Photo Releases

In order to promote awareness and common understanding of the Republic Act 11038 or the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (ENIPAS) Act of 2018 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations, OIC Regional Executive Director Paquito D. Melicor welcomes around one hundred participants from Regions 6, 7 and 8 convened for a 3-day roll-out of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the NIPAS Act, as amended, and the National Protected Area System Master Plan.   The three-day event starts today, 16 Sept. 2019 until 18 Sept. 2019 at Hotel Elizabeth, Cebu City organized by the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB).   Participants from the three regions are composed of Regional Executive Directors, Assistant Regional Directors - Technical Services, CDD Div. Chiefs, PENROs, PENROs Technical Services Division Chiefs, PENROs Planning Officers, PASus and APASUs.   The said activity also aims to streamline the activities at the field offices on protected area establishment and management based on the provisions of the ENIPAS Act and its IRR as well as the roadmap set by the National Protected Area System Master Plan.

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretaries Jonas R. Leones (right) and Analiza Rebuelta-Teh (2nd from right) lead the installation of 12 and 34-meter trash trapsalong Tullahan River in Brgy. Novaliches Proper, Quezon City on September 21. The trash traps, made of plastic bottles enclosed in a fishing net, aim to prevent trash from flowing into the river which drains to Manila Bay.The activity is in support of the 2019 International Coastal Cleanup and the DENR’s Battle for Manila Bay. A total of 80 trash traps will be placed by Rotary International District 3780 along the Tullahan-Tinajeros River System. Others in photo are:BH partylist Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy(3rd from right), Rotary International District 3780 Environment Committee Chairman Butch Madarang (extreme left), and representatives from the Philippine National Police. ###


Combined forces from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Zamboanga Peninsula, National Bureau of Investigation and the 53rdInfantry Battalion of the Philippine Army discover various species of illegally-cut lumber in Barangay Dumalian, San Miguel, Zamboanga del Sur on September 7, 2019. The lumber, totaling some 3,000 board feet, were confiscated and brought to the DENR Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officein Pagadian City.###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) MIMAROPA Regional Executive Director Henry Adornado (right photo) inspects illegally cut lumber of assorted species found in the vicinity of Bgy. Pasadena in El Nido, Palawan where DENR Forest Ranger Bienvenido S. Veguilla, Jr. was brutally killed on September 4, 2019. Piles of sawn lumber totaling 957.5 board feetwere found in four separate areas including one near a makeshift kiln for charcoal making (left photo). The lumber, identified as apitong, manga-manga and malasantol, were hauled and are now kept in safety as evidence for the filing of charges including murder, attempted murder, and violations of Presidential Decree 705 or the Revised Forestry Code of the Philippines and Republic Act 9175 or the Chainsaw Act of 2002 against the suspects. ###

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. ###