Photo Releases

Employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) join fellow workers in government in the R.A.C.E to SERVE (Responsible, Accessible, Courteous and Effective Public Service) fun run held at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on September 1. The activity, which kicks-off the 119th anniversary of Philippine Civil Service, is anchored on the theme, “CSC at 119: Upholding Integrity and Building High-Trust Society.” The run is for the benefit of the Pamanang Lingkod Bayani (PLBi) Program which honors government officials and employees in the country who died in the line of duty. Around 17,000 government employees and sports enthusiasts joined the 3, 5 and 10-kilometer fun run this year. ###

Lawyers from the Legal Affairs Service (LAS) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) get their hands dirty as they clean the coastline of Barangay SipacAlmacen in Navotas City as part of the rehabilitation of Manila Bay. After the cleanup, the lawyers provided free legal assistance to the residents who participated in the activity. LAS lawyers were joined by the DENR Lawyers Guild Inc., the Integrated Bar of the PhilippinesMalabon-Navotas Chapter, and the Public Attorneys Office in Quezon City.###

Lawyers of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Legal Affairs Service hold a free legal consultation in BgySipac-Almacen in Navotas as part of the Manila Bay clean up efforts. Dubbed as “Payo pang legal ang alay ko pag basura mo linisin mo,” the consultation aims to encourage the residents of the barangay to participate in the rehabilitation of Manila Bay by joining the clean up of the Navotas-Malabon River.  For every sack of garbage collected, the residents get a coupon which will entitle them to a free legal assistance. In photo are DENR lawyers (1st to 3rd from foreground, right): Kristine Aquino, Illac G. Bohol and ShelanTeh. Others who joined the activity were the DENR Lawyers Guild, Inc., the Integrated Bar of the Philippines Malabon-Navotas Chapter, and the Public Attorneys Office of Quezon City.###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources Foreign-Assisted and Special Projects Service Director Lourdes Wagan (2nd from the left) receives from United Nations Industrial and Development Organization (UNIDO) project manager Gabriela Eigenmann (2nd from right) the National Action Plan for the phase-out of mercury-added products and the management of associated mercury-containing waste in turn-over ceremonies held in Mandaluyong City on July 30, 2019. The National Action Plan is a detailed five-year full implementation document of the actions and activities to address the environmentally sound management of mercury-containing products in accordance with the Minamata and Basel Conventions. Others in photo are (from left): Deputy Head of Mission of the Swiss Embassy Mathias Domenig and Minamata Initial Assessment Project consultant Engr. Teddy Monroy. ###

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (extreme right) holds a copy of the book, “Bamboo, The Grass of Hope” from its authors during the 1stASEAN Bamboo Congress held in Iloilo City on August 12-16, 2019. The book is about the different uses of bamboo and the processing technologies available to maximize its use. Cimatu is considering the use of bamboo over traditional hardwood to eliminate the cutting of tress which would help increase the country’s forest cover. The congress was organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) thru the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB).With Cimatu are ERDB Director Sofio Quintana (extreme left) and the book authors (L to R): Drs. Florentino Tesoro, Aida B. Lapis and Felizardo Virtucio. ###