A REASON FOR REHABILITATING BORACAY

A REASON FOR REHABILITATING BORACAY 

SRAC reason for the boracay rehab web
No words could describe the happiness written on the face of Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu as he watches  the children of the Ati tribe play with each other in Brgy. Balabag in Boracay island. The DENR chief, who also chairs the Boracay Inter-agency Task Force, has repeatedly said that the rehabilitation of the world-famous paradise island is for the enjoyment of future generations. The government has particularly included the island’s Ati indigenous group, considered as native Aklanons, as beneficiaries to its livelihood and ecotourism programs. ### 




NGP COFFEE TABLE BOOK LAUNCHED

NGP COFFEE TABLE BOOK LAUNCHED

18.10.04 NGP coffee table book launched webDepartment of  Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)  Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (middle)  presents  copies of the “National Greening Program (NGP) :  A Portrait of  Hope and Success”  to Pangasinan Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil   and Davao Oriental Rep. Corazon Nuñez-Malanyaon, in gratitude for their key roles in the congressional approval of NGP’s annual budget. Cimatu led the launching of the 255-page coffee table book which features over 250 stunning photographs, grouped in five thematic chapters, that chronicle tales of improved lives and empowered communities  through the program. On hand to assist Cimatu in the event are Forest Management Bureau Director Nonito Tamayo (left) and  Food and Agriculture Organization Country Representative  Jose Luis Fernandez (2nd from left).  The event was held October 3, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Galleria in Mandaluyong City.  ### 





NGCP EXECS CALL ON DENR CHIEF

NGCP EXECS CALL ON DENR CHIEF

18.10.03 NGCP execs call on DENR chief webEnvironment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (2nd from left) listens as National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) Chief Administrative Officer Bryan Andersen Y. Co expounds on NGCP’s role as transmission service provider during a courtesy call by NGCP’s top executives led by its President and CEO Anthony L. Almeda, (black suit, back to camera).  Cimatu took the opportunity to thank NGCP for its assistance in the re-establishment of power lines in Boracay island.  Other NGCP officials who joined in the courtesy call held Oct. 1, 2018 at the DENR office in Quezon City are : Right of Way Dept. chief Atty. Gordon Montojo (right), Environment Dept. chief Eric Diaz (2nd from right), and Exec. Consultant for Security (Ret.) Gen. Natalio Ecarma (3rd from right).  Also in photo is DENR’s Head Executive Assistant (Ret.) Gen. Mario Chan (left).  ### 





NEW STAFF DIRECTOR

NEW STAFF DIRECTOR

18.10.01 New Staff director web

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu swears into office Director Amelita DJ Ortiz (left) as Staff Director in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs and Strategic Partnerships. Ortiz shall assist in the supervision of the daily administrative and operational activities of the Office, including supervision of the Legislative Liaison Office. Prior to her designation, Ortiz was DENR OIC Assistant Regional Director for the National Capital Region. ### 






FULL-FLEDGED ARD

FULL-FLEDGED ARD

18.10.02 Full fledged ARD web

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu congratulates Arturo E. Fadriquela on his assumption as full-fledged Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services for DENR IV-A Calabarzon. ARD Fadriquela led the relief and rescue operations of the regional office during Typhoon Ompong last month. ### 






A TOAST FOR SUCCESS

A TOAST FOR SUCCESS

18.09.24 A toast for success web


Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu leads a ceremonial toast for the successful legislation of the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (E-NIPAS) Act of 2018 during a forum on “Strengthening Partnerships for E-NIPAS” held September 25, 2018 at Seda Vertis North Hotel in  Quezon City. The law, otherwise known as Republic Act 11038, was signed on June 22, 2018 by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. ### 




A TIME TO SMILE

A TIME TO SMILE

18.09.25 A time to smile web


Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu  (left) shares a light moment with Rep. Arnel Ty (right), deputy majority leader of the Committee on Rules in the House of Representatives and co-author of the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (E-NIPAS) Act of 2018.  Along with Biodiversity Management Bureau Director Crisanta Marlene Rodriguez (2nd from left), Cimatu and Ty led the forum on “Strengthening Partnerships for E-NIPAS” held on September 25, 2018 at Seda Vertis North Hotel in Quezon City. ### 




DENR, PARTNERS INK20 REFO AGREEMENT

DENR, PARTNERS INK20 REFO AGREEMENT

18.09.26 DENR partners ink reforestation agreement web
Representatives of Toyota Makati, Inc. (TMI), Briquettors Association of the Philippines (BAP) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) proudly present the Memorandum of Agreement which they signed, effectively committing their respective offices to reforest a hectare of denuded and degraded forestlands in Sitio Suha, Barangay San Mateo, Norzagaray, Bulacan, in support of the Expanded National Greening Program of DENR.  A tree-planting activity capped the MOA signing where an initial 500 narra seedlings were planted by volunteers from the three partner-organizations. Under the agreement, TMI shall spearhead the protection and maintenance of the site until 2021. Signing in behalf of their organizations are from left:  Jorge Pasagdan of BAP; Josephine J. Lim of TMI; and PENRO-Bulacan Celia D. Esteban and CENRO-Guiguinto, Bulacan Roger Encarnacion, both of DENR.### 




AERIAL SURVEY OF LANDSLIDE SITE IN NAGA CITY, CEBU

AERIAL SURVEY OF LANDSLIDE SITE IN NAGA CITY, CEBU

18.09.21 AERIAL SURVEY OF LANDSLIDE SITE IN NAGA CITY CEBU web

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu conducts an aerial survey of the landslide in Sitio Sindulan, Brgy. Tinaan, Naga City, Cebu.  On learning that the landslide buried a residential area, the DENR chief immediately ordered a relocation of survivors away from the danger zone.  He also directed a review and assessment of all quarry operations in the country. ### 






DENR CHIEF CHECKS ON LANDSLIDE SITE IN NAGA CITY, CEBU

DENR CHIEF CHECKS ON LANDSLIDE SITE IN NAGA CITY, CEBU

18.09.22 DENR chief checks on landslide site in Naga City Cebu web

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu saw for himself the landslide that occurred recently near a quarry site in Sitio Sindulan, Bgy. Tinaan, Naga City, Cebu that buried houses and caused death to at least 65 people. Cimatu ordered the suspension of all quarrying operations in the country, including Apo Land and Quarry Corporation which quarries in the area, pending a review by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, a line bureau under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. ### 






CIMATU VISITS EVACUEES IN NAGA CITY, CEBU

CIMATU VISITS EVACUEES IN NAGA CITY, CEBU

18.09.23 Cimatu visits evacuees in Naga city web

DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu is shown a photo of one of the missing residents after a landslide occurred near a quarry site in Sitio Sundulan, Bgy. Tinaan, Naga City, Cebu.  Cimatu visited the Enan Chiong Activity Center which serves as the evacuation center of the affected residents. Cimatu mobilized a team of technical personnel from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau and the Environmental Management Bureau to conduct an investigation of the landslide to determine its cause and the appropriate actions to be taken to prevent a repeat of the incident in the area.  ###