Philippine Environment Month Celebration 2019

DENR 7 together with partner national government agencies in Central Visayas unite in a foot parade to celebrate and promote this year's Philippine Environment Month Celebration with the theme: Beat Air Pollution.

According to DENR 7 Regional Executive Director Gilbert Gonzales, this year's celebration aims to raise awareness on how air pollution is destroying not just the environment but also the health of the public.

"The health effects of air pollution are serious, it's high time for everyone to work us one and strengthen our efforts to address it. Air pollution problem is hard to escape, we can't stop breathing, but we can do something to ensure we breath clean and healthy air," added Gonzales.

The foot parade was then followed by the hosting of DENR 7 in the unified flag raising attended by NGA partners including PNP-Cebu Provincial Police Office, Civil Service Commission 7, National Economic Development Authority 7, Department of Education 7, Department of Interior and Local Government 7, Commission on Higher Education 7, Department of Science and Technology 7 and Department of Budget and Management 7.


DENR Regional Office was also joined by officials and personnel from EMB 7, MGB 7, PENRO Cebu and CENRO Cebu City.

In his message, Gonzales also thanked all government partners for supporting all DENR priority programs and invited them to participate in various programs and activities set for the month-long celebration.



DENR, LGU Sta. Fe and Ombudsman Visayas to jointly implement environmental laws in Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu

Determined to prevent the destructive development along the coastal areas of the resort town of Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island in Cebu Province, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7, Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas and Local Government Unit of Sta. Fe, Bantayan represented by Sta. Fe Mayor Ithamar Espinosa vowed to comply and implement the environmental laws in Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu.

Photo Releases

Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary. OIWS is the country’s first wetland of international importance for waterfowl declared under RAMSAR. This wetland area is now a critical stopover for tens of thousands of migratory birds travelling the East Asian Migratory Flyway, one of the most important shorebird and water bird migratory flyways in the world.


Hidden Bird Paradise. Mahaba Island in Talibon, Bohol is an undiscovered bird’s paradise. Mahaba Island is part of Barangay Calituban, one of eight island barangays of the Municipality of Talibon, which is located on the northwest side of Bohol.

Counting the gains of NGP. One of the most successful and remarkable milestones of National Greening Program (NGP) in Central Visayas is the established Coffee Plantations in San Pascual, Ubay, Bohol established in 2011 by the Ubay Federated Tree Planters Association, Inc. (UFTPAI).

As of today, UFTPAI native coffee is now marketed in Ubay and all other neighboring municipalities in Bohol.

Bugnay Wine. Made and produced by partner people’s organization, the Ubay Federated Tree Planters Association, Inc. (UFTPAI) in San Pascual, Ubay, Bohol

Man-made Molave Forest. One of Siquijor’s pride, the reforestation site is one of the oldest in the country, established in 1937. This 202.15-hectare molave plantation is found in Salagdoong, Maria, Siquijor.

Man-made Molave Forest (Salagdoong, Maria, Siquijor)

Nature’s Mystic Beauty. Lamanoc Island, Anda, Bohol. A newly discovered ecotourism destination in Bohol and is part of the Candijay-Anda-Mabini Mangrove Swamp Forest Reserve and Wilderness Area, a protected area managed by the DENR.

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