Photo Releases

Artenthusiasts view the vibrant artworks of member-artists of the Dynamic Art Group portraying the beauty of Manila Bay and the government’s ongoing efforts to rehabilitate it. The exhibit, entitled “Art for Manila Bay Rehabilitation”, aims to “give a clearer picture of the current and possible future achievements” of the rehabilitation program, as well as to boost tourism and renew appreciation of the bay and its natural splendor. The exhibit at The Gallery of the Sky Tower, Solaire Resort and Casino in Parañaque City, opened on June 18 and will run until July 27, 2019. Participating artists include Vic Bachoco, Esther Garcia, maxi Ramos, Jun Rocha, August Santiago, Fernando Sena, Fritz Silorio, Bing Siochi, Ely Tablizo, and Myk Velasco. #

Environment Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units Concerns and current Lions Club International (LCI) District 301-A2 incumbent First Vice Governor Benny D. Antiporda (extreme right) enjoys a light moment with the participants of the Environmental Orientation on solid waste management, biodiversity conservation and environmental laws, and the Educational Tour for PWDs and senior citizen (SCs) held at the Biodiversity Management Bureau Training Center in Quezon City on July 10, 2019. Among the participants of the two events were PWDs and SCs from the PWD Affairs Office of Quezon City, and Gabay ng mga May Kapansanan sa Malabon (GMKMI). The DENR and LCI through Antiporda plan to partner for more projects that would engage PWDs and SCs for the care of the environment and natural resources.#

 

Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) employees participate in the clean up drive along the 225-meter coastline of Barangay 275 Zone 25 in Parola, Tondo, Manila on July 6. Some1,500 sacks of solid wasteswere collectedfrom the area and loaded in the trash boatdonated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the ongoing rehabilitation of Manila Bay. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)OICAssistant Secretary for Staff Bureaus and Director of the Biodiversity Management Bureau in concurrent capacity Ricardo Calderon (7th from left), Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) Director Sofio Quintana and ERDB Senior Science Research Specialist Dr. Carmelita Villamor (5th and 6th from left, respectively) lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the opening of the Research and Development Conference on Invasive Alien Species (IAS) held July 9, 2019 at Diamond Hotel Manila. The conference aims to come up with research-based solutions that would reduce the negative impact of IAS to local biodiversity and the environment. Also in photo are(left to right): ERDBForest Ecosystems Research Division chief FloritaSiapno, Dr. KavileVeettilSankaran of the Kerala Forest Research Institute (behind Siapno), AnzarKhuroo of the Invasive Species Specialist Group, Asia-Pacific Forest Invasive Alien Species Network coordinator Dr. T.V. Sajeev,and the other members of the ERDB executive committee. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) OIC Assistant Secretary for Staff Bureaus and Director of the Biodiversity Management Bureau in concurrent capacity Ricardo Calderon (extreme left) delivers the keynote address of Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatufor the Research and Development Conference on Invasive Alien Species.Cimatuunderscored the need for a collective effort to tackle invasive alien species (IAS) that has been invading and destroying nature’s ecological balance and the importance of public awareness to this end. Also in photo are (left to right): Asia-Pacific Forest Invasive Alien Species Network coordinator Dr. T.V. Sajeev, Invasive Species Specialist Group representativeDr. AnzarKhuroo, Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) Coastal Zone and Freshwater Ecosystems Research Division chief Dr. Carmelita Villamor, ERDB Director Sofio Quintana, Malaysia’s Center for Agriculture and Bioscience International scientist Hong Twu Chan, and ASEAN Center for Biodiversity Research Associate Pauline Carmel Joy Eje. The event, organized by the ERDB, was held at the Diamond Hotel Manila on July 9-11, 2019 ###