversity Conservation Project
    • Coastal and Marine Resources Management
    • Clean Air, Clean water, and Solid waste Program
    • Implementation of  Operational Plan for the Manila Bay Coastal Strategy (OPMBCS) per SC Decision-G.R.171947-48
    • Geo-hazard Mapping

 
 
 
 

Photo Releases

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.