Photo Releases

Department of Environment and Natural Resources-National Capital Region(DENR-NCR) Executive Director Jacqueline Caancan (6th from left) holds a copy of the KANTALIKASAN music album during its recent launch at the SM City Novaliches in Quezon City. The album, which aims to inspire and promote environmental awareness and change,features songsabout nature which won in the KANTALIKASAN Environmental Song Writing Competition organized by the Environmental Management Bureau last year. Others in photo are EMB Assistant DirectorVizminda Osorio(5th from left), DENR Climate Change Service Director ElenidaBasug(5th from right), SM City Novaliches Mall Manager Erlinda Estrella (extreme right), DENR’s KANTALIKASAN Environmental Singing Ambassadors who are the composers and interpreters of the winning songs (in second row), and other personnel of DENR and SM. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units Concerns Benny D. Antiporda(right photo) points to the 5.2-hectare Irisan open dumpsitein Baguio City which continues to operate despite a closure order issued by the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) in 2012. Antiporda ordered the Environmental Management Bureau in the Cordillera Administrative Region to immediately issue a Cease and Desist Order (CDO) to the local government of Baguio City for the continued operation of the dumpsite and its non-compliance to the demands of the Writ of Kalikasan. Antiporda said the CDO will be issued pending explanation ofsaid non-compliance and the submission of a Safe Closure and Rehabilitation Plan as required under Republic Act No. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.Joining Antiporda in the ocular inspection are DENR Assistant Secretary for Field Operations-Northern Luzon Joselin Marcus Fragada (center) and DENR-CAR Regional Executive Director Ralph Pablo (3rd from right). ###

 Ms Philippines Earth candidates flash their respective copies of a magazine promoting a vegan life following a discussion on the importance of eating healthy and acquiring life-long dietary habitswith Ms. Nona Andaya-Castillo (extreme right),founder of LuntianLunes. The healthy talk is part of the Environmental Seminar hosted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently at the training center of the Biodiversity Management Bureau in Quezon City. The candidates were also briefed on the Manila Bay rehabilitation efforts of the government led by DENR. ###

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (left) welcomes the candidates of the Miss Philippines Earth 2019 during a recent courtesy call at his office in Quezon City. ###

Dr. Felizardo D. Virtucio (3rd from left), former assistant director of the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB), assisted by Ms. Veronica Sinohin, chief of the Technology Transfer Division, leads the unveiling of his book, “Bamboo Production and Management” (inset) during its launch at the First Annual Technical Seminar held at the ERDB lobby in LosBaños, Laguna on Monday, June 17, 2019. Also in photoare other ERDB technical staff, namely (L-R): Forester FloritaSiapno, Ms. MarcelinaPacho, and Dr.Lucena Mercado. ###