ALL SET FOR 2019

ALL SET FOR 2019

19.01.03 All set for 2019 web

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (seated, ninth from left) joins the undersecretaries, assistant secretaries, bureau and line directors, regional executive directors, and service directors of the Department during the 2019 New Year’s Call held January 4 at the DENR Central Office in Quezon City. Cimatu vowed that the agency would be more aggressive in enforcing environmental laws especially those on clean air, clean water, and solid waste management. He has pinpointed the improvement of water quality in Manila Bay as his top priority, eyeing changes in approach particularly in holding accountable those responsible for discharging untreated wastewater into the bay. ### 





TOAST TO NEW CHALLENGES

TOAST TO NEW CHALLENGES

19.01.02 Toast to new challenges web

Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (left) leads officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in a toast during the agency's New Year's Call held on January 4 (Friday) at the DENR Central Office in Quezon City. Cimatu commended the agency's officials for their hard work, dedication and perseverance which allowed the DENR to exceed targets for 2018. He also urged them to use the challenges ahead to showcase their passion for public service, and reminded them that the DENR's mandate goes beyond personal needs, wants and interest as the future of the nation is at stake against the impacts of climate change. Also in picture are (from left to right) Undersecretaries Atty. Ernesto D. Adobo Jr., Atty.  Jonas R. Leones, and Sherwin S. Rigor.### 





BAY WATER SAMPLING

BAY WATER SAMPLING

BAY WATER SAMPLING web

Assistant Secretary Daniel Darius Nicer of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) shows members of the media a reading from water sample taken from the mouth of the  Estero San Antonio de Abad, which drains directly into the Manila Bay near the Manila Yacht Club along Roxas Boulevard in Manila. The estero has been identified as one of the tributaries of the bay within Metro Manila with the highest concentration of coliform. The DENR has vowed to reduce the coliform level in the bay to make it fit once more for swimming, as mandated by the Supreme Court in 2008. ### 





TRACING THE FLOW

TRACING THE FLOW

TRACING THE FLOW web

Assistant Secretary Daniel Darius Nicer (seated) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) shows media a drone video tracing the path of the Estero San Antonio de Abad, identified as one of the most polluted tributaries of the Manila Bay. The estero traverses residential and commercial areas within western Manila, including the area between the Central Bank and the San Juan de Dios Hospital, and ending up at the Manila Bay Yacht Club.  The DENR is set to investigate establishments fronting Manila Bay to check which of them are discharging untreated wastewater or sewage directly into tributaries or the bay itself, which is a violation of the Clean Water Act. This is part of efforts to step up the cleanup of the bay 10 years after the Supreme Court first issued a mandamus to 13 government agencies to restore its water quality to safer levels. ### 



CLIMATE CHANGE BILATERAL TALK

CLIMATE CHANGE BILATERAL TALK

CLIMATE CHANGE BILATERAL TALK web

Philippines’ Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (left) shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart Minister Li Ganjie before the slated bilateral meeting between the governments of the Philippines and China held in consonance with the Climate Change Conference held December 3, 2018 at the China Pavilion International Conference Centre in Katowice, Poland. ### 











EXCHANGING GREETINGS

EXCHANGING GREETINGS

EXCHANGING GREETINGS web

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (left) shakes hands with the Welcoming Party of the Polish Government at the Opening of the Leaders' Summit on December 3, 2018 at the International Conference Centre in  Katowice, Poland. Cimatu leads the Philippine delegation to the 24th Council of Parties for the Climate Change Conference. ### 













CLIMATE CHANGE PREPAREDNESS

CLIMATE CHANGE PREPAREDNESS

CLIMATE CHANGE PREPAREDNESS web

Climate Change Division Chief of the Environment Management Bureau Albert Magalang and Ms. Sandra Lindstrom from the Swedish Energy Agency (left) discuss the Article 6 of the Paris Agreement that aims to enhance countries' preparedness for participation in, and taking advantage of, post 2020 markets, as well as their ability to contribute to international negotiations during the Side Event of the Council of Parties 24 - Climate Change Conference on December 7, 2018 at the IETA Paviliion, International Conference Centre, Katowice, Poland. ### 









PHILIPPINE DELEGATION TO CC CONFERENCE

PHILIPPINE DELEGATION TO CC CONFERENCE

PHILIPPINE DELEGATION TO CC CONFERENCE web

Mr. Paulo Jimenez (center) of the United Nations Framework for Climate Change Convention Secretariat joins the Philippine delegation for a photo ops during the Joint Plenary Meeting of Conference of the Parties (COP) at the Climate Change Conference held December 2, 2018 in Katowice, Poland. In photo are (L-R): DENR Undersecretary for Policy, Planning and International Affairs Atty.  Jonas Leones; Climate Change Commission Vice Chair Sec. Emmanuel De Guzman, Climate Change Division Chief Albert Magalang of the Environmental Management Bureau, and Mr. Jerome Ilagan, also of the Climate Change Commission. ### 









UNITY IN CORAL TRIANGLE REGION

UNITY IN CORAL TRIANGLE REGION

18.12.13 Unity with Coral Triangle region webMinisters from six countries within the Coral Triangle, also known as the CT6,  join hands at the closing of the 7th CTI Ministers’ Meeting  held in Makati City to symbolize unity of goal to protect the coastal and marine resources in the region.  Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (in black coat), who chaired Ministers’ Meeting, called on his fellow ministers “to support the greater cause of empowering communities amidst the emerging impacts of climate change.” Also in the photo are (L-R): CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat Interim Executive Director Dr. Hendra Yusran Siry; H.E. Acacia Guterres, Director General of Fisheries from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (Timor Leste); Ms. Rosalie Masu, Deputy Director - Inshore Fisheries Division, Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (Solomon Islands); Ms. Yvonne Tio, Executive Manageress, Conservation and Environment Protection Authority (Papua New Guinea); H.E. Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (Malaysia); and H.E. Dr. Suseno Sukoyono, Minister’s Advisor, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries for Public and Inter-Agency Relations (Indonesia); and DENR Undersecretary for Policy, Planning and International Affairs Atty. Jonas Leones ### 







REHABILITATING MANILA BAY

REHABILITATING MANILA BAY

18.12.12 Rehabilitating Manila Bay webEnvironment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (right) leads members of the Manila Bay Coordinating Committee (MBCC) in a meeting on December 11, 2018 in Pasay City to discuss next year’s plan to strengthen efforts to rehabilitate the historic Manila Bay.  He also announced the creation of four positions for Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers (CENRO) who will be detailed in the local government units in the north, east, south, and the west part Metro Manila. The DENR heads the 13 mandamus agencies ordered by the Supreme Court to clean and bring back the Bay’s water to SB level – fit for swimming and other recreational activities. In photo are (L-R) Department of Health Undersecretary Marcwyn Bello, Mr. Arnold Villegas of the Philippine Ports Authority, DENR Undersecretary Sherwin Rigor, Mr. Virgilio Bombeta of the Local Water Utilities Administration, and Mr. Eric Capistrano of Metro Manila Development Authority. ### 








IT’S A WRAP FOR THE PHILIPPINES’ HOSTING OF CTI-CFF

IT’S A WRAP FOR THE PHILIPPINES’ HOSTING OF CTI-CFF

WRAP FOR THE PHILIPPINES HOSTING OF CTI CFF web
DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (seated center in black jacket) joins DENR Usec. for Policy, Planning and International Affairs Atty. Jonas R. Leones (seated, extreme left), DENR Asec. for Mining Concerns NonitaS. Caguioa, Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) Director Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez (right and left of Cimatu, respectively) and other DENR officials and staff make the triangle hand sign as the Philippines ends its hosting of the Senior Officials’ and Ministerial Meetings of the Coral Triangle Initiative on Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF). Cimatualso concluded his two-year chairmanship of the CTICouncil of Ministers (COM) and handed it over to Rosalie Masu, Director, Inshore Fisheries Division of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources of Solomon Islands. ###